KATO’s N gauge model of the “Seven Stars in Kyushu” (JR Kyushu) is a testament to our state of the art technology.
This train is the first ever full-scale cruise train, which assumed operations on October 15th, 2013. It can be seen operating between various sightseeing spots on Kyushu, and its concept is “travel to find a new life”.
The train consists of seven series 77-7000 cars and the dedicated DF200-7000 locomotive. Its shiny body gives a sophisticated impression. Our scale model fully recreates the elegant flair of this luxurious cruise train. Besides the train’s distinctive exterior appearance, its carefully crafted interior is visible through the windows on the suite cars and on the rear car. The interior is elaborately reproduced and includes details such as the inside colors varying from one car to the next, stained glass details and a piano in the lounge.
①Small details such as the emblem radiator grills on the locomotive’s sides, golden lines and letterings, and the train‘s
glossy body are recreated realistically.
・Headlights light up. Light bulb color LED sets are employed for the passenger car lighting sets.
・Equipped with KATO knuckle couplers.
・The heavy bogies and rooftop details are accurately reproduced through molding.
・The control panel, driver seat and other interior details of the driver cab can be seen through its windows.
・The motor unit is equipped with a flywheel, making for stable running.
③Series 77-7000 Cruise Train “Seven Stars in Kyushu” Cars
・The elaborately made interior, visible through the suite cars’ windows, is accurately reproduced.
・The table lights in the lounge and diner car light up.
・The inside colors vary from one car to the next.
・Taillights and headlights both are illuminated so the train can also be moved backwards.
・Bogies can be installed with the snap-on method.
・Body-mount tight couplers are used between cars, whereas the locomotive is equipped with a knuckle coupler on the side.
⑤A dedicated book case and sleeve are used for packing, embellished with an image of the luxurious cruise train.