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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N  (Read 54576 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #240 on: January 15, 2017, 03:00:56 AM »
I really like that one, Squiddy.  :thumbsup:

Bet it's a lovely runner, too.  :thumbsup:
It is indeed. 101 class EMU, first post-war modern EMU class, and the first not to be decorated in brown.

For comparision here's the Kato "Kokuden" 103 series, which was an improved version of the 101; the orange model is the first N gauge train I ever bought - they're cheap and cheerful, and based on the original Kato tooling from the 1960s with an upgraded motor.

Kato Kokuden fitted with close couplings by Rail Squid, on Flickr
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #241 on: January 15, 2017, 03:06:08 AM »
As you say, cheap and cheerful, but still ok. The new one is a big improvement, though.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #242 on: January 17, 2017, 10:01:47 PM »
Tomix E1 Shinkansen:

Tomix E1 Shinkansen by Rail Squid, on Flickr

part of a trainset pack from 1995/1996, excellent condition except one the custom coupling on one of the power car bogies was broken. Fortunately replacements are available, unfortunately they're for a newer version and don't quite fit, fortunately I was able to hack bits off the new one onto the old one.

The E1 Shinkansen itself is no longer with us, having been in service from 1994 to 2012.

Thanks for sharing, I love the E1 but it's so hard to find in the uk apart from the random ebay listings for the kato 4 car basic set, yet to find the 10-341 add on set for it is impossible and the tomix sets run into about 200-300 pounds
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« Reply #243 on: January 19, 2017, 06:48:28 PM »
Special Delivery from Japan today :D  :laugh: :laugh3:

just a few screens and a comparison of it beside a regular 500 series, and the custom re-railer




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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #244 on: January 25, 2017, 04:02:04 PM »
The 1970s called and wanted their ED75 back, made by Tomy in Hong Kong, the first contemporary locomotive from what would become Tomix.

tomy-ed75-profile by Rail Squid, on Flickr
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #245 on: March 11, 2017, 07:46:51 AM »
To go with this Kato EH-200 I acquired a while back:

Kato EH200 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

some appropriate tank wagons:

taki-1000 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

and changed the default Arnold couplings to Kato ones, which look much nicer:

Kato Taki 1000s with Kato coupler by Rail Squid, on Flickr

This is a bit modern for my tastes, on the other hand I see these trains quite a lot and they kind of grew on me.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #246 on: March 11, 2017, 10:46:17 AM »
Aah, the lure of the Taki proved too much... Very smart wagons, and certainly look the part behind an EH200.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #247 on: April 03, 2017, 03:45:49 PM »
The Squidlet loves them, especially as we saw the real thing again the other week.

Now for something pink:


modemo-toden-8800-tram by Rail Squid, on Flickr
A contemporary Tokyo 8800 series tram from Modemo, which has been appealing to me for some reason and I found one at a total bargain the other day. It does "suffer" from the usual "motor in the passenger space" problem, but the prototypical tinted glass disguises this quite well, and it has front and rear directional lighting, which I wasn't expecting, and is an excellent little runner.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #248 on: April 04, 2017, 10:30:11 AM »
Thats just so sweet I love it!

 I'm back in a very Japanese railway mood right now and have some birthday money burning a hole in my pocket so I've been thinking of a tram, though I do prefer some of the more old fashioned ones.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #249 on: April 04, 2017, 11:43:34 AM »
Yup, in general I prefer the older stuff but for some reason this particular model took my fancy.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #250 on: April 04, 2017, 01:00:47 PM »
All great stuff, Squiddy!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #251 on: April 08, 2017, 07:11:33 AM »
Tomix E1 Shinkansen:

Tomix E1 Shinkansen by Rail Squid, on Flickr

part of a trainset pack from 1995/1996, excellent condition except one the custom coupling on one of the power car bogies was broken. Fortunately replacements are available, unfortunately they're for a newer version and don't quite fit, fortunately I was able to hack bits off the new one onto the old one.

The E1 Shinkansen itself is no longer with us, having been in service from 1994 to 2012.

Thanks for sharing, I love the E1 but it's so hard to find in the uk apart from the random ebay listings for the kato 4 car basic set, yet to find the 10-341 add on set for it is impossible and the tomix sets run into about 200-300 pounds
Finally found an additional trailer car for this (for about a fiver at the current exchange rate), looks much better as a 4-car set

I'd post the picture but the forum software errors out wish "permission denied" if I try and embed.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #252 on: May 06, 2017, 01:54:05 AM »
Pardon me for the bargain, but at 15 quid (at current exchange rates) this as-new MicroAce EF64 was too hard to resist.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #253 on: May 20, 2017, 05:58:29 PM »
One of the nice things (well except for one's wallet) about Japanese N gauge is that you can easily find 4 or 5 different manufacturers having a stab at popular models, here an EF57 from "World Kogei", which is one of the more exclusive (= expensive) brands, but rest assured I paid a lot less than the 28000 yen RRP for this pristine model (albeit dating from 1999);

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #254 on: May 21, 2017, 08:45:37 PM »
I have an early Tomix version of that one, sounds like bag of spanners going round, when it does run  ::)  Complete dog!

 

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