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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N  (Read 55237 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #150 on: October 03, 2015, 03:46:50 PM »

Interesting idea but it is a brand new locomotive and with a world-wide market I would have thought that it should be capable of traversing anything?

Then again, change the wheels to what, I have no idea?

Peter.

I would start looking for a coach/wagon from the collection which could traverse the points without any problem. Strip the wheel-with-the-axle of that wagon, and try fitting those wheel sets to the centre bogie of the engine and see if it runs without the same problem. It it turns out OK, buy extra sets of wheels from the same manufacturer.

If the problem persists, then it's less a matter with the wheel standards.

Is the centre bogie spring loaded as it came?
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #151 on: October 03, 2015, 06:29:34 PM »
I would start looking for a coach/wagon from the collection which could traverse the points without any problem. Strip the wheel-with-the-axle of that wagon, and try fitting those wheel sets to the centre bogie of the engine and see if it runs without the same problem. It it turns out OK, buy extra sets of wheels from the same manufacturer.

If the problem persists, then it's less a matter with the wheel standards.

Is the centre bogie spring loaded as it came?

Thank you for your reply.

Yes, the bogie IS spring loaded and I tried increasing the loading with a thin washer but it tended to lift the locomotive drive bogies!

Our friend "railwaygun" has suggested a small weight and since I have some weighting material with a sticky backing, I will try that next.

Failing that I might take the suggestion from another of our friends and merely remove the bogie but of course that doesn't improve the overall look?

Thank you again for your suggestions, Peter.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #152 on: October 03, 2015, 07:33:20 PM »
also try removing the spring??
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #153 on: October 04, 2015, 06:54:08 AM »
Does the design for the attachment of the central bogie allow enough lateral movement for the bogie?

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #154 on: November 03, 2015, 05:24:18 AM »
Obscure EMU, an aluminium-bodied 301 series (based on the ubiquitous 103 series) built by JR for through-working on the Tokyo Metro Tozai line, in service ca. 1966 - 2003. Cheap as chips from Yahoo Auctions :D.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #155 on: November 14, 2015, 11:49:08 PM »
Kato Kumoni 13 electric railcar converted for local freight operations (newspaper transport etc.).
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #156 on: November 14, 2015, 11:53:25 PM »
Got a bit of character to it, that one!  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #157 on: November 15, 2015, 02:07:27 AM »
I very much like the look of the coaches shown in the last two Squidposts especially the railcar. Could see myself getting into the Japanese prototype from what I've seen of it on this forum and elsewhere, but must resist the temptation.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #158 on: November 15, 2015, 02:49:10 AM »
It's addictive, and worryingly cheap. The above vehicle set me back the equivalent of a whole 25 quid, new at normal-ish retail price. Front and rear lights too, and being Kato it Just Works.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #159 on: November 15, 2015, 02:55:10 AM »
Worryingly cheap because the Japanese discard railway gear like they do their cars after a couple of years? A Kato from Katoland - yes I would expect it to work well.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #160 on: November 15, 2015, 03:26:51 AM »
I meant "worryingly" as in worrying for my wallet. Despite the price it's excellent quality and with the usual care should provide many years of entertainment for all the family.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #161 on: December 20, 2015, 12:55:50 PM »
An impulse purchase from Yahoo Japan Auctions - this older style of Tokyo tram by Modemo was going cheap:

Stupidly I didn't notice until after winning that the reason for the cheapness was that it was advertised as "junk", i.e. the additional bits like pantograph were missing. However while tidying up last night I noticed something moving around inside the box, and after taking the padding out, lo-and-behold: pantograph and an unused sheet of decals.

Being an older Modemo design, there's no attempt to hide the motor unit, but it's an excellent little runner which despite the short wheelbase handles points smoothly even at prototypical-esque low speeds.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #162 on: December 20, 2015, 01:18:05 PM »
Looks really cool to me, especially after you have found the missing bits.

The motor blocking out the interior of N scale models is something that has never really bothered me if they run alright.  :beers:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #163 on: January 18, 2016, 01:34:56 PM »
Kato Kumoha 12 (passenger version of the Kumoha 13 shown a few posts above)

Being a modern Kato unit the motor is below window height.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #164 on: January 24, 2016, 07:26:08 AM »
M'lud, in my defence it was my birthday recently, also I was reading up on Japanese pilot-scheme era diesels, and there it was, beckoning to me seductively.


(Also it cost less than 30 quid in as-new condition).
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