Nankai Series 50000 Limited express Rapi:t (6-Car Set) (Model Train)


Nankai Series 50000 Limited express Rapi:t (N scale train model set)

The Nankai 50000 series is a limited express electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated in Japan by the private railway operator Nankai Electric Railway. Th designations of the cars numbers are as follows:Car No.1 (Tc2),  Car No.2 (M3), Car No. 3 (T1), Car No.4 (M2), Car No.5 (M1) and Car No. 6 (Tc1). The number is 50700 50200 50600 50100 50000 50500, respectively. In addition, Cars 2 and 5 are each fitted with two cross-arm type pantographs. Cars 5 and 6 have “Super Seat” accommodation. The only cars with toilets are Cars 3 and 5. These 6-car trains were introduced in 1994 on the new Rapi:t limited express service on the Nankai Airport Line serving Kansai International Airport, which opened on 4 September 1994. As of 1 April 2013, the fleet consists of six 6-car sets with three motored (“M”) cars and three non-powered trailer (“T”) cars formed as shown below, with car 1 at the Wakayama end.

This train can be bought from Ace manufacturer as follows:

Nankai Series 50000 Limited express Rapi:t (6-Car Set)

Nankai Series 50000 Limited express Rapi:t (6-Car Set)

Car body construction Steel
Train length 125.6 m (412 ft 1 in)
Width 2,850 mm (9 ft 4 in)
Height 4,140 mm (13 ft 7 in)
Doors Plug doors: 1 per car
Maximum speed 110 km/h (70 mph) (Nankai Line)
120 km/h (75 mph) (Airport Line)
Weight 219 t (216 long tons; 241 short tons)
Traction system Variable-frequency
Acceleration 2.5 km/(h·s) (1.6 mph/s)
Deceleration 3.7 km/(h·s) (2.3 mph/s) (service)
4.0 km/(h·s) (2.5 mph/s) (emergency)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC, Overhead line
Current collection method Pantograph
Bogies Bolsterless SS-137/SS-037
Braking system(s) Regenerative brake, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes
Safety system(s) ATS
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

Lively variations include:

  • Mobile Suit Gundam UC × Limited Express Rapi:t Neo Zeon Version (April – June 2014)
  • Peach × Rapi:t Happy Liner (September 2014 – August 2015)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens livery (November 2015 – May 2016)

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