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@Home >> New Model Information >> 189 Upgraded "Azusa" [ English / Japanese ]

[Especially Planned] Series 189 Upgraded Express "Azusa" Updated on 2018/10/12
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Kato will now make an N-scale model of Series 189 which was operated as Limited Express gAzusah after inauguration of Nagano Shinkansen bullet train line. When limited express gAsamah was discontinued in 1997 on the conventional line, Series 189 used for gAsamah was transferred for gAzusah. Then the color scheme was changed for gAzusah and the top cars were exchanged with each other to make the 1st class green car and seat reservation car match those of the conventional gAzusah in terms of the position in the consist.

The train was operated on Chuo mainline as gKaijih, gKaiji Hotaru Matsuri (Firefly Festival)h or gExpress Alpsh as well as gAzusah.

Enjoy running limited express gAzusah with series 189 cars with large windows and those with small windows mixed. To say nothing of the full 11 car consist, 9 car consist can be also reproduced like the real trains.

The Express Train "Asama" - named after a local mountain - began operating between the Tokyo metropolis and Nagano with an upgraded exterior and interior in July, 1990. Its new exterior had dark green and gray horizontal lines painted on the light gray body with new logo marks and letterings.
The new appearance of the updated Series 189 "Asama" was popular since its debut, but when the Hokuriku-Shinkansen Bullet Train was put in operation to Nagano, the conventional express was taken over by the faster bullet train, even relinquishing the popular nickname "Asama" over to the latter.
Cat No. Description Price (w/o Tax)
10-1525 Series 189 Upgraded Express "Azusa" 7-Car Set, Powered 20,700 yen
10-1526 Series 189 Upgraded Express "Azusa" 4-Car Set, Add-On 10,100 yen
œ  Passenger Car Lighting Kit (New Type) Item No.:11-204 MSRP:400
œ  Passenger Car Lighting Kit for 6 Cars (New Type) Item No.:11-206 MSRP:2,000
œ  Passenger Car Lighting Kit (White LED Type) Item No.:11-209 MSRP:700
œ  Passenger Car Lighting Kit for 6 Cars (White LED Type) Item No.:11-210 MSRP:3,500
œ  Backsign (PAT.) for E.C.583/183 Series Item No.:11-323 MSRP:1,600
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ฆ The distribution schedule, the price, and the specifications, etc. might change without a previous notice.