10-1210 JR Series 890-1000 Kamui Suzuran 5 Car Powered Set
Series 789-1000 “Kamui/Suzuran” is a major express train for JR Hokkaido. The train operates as “Kamui” between Sapporo and Asahikawa and as Suzuran between Sapporo and Muroran. “Kamui” means spiritual deity in Ainu language, while “Suzuran” means lily of the valley whose colonies in and around Muroran are fantastic. Series 789-1000 debuted in 2007 as L-express, express including non-reserved seat cars, “Super Kamui”and as Rapid “Airport” to replace the conventional Series 789. In the N-scale model, Kato reproduces the distinctive characters such as headlights looking like piercing eyes, the well balanced beautiful train composition, although it is short consisting of only 5 cars. Against snow accretion, the underfloor equipment is fully covered. A car with the reasonable reserved seats “U seats” unique to JR Hokkaido is included in the train. The train body is painted metallic silver, while the top car’s front is made of steel. Kato’s technique represents this fine difference in feelings of materials of the real train.