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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N  (Read 53161 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #420 on: April 08, 2020, 09:37:41 PM »
Purchased these a couple of days ago. Price seems to go up and down daily I think due to a volatile exchange rate at the moment. I paid 137.65, today they are 146.79. They usually go for between 40 and 50 each from the UK. Should look good with my other 7 of the same. Only thing is I now need to purchase another 48 mk3 Cortinas from Oxford Diecast. I already have 76 according to my spreadsheet but I need to double check that number. Can anyone beat this?

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #421 on: April 08, 2020, 10:07:59 PM »
I'd very much doubt it - Guinness book of records stuff, that, mate  ;) :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #422 on: April 08, 2020, 10:36:50 PM »
And how much do 124 Cortinas weigh?? Double heading needed??
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #423 on: April 09, 2020, 12:28:14 AM »
Disaster! My spreadsheet says I have 76 but I can only find 74!

And how much do 124 Cortinas weigh?? Double heading needed??

@Railwaygun I'm not sure but most of my locos easily pull 7 wagons with 56 Cortinas on and I don't see a problem with an extra 48. If it is then I can offload 2 transporters as they are the orange/blue versions as opposed to the completely orange ones. The Kato wagons run very freely though and I'll be surprised if I have to lose some. No doubt a video will be posted once they are complete  :thumbsup:

I'd very much doubt it - Guinness book of records stuff, that, mate  ;) :thumbsup:

@Bealman Who do I get in touch with to check?  :D
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #424 on: April 09, 2020, 12:41:06 AM »
Not Ross McWhirter, that's for sure. IRA took him out in 1975.

Dunno, really.... I assume there's a website? Depends if you're serious or not, I guess - I wasn't!  :beers:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #425 on: April 09, 2020, 01:35:57 AM »
Not Ross McWhirter, that's for sure. IRA took him out in 1975.

Dunno, really.... I assume there's a website? Depends if you're serious or not, I guess - I wasn't!  :beers:

I guess on a technicality though a supplier like Hattons etc could say they had more than me at some point, they haven't now though, I've cleaned them out! With 2 orders out there I will have 112 mk3 Cortinas which leaves 8 to go on the layout somewhere. I'm not sure that will be enough  :doh:

Disaster! My spreadsheet says I have 76 but I can only find 74!

Panic over, I found 2 next to the fire station.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #426 on: April 10, 2020, 03:46:47 PM »
Now there's a brand I don't ever recall seeing on the streets of Japan.

Anyway we're long overdue for a bit of brown, so with no further ado, a MicroAce EF13:


MicroAce EF13 (EF13-6) by Rail Squid, on Flickr

a bucketload of GreenMax kitbuilt 72/73 series EMU cars in quite good nick for very little money:


GreenMax 72/73 series (kit) by Rail Squid, on Flickr

and another kitbuilt unit which is a bit of a mystery as the box inlay indicates it is by a manufacturer called "Megami Kourin Models", but the internet is strangely silent as to its possible provenance.


Megami Kourin Models KuMoHa 40 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Anyway it represents a KuMoHa 40 EMU (electric railcar?) which once ran not a million miles from Chez Railsquid and which is now preserved in one of Japan's railway museums.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #427 on: April 10, 2020, 05:04:11 PM »
I like that Greenmax 72/73 @railsquid , evocative of an earlier era perhaps?

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #428 on: April 11, 2020, 08:04:00 AM »
I like that Greenmax 72/73 @railsquid , evocative of an earlier era perhaps?

Indeed, see here and here for some background information.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #429 on: April 11, 2020, 08:15:50 AM »
Considering they are kit built, you're right. They're in pretty good nick. They run alright?
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #430 on: April 11, 2020, 08:29:07 AM »
Considering they are kit built, you're right. They're in pretty good nick. They run alright?

The powered car has an old GreenMax motorised chassis, which is reliable but noisy. Some of the cars need a bit of attention (loose glazing etc.) and all would benefit from new, darkened wheelsets, close coupling etc., which will be a "one day in the future" project, methinks.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #431 on: April 23, 2020, 11:33:28 PM »
Purchased these a couple of days ago. Price seems to go up and down daily I think due to a volatile exchange rate at the moment. I paid 137.65, today they are 146.79. They usually go for between 40 and 50 each from the UK. Should look good with my other 7 of the same. Only thing is I now need to purchase another 48 mk3 Cortinas from Oxford Diecast. I already have 76 according to my spreadsheet but I need to double check that number. Can anyone beat this?

Received today although I had to pay a hefty customs charge of 39.13. Still a total of 176.78 means 29.46 each so still a lot cheaper than I can get them for over here:



And the Cortinas are ready for loading too although I will de-classify some of the police cars and return them to plain white:



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #432 on: April 24, 2020, 10:25:09 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
  Very impressive John & at a great price   :thumbsup:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #433 on: May 13, 2020, 04:02:41 PM »
Confession time: I suffer from piles. Piles of speculatively acquired "junk" sitting under the layout which I am slowly working through. Such as this MicroAce E231-1000 series EMU:


MicroAce E231-1000 series by Rail Squid, on Flickr

which set me back the equivalent around 40 GBP at the current lousy Brexicovid exchange rate. For which I got a full 10 car set, there is of course a downside and that was the previous owner's "modifications", such as this "social distancing" coupling style:


MicroAce E231-1000 series by Rail Squid, on Flickr

and a motor which sounded like it had been packed with gravel. Also a partial attempt at adding door lining with a felt-tip pen and some underframe weathering from the "liberally applied doubtful brown gunk" school of weathering. Also a bit of a glue faux-pas with the windows on the motorised unit.

On the plus side, the side digital destination boards were applied quite well (this is a time-consuming pain to do) and the pantographs have some plausible paint modifications.

'Twas a doddle to silence the motor (I've done this so many times with apparently "broken" MicroAce motor units I can almost do it while asleep), couplings replaced with something more intimate and the worst of the door lining removed with the aid of cotton swabs and Kato Unicleaner, and we have a very reasonable everyday layout runner, complete with "first class" double-decker car.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #434 on: May 13, 2020, 04:09:54 PM »
That is one nice looking set, but I think there is a typing error in your post - you put "40 GBP".   :o ;) . A very nice bargain  :thumbsup:.
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