N700 Shinkansen and HO Passengers by KATO

The N700 Shinkansen has become a representative vehicle for the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen. The N700A (series N700 1000) is a high-tech vehicle that has adopted the constant-speed driving mechanism based on the N700 series, but has been upgraded. The basic performance and appearance conform to the N700 series, but with the pursuit of more stable driving, with the new mechanism that supports the driver's driving duties, the "A" of "Advance" that means forward progress It is called by the nickname of N700A in addition to N700. Since its business debut in 2012 the numbers of N700 will be increased to replace the 700 series.
KATO adopts diaphragm couplers adopted in E5 and E6 systems that can be easily connected.


Following the success of the"Hokutosei," the three cars were manufactured by JR East in 1989 to examine the trend of the next generation of limited express sleeping cars. In March of the same year, they were displayed at the Yokohama Exotic Showcase, and in October guests of the World Congress on Railway Research drove in them. Afterwards, they were turned into a restaurant in front of Kaihimmakuhari Station, but in January 1991they started regular commercial operation with the "Hokutosei Tomamu Ski" train. Following that, the "Yumekukan" operated as extra trains for the "Hokutosei" on the route between Tokyo and Sapporo, and also drove to other places like San'in and Kyushu. The cars were withdrawn in March 2009 and the dining car and lounge car are being preserved in a mall in Saitama, while the sleeping car functions as a restaurant in Tokyo.
Modeled with their indoor furnishings, such as the curtains and lamps. Enjoy running the Yumekukan with the Hokutosei by coupling them to the '1-323 (HO) EF81 81 "Hokutosei"(North Star) color', which will be released at the same time, and the '(HO) Series 24 Sleeper Express "Hokutosei"'!


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