700 series Shinkansen train model

700 series Shinkansen (bullet train): N scale Train model sets

The modern bullet train (Shinkansen) 700 series was built between 1997 and 2006. It first joined operatively in 1999. This train was planned as an improved version of the N300 designed  by JR Central and JR West for use on both Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines.

Some variants of 700 series include:

  • 700-9000 series: 16-car pre-series set
  • 700-0 series: 16-car “C” sets owned by JR Central, introduced from March 1999
  • 700-3000 series: 16-car “B” sets owned by JR West, introduced from 2001
  • 700-7000 series: 8-car Hikari Rail Star “E” sets owned by JR West, introduced from 11 March 2000

The reduced number of 500 Series shinkansen offered high-performance but also high-cost. The modern 700 series trains were planned to offer improved ride comfort and interior facilities over the earlier 300 series trains at a lower cost than the 500 series trains. The cost of a 16-car 700 series unit is approximately 4 billion yen compared with around 5 billion yen for a 16-car 500 series train.

With the new models N700 series, the 700 series are expected to be withdrawn from Tokaido Shinkansen services by the end of 2019 in Japan.

Car body construction Aluminium
Car length 25,000 mm (82 ft 0 in) (intermediate cars),
27,350 mm (89 ft 9 in)
(end cars)
Width 3,380 mm (11 ft 1 in)
Height 3,690 mm (12 ft 1 in)
Doors 2 per side
Maximum speed 270 km/h (170 mph) (Tokaido), 285 km/h (177 mph) (Sanyo)
Traction system 48 x 275 kW (369 hp) (16-car set),
24 x 275 kW (369 hp) (8-car set)
Power output 13.2 MW (17,700 hp) (16-car set),
6.6 MW (8,900 hp) (8-car set)
Acceleration 2.0 km/h/s (0.56 m·s−2)
Deceleration 2.7 km/h/s (0.75 m·s−2)
Electric system(s) 25 kV AC, 60 Hz overhead catenary
Current collection method Pantograph
Safety system(s) ATC-1, ATC-NS
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

Kato 10-277 700 Series Nozomi 4 Car Add On Set (N scale train set)

Kato 10-276 700 Series Nozomi 4 Car Set (N scale train set)

700 series Nozomi Shinkansen

700 series Nozomi Shinkansen