Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
miyakoji

JR Shikoku KIRO47 Iyo-nada Monogatari

Recommended Posts

miyakoji

Overshadowed no doubt by the news about JR East's new E235 series, here's JR Shikoku's new cruise train, the Iyo-nada Monogatari.  Based on a two-car KIHA47 set, these have been redesignated KIRO, RO indicating Green Car, as far as I know.  They're still numbered as 47s, 1400 subseries.  Service will start July 26th.  The livery is tasteful, I think, and I really like the interior and bentos :).

 

http://railf.jp/news/2014/07/02/170000.html

 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
westfalen

They do look nice. There's life in those old kiha 47's yet.

Share this post


Link to post
JR 500系

I like it! The livery is nice, two tone colours are always tasteful to the eyes (when done in a right way), like the Ibusuki-No-Tamatebako.

 

N scale Model please?

Share this post


Link to post
katoftw

It's nice. Kyushu have had success with their old 140s and 47s, so dont see why other companies cannot have the same success.

Share this post


Link to post
kvp

Good design, nice paint and retro style interior. I like it! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Densha
E6系

Very classy.  Has anyone announced a model?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Sacto1985

Given how successful JR Kyushu modified a number of old KiHa 40/47 DMU's into excursion trainsets, I'm actually a little surprised that JR Shikoku didn't didn't do this earlier.

Share this post


Link to post
keitaro

a local city news letter advert

 

sorry about the quaility

post-445-0-19355500-1404601596_thumb.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
cteno4

It is very nice! Interior has a sort of classy 60s feel to it. I like the color choices, some care went in them and there is a bit of pearlesence in the paint job that also gives it a subtle pop and class to make it stand out as more of a special train.

 

A model of this one would be very nice!

 

Jeff

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
keitaro

I like the striping in the livery. and in general i just like the prototypes body shape and design.

 

I might try ride on it next year.

Share this post


Link to post
katoftw

a train ride and lunch/dinner for 4500jpy. great value.

Edited by katoftw

Share this post


Link to post
JR 500系

Well, Microace did the Setouchi Marine View http://www.microace-arii.co.jp/products/img/A6070_p.jpg

 

:grin

 

Yes indeed, but having missed it on pre-order it's very hard and expensive to get it now.... The thing about these special 2-car sets from MA is they always seem to disappear very fast and get inflated prices quickly, like the Ibusuki-No-Tamatebako, the former Isaburo-Shinpei, Setouchi Marine View, etc.

 

So lesson learnt not going to miss these nice 2-car sets now, like the awaiting 'Misuzu-Shiosai' on pre-order..  :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Guest ___

Shame I missed it by a couple of months. Only saw a head of one poking out of the shop and a ton of posters all over the JR-S stations touting its impending arrival.

Share this post


Link to post
katoftw

like the Ibusuki-No-Tamatebako, the former Isaburo-Shinpei,

Got the Ibusuki-No-Tamebako from hobby search last Feburary for 9,270 yen ($90USD).

 

Still waiting on my 3 car Isaburo-Shinpei pre order though...

 

But you are right about the pre orders. Either pre order a train you want, or wait a minimum for 3 years to get it again. OR pay 2-3X it's original value.

Edited by katoftw

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...