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(Japanese Model Train Newsletter)

New Kato model

Kato have announced a rare ‘new’ release, as opposed to another previous model variant, repaint or set reconfiguration, for release in November …

This is the JR Central 383 series ‘Wide View Shinano’ electric car set, which was introduced around 1998 for the Nagano winter olympics.

  • 10-558 – 6 car powered set
  • 10-559 – 4 car non-powered set
  • 10-560 – 2 car non-powered set

As MicroAce have already announced they will release this train first, I guess the only thing original about Kato’s version will be that it will include a tilt mechanism, like the prototype !!!


August 9, 2008 - Posted by | Kato

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