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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N  (Read 36849 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #300 on: February 09, 2018, 02:30:09 pm »
While I was there I found this:



which meant for about 20 GBP at current exchange rates I got an 8-car EMU bookset (MicroAce 115 series) in excellent exterior condition, albeit in need of a wheel clean and a bit of lubrication:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #301 on: February 09, 2018, 03:02:07 pm »
I'm moving to Japan! :D
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #302 on: February 18, 2018, 01:31:51 am »
It's like living in a candy store as far as N gauge goes...

Meanwhile the 155 series has been fixed up and de-screeched, turned out it needed a drop of oil on the motor bearings, now runs acceptably. Not the quietest of motors and not smooth at low speeds, but that's not unusual for older Microace models.



For the record, the 155 series was built in the late 1950s as a long-distance train for school excursions (there being a post-war baby boom and substantial demand for trips e.g. between Tokyo and Kyoto to see the historical sites), later converted to general usage, though mainly for unscheduled/charter services, and withdrawn by the early 1980s.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #303 on: February 18, 2018, 01:47:35 am »
Good one!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #304 on: February 19, 2018, 03:06:46 pm »
Did I mention Japan is full of N gauge bargains? Not quite as cheap as the preceding find, but then it was in mint condition, "it" being a 4-car 115 series, 1000 subclass interurban EMU set as would have run on the Chuo Line to the west of Tokyo in the mid 1980s (a rather obscure consist which suits me fine).



Runs OK, just suffering from what seems to be a common defect with Tomix EMUs of the 1990s/2000s, namely the casings which hold the worm gear in place over the bogie tower are prone to rattling about somewhat, making them uncomfortably noisy runners (as previously detailed here).

Fix is simple enough:



Video with audible before/after difference will be forthcoming.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #305 on: February 20, 2018, 01:49:15 pm »
Not the best of videos but gives an idea of the difference.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #307 on: March 01, 2018, 03:24:23 pm »
A Bo'Bo'+Bo'Bo'multi-system AC/DC two-unit EH500 from Kato, combining the desirable properties of being a cheap non-runner yet easily fixable (the camshaft which connects the trailing unit had popped out).

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #308 on: March 11, 2018, 11:37:31 pm »
Something a little older, an EF15 from the 1940s/1950s (the prototype, the model is a lot newer of course).


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #309 on: March 12, 2018, 12:30:28 am »
I like that one! Lot of character.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #310 on: March 12, 2018, 03:35:12 pm »
I've had this set for a couple of months now - it's been too cold to do much modelling except a small non-railway military outpost diorama. Anyway, I took a shot of the boxes yesterday. I haven't set up a display track which will have to be 1.8m long. That'll come in time.

I've tested the powered carriage and the one with table lamps - they hardly seem subtle, look more like flat-topped LEDs poked up from the floor. But, well... I'm not over-impressed with what I got for my money.  The cabin framework isn't as in the real life photo(s). Never mind.

I'd have bought the Tomix Monterey JR set if it had been announced first.



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #311 on: March 13, 2018, 08:12:00 pm »
what about the Piano? worth a small print of a keyboard stuck on, and some sound effects?
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #312 on: March 15, 2018, 03:39:31 pm »
Long time lurker first time poster...

Here's my recently acquired 1+1 car Kiha40 Hokkaido South Railway on a work in progress layout which is (very) loosely based on Tsubojiri Station



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #313 on: March 15, 2018, 03:53:23 pm »
Nice models Giles, thanks for sharing :thumbsup: and welcome aboard. :wave:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #314 on: March 15, 2018, 03:53:38 pm »
Welcome from the shadows Kiha40, nice to have you fully on board.  Looks to be some serious mountains in your scenery, any chance of a bit more of a view please.

 

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