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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N  (Read 53394 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #105 on: July 31, 2015, 05:04:05 PM »
And some more contemporary Swiss flair:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #106 on: July 31, 2015, 05:18:43 PM »
One for my historical N-gauge collection... an Endou EF57 locomotive (2Co-Co2?), evidently in as-new condition (there was a pile of them in the shop). 1978 vintage as far as I can tell. Well, it was only a fiver...



Ooh, that's rather nice; although rather disconcerting to see something the same age as yours truely be described as 'vintage'. Still, better than hearing footballers younger than me described as 'veteran'!

That said, its probably in better condition than I am!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #107 on: August 01, 2015, 01:03:14 AM »
Hmm, maybe I can describe these locomotives of a certain maturity as "classic" then :P ? Though that would have to cover some GDR-era Piko locomotives, which have all the elegance and running qualities of a pile of bricks.

If it's any consolation, it's a few years younger than me. If you look carefully, the roof arcs upwards a little, apparently a common problem with this model as some kind of compound metal is used. Quite a heavy and noisy little beast but not bad for its era.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #108 on: August 05, 2015, 10:37:09 AM »
One for my historical N-gauge collection... an Endou EF57 locomotive (2Co-Co2?), evidently in as-new condition (there was a pile of them in the shop). 1978 vintage as far as I can tell. Well, it was only a fiver...



Please, please, please, may I have the name and address of that shop?

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #109 on: August 05, 2015, 11:42:56 AM »
One for my historical N-gauge collection... an Endou EF57 locomotive (2Co-Co2?), evidently in as-new condition (there was a pile of them in the shop). 1978 vintage as far as I can tell. Well, it was only a fiver...



Please, please, please, may I have the name and address of that shop?


Tenshodo Ginza store, junk department on the 4th floor.
http://www.tenshodo.co.jp/models/storeinfo/ginza/tabid/130/Default.aspx

Despite being located on some of the most expensive real estate in Japan they have some wonderfully cheap and junky stuff.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #110 on: August 20, 2015, 02:17:08 PM »
Pseudo-Swiss Japanese EMU going cheep...

Unmotorised of course but the shop next door had the appropriate chassis and other bits for a reasonable price.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #111 on: August 22, 2015, 01:53:12 AM »
So, I went to Japan's largest model railway exhibition and this is all I ended up with...

Didn't find much that tickled my fancy, ooh err, and I am slowly thinking I need to consolidate my current addiction collection and finish the layout to run them on.

From top to bottom, left to right:
- a Kato car carrier
- another Kato car carrier, with some boxy 1970s cars
- a coach, to complete a rake I have
- a MicroAce Deki 500 BoBo electric locomotive (hauls freight on the Chichibu Railway, which is part of the inspiration behind my layout; lovely little runner)
- another car carrier, this time from Tomy (predating the Tomix brand)
- a Tomix container wagon (for my "model railway branded wagon" consist)
- an Oxford Diecast London Taxi
- a German beer wagon (for my beer and supplies train)

So mainly "fun junk"  :D

And some scenic bits:

Mainly lighting systems to brighten up the layout.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2015, 01:56:51 AM by railsquid »
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #112 on: August 23, 2015, 10:19:13 PM »
You couldn't see if they have any of the Tomytec taxis next time you are in could you?  I'm after a set similar to these http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10099994  I think there are a couple of sets but they are always sold out.  I'm sure you wont mind a good rummage  ;)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #113 on: August 23, 2015, 11:28:43 PM »
Those look like they might be a bit rare, I certainly haven't seen them before...
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #114 on: August 24, 2015, 01:03:50 AM »
One for my historical N-gauge collection... an Endou EF57 locomotive (2Co-Co2?), evidently in as-new condition (there was a pile of them in the shop). 1978 vintage as far as I can tell. Well, it was only a fiver...


What really annoys me is the price of the stuff that you find!! I know that the Japanese N scale market is huge ( compared to UK) but the quality and variety makes me very jealous!

UK s/h prices seem to be unrelated to reality and E@@y exacerbates this!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #115 on: August 24, 2015, 01:26:56 AM »
One for my historical N-gauge collection... an Endou EF57 locomotive (2Co-Co2?), evidently in as-new condition (there was a pile of them in the shop). 1978 vintage as far as I can tell. Well, it was only a fiver...


What really annoys me is the price of the stuff that you find!! I know that the Japanese N scale market is huge ( compared to UK) but the quality and variety makes me very jealous!

UK s/h prices seem to be unrelated to reality and E@@y exacerbates this!

Economies of scale... luckily my storage space is (comparatively) limited so at some point I'll have to stop buying things... anything more than a cubic metre or two of stock will be difficult to hide from the Mrs... (don't worry, I hide the cheap junky stuff with bargain price labels in plain sight  :D )
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #116 on: August 24, 2015, 01:23:56 PM »
Those look like they might be a bit rare, I certainly haven't seen them before...

Bit like hens teeth I'm afraid  :(

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #117 on: August 25, 2015, 01:48:11 PM »
Meanwhile, something else I'd squirrelled away and forgotten about... This rake of Kato Oha 31 coaches, in exciting brown. Apparently they're a reissue of some of the earliest Kato N gauge models, and as such are comparatively primitive (e.g. bogie-mounted couplings, no electrical pickups for lighting), but at about 3 quid each (new!) I'm not complaining  :D

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #118 on: September 11, 2015, 04:49:38 PM »
After all that brown, time for a British locomotive, methunked.

Err, yes, really. Built in 1923 by North British Locomotives with English Electrics gubbins inside as part of a pilot order for Japan's electrification scheme. 9 of them were delivered around the time of the 1923 Tokyo earthquake and 3 ended up falling into the harbour in Yokohama, and were sent back for rebuilding. Most of them lasted in service into the 1970s, albeit after many rebuilds and with most of the original equipment replaced. This particular example was preserved and was in running order until around 2005.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #119 on: September 12, 2015, 08:58:56 AM »
Since I have been purchasing bits and pieces, especially freight wagons of Japanese origin, I thought it would be a good idea to have a locomotive to suit.

Therefore just idly browsing the 'net I found just what appealed on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000X6QAD2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

At 37.85 I just couldn't let it pass!  (Price increased immediately after I had placed my order!)  Should be here by 25th. of September.

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