The train cars Series 838 were developed as a replacement for the Series 381 to constitute and make the Express "Shinano" more streamlined and cooler in preparation for the then planned Nagano Olympics. They were released in 1994 as JR Tokai's pendulum-type express train cars. Following the Series 381 "Panorama Shinano," various compositions of 6, 4, or 2 cars of series 383 including the streamlined Nagano-bound front car Kuro 383 and other front cars with gangway door openable for train combination are in operations.
②KATO's original "pendulum mechanism" is used, making the car tilt realistically just like the real train when it passes through a curve.
③More stable and quiet running is possible thanks to the slotless motor!
④The destination display is already printed. To change the destination to your liking, stickers are included.