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N Scale - Micro Ace - A8574 - Schnabel Car, Shiki, With Two Crew Cars - Japan Railways Freight - 800, 8200, and 8351

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N Scale - Micro Ace - A8574 - Schnabel Car, Shiki, With Two Crew Cars - Japan Railways Freight - 800, 8200, and 8351


Brand Micro Ace
Stock Number A8574
Original Retail Price 14,220.00¥
Manufacturer Micro Ace
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Micro-Ace Schnabel Car Shiki
Prototype Schnabel Car, Shiki, With Two Crew Cars
Road or Company Name Japan Railways Freight (Details)
Reporting Marks JRF
Road or Reporting Number 800, 8200, and 8351
Additional Markings/Slogan Nippon Express
Paint Color(s) Black with a gray load and Black with Gray Roofs
Print Color(s) Red and White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2006-02-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Schnabel Car
Model Subtype Sixteen Axle
Model Variety Shiki 800 With Two Crew Cars



Specific Item Information: Heavy Duty Transformer Carrier Freight Car and Cabooses (3) cars set. Very Limited Edition and Collectible set. Excellent craftsmanship with great details and realistic design. Comes with padded Case to store the entire set. Cars reproduce the various details of the car parts, wheels, handrails, ladders, connectors, etc. Working tail lights on Caboose Cars 1 and 3. Transformer can be unloaded. Rapido couplers front and back
  • Car 1: Type YO 8200 Caboose
  • Car 2: Type SHIKI 800 Heavy Duty Freight Car
  • Car 3: Type YO 8351 Caboose

Model Information: Set of three cars packaged in a book style case, the transformer load is removable and the pair of crew cars have operating taillights.

Road Name History:
Japan Freight Railway Company (日本貨物鉄道株式会社 Nihon Kamotsu Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha), or JR Freight (JR貨物 Jeiāru Kamotsu), is one of the constituent companies of Japan Railways Group (JR Group). It provides transportation of cargo nationwide. Its headquarters are in Shibuya, Tokyo near Shinjuku Station.

The Japan Railways Group was founded on April 1, 1987, when Japanese National Railways (JNR) was privatized, and then divided into six regional companies and Japan Freight Railway Company. Although the passenger operation of JNR was split into six companies, fares and regulations are standard for all companies and every region of Japan except Okinawa is covered by the railway network spanning approximately 19,800 kilometres (12,300 mi).

Formerly part of JNR, the freight operation was not divided and became a single separate company when JNR was privatized and split. Although it has only about fifty kilometers of track of its own, it also operates on track owned by the JR passenger railways and other companies. The company uses the initials JRF as an abbreviated name for identification.

From Wikipedia

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.

Read more (in Japanese) on Wikipedia.

Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-11-10 01:18:10. Last edited by gdm on 2020-07-24 07:28:54

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