Kato 10-1717 Series 581 (Slit Type Typhon) 7-Car Basic Set (N)
Kato 10-1717 Series 581 (Slit Type Typhon) 7-Car Basic Set (N)
Kato 10-1717 Series 581 (Slit Type Typhon) 7-Car Basic Set (N)
Kato 10-1717 Series 581 (Slit Type Typhon) 7-Car Basic Set (N)
Kato 10-1717 Series 581 (Slit Type Typhon) 7-Car Basic Set (N)

Kato 10-1717 Series 581 (Slit Type Typhon) 7-Car Basic Set (N)

Regular price
$155.00
Sale price
$149.98

Prototype Information
It is the express electric train which made its debut in 1967 as the world first train ever designed convertible between sleeper train furnished with beds and express train with passenger seats. Making the best use of this advantage, this train was operated day and night and was well known by many people. The express train used to travel under the nickname of “Gekko” (Moonlight) in the west Japan between Shin-osaka and Hakata by night and under the nickname of “Midori” (Green) in west Japan Proper and Kyushu by day. Series 581 is the original model for Series 583 which is still operated in Japan.

-Series 581 (Slit Type Typhon)
The Series 581 enjoys lasting popularity due to its implementation of the revolutionary concept to employ a vehicle for both daytime and overnight operations. From this series, the 7-Car Basic Set including the Kuhane 581 with "slit typhons" (grit-shaped whistles) is here now!
During the golden age of limited expresses in the 1960s and 1970s, it was primarily used on conventional lines as a sleeper express between Kansai and Kyushu, and as a daytime express between Hokuriku and Kyushu.
● Volume 6 of Kato Legend Collection which includes renowned models in the Railroad history of Japan.
● The train in the set is specified for day operation. Body parts for night sleeper operation will be sold separately later.
● An inoperative coupler is fit at the top of train. The train is equipped with realistic body-mounted couplers between cars at the factory.
● The train is installed with motor unit attached with flywheels that realizes powerful run in the 12 car configuration.
● The set is packed in 2 book cases, each containing 6 cars, combined together in “Legend Collection” package.
● Optional Parts #12-212 LED Passenger Car Lighting Set Bright 6pcs \3,600, #12-213 Passenger Car Lighting Set (Bulb Color) \3,600