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N Gauge Type 923-3000 "Doctor Yellow" 4-Car Bookcase Add-On Set


Shipping in late October 2018

Four-Unit Add-on set packaged in a bookcase style box (Non-powered - box includes space for the 3-Unit base set to store the whole train.)

“Doctor Yellow” is the nickname granted to the Type 923-3000 diagnostic test train which is operated as a full-speed (270 km/h or 168 mph!) track inspection train on Japan’s high-speed bullet train or “Shinkansen” rail lines.

These trains are equipped with a wide array of detection equipment to allow them to inspect for faults in the tracks as well as in the overhead catenaries. Since these trains do not operate on a public schedule, sightings of them are treated as a rarity, and it is considered good luck to see one, making them a popular target for avid railfans!

The Kato N Scale Model of the good Doctor has been re-produced in Japan for 2018, with features like close coupling and illuminated spotlights in the pantograph area, just like the prototype! This one-of-a-kind train will be available as a base 3-car set along with an additional 4-car set, in a bookcase style package which can hold a full 7-car consist.

The Type 923-3000 “Doctor Yellow” is available as an analog (DC) release, but can be upgraded to DCC with the use of EM13 and FL12 (two needed) DCC decoders from Kato.

This is a pre-order. Your card will not be charged until your order is in-stock and ready to ship. Please plan accordingly.

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  • Model: 10-897

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 04 September, 2018.

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