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Atlas HO scale Nippon Sharyo Metra commuter cars

By | June 30, 2022

Master Line Type 8500 cab car and Type 6000 trailer car offered in multiple road numbers

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Metra silver passenger car

Nippon Sharyo Metra commuter cars

Metra silver passenger car
Nippon Sharyo Metra commuter cars from Atlas.

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: Type 8500 cab car, $139.95; Type 6000 trailer, $119.95; and three-pack (cab car and two trailers), $379.85

Era: Present day

Manufacturer: Atlas Model Railroad Co., 378 Florence Ave., Hillside, NJ 07205, 908-687-0880,

Nippon Sharyo Metra commuter car features:

  • 21-pin plug for optional Digital Command Control operation
  • Illuminated, directional light-emitting-diode (LED) headlights, ditch lights, and marker lights on cab car
  • Interior with seat detail and LED illumination
  • Metal wheels and couplers
  • Minimum recommended radius: 22”
  • Provision for mounting a speaker
  • Separate, factory-applied air horn, antenna, lift lugs, and diaphragms
  • Scheduled for release in second quarter 2023

Road names: Metra (Type 6000 trailer in 16 road numbers and Type 8500 cab car in three numbers). Two differently numbered Metra three-packs (cab car and two trailers) also available.

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One thought on “Atlas HO scale Nippon Sharyo Metra commuter cars

  1. Really looking forward to these! Have been asking Kato USA nicely for a few years now after seeing them doing N gauge versions but have been told “no dice”. Got a 3 set (cab car +2 coaches) & 3 individual coaches on order with Trainworld, as getting US market here in the UK can be a bit tricky.

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