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N Scale - Micro Ace - A0753 - Nankai 50000 Series - Nankai Electric Railway - 50x05

Stock Number A0753
Original Retail Price 22,900¥
Brand Micro Ace
Manufacturer Micro Ace
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Micro-Ace Passenger Set
Prototype Description Nankai 50000 Series
Road or Company Name Nankai Electric Railway (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Peach
Reporting Marks Peach Rapi:t
Road or Reporting Number 50x05
Paint Color(s) White, Violet and Purple
Print Color(s) Blue, Violet and White
Paint Scheme Peach Aviation
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Injection Molded Plastic
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 6
Multipack Element -1
Series Name Rap:t
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 2015-06-21
Item Category Passenger Trains
Model Type Electric
Model Subtype EMU
Model Variety Nankai 50000 Series
EAN/JAN/GTIN13 Number 4968279138816

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Specific Item Information: Six (6) cars train set with 1 motorized car.
From 7 September 2014, one 50000 series set was reliveried in a special "Peach × Rapi:t Happy Liner" livery as part of a promotional tie-up with the low-cost airline Peach Aviation. The reliveried trainset was scheduled to operate until 31 August 2015.
Comes with padded Case to store the set. Wonderful details and realistic design. With four (4) pantographs, intricate undercarriage coach car details, and a working head and tail lights (Car 1 & Car 6).
  • Car 1: Type 50705 Passenger Car
  • Car 2: Type 50205 Passenger Car
  • Car 3: Type 50605 Passenger Car
  • Car 4: Type 50105 Passenger Car
  • Car 5: Type 50005 Passenger Car (powered - motor)
  • Car 6: Type 50505 Passenger Car
[ Optional Parts ] -
G0001 Room Light Wide Width Lamp Color LED (2 ea)
G0002 Room Light Wide Width Lamp Color LED (6 ea)
G0003 Room Light Wide Width White Color LED (2 ea)
G0004 Room Light Wide Width White Color LED (6 ea)
F0004 Micro Coupler : Automatic Coupler Style, Gray (6 ea)

Prototype Description: Rapi:t (ラピート rapiito) is a rapid train service between Kansai International Airport and Namba Station in Osaka, Japan. It is operated by Nankai Electric Railway, and the train service uses the Nankai Main Line and the Airport Line. The name comes from the German word meaning rapid, pronounced [ʁaˈpiːt].
The futuristic and retro-style six-car Rapi:t trainsets, officially designated as the Nankai 50000 series, were designed by architect Wakabayashi Hiroyuki and won the Blue Ribbon Prize in 1995, 1 year after entering service.

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Road Name History: Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (南海電気鉄道株式会社 Nankai denki tetsudō kabushiki gaisha) is a private railway in Japan, founded in 1884. The name Nankai (which means "South Sea") comes from the company's routes along the Nankaidō, the old highway that ran south from the old capital, Kyoto, along the sea coast. Nankai predates all the electric railways in the Tokyo region.
The Nankai network branches out in a generally southern direction from Namba Station in Osaka. The Nankai Main Line connects Osaka to Wakayama, with an important spur branching to Kansai International Airport. The rapi:t α express connects Kansai International Airport to Namba in 34 minutes, while the rapi:t β takes 39 minutes with two additional stops. The Koya Line connects Osaka to Mt. Koya, headquarters of the Buddhist Shingon sect and a popular pilgrimage site.

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Brand/Importer Information: Micro Ace Co., Ltd. is a railroad model / plastic model maker headquartered in Suzaki, Saitama Prefecture.
Founded in 1963 as Arii Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Arii), the company produced plastic models. In 1980 it entered the N-scale model train business and withdrew after a while. It reentered N-scale model train in 1996, with production in China.

On 10th June 2004, this business was transferred to the newly established subsidiary Micro Ace Co., Ltd., and "Micro Ace" became the new company name.

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Item created by: Alain LM on 2017-09-02 03:15:49

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