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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N  (Read 35632 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #315 on: March 15, 2018, 04:00:38 pm »
Of course - its 1600x600 - simple loop, one side scenic, the other side what will be a small fiddle years.

Formation is prototypical but heavily tweaked to get it into such a small space.

You'll note that passenger trains reverse to get in or out of the station as the line is on a rising 1:25 grade.

I'm about 6 weeks in at this stage!


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #316 on: March 15, 2018, 08:04:47 pm »
Looks good - worth a thread in its own right. I find switchback stations fascinating - I am planning something along similar lines myself.

Always good to see another J-Trains fiend on here...
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« Reply #317 on: March 15, 2018, 08:16:27 pm »
Great to see more Japanese trains :thumbsup:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #319 on: March 17, 2018, 05:00:26 pm »
what about the Piano? worth a small print of a keyboard stuck on, and some sound effects?

Quite. I had the tuner in - he took one look and asked how I hoped he'd tune it with no keys. He
wanted to play Chopin-san's Minute Waltz in n-gauge but thought the strings were so short it would end up ultrasonic.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #320 on: March 23, 2018, 08:47:50 pm »


Today's arrival. Tomytec car collection N1, including four different Nissans. Most interesting for me is the X-trail.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #321 on: March 29, 2018, 11:09:16 am »


A used Kato 10-374 Class 201 four car add-on pack in Chūō Line orange livery, from a Spanish ebay seller for 32.40 Euros.

I've been after one of these for just over 4 years now, and all of a sudden 2 come up together, the other was a stonking 123.47 even before VAT and import duties so I was happy to be the highest bidder on the one from inside the EU :)




Flashback: A video from 2014 featuring the original 6 car pack.  At the time I didn't think I'd be waiting 4 years to finish the set!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #322 on: March 29, 2018, 11:20:18 am »
Quite a bargain, I have the 6 car set but the lead car was damaged and I couldn't source the parts for it. Took me 18 months to find one and cost me about 35 buying through a third party agent  :(
The ten car set is nice but would be too big for my layout, look forward to seeing it in action though  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #323 on: March 29, 2018, 12:24:58 pm »
They're getting more expensive in Japan, I snaffled one in good condition for a reasonable price a few months back. Come to think of it, it's almost a decade since they were removed from service, though there is one end car still visible at one of the depots on the line.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #324 on: March 29, 2018, 08:42:51 pm »
 :hellosign: Nice find Steve, the best things come to those who wait
     regards Derek.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #325 on: March 29, 2018, 10:14:55 pm »
Very nice Steve

And, those coaches are coupled together very closely, I note.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #326 on: April 05, 2018, 04:33:08 pm »




'Tis the season of the tilty-thing, and while circumstances conspired to prevent me getting my paws on a Pendolino, I have managed to console myself with a Kato E351 :D

Packs 10-1342 and 10-1343 from Keith at Traintrax combine to give a full 12 car set.  I missed it last time around but snapped up the recent re-release, presumably timed to coincide with the real things' withdrawal and replacement by new E353 units.

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« Reply #327 on: April 06, 2018, 01:10:26 pm »
 :hellosign: Nice looking model Steve, hope to see it running soon
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #328 on: April 06, 2018, 03:53:10 pm »
Packs 10-1342 and 10-1343 from Keith at Traintrax combine to give a full 12 car set.  I missed it last time around but snapped up the recent re-release, presumably timed to coincide with the real things' withdrawal and replacement by new E353 units.

Indeed; the last E351 is scheduled for tomorrow, then they're all off for scrap. Unfortunately the replacements look a lot less interesting.

For owners of older E351 models such as myself, Kato has produced an upgrade kit (part number 28-223), which I shall acquire soon-ish.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #329 on: April 15, 2018, 02:50:37 pm »
Packs 10-1342 and 10-1343 from Keith at Traintrax combine to give a full 12 car set.  I missed it last time around but snapped up the recent re-release, presumably timed to coincide with the real things' withdrawal and replacement by new E353 units.

Indeed; the last E351 is scheduled for tomorrow, then they're all off for scrap. Unfortunately the replacements look a lot less interesting.

For owners of older E351 models such as myself, Kato has produced an upgrade kit (part number 28-223), which I shall acquire soon-ish.

Aargh, sold out everywhere... Never mind...

Meanwhile not exactly a new purchase, but a Kato 101 series commuter EMU of the Chuo-Sobu line, a cheap auction acquisition from a while back produced in 2006, which is in beautiful exterior condition but suffering from Painfully Growly Motor Syndrome (for a moment I almost thought it was from Dapol ;) ) so put it away pending round tuits... Which arrived, and after some contemplation, careful application of oil to the motor bearings has resolved the issue and my commuters have a new (well OK, early 1960s design) train to look forward to.

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