A scale model of the latest streamlined tour express train “Saphir Odoriko” will be released by Kato with the train's logo printed on its sides. "Saphir" is the French word for the blue jewel sapphire.
E261 “Saphir Odoriko” is a new sightseeing limited express, which debuted in March 2020 at the time of train schedule revisions under the new promotional slogan “Experience the real Izu!”
The body is painted with a gradated dark gray belt surrounding the windows on a glossy blue and white base symbolizing the clear sky and calm sea of Izu province. The train consists only of passenger cars of higher quality than 1st class cars, and a dining car called “noodle car”. The cars are installed with skylights. The seats are arranged spaciously and the compartments are roomy.
・Reproduce the coloring inspired by the beautiful sea and sky of Izu
・Reproduces the characteristic leading shape, open skylight, and beautiful glossy gradation band.
・Reproduces the appearance where the skylight and body of each vehicle are integrated without any steps.
・The chairs are reproduced in car No. 1...gray, cars No. 2-3...brown, car No. 4...dark brown, and cars No. 5-8...beige.
・Adoption of a slotless motor realizes even smoother and quieter running performance
・Headlight/taillight standard equipment. The LED lighting status of the headlights and marker lights, as well as the distinctive table lamps and lower wall lighting inside the dining car sash E261, are realistically lit.
・The top part of the coupler uses a close-connected dummy coupler, and the middle connection part uses a body-mounted close-coupler (no hook).
・Destination display sticker included
・The special product comes in a blue 8-car bookcase with a specially bound sleeve.
The 4-car basic set comes with a foam insole + cosmetic box, and the 4-car additional set comes with an 8-car book case (blue, can be stored in the basic set vehicle).