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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N  (Read 55136 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #330 on: April 22, 2018, 04:41:10 PM »
From my pile of "whoops I bought this because it was damn cheap then put it away until I get round to fixing it" acqusitions, a Tomix Odakyu HiSE 10000 series Romance Car, which I presume I acquired as it reminds me of my student days in the mid 1990s when I commuted on the Odakyu line for a while, and I presume this springworm-drive model predates even that (it's listed in my 1991 Tomix catalogue), but after a little strip down and some new traction tyres it's not too bad, except I need to repair/replace some of the pantographs.



Anyway it runs quite nicely, inevitably a little noisy but within acceptable bounds. Moreover the short length of the cars (just 12 metres for the intermediate ones) means it doesn't look at all out of place on typical layout curves.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #331 on: April 25, 2018, 05:12:23 PM »
Another one from the same pile, except absolutely nothing wrong with it - a Kato kiha 110 series diesel railcar:



I was mildly perturbed to discover it dates from 1996 as it looks brand new and runs beautifully, but hey, it's Kato, what can you do? Also 1997 was the first time I ever encountered one of these in real life.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #332 on: April 28, 2018, 06:37:26 AM »
Fresh off the Kato production line for once, an EF200 Bo-Bo-Bo freight locomotive:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #333 on: April 29, 2018, 05:07:34 PM »
Me again, with another one from the Needs Attention Box...



This is a Tomytec 201 series Chuo-Sobu line train, for new readers Tomytec models are kind of like Del Prado in that they come unmotorized nominally as static display models, but parts (wheels, motors, weights, couplings, pantographs) are available to turn them into proper trains, and the requisite motor unit has just been released again, so it has finally entered service. I still need to attach some additional detailing bits, and maybe add directional lighting (3rd party kits available).
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #334 on: May 04, 2018, 03:03:02 PM »
Does the madness ever stop? A Tomix EF65 2000 series in contemporary JR freight livery, and I must say Japan (with a few exceptions) is good at proper liveries, not these "brand" concepts applied-by-vinyl you see so often these days. Second-hand-as-new-condition, for less than the price of a Mk1 coach. Not sure about the plastic pantographs though.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #335 on: May 04, 2018, 03:11:04 PM »
I must say, having recently acquired a loco and some carriages in JR blue, they do look nice.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #336 on: May 30, 2018, 04:09:11 PM »
So, where were we? Ah yes, buying incredibly reasonably priced Japanese N gauge trains.

Here a Kato 115 series, to go with its Tomix and MicroAce counterparts.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #337 on: May 30, 2018, 04:12:14 PM »
An EF11. Only 4 of these were ever built in real life, and they ran on my preferred mountainous section of Chuo Line so it would have been rude to say no, especially at the price it was going for.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #338 on: May 30, 2018, 04:15:52 PM »
One of the tragedies of living in Japan is that you decide to focus on a fairly specific line, and research what obscure trains ran on it, and then find the precise same thing available in N gauge in close to new condition at a very reasonable price.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #339 on: May 30, 2018, 04:23:49 PM »
Some nice liveries, (especially the blue/cream  :)),  but what happened to the colour on the second picture?
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #340 on: May 31, 2018, 12:20:56 AM »
Some nice liveries, (especially the blue/cream  :)),  but what happened to the colour on the second picture?
Its from the olden days when everything was black and white ;)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #341 on: June 02, 2018, 05:24:03 AM »
Ok..... time Bealman joined in here, and you can all blame the few beers I had with Railsquid  :D



My first ever Kato locomotive, a DD13 shunter, and a Kyoto Railway Museum container wagon. Ok, the container wagon wasn't Railsquid's fault, it was bought as a souvenir before we had the beers  ;)



The guy in the shop tested it for me, and of course, being Kato, it's perfect. Dunno what I'm going to do with it.... probably a station pilot at Castle Eden on my layout  :)

The souvenir wagon is made by Tomy, and is what I guess to be the Japanese version of a container flat, with a quirky container with the museum logo on one side, and I don't know what on the other, but something to do with the museum, I guess. A mascot, perhaps?




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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #342 on: June 02, 2018, 05:35:06 AM »
Paint it blue or green, and pretend it's a Class 17 ;)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #343 on: June 02, 2018, 06:20:35 AM »
Actually, it has sorta got that look to it, hasn't it?

It would be sacrilege to me, though (especially if it were blue!),  because left as it is it'll bring back memories of my Japanese adventure.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #344 on: June 02, 2018, 07:29:15 AM »
George,

You're just going to have to acquire a whole lot more Japanese locos and rolling stock to keep it company.

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