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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N  (Read 40906 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #375 on: November 24, 2018, 08:58:36 AM »
Hi all,

Sorry, bit of a hijack but just gone through the whole thread looking at your lovely pics. Eventually when I build my proper Principat d'Izaro French/Spanish layout I want the principality to have it's own trains and livery as well RENFE and SNCF ones and thought that as RENFE have Mitsubishi locomotives, Izaro could have bought some JR trains from Japan or originally from the US from bits I've been reading.

Won't be for a while but would give me carte blanche to anything that I like the look of so keep the pics coming.

Cheers weave  :beers:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #376 on: November 26, 2018, 01:57:06 PM »
Some time around 13~14 years ago, someone probably paid a lot of money for this MicroAce 183-100 series in JNR era "Azusa" configuration:





Then put it away without using it much, and it would be fair to describe the whole package in "as new" condition when it arrived at Chez Railquid for a lot less money.

Apart from the motorized carriage, which sounded like a screechy bag of spanners, for it was dry as a bone and absorbed a surprising amount of lubricant before it was happy, and now it purrs along very nicely, thank you.  :thumbsup:

« Last Edit: November 26, 2018, 02:39:55 PM by railsquid »
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #377 on: November 28, 2018, 08:24:22 PM »
Two new, (to me), Kato locomotives just added to my fleet -

Kato Class 66 'Opel/GM' -



Kato SD40-2 'FURX' (custom painted job) -



I also got another 'Opel/GM' wagon to add to my fleet, (slightly out of focus - sorry) -



I paid the princely sum of 136 for the three, a price I would have been happy to pay if the loco's were DC, but they are both fitted with DCC chips and, typically Kato, run beautifully!  :thumbsup:. To say I am a bit chuffed is an understatement.  :). (Incidentally the rock face behind the loco's is not quite finished).
« Last Edit: November 28, 2018, 09:03:21 PM by dannyboy »
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #378 on: December 05, 2018, 03:08:35 PM »
For less than the price of a pair of new Farish coaches I have become the proud owner of this very nice MicroAce special edition 12-car box set (a wooden box no less) from ca. 2002 in as-new condition (well almost) depicting the original Shinkansen formation, as it ran after opening in 1964:



The reason for the dirt cheapness was due to the metal chassis of one of the two power cars (the ones missing from the picture above) having taken on a distinct banana shape and which was basically held in place by the surrounding plastic bits, for it fell into pieces upon dismantling:



Fortunately a more-or-less suitable replacement chassis has been acquired (see here) and service has been restored.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #379 on: December 05, 2018, 03:08:58 PM »


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #380 on: December 05, 2018, 03:14:32 PM »
Nice looking set.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #381 on: December 05, 2018, 04:56:05 PM »
Just beautiful,

 The Series 0 has always been my favourite Shinkansen

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #382 on: December 14, 2018, 03:39:04 PM »
Also MicroAce, but something more prosaic:



Some 101-series EMU cars acquired as cheap unboxed "junk"; I actually have the proper set (acquired cheaply new  :beers: ), these were dirt cheap as it seems the previous owner had used them to juggle with then bathed them in snot, but the bogies (geddit?) and wheelsets and one pantograph will (after a proper bath) and maybe one underframe will be repurposed to improve a MicroAce 101 series of the preceding model generation.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #383 on: December 21, 2018, 02:08:29 PM »
Something dieselly for a change - a Tomix KiHa 58 DMU of the Fujikyu Railway, which is a private branch line off the Chuo Main Line which heads down towards Mt. Fuji, and has long had inter-running with the Chuo Main Line; this from the pre-electrification era when it would have run through from Tokyo attached to a longer unit.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #384 on: December 31, 2018, 02:22:33 PM »
Some time around 13~14 years ago, someone probably paid a lot of money for this MicroAce 183-100 series in JNR era "Azusa" configuration:



Then put it away without using it much, and it would be fair to describe the whole package in "as new" condition when it arrived at Chez Railquid for a lot less money.

Apart from the motorized carriage, which sounded like a screechy bag of spanners, for it was dry as a bone and absorbed a surprising amount of lubricant before it was happy, and now it purrs along very nicely, thank you.  :thumbsup:

Here's a before-and-after video I found on the camera card while tidying up - first 8 seconds are painfully screechy so turn volume down!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #385 on: January 02, 2019, 02:21:11 PM »
Not a latest acquisition -  records show this Kato EF64 was acquired new about a year ago, and it has been languishing in out-of-the-box condition, and as I had some serious procrastination to do this evening, I worked out which of the 4 provided numbers would suit me best and added all the bits.

Before:


After:


Not quite happy with the grab handles, though looking carefully at the pictures on the Kato page they're not always perfect either. I wonder if etched 3rd party replacements are available...

Happily, while looking for a part which had made a bid for freedom, I found a part from another model which I assumed was lost beyond all hope, which will save me the effort and cost of acquiring a replacement.

The prototype: http://santama867.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-225.html
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #386 on: January 02, 2019, 03:21:16 PM »
I do have a soft spot for the EF64-1000s, they appeal to my sense of appreciation of the mundane charisma (if such a thing exists!).

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #387 on: January 02, 2019, 11:41:02 PM »
Ian

Would it not be fairly easy to construct some grab handles out of fine wire?

Nice looking loco by the way.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #388 on: January 03, 2019, 12:59:29 PM »
I do have a soft spot for the EF64-1000s, they appeal to my sense of appreciation of the mundane charisma (if such a thing exists!).

Last I checked, I have 3, including this also languishing acquisition:





which was acquired second-hand bearing a 1990s experimental livery (Tomix also do a version, which goes for silly prices). This a previous Kato model generation, the main obvious difference being the lack of separate grab handles; in some far distant future I could potentially remove them for replacement with proper ones, though that would involve painting too. I do however need to fix the slightly wonky pantographs and trim the number plates, which were presumably fitted by the previous owner.

Oh, and it was also suffering from a jumpy centre bogie, which would come off the track at the slightest hint of a check rail - application of a back-to-back gauge fixed that.

Would it not be fairly easy to construct some grab handles out of fine wire?

Somewhere I have a gizmo which is supposed to assist with forming that kind of thing, but realistically at this point I don't see myself having the leisure for that. I have however determined the existence of a whole sheet of third-party after-parts for this class which I will acquire for the big pile of other parts (if anyone would like to look after a small child for a month or three I might get round to doing something with them).
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #389 on: January 05, 2019, 02:38:12 PM »
Would it not be fairly easy to construct some grab handles out of fine wire?

Somewhere I have a gizmo which is supposed to assist with forming that kind of thing, but realistically at this point I don't see myself having the leisure for that. I have however determined the existence of a whole sheet of third-party after-parts for this class which I will acquire for the big pile of other parts (if anyone would like to look after a small child for a month or three I might get round to doing something with them).

Moreover, I have just determined that the big pile of parts already contains this:



so all I need now is some paint and time.
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