JMTN blog

(Japanese Model Train Newsletter)

Latest release news

There have been lots of changes to release dates, particularly from Kato, who never seem to be able to plan anything properly 🙄

TOMIX

Just out
JR Hokkaido ‘Hokutosei’ passenger sets (will review shortly)

February
10th  – JR West 321 series EC sets
        – DE10 series DL JR Freight (red/gray)
211-3000 series EC with 2 green cars (1 double deck)

March
Kiha01/Kiyuni01 series DC 2 car powered sets
‘Sayonara Izumo’ passenger limited edition set
485 series EC + Kiro65 DC ‘Yutopia’ 2 car set
EF66 series EL
JR Hokkaido Kiha183-550 series DC sets (new version)

April
Nagano Railway 1000 series EC 4 car set (ex-Odakyu HiSE10000)

May
new style 6 & 7 car cases
JR Hokkaido Kiha183 series DC ‘Super Tokachi’ set (new version)
EF65-1000 series EL JR Freight
3-way points

June
EF81 series EL JR Freight

Kiha25 series DC 2 car set (M)
Kiha20 series DC car (M)
Kiha20 series DC car
Kiha25 series DC car
Kihayuni26 series DC car
Kiha22 series DC car (M)
Kiha22 series DC car
(all JNR red/cream colour scheme)

July
Meitetsu 7000 series EC ‘Panorama Car’ 4 car set (red)
Meitetsu 7000 series EC ‘Panorama Car’ 2 car addon (red)
Meitetsu 7000 series EC ‘Panorama Car’ 4 car set (red with white stripe)

Also listed for release ‘sometime’ …

583 & 209 Ec sets renewal
N700 Shinkansen sets
E233 series EC Chuo line (and probably Keihin Tohoku line)
24.25 series passenger set ‘Yume Kukan’ (already done by MicroAce)


KATO (most of these have been delayed a month) 🙄Just out
209-500 series EC Sobu line sets (already done by MicroAce & Tomix)

February
E231-1000 series EC sets Shonan Shinjuku line (why do we need more of these?)
E231-500 series EC sets Yamanote line (why do we need more of these?)

March
Kintetsu 10100 series EC 6 car set ‘New Vistacar’
211-2000 series EC car sets Tokaido line (already done by Tomix)
103 series EC 10 car set Chuo & Sobu lines

April
E4 MAX series Shinkansen sets (already done by Tomix)
JR West 321 series EC 7 car set (already done by Tomix
205 series EC 10 car set Keihin Tohoku line

Very disappointing to see the lack of original new releases here 😡


GREENMAX

February
Hankyu 2800 series EC sets

March
Hankyu 2804 series EC set

April
Meitetsu 1000/1200/1800 series EC  sets ‘Panorama Super’

May
201 series EC sets renewal version (green)

‘Summer’
Hankyu 8000/8300 series EC sets
103 series EC sets – Kansai type high & low driving position versions (orange, green & blue)

later
103 series EC sets – Kansai type low driving version (Okayama & Setouchi colours)
103 series EC sets – Kansai type high driving position (yellow) 

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February 12, 2007 - Posted by | Greenmax, Kato, Tomix

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