10-1960 Series 683 Thunderbird Renewed 3-Car Add-On Set

(UK RRP: £100)


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Due in the UK Mid 2024. Price may be subject to currency fluctuations - you have the right to cancel if it changes more than £5 in either direction.


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Product information:

Limited express trains in the JR West Kinki area have a network starting from Osaka and Kyoto to the Hokuriku, San'in, and Kinan areas. In particular, the limited express trains to Hokuriku have been famous since the days of Japan National Railways, including the Raicho. The 683 series is operated as the limited express "Thunderbird" on the Hokuriku Main Line. This type was designed as a successor to the 681 series, and debuted in 2001 to replace part of the aging 485 series. After the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen Kanazawa in 2015, it underwent a renewal, and the previous gray-based design was changed to a black and blue-based design.

In addition to adopting a slotless motor, the 683 series 0 series will be commercialized by reproducing the coupler without a hook at the top and the front safety belt hook of the through-top car. This limited express train is attracting attention with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen at Tsuruga. Please enjoy it with various trains in the Kansai area.


- 683 series 0 series ``Thunderbird'' (renewal car)
- Commercialization of W36 formation (basic set) and V35 formation (additional set) belonging to Suita General Vehicle Works Kyoto Branch
- Black belt around the window and blue on the front and sides Reproduce the symbol mark that spans the obi and connecting surfaces. Reproduces the interior chair color that was changed during the renewal. Standard cars are set in blue and green cars are set in brown.
- Reproduce the front safety belt hook of the lead car.
- Head/tail lights are lit (bulb color LEDs are used). Kumoha 683 and Kuha 683 have a light-off switch and use a slotless motor to achieve smooth and quiet running. Each
car uses a body-mounted KATO coupler (no hook). Electric connection (2 stages) and coupler cover are included like Kuha 682, Kuha 683, and Kumoha 683. The front part of Kuro 683 uses a dummy coupler.In addition to "Thunderbird", the attached sticker also includes "Dynastar" and "Noto Bonfire" (also includes operation after March 2024 according to the trends of the actual vehicle) (planned)
- The extension set comes with 2 front door (opening) parts.
- The package of the extension set has been changed to a cosmetic box, and the contents of the extension set can also be stored in the book case of the basic set.
- Accessories: For light off switch Driver, destination display sticker, electric connection (2 stages) x 2, coupler cover, front door (opening) parts x 2 (3-car extension set only)


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