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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N  (Read 55242 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #165 on: January 24, 2016, 08:10:11 AM »
I'll bet it runs like a dream.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #166 on: January 24, 2016, 08:25:50 AM »
It's from Microace, who are responsible for the one true duff Japanese loco I have, and who are not quite up to Kato standards, it runs fine if a little growly, but hey it's a diesel  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #167 on: January 28, 2016, 03:37:24 PM »
So, among my many other vices is an interest in Japanese "pilot scheme" diesels. Japan is maybe a bit unusual in that it went down the electrification route quite early, but there was a realisation post-war that these kettly things were maybe not the non-plus-ultra for lines it was not yet economical to electrify, resulting in some experimentation with heavy diseasals. The previous purchase was an example of the diesel-electric genre; this:

is a hydraulic, apparently inspired by the Bundesbahn V160 (BR 216) and used technology licensed from Germany;also, if the Japanese Wikipedia article is to be believed, the apparent success of hydraulics in Britain encouraged adoption of this technology in Japan. Unfortunately it seems this particular design didn't fare very well and lasted less than two decades in service, but it's a nice bright red-orange colour with an unusual Bo-1-Bo configuration and an Anglo-German connection which in 2nd-hand "as new" condition made this Squid approximately GBP 15 poorer. OK, it's an older Tomix design which is not exactly super-detailed, but at that price who can complain? Also it smells ever so slightly of tatami mats, presumably because the previous owner had stored it for many years in a tatami-fitted room, but this is Japan after all...

Eagle-eyed observers may also notice the presence of indentations in the body - these are for fitting of number plates, a selection of which are provided with the loco; I'll have to investigate and choose a reasonably auspicious one.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #168 on: January 28, 2016, 04:31:56 PM »
 :hellosign: very nice Railsquid, thanks for sharing
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #169 on: February 05, 2016, 09:44:32 AM »
Can't have too many 2-Co-Co-2s IMHO, especially not in this rather handsome livery.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #170 on: February 06, 2016, 06:45:07 PM »
Does anyone know a source of the KAto Imperial set (+add-on car) in UK ( or abroad)??

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #171 on: February 06, 2016, 11:25:51 PM »
Does anyone know a source of the KAto Imperial set (+add-on car) in UK ( or abroad)??

Try http://www.modeltrainplus.net/ maybe? Japan-based but export-orientated, comes highly recommended.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #172 on: February 29, 2016, 08:59:28 PM »
i thought i would share my current Kato Sets

100 Series Grand Hikari (my first ever Kato purchase from Model Rail scotland about 15 years ago, still running strong)



500 Series Nozomi (waiting on the additional 4 car set to arrive from japan)



700 Series Nozomi (waiting on the 4 car expansion to arrive)



E5 Hayabusa  (Purchased this at Model Rail Scotland at the weekend and waiting on the 4 car expansion to arrive)



not japanese i know but also the Eurostar set




i am also awaiting delivery of the following and will post pictures when they arrive

E6 super komachi (7 car set)
Dr Yellow 700 Series (7 car set)
E4 max (4 car set)
Grand Hikari 8 car addon set
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #173 on: February 29, 2016, 10:08:07 PM »
 :welcomesign:

Point of detail: the Kato "Grand Hikari" is a 100 series.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #174 on: February 29, 2016, 10:29:34 PM »
oops i keep getting the 100 and 200 mixed up
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #175 on: March 01, 2016, 11:06:11 PM »
 :hellosign: Thanks for sharing Spark86, all very nice
regards Derek.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #176 on: March 02, 2016, 12:05:33 AM »
Ooh, somebody has a nice selection of Bullets there (plus the honorary bullet!). Do you have somewhere to run them? I seem to have collected a few full-length sets over the years. Nice, but when your layout is an 8' end-to-end,  they don't tend to get to cover much distance!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #177 on: March 02, 2016, 08:20:22 PM »
thank you, i have purchased a ton of track, but part of the reason i joined here is i am in the planning phase of making my first full layout and as the pictures suggest i am going Japanese on this layout, i have been going to model rail shows for about 20 years and i have only ever seen only a couple of Japanese N-Gauge layouts, most of them i see are either classic uk, German or USA. its something that boggles my mind as some of the Japanese layouts are phenomenal.

i have just worked it out and i will have 6 full length shinkansens (3 nozomi length ones) and standard E4 and the paired E5/E6 length shinkansens. i have seen longer Dr yellow trainsets done in N-gauge however the real train is only 7 cars long.

i do have plans to modify the doctor yellow to also perform track cleaning(modifying one of the cars) as i think that will be pretty apt for its role and have seen versions done before.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #178 on: March 02, 2016, 10:22:20 PM »
... i have been going to model rail shows for about 20 years and i have only ever seen only a couple of Japanese N-Gauge layouts, most of them i see are either classic uk, German or USA. its something that boggles my mind as some of the Japanese layouts are phenomenal.


There are probably less the ten in the UK on the circuit at present, although I know that two have recently changed hands and are planned to hit the shows again. Our club used to have a large (16' x 3') Japanese layout, but this was sold on and subsequently converted to UK outline a couple of years ago.

Any new additions can only be a good thing - especially if they include Bullets!  :)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #179 on: March 05, 2016, 07:54:21 PM »
another addition to my collection (the 4 car expansion is also on its way too)

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