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N Scale - Micro Ace - A1157 - 922-0 - Japan Railways Central - 922

Stock Number A1157
Original Retail Price 18200¥
Brand Micro Ace
Manufacturer Micro Ace
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Micro Ace Shinkansen Inspection Train
Prototype Description 922-0
Road or Company Name Japan Railways Central (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Inspection Train
Road or Reporting Number 922
Paint Color(s) Yellow/Blue
Print Color(s) Yellow/Blue/Black
Paint Scheme Doctor Yellow
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 4
Multipack ID Number A1157
Multipack Element -1
Series Name Doctor Yellow
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 2017-05-22
Item Category Passenger Trains
Model Type Shinkansen
Model Subtype Inspection Train
Model Variety 0-1000 Series
EAN/JAN/GTIN13 Number 4968279114001

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Specific Item Information:
4 Car Set with 1 Motorized car.
[Set Contents]
Double-traction coupled 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)

Prototype Description: Doctor Yellow (ドクターイエロー) is the nickname for the high-speed test trains that are used on the Japanese Shinkansen ("Bullet Train") dedicated express passenger train routes. The trains have special equipment on board to monitor the condition of the track and overhead wire, including special instrumented bogies and observation blisters.
The "Doctor" part of the name is from their test and diagnostic function, and the "Yellow" part comes from the bright yellow color they are all painted. Some have a blue waistline stripe, some a green one. The original color scheme of yellow with a blue stripe (applied to the Class 921 track-recording cars) was created by reversing the colors (blue with yellow stripe) used on 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow-gauge track-recording cars.
In build and appearance, they are very similar to production, passenger carrying Shinkansen trains, and line inspection is carried out at full line speed (i.e. up to 270 km/h or 168 mph on the Tōkaidō Shinkansen).

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Road Name History:
The Central Japan Railway Company (東海旅客鉄道株式会社 Tōkai Ryokaku Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha) is the main railway company operating in the Chūbu (Nagoya) region of central Japan. It is officially abbreviated in English as JR Central and in Japanese as JR Tōkai (JR東海). Its headquarters are located in the JR Central Towers in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture.

The company's operational hub is Nagoya Station. The busiest railway line it operates is the Tōkaidō Main Line between Atami Station and Maibara Station. JR Central also operates the Tōkaidō Shinkansen between Tokyo Station and Shin-Ōsaka Station. Additionally it is responsible for the Chūō Shinkansen?a proposed maglev service between Tokyo Station (or Shinagawa Station) and Ōsaka Station (or Shin-Ōsaka Station), of which a short demonstration section has been built. Currently, the company is conducting demonstrations of its shinkansen to railway officials from different countries in the effort to market bullet train technology overseas.

JR Central is Japan's most profitable and highest throughput high-speed-rail operator, carrying 138 million high-speed-rail passengers in 2009, considerably more than the world's largest airline. Japan recorded a total of 289 million high-speed-rail passengers in 2009.

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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: Mokei Tetsu on 2017-09-02 17:43:31. Last edited by gdm on 2018-01-13 04:39:49

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