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Offline Lui

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Something for the future
« on: February 01, 2012, 08:35:28 pm »
Can you purchase the bullet train in N-Gauge or something similar to go with my futuristic look and if so where would i need to look.Cheers Lui.
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Re: Something for the future
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 08:40:35 pm »
I have a bullet train, the Nozomi and I bought it on eBay.

There are usually various models of bullet trains on eBay.
You could go to PlazaJapan, they sell on eBay and are usually very good.
I hope you realise there are lots of bullet trains available  ;)

cheers John.

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Re: Something for the future
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 08:57:59 pm »
Hi Lui

this is where I have bought much of my Japanese stock from and a list of all the Shinkansens they have  http://www.1999.co.jp/search_e.asp?Typ1_c=104&scope=0&scope2=0&itkey=shinkansen

As John says there are many variants and they don't come cheap and whilst you will get a better deal ordering from Japan you always have the risk of Royal Mail picking it up and getting caught for import tax and their ludicrous handling charge.

If you really want one, keep an eye on ebay and try and pick up a good second hand Kato set.

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Re: Something for the future
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 09:14:55 pm »
Thanks for that. Info on board will have a look at that site but not to keen on E-bay. Been stung several times with electrical goods
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« Last Edit: February 01, 2012, 10:10:38 pm by Lawrence »

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Re: Something for the future
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2012, 10:08:40 pm »
Thanks for that. Info on board will have a look at that site but not to keen on E-bay. Been stung several times with electrical goods


Plaza Japan have a really good reputation for service, and treat Ebay as a shop outlet as opposed to an auction site. I have used them a good few times, as well as Hobby Search - also mentioned by Lawrence - and have never had an issue with either.

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Re: Something for the future
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2012, 07:38:06 am »
Thanks for putting me on the right track ( If you pardon the pun ) did'nt know there were that many sites out there. Now all i have to do is find that awesome train i saw on a video. from Japan of a train that had a front like a spear. I so need that on this layout..Cheers Lui.
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Re: Something for the future
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2012, 08:07:02 am »
Thanks for putting me on the right track ( If you pardon the pun ) did'nt know there were that many sites out there. Now all i have to do is find that awesome train i saw on a video. from Japan of a train that had a front like a spear. I so need that on this layout..Cheers Lui.


That sounds like the series 500 Shinkansen. If so, both Kato and Tomix produce one.

 http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/500_Series_Shinkansen
« Last Edit: February 02, 2012, 08:10:32 am by Claude Dreyfus, Reason: Added link »

 

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