Kato to release Tokyo subway train series
A poster from the recent 3rd Kyoto Rail Expo would seem to indicate that Kato will release a ‘series’ of models of all of Tokyo’s subway system trains !!!
They seem to be doing it in order, so the first release is the Tokyo Metro Ginza line 01 series 6 car set. This is one of the two lines that run 3rd rail, so the cars have a low, flat-topped appearance.
- 10-864 - Tokyo Metro Ginza line 01 series 6 car set – Y16,000 (September 2011 release)
It will have flywheel drive, bogie suspension and of course a special interior lighting system.
Trains on the other lines, and the possible models that could be released are as follows …
- Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line – 02 series 3 car & 6 car sets (virtually the same as the 01 series)
- Tokyo Metro Hibiya line – 03 series 8 car set (already done by MicroAce) – connects & runs with Tokyu Toyoko & Tobu Isesaki lines
- Tokyo Metro Tozai line – 05, 07 & 15-000 series 10 car sets – connects and runs with JR Chuo & JR Sobu lines
- Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line – 5000, 06, 6000 & 16-000 series 10 car sets – connects & runs with Odakyu & JR Joban
- Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line 7000, 07 & 10-000 series 10 car sets – connects & runs with Seibu Ikebukuro & Tobu Tojo lines
- Tokyo Metro Hanzomon line – 8000 & 08 series 10 car sets – connects & runs with Tokyu Den’en Toshi line
- Tokyo Metro Namboku line – 9000 series 6 car sets – connects & runs with Tokyu Meguro line
- Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin line - 7000 & 10-000 series 10 car sets - connects & runs with Tobu Tojo line
The poster only shows Tokyo Metro’s lines, but they may also consider the 4 TOEI lines as well …
- TOEI Asakusa line – 5300 series 8 car set (already done by MicroAce) – connects & runs with Keikyu & Keisei
- TOEI Mita line – 6300 series 6 car set – connects & runs with Tokyu Meguro line
- TOEI Shinjuku line – 10-000 series 8 car set – connects & runs with Keio
- TOEI Oedo line – 12-000 series 8 car set (2 types)
There are also many other older series that are not running now that could be done as well.