The real train “TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE” is a cruise train which has been in service since June 17, 2017. It was developed with the concept of being “a moving luxurious hotel traveling across the beautiful Japan”. It took over the grace and spirit of preceding twilight express series, appealing the charms of the areas along the line.
The model train reproduces “nostalgic modern” appearance with golden lines on chic “MIZUKAZE” green color body which will remind you of preceding “twilight express” series.
The observation deck composed with five flowing handrail lines, the driver’s cab looking similar to the former bonnet type locomotive’s cab in the side profile and round headlights create a nostalgic atmosphere. Such features which differentiate it from the predecessors are accurately reproduced.
・The interiors in the train are accurately reproduced such as observation rooms, lounge and suite passenger rooms. The unique patterns on the walls in the diner car’s kitchen are represented by printing. The passenger cars’ inside is reproduced with the doors open in daytime.
・The colors of the carpet in the observation rooms are represented differently from each other, blue in car No. 1/ green in car No. 10.
・The exhaust pipes mounted on the end side of diesel engine cars Nos. 1, 5, 6 and10 are represented as separately molded parts
・The classy paint scheme of the real train is accurately represented such as color shade and luster of “MIZUKAZE green” with the golden lines.
Various logos, letterings and side destination tablets, etc. are realistically printed on the scale model..
・Head/taillights turn on. The marker lights above the observation deck turn on only when the train moves back.
・The motor with flywheel installed realizes stable move of the train.
・The both top cars are equipped with dummy couplers (with the covers). Body-mount tight couplers (with hooks) are employed between middle cars looking like electric couplers fitted to the real train.
・The scale model train is divided and packed in 2 boxes, each capable of packing up to 6 cars and covered with dedicated bookcase type sleeve.