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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N  (Read 54578 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #435 on: May 13, 2020, 04:25:13 PM »
Monitoring the local auction sites is a hard task but some one has to do it  :thumbsup:

What else do we have? Well let's add the price of say an old-tooling Farish Mk1 coach to the above and we get this partially dismantled Kato EMU power car (and the other 5 cars in the set):


Kato Seibu 101 series (original style) by Rail Squid, on Flickr


which was also a doddle to fix, and the rest of the set is in almost mint condition, put it on the rails and...


Kato Seibu 101 series (original style) by Rail Squid, on Flickr


all the cars light up. Which wasn't mentioned in the auction description. I double-checked. Not the first time this has happened either.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #436 on: May 22, 2020, 04:08:31 PM »
Me again! What's this, Railsquid has bought another Japanese train?

Why yes, though unusually it's a diseasel, which you may have noticed I don't have too many of, mainly because Japan is one of those countries which transitioned from steam to mainly electric traction, with diseasels filling in the steadily shrinking gaps, until in this the Year of Our Pangolin 2020 there is only one contemporary class of mainline diesel, the DF200, of which there are around 50, built between ca. 1992 and 2013.

Here's one I prepared earlier:


Tomix DF200 (DF200-1) by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Very solidly built and heavy, but quiet and a smooth runner, will apparently pull a ridiculous number of wagons.

Unfortunately these are mainly based in Hokkaido, where most of the remaining unelectrified lines are located, so not really relevant for my layout, but I was bidding on something else from the same seller and it was cheap, so here it is with my small random collection of other Hokkaido-based stock, acquired mainly for the marine decorations:


misc-hokkaido-stock-2020-05-16_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #437 on: May 24, 2020, 09:20:21 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
  Very nice Ian, thanks for sharing
     stay safe regards Derek.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #438 on: May 29, 2020, 04:18:41 PM »
One day, as my lifeless body is pulled from underneath a pile of Japanese N gauge stock cases, my grieving family will probably say something like "Well we knew he had a lot of trains, but we didn't realise quite how many". (And then they will proceed to sell them for the price on the cases, which quite often is the price of the case itself).

Anyway working my way down the rather wobbly pile, we have this MicroAce MoHa20 "Kodama" express train:



MicroAce MoHa 20 "Kodama" by Rail Squid, on Flickr

which was the predecessor of the Shinkansen and ran on the original Cape gauge main line between Tokyo and Osaka from about 1958 to 1964, running at the breakneck speed of up to 110km/h and bringing the trip time down to 6 hours and 30 minutes (the Shinkansen now does it in well under 3 hours). One set was also used in speed trials and for a while held the world record for less-than-standard-gauge speed (ca. 160 km/h). Following the opening of the Shinkansen they were transferred to other lines and also ran (in modified form) on the Chuo Line.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #439 on: May 29, 2020, 05:07:28 PM »
which was the predecessor of the Shinkansen


If you look about halfway down this page:

http://rail.hobidas.com/blog/natori09/archives/2007/11/rm100.html

there's a picture of an early Shinkansen design mockup, which has a certain resemblance to the above.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #440 on: June 14, 2020, 02:09:33 PM »
Here is my latest addition:

- Kumoha12-50 railcar, which is the 1-car version of the suburban train seen in "From Up on Poppy Hill"


I already have the tramway seen in Totoro (in a different livery) and I'm thinking of buying the train in "When Marnie was there" as well as the small steam train seen in "Castle in the Sky".


Wanted items (only in their original box):
- Union Mills, 3F 0-6-0 steam locomotive in LMS crimson

 

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