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The world’s high speed train by KATO

TGV

The TGV means “High-speed train” in France which is France’s intercity high-speed rail service, operated by SNCF, a state-owned national rail operator. The SNCF stared to working on a high-speed rail network from 1996 to expand its transport network cross European. SNCF has various type of high-speed trains and Kato has selected some modern trains in N-scale.

Products

TGV Réseau

#10-1431 10-Car Set

The TGV Reseau debuted in 1993 when SNCF opened the north European line. “Reseau” means newtwork, and the train is in service as a general-use train which can be operated on all the lines in the LGV (Ligne à grande vitesse )  high speed train network that continues to expand from its origin point at Paris Lyon station. 
The locomotive is distinguished by its distinctive style of the cab and integrated roof that complements the sharp design of the first generation TGV. After its debut, the train was refurbished inside and out, changing its appearance into Christian Lacroix’s design in 2008 with the inauguration of the LGV East European Line.
The prototype this scale model consist is based on was made to serve as an international train travelling to and from Italy directly between Paris Lyon and Milan Central stations. The Reseau can be coupler either with another Reseau or with the new color Duplex TGV to make a 20-car consist train.

Features

・Overall Length: 1270mm
・Minimum Curve Radius: R192
・Maximum Operational Grade: 4%
・The power unit with flywheel
・Directional headlights
・Lighting can be installed in coaches by using the Interior light sets

Products

TGV Réseau Duplex

#10-1529 10-Car Set

The TGV Réseau Duplex of French National Railways (SNCF) is one of TGV series operates mainly form the Paris Lyon station on the southeast and Mediterranean routes to Marseille. In 2007 when the Eastern Europe route opening, some Réseau passenger cars were converted to POS consist and combined with new double-decker passenger car which created at that time similar to Duplex. Combinations of new passenger cars and locomotives with different production years have different features such as body cross-sections and curved surface treatments, and have features that cannot be seen in Duplex trains composed entirely of newly built vehicles. This product is a prototype which supports 2 power supplies of 25,000 V / 50 Hz and 1,500 V DC. The Prototype is frequently seen to operate with Réseau Duplexes or with a 20-car train combined with Duplex new paint scheme.

Features

・Overall Length: 1270mm
・Minimum Curve Radius: R192
・Maximum Operational Grade: 4%
・The power unit with flywheel
・Directional headlights
・Lighting can be installed in coaches by using the Interior light sets

Products

TGV Duplex New Color

#10-1324 10-Car Set

The TGV Duplex double-decker train, the pride of SNCF, was developed to carry an increased number of passengers on the TGV southeast line (Paris-Lyons) efficiently and comfortably with its all-double decker car consist. This Train made its debut in 1995 and entered service in 1996.

On the Mediterranean line, which opened in 2000 between Lyons and Marseilles and subsequently became France’s main artery for business and tourism, the Duplex is operated as the primary train running fast at a maximum speed of 300km/h in order to quickly transport the steadily increasing number of passengers. Today, this high speed train operates across a wide area including the Mediterranean, Atlantic, and East European lines.

In 2012, the train was repainted into a new paint scheme with contrasting red doors on a white body, making them easily identifiable from the outside.

Features

・Overall Length: 1270mm
・Minimum Curve Radius: R192
・Maximum Operational Grade: 4%
・The power unit with flywheel
・Directional headlights
・Lighting can be installed in coaches by using the Interior light sets

Products

TGV Lyria

#10-1325 10-Car Set

The TGV “Lyria” is a TGV model which is operated by Lyria, a joint company of SNCF and SBB. These designated “Lyria” trains depart from Paris or Lyons in France and travel to and from cities in Switzerland, Geneva, Lausanne, Bern, Zurich and others. Since September 2012, the 30th anniversary of the TGV, the trains have been operated in a POS (Paris-Ostfrankreich-Suddeutschland) configuration but decked out in a new livery, bearing the logo of “TGV Lyria” on the side of the lead and end cars. The tops are all finished in a dark metallic paint with a red line draw down the size with red accents on the doors. This is known as the “Carmillon” paint scheme, and is born by both the Lyria and Duplex TGV trains.
The TGV POS configuration is made up of 10 total cars, but these trains are also operated in 20 Car trains made from the combination of two 10 car consists.

Features

・Overall Length: 1270mm
・Minimum Curve Radius: R192
・Maximum Operational Grade: 4%
・The power unit with flywheel
・Directional headlights
・Lighting can be installed in coaches by using the Interior light sets

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