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New Fastech360 model !!!

A model of this train has been anticipated for a long time by many enthusiasts …

At a recent trade show, a sample was displayed of a future release of an N scale model of the JR East Fastech 360 experimental Shinkansen. Unfortunately, the prototype, although only 3 years old, has already been retired (read scrapped?).

The identity of the manufacturer was not revealed, but at a guess we all know who is the most innovative when it comes to releasing models of unusual, interesting or one-off prototypes 🙂

It is a little confusing as to which version this is a model of  –  the 6 car configuration would indicate it is the E955 Fastech 360Z (which has both ends the same), but the two different shaped ends shown on the model belong to the 8 car E954 Fastech 360S. Anyway, it is just a pre-production sample, so we will have to wait and see  –  but I would also be interested to know how they will do the iridescent paint scheme !!!

I don’t know if the neko-mimi’s will be moveable or not, or whether you can fix them in an ‘up’ or ‘down’ position. Maybe some clown will work out how to do that with DCC 🙄

More information will be revealed when it comes to hand …



April 1, 2009 - Posted by | MicroAce, model review


  1. The Fastech360 Model looks cool! N Scale or not, it looks Pretty Cool. 🙂

    I would LOVE a FASTECH360……in HO Scale. Interesting concept if the Neko Ears retract when throttling up.

    I would also want the JR500, Doctor Yellow, 100 & 700 Series… HO SCale. =D

    Comment by ModelTrainGuy | October 13, 2009 | Reply

    • ModelTrainGuy – 100, 500, 700 & 923 Dr Yellow models are already available in HO Scale.

      Comment by redracer | October 13, 2009 | Reply

  2. I think that’s HO scale and specialed made for a museum.
    Butn its impresive

    Comment by fadhlI | September 15, 2009 | Reply

    • No it’s not HO – it IS N SCALE !!!

      Comment by redracer | September 16, 2009 | Reply

  3. Looks to me like its HO scale. IMO it will never be released. Some were made in HO for Rail museum layouts though.

    Comment by Sushi Train | April 3, 2009 | Reply

  4. …I hope so!!! 😉

    I like the shinkansen.

    Dr. Yellow

    Comment by Dr. Yellow | April 2, 2009 | Reply

  5. It would be great if the neko ears were functional and really deployed during braking or de-throttling the model.

    Comment by Mr. Snuggles | April 1, 2009 | Reply

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