Kato 10-1725 Series 20 Express Sleeper "Asakaze" Early Stage 8-Car Basic Set (N)
Kato 10-1725 Series 20 Express Sleeper "Asakaze" Early Stage 8-Car Basic Set (N)
Kato 10-1725 Series 20 Express Sleeper "Asakaze" Early Stage 8-Car Basic Set (N)
Kato 10-1725 Series 20 Express Sleeper "Asakaze" Early Stage 8-Car Basic Set (N)
Kato 10-1725 Series 20 Express Sleeper "Asakaze" Early Stage 8-Car Basic Set (N)

Kato 10-1725 Series 20 Express Sleeper "Asakaze" Early Stage 8-Car Basic Set (N)

Regular price
$140.00
Sale price
$119.98

The prototype series 20 express train “Asakaze,” meaning “Morning Breeze,” was introduced in 1958 for overnight travel between Tokyo and Hakata, Kyushu, requiring only 17 hours, an epoch making speed at that time.

The appearance was very modern at that time with rounded corners on each car and an attractive paint scheme of three horizontal cream lines on all blue car bodies over gray painted floor and trucks.

The “Asakaze” was actually a harbinger for ensuing express sleeper trains “Sakura,” “Hayabusa” and “Mizuho,” all to be nicknamed “blue trains”.

 

Features

● The passenger car set represents exact configuration of express train “Asakaze” at the time that passenger car series 20 made its debut.
● Representation of gray floor and truck painting used only at the time of the debut.
● Exact scale-model of passenger car Mani with remarkably short body
● Accurate representation of passenger cars Nahafu 20 1st version and Naha 20 equipped with seats inside
● Streamlined body-shape and finer details of windows
● New body Nos. and letterings printed on the bodies