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MicroAce new releases for July 2008

MicroAce have just announced their tentative new releases for July 2008 …

  • A0304 – Maya34-2004 series inspection car (JR East – dark blue with yellow stripe)
  • A1774 – EF65-1001 series EL (no shades – express colour – blue with yellow front)
  • A1778 – EF65-1065 series EL (JR Freight experimental colour – white/blue with yellow)
  • A2960 – 383 series EC 6 car set ‘Shinano’ (JR Central – silver with orange stripes & white front)
  • A2961 – 383 series EC 4 car set ‘Shinano’ (JR Central – silver with orange stripes & white front)
  • A2962 – 383 series EC 2 car add-on ‘Shinano’ (JR Central – silver with orange stripes & white front)
  • A2991 – 8000 series EC 5 car set ‘Shiokaze’ (JR Shikoku old colour – silver with blue stripes on sides & red/orange on front)
  • A2992 – 8000 series EC 3 car set ‘Shiokaze’ (JR Shikoku old colour – silver with blue stripes on sides & red/orange on front)
  • A2993 – 8000 series EC 5 car set ‘Shiokaze’ (JR Shikoku new colour – silver with red, blue & orange panels)
  • A2994 – 8000 series EC 3 car set ‘Shiokaze’ (JR Shikoku new colour – silver with red, blue & orange panels)
  • A3272 – Sagami Railway 6000 series EC 8 car (4+4) set (light green))
  • A3276 – Sagami Railway 6000 series EC 8 car (6+2) set (aluminium)
  • A3286 – Kumoya143-50 series EC 2 car set (both powered – Shonan colour – green/orange)
  • A3287 – Kumoya143 series EC 2 car set (both powered – blue/yellow front)
  • A3288 – Kumoya143 series EC (Shonan colour – green/orange)
  • A3380 – TOEI Asakusa Subway 5300 series EC 8 car set (original type – white with red/black stripes)
  • A3382 – TOEI Asakusa Subway 5300 series EC 8 car set (later type – white with red/black stripes)
  • A3551 – Wamu280000 series FC covered van 15 car set (brown – brown or light gray roofs)
  • A3560 – Wamu380000 series FC covered van 15 car set (blue)

Also to be re-released is …

  • A0300 – Maya34-2002 series inspection car (JR East – white/blue)

I’ve been waiting for those 5300 series subway sets for a long time, as they also run on the Keikyu & Keisei lines 🙂

The 8000 series ‘Shiokaze’ is also an unusual looking train, but I like to old paint scheme better than the new one. The prototype tilts – the model doesn’t.

Also the 383 prototype tilts – the model doesn’t. These models will include swappable open and closed set connection diaphragms.

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February 13, 2008 - Posted by | MicroAce

2 Comments »

  1. Hi Doug,

    It would appear the WAMU sets will have opening doors. This is according to Hobby Search.

    Comment by Malcolm | February 25, 2008 | Reply

  2. Does anyone know what the body color of the Microace Sagami 6000 A3276? Microace dosent show a good picture? I want to make sure before I order it.

    Comment by Jerry Medina | February 19, 2008 | Reply


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