The Series 683 is the newest generation of the "Thunderbird" which succeeds Series 681. The "Thunderbird" is a very popular train that operates a route from Osaka, the second largest city of Japan, to the northern coast of the island nation. The express train has been named after a wild bird, which inhabits the snowy coastal province and changes its color into white in winter. The almost white light-gray and streamlined body and aerodynamic pilot cars make the "Thunderbird" an extremely attractive and recognizable train.
When we offered the Series 681 "Thunderbird" model sets several years ago, they did very well.
After inauguration of Hokuriku Shinkansen, Series 685 Limited Express, which connected Kansai and Hokuriku regions, was renewed. The body color, symbol mark design wash changed simultaneously with the interiors improvement, leaving the previous image of the train. Running this limited express in combination with 10-1264, 10-1265 and 10-1266 Series E7 Hokuriku Shinkansen “Kagayaki” and 10-1262 and 10-1263 W7 Shinkansen “Hakutaka” will represent the current JR West Japan’s world, covering the urban network and Hokuriku region, by Kato’s N scale models.
②COOP's refrigerated containers reproduced the distinctive design of vegetables and fruits. Different designs are used for the “#3-590A” and the “8-car set”.
・10-1731 8 Car-set…Pineapples, Pears, Red turnips, Oranges, and Potatoes
③The Swiss Post Container reproduces the design of the yellow with white band and large letters. Different designs are used for the “#23-591A” and the “8-car set”.
・10-1731 8Car-set…White belt only , “durch Stadt und Land”(Through town and country), “zügig”(speedy).
④Short couplers for the Glacier Express are standard equipment. Replacement Arnold couplers included.
⑤Minimum turning radius: R150