Kato, 10-003, 500 series Shinkansen “Nozomi” Starter Set, N Scale


Nozomi Shinkansen 500 Series Bullet Train Starter Set, M1. Master 1 Unitrack Train Set by Kato Precision Railroad Models, Japan & Usa. The Kato n scale 10-003, 4 Car 500 Series Nozomi Shinkansen bullet train Train set, with middle power car has working head & tail lights and tilting system. Kato N scale unitrack, a high quality track system is ideal for beginners & expert railway modelers. This fantastic Nozomi Shinkansen bullet train set includes: 1 x Kato UK Spec Mains Controller. 4 x S248 248mm (9 3/4 inches) Straight Track, 1 x S124 124mm (4 7/8 inches) Straight Track, 1 x S124C 124mm (4 7/8 inches) Road Crossing Track, 1 x S62 62mm (2 7/16 inches) Straight Track, 1 x S62F 62mm (2 7/16 inches) Feeder Track, 8 x R315-45 315mm (12 3/8 inches) Radius 45 degrees Curve Track, 1 x Re-railer & Unijoiner Removal Tool, Assorted Spare Unijoiners. Japans main island Honshu is covered by a network of high speed train lines that connect Tokyo with most of the island’s major cities and Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu. Japan’s high speed bullet trains are called Shinkansen and are operated by Japan Railways, often abbreviated as JR. The Tokaido Shinkansen, connecting Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto & Osaka, was inaugurated in 1964 as the first Shinkansen line and the world’s first high speed train service. At that time the trains already ran at about 200 km/h. Nowadays HST reach speeds of 300 km/h. The trains operating on the Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen are of the following three categories: Nozomi, Hikari & Kodama. The Nozomi Shinkansen introduced in 1992 cut the travel time between Tokyo and Osaka by 30 minutes to 2 ½ hours. Nozomi trains stop only at the most important stations. They also have a train tilting system that allow the coaches to lean into corners so the train can negotiate curves at high speeds. Nozomi is a Japanese girls name meaning hope or wish. The Model Railway system is Ready for DCC if a Digital railway layout is required. The Kato Unitrack 9mm N scale track with integral ballasted roadbed is a unique rail system from Japan oozing with quality and stability. Made from robust materials and boasting Nickel-Silver rails, the N scale Unitrack from Kato precision railroad models, is designed in such a way it can be used with other brands of N gauge railway track. and is becoming increasingly popular with railway modeller, and is simple, convenient & reliable. Points and Crossings are already pre wired with point motors installed concealed in roadbed, so all are operable at the flick of a switch, eliminating the need to mount point motors under the table, which are hard to install and adjust. Kato Precision Railroad Models, Sekisui Kinzoku Co Ltd, is a Japanese manufacturer of model railroad equipment. Kato was established in 1957 & is based in Tokyo, Japan and in 1986 Kato USA was established. Kato manufactures models based on Japanese, North American prototypes & European high speed trains. Kato’s Unitrack modular track system takes very little time to put together whether permanent or temporary, always the same result, an almost instant sturdy operational model railway enabling you more time for modelling n scale scenery and buildings. Having the Unitrack ballasted, with an integral roadbed, allows for the possibility to create scenic boards, as any of your chosen model railway displays will always be the same shape each time created, giving flexibility and choice along with easier storage if your creation has to be put away. Because the Kato Unitrack system is already ballasted it has great stability along with superior connectivity thanks to their Unijoiner concept. The Unijoiners allow sections to be snapped together quickly and securely, time and time again. Simple plug and play for all N scale modelers young or old. In a nut shell, no more faffing around with buckled warped rusty conventional track, soldering joints to avoid poor conductivity and hold the old track together. Kato recommends using a plastic compatible liquid cleaner. For stubborn spots, paint or glue on the rails it is recommended a soft rubberized abrasive eraser is used or a track cleaning car. A constant use of abrasives is NOT recommended which also includes sandpaper, steel wool & cleaning pads, any liquid that is not compatible with plastic or is of a caustic chemical compound. The Kato Unitrack precision model railway system is immense, with every conceivable railway layout catered for, including ground level concrete & Wood sleeper track sections, Risers, Viaducts, Bridges, Twin Rail, Banked Curves and much much more ! The Kato Unitrack model railway system is compatible with all other N gauge Usa, European and Japanese N scale locomotives and train rolling stock such as Fleischmann, Minitrix, Peco, Graham Farish and Dapol. Kato Precision Railroad Scale Models, Japan & USA N Gauge. Unitrack M1 Master, Nozomi Shinkansen 500 Series Bullet Train Starter Set Kato 10-003.

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