Information of KATO's Around April 2018 New Products

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Information of KATO's Around April 2018 New Products

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From December 7, we accept reservations for the following N Scale railroad models of Kato.
These release schedule times are Around April 2018 (some in February and May). (It may be changed)

KATO Around April 2018

[NEW!]
- Commuter Train Series E235 Yamanote Line (Basic 4-Car Set)
- Commuter Train Series E235 Yamanote Line (Add-On A 4-Car Set)
- Commuter Train Series E235 Yamanote Line (Add-On B 3-Car Set)

Series E 235 is the latest type of commuter train at JR East. These are being introduced to the Yamanote Line. Series E235 will be operated in an 11-car train. The 10 car of the 11-car trains were newly constructed, but 1 car is a transfer from Series E231-500. The car No. 10 that is incorporated is an intermediate vehicle and has an irregular shape. It is to align the position of the front car and the door of Series E233 of Keihin Tohoku Line.


[NEW!]
- J.R. Diesel Locomotive Type DD51-800 Aichi Engine Depot Japan Freight Railway Color
[NEW! Limited Edition]
- J.R. Diesel Locomotive Type DD51-800 Aichi Engine Depot General Color

DD51 is Japan's standard diesel locomotive produced by JNR. There are various versions according to the region and use. In addition, variations increased due to the manual modification by JR companies that took over with privatization. This model is DD51-800 owned by JR's freight company. Currently it is operated in Chubu district centering on Nagoya Area. It is expected to be replaced with a new diesel locomotive at least after 2018, and it is a hot topic among Japanese freight rail fans.

[Reproduction]
- Royal Coaches First Formation (5-Car Set)
[Reproduction]
- Electric Locomotive Type EF58 (EF58-61) Royal Engine (Renewaled Product)

Royal Coaches First Formation is a special Coache used when Japanese royalty and state guests travel in Japan. In Japan it is called "Omeshi Ressha". This train is organized in a 5-car train together with coach, where royalty and state guests board, and coach where attendants ride.
And a dedicated EF 58 was prepared to drive that Coaches. EF58 selected exclusively for Royal Train is EF58-61. The car body color is painted in a crimson color, a decorative belt that shines silver, and a polished drive wheel, and it is maintained in a beautiful car body.

[Reproduction]
- Electric Locomotive Type EF58 (EF58-60) Spare Royal Engine (Renewaled Product)

EF58-60 is a spare Royal Engine. It was maintained in a beautiful figure like EF58-61. However, as the designation as Royal Engine was canceled later, it was also used for towing luggage trains and cargo trains. Unlike the previous production model, the model is an improved product.

[Reproduction]
- Railway Post Office/Baggage Car `Tokaido-Sanyo` (6-Car Set)

Baggage and postal items were actively transported in former JNR. That is because the private courier company has not developed as much as it is now. This Train Set reproduces the luggage train / postal train operated by the JNR. Both luggage cars and postal cars that are set have various forms of different backgrounds. It is also good to haul in EF 58-60 earlier.

[NEW!]
- Electric Locomotive Type ED71 Second Edition

ED71 towed a lot of trains at the Tohoku Main Line from the 1960's to the 1980's. They range from local train, extra train, freight train, Blue Train (Hakutsuru) and so on.
The model is modeled on the one belonging to the Fukushima engine depot around 1975.

[NEW!]
- Electric Locomotive Type EF65-0

EF65 is one of JNR's standard electric locomotives. EF65 has various versions, but this model is for cargo. It was mainly used in Tokaido Main Line and Sanyo Main Line. The model reproduces the EF65 which belonged to Inazawa Engine Depot (Second) around 1975.

[NEW!]
- Caboose Type YO6000

Until the 1980's, Caboose was consolidated at the end of JNR's freight train. This is one of many Caboose. This model is a renewal product, the taillight will light up. Moreover, it will be able to install in-vehicle lighting as well.

[NEW!]
- Autorack Type KU5000 Six Car Set (with Autos) (6-Car Set)
- Autorack Type KU5000
- Autos with Cover for Autorack Type KU5000 (8 Cars)

KU5000 is JNR's standard Autrack. Freight trains carrying automobiles (as products) were actively running during the growth phase of the Japanese automobile industry from the 1960s to the 1970s. These carried cars shipped from the factory to domestic consumption areas and to the port for exporting overseas.
This model is not reproduction of conventional products. It will be a full renewal product. At KATO, we will review details such as handrail expression, and a new model will be made using KATO's latest technology.

[NEW!]
- Wire Mesh Parts Set for Open Wagon Type TORA90000 (for 2-Car)
- Wire Mesh Parts Set for Open Wagon Type TORA90000 (for 10-Car)
[Now on sale]
- Open Wagon Type TORA90000 (2-Car Set)
- Open Wagon Type TORA90000 (8-Car Set)

TORA90000 is an Open Wagon for carrying a large amount of wood pieces as a raw material for paper. TORA90000 installed a yellow green wire mesh so as to add to the top of the black car body.
The model of TORA 90000 is on sale. But they are the one reproducing the state of loading the wood pieces. This model is an additional part expressing the empty state of load. By using the latest technology, KATO reproduces fine wire mesh with plastic.


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