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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
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 Information: 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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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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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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