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Author Topic: Kato Shiki Shima 'Train Hotel'  (Read 1024 times)

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Kato Shiki Shima 'Train Hotel'
« on: July 14, 2017, 03:46:34 pm »
There were rumours, but it has been confirmed that the Shiki-Shima train is to be produced by Kato.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10479045

Such a cool train.

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Re: Kato Shiki Shima 'Train Hotel'
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 05:45:21 pm »
But will the model cost as much as a ticket on the prototype? :D
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Re: Kato Shiki Shima 'Train Hotel'
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 07:09:13 pm »
200 seems very reasonable, a crazy looking prototype!

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Re: Kato Shiki Shima 'Train Hotel'
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 07:42:36 pm »
But will the model cost as much as a ticket on the prototype? :D

A couple of nights on the prototype is a minimum of 10x the price of the model! I doubt I will get to travel on it, but I would certainly like to at least see it.

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Re: Kato Shiki Shima 'Train Hotel'
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 08:16:36 pm »
Definitely joins the VSOE, The Ghan, The Savannahlander, Rocky Mountaineer, et al. on my bucket list. :thumbsup:
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Re: Kato Shiki Shima 'Train Hotel'
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 07:03:15 pm »
Really is a thing of beauty
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Re: Kato Shiki Shima 'Train Hotel'
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 10:41:36 pm »
There were rumours, but it has been confirmed that the Shiki-Shima train is to be produced by Kato.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10479045

Such a cool train.

  :hellosign: Thanks for sharing Claude, very very nice
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Re: Kato Shiki Shima 'Train Hotel'
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 11:50:02 pm »
its even got a piano!

Modeling exactly the interior of the observation seats, lounges, etc. seen from the window. In addition to the expression of the piano in the lounge, the table light of the dining, the fireplace of the lounge, the portillary light are the lighting formula and reproduced the calm atmosphere.
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Re: Kato Shiki Shima 'Train Hotel'
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 07:24:06 pm »
I do hope Kato release it as a basic set and add ons. I haven't enough track to show 10 carriages! Nice set it will be though especially if the interior is included.

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Re: Kato Shiki Shima 'Train Hotel'
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2017, 01:40:25 pm »
Gaugemaster announcement

N Scale Series E001 Train Suite Shiki-Shima

This diesel deluxe sleeping excursion train is operated by JR East. The excursion train takes the passengers on a circular route in which they explore the hidden depth of Japan.

The model produced by Kato will have the distinctive champagne gold livery, and the detailed irregular shaped windows around the front coach. Inside details will include diner's lights and the piano in the lounge!
K10-1447 Series E001 Train Suite Shiki-Shima 10 Car Special Set

Price 415.00

http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=K10-1447
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Re: Kato Shiki Shima 'Train Hotel'
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2017, 01:43:40 pm »
I'll take two then :D
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Re: Kato Shiki Shima 'Train Hotel'
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2017, 02:49:50 pm »
Gaugemaster announcement

N Scale Series E001 Train Suite Shiki-Shima

This diesel deluxe sleeping excursion train is operated by JR East. The excursion train takes the passengers on a circular route in which they explore the hidden depth of Japan.

The model produced by Kato will have the distinctive champagne gold livery, and the detailed irregular shaped windows around the front coach. Inside details will include diner's lights and the piano in the lounge!
K10-1447 Series E001 Train Suite Shiki-Shima 10 Car Special Set

Price 415.00

http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=K10-1447



Hobby Search have it currently at 202.00 (will change due to exchange rate). Even including postage and customs, it will work out significantly less than GM. And there will no doubt be cheaper options than HS. You will also get it within your lifetime, unlike GM.

Better wait until Train Trax get them (if they can); at least you will paid a semi-decent price.
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Re: Kato Shiki Shima 'Train Hotel'
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2017, 02:56:30 pm »
Amended my previous post as I quoted the dollar amount, not Sterling. GM are charging over twice that of Hobby Search!
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Re: Kato Shiki Shima 'Train Hotel'
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2017, 03:57:35 pm »
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Re: Kato Shiki Shima 'Train Hotel'
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2017, 08:25:32 pm »
It's time to drop a line to my Japanese supplier.  Not sure what I'll do with 10 carriages but still.

 

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