"TWILIGHT EXPRESS" is a sleeping train for West Japan, which began to operate on June 17, 2017. While inheriting the tradition of "Twilight Express", the concept of "a hotel runs in beautiful Japan" was developed with the aim of delivering the attraction of the area along the route and becoming a representative train of Japan.
KATO has the appearance of "Nostalgic Modern" with a golden band on "Shu-like green" following the flow of "Twilight Express", an observation deck consisting of five streamlines, and a cab like a bonnet Headlights of round shape create a nostalgic look and highlight different attractions from other cruise trains.
-On the body of the shape that draws a dignified, yet flowing line, the observation deck which is one of the biggest features, of course, the arrangement of windows with a large side window with a sense of openness, the exhaust pipe of the connection surface unique to a mobile vehicle Accurately reproduce.
・ The room with the view seen from the window such as the observation room and the lounge, the dining room car and the guest room of the suite is properly reproduced. The characteristic pattern drawn on the wall of the dining room car kitchen is also reproduced by printing. We commercialize the state of the daytime where the door is opened and the left and right can be overlooked in the guest room.
-Reproduce the different carpet colors (car No. 1 → blue / car No. 10 → green) of the two leading car observation rooms.
・ Exhaust pipes installed on the end face of No. 1, 5, 6 and 10 cars are set as separate parts.
・ We reproduce refined paint which put on color, luster of "carp green" of car and gold belt. Various logos, lettering and sabots are realistically expressed in print.
-Head / tail lights on. The marker light at the top of the observation deck also lights up only when backing up.
・ The motor with a flywheel enables stable driving. Compatible with DCC decoder installation.
-Both head parts are dummy couplers (connector cover attachment state), and the middle connection part is an image of the electric train of a real vehicle, adopting a body mount tight coupler (with hook).
-The package is a 6-car bookcase × 2 configuration, and a specially equipped bookcase sleeve is available.