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Layout Construction / Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Last post by Webbo on Today at 12:44:58 AM »
Hi railsquid

I can see why you and others like Japanese railway modelling. The passenger trains you show look very good with great variety and the quality of the models looks excellent.

Webbo
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Layout Construction / Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Last post by railsquid on Today at 12:41:50 AM »
Is it a Kato 10-374?

I had just Googled 'orange Japanese commuter train photos' and something by 'tutenkhamunsleeping' on the N Gauge Forum from March 2018 came up about 8 pics down  :).

Actually 10-370, I think 10-374 is the 4-car add-on set.

This 201 series model dates from ca. 1997, the protoype from ca. 1980 when it was launched as the first of a new generation of commuter trains with more efficient electrickery bits resulting in substantial (ca. 30%?) power consumption reduction compared to the earlier designs. It replaced the mix of 101 and 103 series trains, though the latter survived on the outer branches for a few years.


Kato 201 series (Chuo Line) by Rail Squid, on Flickr

The cab windows were a new, more modern-looking design, but the car bodies followed the conventional commuter train pattern, thought this was the last class to carry the all-over colour.

Replace ca. 2006 - 2008 by the previously seen E233 series.


Kato 201 series (Chuo Line) by Rail Squid, on Flickr
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Layout Construction / Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Last post by weave on Today at 12:10:01 AM »
Is it a Kato 10-374?

I had just Googled 'orange Japanese commuter train photos' and something by 'tutenkhamunsleeping' on the N Gauge Forum from March 2018 came up about 8 pics down  :).

Enjoy your new purchase.

Cheers weave  :beers:
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DJModels / Re: DJM - Statement of Affairs released
« Last post by emjaybee on Today at 12:08:53 AM »
Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but who owns the tooling for the already produced items, the OO J94, N Mermaid etc.?

Are they not valuable assets that could be sold on to help pay off debts?
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DCC / Re: Hints & tips for Z21 - latest firmware updates
« Last post by Railwaygun on Today at 12:04:44 AM »
 1. Z21® Maintenance

With the Z21® service application "Z21® Maintenance" you can configure and update your entire Z21® system via Ethernet or WiFi. This application allows you to always keep your Z21®, as well as smartRail™, MULTIMAUS® and Z21® DETECTOR up to date.

The latest version of the Z21®-Maintenance-Tool you can find here:
Z21®-Maintenance-V1.14.zip (8,5 MB)

The new Z21®-Maintenance-Tool V1.14 contains the following innovations:

    Added configuration options and firmware update for the Z21 Booster 10806 and 10807 connected via CAN.
    Added firmware/sound update also for Zimo MX600, MX616, MX659 and MX660 decoders.
    Bugfix for incorrect rendering when using 125% font scale.
    Bugfix for the firmware update process of the MULTIMAUS®.

The new Z21® firmware V1.33 (in Maintenance V1.14 included) contains the following innovations:

    CAN: added extensions for Z21® Booster 10806 and 10807 (voltage settings, short-circuit messages, RailCom® forwarding).
    DCC: CV register programming bugfix for Roco decoders 10740 and 10741.
    DCC: improved RailCom® cutout timing.
    X-BUS: added extensions for the handheld controllers LH101 and LH01.

https://www.z21.eu/en/downloads/software-tools

for all downloads
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Layout Construction / Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Last post by railsquid on Yesterday at 11:55:23 PM »
Orange Class 201?

If it is I cheated so please donate any bonus points to charity.

Correct!

Your bonus points have been donated to the Tachikawa Area N Gauge Addiction Therapy Group, where they will be used to wean sufferers off their impulse to purchase new N gauge trains, oh sod it Tomix have a new one out this week.
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DCC / Re: Roco z1 White with router package
« Last post by Railwaygun on Yesterday at 11:55:16 PM »
the ability of the Z21 to vary the output voltage means it can output 12-14v, a better voltage than the z21 ( for N scale locos).

A separate programming track prevents accidents ( ie reprogramming every loco on the track!)

DCC Concepts have a good reputation ( and just do DCC) and a good price on a Z21+ decoder deal : ( get the dealer to do all upgrades before purchase!)

https://www.dccconcepts.com/product-category/dcc-control-and-wiring/z21-and-roco-control-systems/

also a link to d/l English manual

https://www.dccconcepts.com/manual/roco-owners-manual-z21-system/

a PC/Android tablet are useful for upgrades from Roco. no iMac support ( the app runs on iPad/iPhone) though.

and if you haven't found it already:

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24531.msg260731#msg260731

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Layout Construction / Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Last post by weave on Yesterday at 11:44:45 PM »
Orange Class 201?

If it is I cheated so please donate any bonus points to charity. If not, 'I got it wrong again dad' but am learning more about all this Japanese stuff.

Cheers weave  :beers:
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Other Hobbies / Re: Any Cyclists out There?
« Last post by scottmitchell74 on Yesterday at 11:44:24 PM »
Want to be a cyclist, but terrified of stupid texters. As a firefighter I've seen my share of people run over by distracted drivers.
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Continental N Gauge / Re: Austrian & Czech HST. The "railjet"
« Last post by Bealman on Yesterday at 11:41:38 PM »
Railjet.... I thought the name was familiar!

I just looked back at my "Euroadventure" thread (2013), and realised I've had a few trips in one too!

Thanks for the memories!  :thumbsup:
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