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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N  (Read 37536 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #285 on: December 15, 2017, 03:16:53 PM »
Incidentally, whilst I've got packs of "People With Cellphones (Standing)" and  "People With Cellphones (Sitting)" from Kato, I've looked in vain for "People With Cellphones (Strange Poses When Trying To Get A Signal)" :confused1:

Ah, that would be because in Japan you have to go implausibly far into the mountains before you start losing your cellphone signal. Mind you it does help that Japan, despite being twice the size of the UK, is about 90% inhospitable mountainside.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #286 on: January 07, 2018, 08:47:59 PM »
Here is my latest purchase. The Kato Shiki Shima (Train Suite) It is a stunning model with a detailed interior, and superb roof detail. Arrived Friday 5th Jan direct from Japan. I pre-ordered it from Model Trains Plus, it cost me including shipping 220.96. Plus the bonus is it sailed through customs without being hit for VAT.








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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #287 on: January 07, 2018, 09:17:23 PM »
The Shiki Shima model looks better than I'd imagined. It is truly beautiful. :heart:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #288 on: January 07, 2018, 09:46:28 PM »
The Shiki Shima model looks better than I'd imagined. It is truly beautiful. :heart:
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It is one of the best Japanese N gauge models I have seen and owned. My photos do not do it justice. The front and tail lights are as the real train, the lights on the tables light up also. If you can, get one as a lot of places have sold out.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #289 on: January 07, 2018, 09:59:45 PM »
and its got a piano!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #290 on: January 11, 2018, 05:31:20 PM »
A stunning model, but costs as much again to equip for DCC (separate decoders needed for the motor, two for the running lights, and one for the lights on each car).
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #291 on: January 11, 2018, 05:39:56 PM »
A great addition from GreenMax is the Plasser & Theurer KSP2002E dynamic track stabiliser with integrated ballast profiling unit. I suspect this little unit will find favour on many layouts beyond Japanese shores too.

Mine initally grounded on the pointwork. Turned out to be because the lug holding the wheels into the motorised bogie had not been engaged. Once clicked properly into place it ran very well, with cab lights and, given enough power, engine lights too.

Runs at a realistically slow speed.

Would be nice to equip this for DCC but it is not obvious how this could be done. See the photos below to get an idea of what it looks like.

With profiler arms extended





With profiler arms retracted



Underneath, but no sign of how to access the innards to fit a DCC decoder. The instruction sheet does not seem to mention DCC either.



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #292 on: January 14, 2018, 09:58:29 PM »
The Shiki Shima model looks better than I'd imagined. It is truly beautiful. :heart:
 :greatpicturessign: :thankyousign:

It is one of the best Japanese N gauge models I have seen and owned. My photos do not do it justice. The front and tail lights are as the real train, the lights on the tables light up also. If you can, get one as a lot of places have sold out.
Mine will arrive tomorrow. All I need now is about 2m of track to display it on!
I'm hoping the piano is tuned to A=440 :)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #293 on: January 19, 2018, 01:42:13 PM »
Chez Railsquid remains stubbornly Shikishima-free, exquisite model but having seen both the real thing and the Kato rendering, it reminds me why you should never hire a patisserie chef to design your trains ;) Looks tasty though.

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The 200 series Shinkansen, the less-known variant of the original 0-series (the classic "Bullet Train") designed for use on the northern Shinkansen lines, which see a lot more snow (hence the snowplough skirting at the front).
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #294 on: January 19, 2018, 10:00:06 PM »
 :hellosign: Very nice, thanks for sharing
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Re: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #295 on: January 24, 2018, 07:10:06 AM »
A great addition from GreenMax is the Plasser & Theurer KSP2002E dynamic track stabiliser with integrated ballast profiling unit. I suspect this little unit will find favour on many layouts beyond Japanese shores too.

Mine initally grounded on the pointwork. Turned out to be because the lug holding the wheels into the motorised bogie had not been engaged. Once clicked properly into place it ran very well, with cab lights and, given enough power, engine lights too.

Runs at a realistically slow speed.

Would be nice to equip this for DCC but it is not obvious how this could be done. See the photos below to get an idea of what it looks like.

With profiler arms extended





With profiler arms retracted



Underneath, but no sign of how to access the innards to fit a DCC decoder. The instruction sheet does not seem to mention DCC either.




DM Toys offer a DCC version so it can be done

https://www.en.dm-toys.de/produktdetails/items/Greenmax_GM4783.html
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #296 on: January 27, 2018, 02:19:40 PM »
A Kato EF510 dual-voltage freight loco, cheap but fixable none-runner :D

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #297 on: January 27, 2018, 03:12:29 PM »
Meanwhile back in the 1950s, some Bo'Bo'+Bo'Bo' Kato action (one motor, two units, 8 driven axles):

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #298 on: February 05, 2018, 12:22:26 PM »
Took a punt on something advertised as an add-on pack but pictured as a basic set and for very little money got myself a pointy-nosed Shinkansen which looks like it's on the way to a fencing tournament.



Note: it may look all modern and pointy and futuristic but the real version is over 20 years old and the remaining sets demoted to stopping trains on the less busy western end of the Shinkansen network.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #299 on: February 09, 2018, 11:17:49 AM »
Went shopping in Tokyo's swanky upmarket Ginza district, splashed out huge sums of money (well about GBP 3.50 each at current exchange rates) for two additional coaches for the above Shinkansen.



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