Type 923-3000 "Doctor Yellow"

N Scale Type 923-3000 "Doctor Yellow" 3-Car Powered Base Set by Kato
Product SKU : 10-896



Retail:  $145.00   OUR PRICE:  $123.25


Three-Unit Base Powered Train (includes two end cars and a motorized car)

“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.



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