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N Scale - Kato - 10-436 - Passenger Train, Electric, Series 221 - Japan Railways West - 221

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N Scale - Kato - 10-436 - Passenger Train, Electric, Series 221 - Japan Railways West - 221 Image Courtesy of Kato USA


N Scale - Kato - 10-436 - Passenger Train, Electric, Series 221 - Japan Railways West - 221


Brand Kato
Stock Number 10-436
Original Retail Price 3,520.00¥
Manufacturer Kato
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Kato Box Set Japanese Prototype
Prototype Passenger Train, Electric, Series 221 (Details)
Road or Company Name Japan Railways West (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 221
Paint Color(s) White with Gray and Blue stripes
Coupler Type Kato Operating Knuckle
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Multipack ID Number 10-435
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 2005-09-15
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Passenger Cars
Model Subtype Commuter
Model Variety 221
Prototype Region Japan
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Years Produced 1989 - 1992



Specific Item Information: This set includes 2 non-motorized cars and comes in a styrofoam and cardboard package. It is intended to be an add on set for set 10-435.

Model Information: Kato boxed sets for Japanese Prototypes come in various shapes and sizes. These may contain complete train sets with track and power pack or may be as simple as a pair of passenger coaches. Many of the sets use "bookshelf" boxes with cardboard sleeves and carefully cut foam inserts.

Prototype History:
The 221 series (221系 221-kei) is a suburban electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) in the Kansai Region of Japan since March 1989. As of 1 October 2012, the fleet consisted of 474 vehicles, formed as 2-, 4-, 6-, and 8-car sets, based at Kyoto, Nara, and Aboshi depots. The first 221 series trains were introduced from the start of the revised timetable in March 1989. The 221 series received the Laurel Prize in 1990.

Road Name History:
JR-West was incorporated as a business corporation (kabushiki kaisha) on April 1, 1987 as part of the breakup of government-owned Japanese National Railways (JNR). Initially, it was a wholly owned subsidiary of the JNR Settlement Corporation (JNRSC), a special company created to hold the assets of the former JNR while they were shuffled among the new JR companies.

For the first four years of its existence, JR-West leased its highest-revenue line, the Sanyō Shinkansen, from the separate Shinkansen Holding Corporation. JR-West purchased the line in October 1991 at a cost of 974.1 billion JPY (about US$7.2 billion) in long-term payable debt.

JNRSC sold 68.3% of JR-West in an initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in October 1996. After JNRSC was dissolved in October 1998, its shares of JR-West were transferred to the government-owned Japan Railway Construction Public Corporation (JRCC), which merged into the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency (JRTT) as part of a bureaucratic reform package in October 2003. JRTT offered all of its shares in JR-West to the public in an international IPO in 2004, ending the era of government ownership of JR-West. JR-West is now listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Nagoya Stock Exchange, Osaka Securities Exchange and the Fukuoka Stock Exchange.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Kato Precision Railroad Models (関水金属株式会社 Sekisui Kinzoku Kabushikigaisha) is a Japanese manufacturer of model railroad equipment in N and HO scales. The Tokyo-based company manufactures models based on Japanese prototypes (such as the Shinkansen bullet train) for the Japanese market, North American prototypes for the North American market and European high-speed trains for European market.
The Kato (pronounced kah-toe) model railroad companies were founded by Yuji Kato, father of current president Hiroshi Kato, of the parent company Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd.

The design and distribution of models for the North American market are handled by their U.S. subsidiary, Kato USA, located in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The design of special models for the European market is handled for some of them by their partner, Lemke, whereas the general distribution of Kato products in Europe is handled by NOCH; both companies are located in Germany.
As a result, some Kato European models are sold as Kato Lemke and others as Kato (alone).

Item created by: nscalestation on 2019-11-08 23:48:36. Last edited by gdm on 2019-11-09 14:52:20

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