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Author Topic: N Scale Vehicles - sticky topic  (Read 1662 times)

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N Scale Vehicles - sticky topic
« on: January 24, 2017, 10:19:06 pm »
This webpage of the N Scale Vehicle Association, though an American site, conveniently brings together a good collection of links to many manufacturers throughout the world of N scale vehicles, and some other useful links.

Some links are limited, or take you to major suppliers, such as Kato USA, where you need to do some navigating to the relevant pages, but it's a fair compendium as a starting point for chasing down items.

It concentrates on 1/160 N, but not exclusivly ( I note Oxford is listed, for instance) and there's a list of manufacturers who produce what the site calls 'Nearly N Scale'.

http://nscalevehicles.org/resources.php

I've yet to explore the rest of the website in depth but some pages look interesting.

« Last Edit: October 26, 2017, 08:22:31 pm by Railwaygun, Reason: Merged threads »
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Re: N Scale Vehicles
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 10:24:32 pm »
Brilliant, thankyou for sharing! When my next pay comes in I was hoping to get myself a few little vehicles so its great to see the variety available!  :D
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Re: N Scale Vehicles
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 11:03:37 pm »
Perhaps some links could be better - TomyTec one takes me to their Japanese language site. Ah well.

Edit
Found an English language site through Google for Tomytec. When I clicked on its links it took me to ........ Japanese language webpages! Ah well. Again.

Maybe someone has a good link to their vehicles with English text and could post it here. I'm for dreamland. :dighole:
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Re: N Scale Vehicles
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 06:14:32 am »
Could @railsquid kindly help/advise with this, please?

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Re: N Scale Vehicles
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2017, 07:37:51 am »
Perhaps some links could be better - TomyTec one takes me to their Japanese language site. Ah well.

Edit
Found an English language site through Google for Tomytec. When I clicked on its links it took me to ........ Japanese language webpages! Ah well. Again.

Maybe someone has a good link to their vehicles with English text and could post it here. I'm for dreamland. :dighole:

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It's easier to do Ebay searches for tomytec vehicles

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=Tomytec+1%2F150+car+bus&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Tomytec+1%2F150+car&_sacat=0
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Re: N Scale Vehicles
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2017, 07:47:14 am »
I'm not aware of any specific sites (the Japanese one is good enough for me :P ) but this retailer: http://www.1999.co.jp/ seems to get linked a lot for model railway item descriptions in English.

Unfortunately they have some weird setup which prevents me from viewing their English language pages from within Japan, and I can't be bothered to set up a proxy to work around that so can't say how useful it might be.
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Re: N Scale Vehicles
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2017, 08:39:35 am »
We can't all be bi/multi-vocal Squiddy!!

After 69 years I'm still struggling with English but thanks for the link.

For those interested take a look here and see if this helps at all:

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/250/0/1

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Re: N Scale Vehicles
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2017, 10:05:25 am »
Perhaps some links could be better - TomyTec one takes me to their Japanese language site. Ah well.

Edit
Found an English language site through Google for Tomytec. When I clicked on its links it took me to ........ Japanese language webpages! Ah well. Again.

Maybe someone has a good link to their vehicles with English text and could post it here. I'm for dreamland. :dighole:

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It's easier to do Ebay searches for tomytec vehicles


Thanks RG.  :thumbsup:

 A link to a manufacturer or main supplier is always my preferred starting point as usually, though not always, they will show their currently available items, as well as past creations. These lists then give a starting point for searches web-wide to find someone who actually sells a particular item i might be interested in.

Otherwise it's all a bit hit and miss, like using Osborns site, that has a fair number of sub-groups for n Scale vehicles, but not exactly in depth stock, so i get no proper idea of just what a manufacture has currently in production or had produced earlier by looking for things this way.
Gaugemaster can also be used Like this, but again it's lists are not exhaustive.


And thanks to @railsquid and @daveg for the 1999 link. :thumbsup:
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Re: N Scale Vehicles
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2017, 03:19:17 pm »
I have started a range of lorry kits, based on Mercedes Axor cab units and also Mercedes Citaro inspired buses.

Other lorries and buses are planned for later in the year.

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Re: N Scale Vehicles
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2017, 04:48:46 pm »
Intrigued to find a TomyTec car on @NTrain 's eBay site, I began a search for other items from the TomyTec Car Collections series.

I found that these sets, issued and collected rather like trading cards in Japan, were in 15 series, first issued in about 2003/4, with often repeat issues of a set, but last issued in February 2013, which might explain difficulties I had finding many.

Anyway, quite by chance I found a detailed description of all the sets on the very website this thread opened with a link to!

I tried finding the page from that websites homepage but without success, so here it is as a separate link to the three page detail:

http://nscalevehicles.org/resources/tomytec_collection_p1.php

Now all I have to do is find more of them for sale. :hmmm:
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Re: N Scale Vehicles
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2017, 05:02:07 pm »
They do that with trains and buses too, i.e. release limited runs of specific (often obscure regional) items; the more popular ones will get sold as more regular sets. Come to think of it they don't seem to be putting much in the way of cars out recently.
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Re: N Scale Vehicles
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2017, 10:04:27 pm »
I have just found that the greatest compendium of n gauge vehicles - seemingly all in stock - is to be found in the listings of DM-Toys in Germany.

From construction vehicles to cars, lorries, agricultural, vans. The whiole gamut of rtr manufacturers appear to be included, and I even found some of the TomyTec sets, and some Kato ones too. A snowmobile, a snow plough or two, and a Ford GT40 are some of the less well known offerings.

When searching just use the left hand list and, ignoring the search facility, scroll down to pick a category - e.g. Agricultural - to see those.

If you chose more than one category at a time it confuses the system and usually reveals no results, so keep to just one at a time.

I expect their stock list doesn't include all that is out there, but I bet it comes  darned close in most categories.

And their p&p is fair too, but as in all things, shop around as you please.
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Re: N Scale Vehicles
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2017, 10:24:19 pm »
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Re: N Scale Vehicles
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2017, 09:44:22 pm »
@Bornin1980something has just posted very useful links for those seeking modern cars on the thread about Oxford Diecast coming releases.

I trust he will be happy for me to place this link to his post on this thread to keep such things together:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=36008.msg426257#msg426257
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Re: N Scale Vehicles
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2017, 12:55:38 pm »
this is a running thread for vehicles topics

if successful, a Vehicles sub-group will be created

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