Seibu Railways Series 101 first appeared in 1979 when Seibu Chichibu Line was opened. To drive on the steep slopes in mountainous areas, it was equipped with high-powered motor and dynamic brake, and colored yellow.
As an improved version of this original series 101, Series New 101 made its debut in 1979 with modern black front face with clear center yellow frame to facilitate the driver having a wide view from a higher cabin seat. In its early period, it had also gray painting around the side windows, but this gray trim was been abolished in 1996. Kato makes an N scale model in this new yellow painting without gray accent.
The new Series 101 are still in service on branch line sections of the Seibu Railway.
・ Commercialized with a different car number from the conventional product (excluding the addition of two leading cars)
-Beautiful reproduction of the new 101 series paint color based on yellow
-Accurately expresses the stainless steel parts and aluminum sash windows of the front decorative plate, customer door, and front hand pickpocket.
・ The pantograph uses shoes that reproduce the late form of the actual vehicle, and the roof is unified with specifications that can be assembled into four holes with insulators.
・ The leading car is a light bulb color headlight / taillight lit (4-car basic / 2-car leading car / 2-car leading car addition Kumoha 287)
-The head part is equipped with a dummy coupler as standard equipment / a coupler for connection is attached (4-car basic / 2-car lead car and odd-numbered car with 2 car lead cars added). KATO coupler close-coupled type standard equipment for intermediate connection
・ There is no traction tire for the motor car of the 2-car leading car set.
-Updated the recorded contents of the attached destination display sticker to the final version before the addition of the Roman alphabet notation of the actual vehicle
・ The book case of the 4-car basic set is a 10-car book case that can store the contents of the 4-car add-on set and the 2-car lead car set.
・ Accessories: 4-car basic set, 4-car add-on set, 2-car lead car set ... Replacement close-fitting coupler x 1, destination display sticker, 2-car lead car add-on set ... destination display sticker