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Author Topic: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N  (Read 24462 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #60 on: November 06, 2014, 01:22:22 pm »
That is pretty cool CD, I too rather like the quirky livery, not that that is out of place in Japan

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #61 on: November 06, 2014, 02:24:31 pm »
I picked this up out of the bargain bin at one of the model shops I frequent for 1500 yen (under 9 quid at the current exchange rate) with the intention of using it for locomotive surgery practice or whatever other potentially destructive operations occur to me. Worst case - I get a decorative non-runner to grace a scrap line or something.



I put it on the track, expecting it to grind and wobble or something, and it pulled away like a racehorse. Well, not a racehorse necessarily, but certainly one which enjoys a good gallop every now and again. Mechanically it beats the pants off a bunch of blue locos recently acquired from a far and distant island; the only things wrong with it, as far as I can see, are a lack of number plates and other associated gubbins, and some very minor damage to the window trim.

Hmm. Almost too nice to waste. I wonder what model it is (it's from Tomix) and if I can get replacement plates?
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #62 on: November 06, 2014, 02:31:42 pm »
'Tis an EF64-1000 (model 9110), but probably an older version as the roof detailing is not as good as the linked model.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #63 on: November 06, 2014, 02:42:23 pm »
Hmm, and fitting a DCC coder will not be easy as it's all chassis inside.

Edited to add: OTOH there's a raised section on the roof which clips on and which looks like it could house a small decoder if one were to drill holes for the wires. (But one has no idea what one is talking about).
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #64 on: November 11, 2014, 06:59:40 am »
This being Japan, I need to keep the tracks clean and tidy:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #65 on: November 13, 2014, 01:36:18 am »
The vacuum unit does seem to be fairly efficient. A Dapol Class 58 makes a very good motive power unit for this, as its low gearing means it runs slowly at higher voltages, enabling the vacuum unit to run at higher speeds while traversing the track slowly enough to actually pick stuff up. The two in combination do however make an alarming amout of noise, like there's someone with a chainsaw stalking around the track.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #66 on: November 13, 2014, 02:12:16 am »
As long as it works, that's the thing.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #67 on: November 13, 2014, 02:34:13 am »
Also if you stop it at a station, a team of pink-uniformed ladies jumps out and cleans the station toilets, while another polishes the platform to a gleam.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #68 on: November 13, 2014, 02:37:47 am »
Methinks you have been sniffing the cleaning fluid a bit too much ;)


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #69 on: November 13, 2014, 02:54:21 am »
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #70 on: November 17, 2014, 11:52:59 am »
Not only the latest Japanese purchase, but in fact the only one.
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #71 on: November 17, 2014, 12:48:49 pm »
Nice - what brought that on? A Tomix model by any chance?
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #72 on: November 17, 2014, 01:53:13 pm »
No, it's a Kato model. It was on eBay ages ago, but the seller didn't know what it was, so neither did I until I read this thread.
Now I know it's a DD51.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #73 on: November 17, 2014, 02:06:02 pm »
No, it's a Kato model. It was on eBay ages ago, but the seller didn't know what it was, so neither did I until I read this thread.
Now I know it's a DD57.
Very probably a DD51 then; it certainly looks like one, and I don't think there's such a thing as a DD57.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #74 on: November 17, 2014, 02:20:57 pm »
Oops, sorry typo. Now corrected.
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