10-1985 381 SERIES ""SUPER KUROSHIO"" Basic Set (6-Car)

(UK RRP: £275)


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381 SERIES ""SUPER KUROSHIO"" Basic Set (6-Car)


Due in the UK Autumn 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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"Super Kuroshio" ran on the Kisei Main Line in the early Heisei era. "Super Kuroshio" appeared in 1989 by modifying the 381 series for "Kuroshio". The Salo 381 has been modified to be the lead car, and various improvements have been made, including a panoramic green car with a large front window and enlarged side windows, improved interior accommodation, and an exterior design with red and orange on a white background. The image of "Kuroshio", which had previously been operated by the Japanese National Railways-colored 381 series, was changed. When it first appeared, it was a 6-car train, but with the addition of 3 additional cars, it became a maximum of 9 cars and was used as a limited express train connecting the Kansai area and Nanki.


Main features

・Commercialization of the 1990s "Super Kuroshio" with a white background and red and orange (cream yellow) obi. 6-car basic set: D651 formation, 3-car additional set: D931 formation
-Each car has a side sabot holder and reproduces the appearance with the washroom window blocked
-The Kuro 380 has a new 4-row seat interior. In addition, the regular car reproduces the interior before the seat pitch was expanded, and the Kuro 380 reproduces the characteristic car body shape, including the large window at the front. Front nickname display lighting type. "Super Kuroshio" nickname plate has been installed.
Nickname plates for "Kuroshio" and "Hanwa Liner" are included for replacement.
・Kuro 380's skirt reproduces the form without snow plow.
・Kuha 381-501's front coupler is a dummy coupler with electric connection, without snow plow. Reproduce the skirt. When reproducing a 9-car train, a connecting coupler and skirt are included as replacement parts (basic set).
- The top coupler of Kuha 381-107 reproduces a dummy coupler without electric connection, and a skirt with a snow plow attached.
- Moha 380-501's passage blocking plate on the No. 6 car side connection surface is reproduced as a separate part.
- Kuha 381's nickname display uses a convertible train mark. ``Super Kuroshio'', ``Kuroshio'', ``Hanwa Liner'', and ``(plain white)'' can be selected.
・Kuha 381 reproduces the form with whistle cover.
・Moha 380 pantograph has 2 horns and pantograph frame with snow cover.
・The intermediate connection part uses a body mount closely connected coupler without a hook.
・Equipped with KATO's unique pendulum mechanism that tilts the car body towards the inside of the curve when entering a curve section, just like the actual car.
・The useof a slotless motor makes it even smoother. Achieves quiet running performance
. ・Destination display sticker included
. ・Additional set of vehicles can be stored in the basic set's book case. A full 9-car train can be stored in one case.
6 cars Basic: Conversion mark driver, destination display sticker, coupling coupler + skirt, replacement nickname plate (for Kuro 380: "Kuroshio" "Hanwa Liner")


3-car add on also available on request.


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