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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N  (Read 40428 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #390 on: January 18, 2019, 01:24:28 PM »
One of the nice things about the Japanese N gauge market is that you can get sets represented in very specific states [1], such as this MicroAce 183 0/1500 series, which is as it would have run 1993/1994 on Kaiji/Azusa services from Tokyo westwards.


MicrAce 183 0/1500 series by Rail Squid, on Flickr

One of the other nice things about the Japanese N gauge market is that sellers will often heavily discount items if they are in less than perfect condition, and indeed this set is suffering from massive damage to the end of one car:


microace-a0569_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Or maybe it's just something any railsquid worthy of the name can replace from a pile of spare parts.  :beers

[1] though I have accidentally ended up with duplicates of the exact same protoype in subtly different configurations
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #391 on: February 02, 2019, 12:44:15 PM »
A new "cutting mat" for exclusive use in rolling stock repairs, as the existing one has become somewhat scenery-stained:



A somewhat lighter colour too, which should aid tracing errant parts.

Also a 2nd hand Kato E235 coach to bring my existing set up to 5 cars (11 would be prototypical, but 5 or 6 are a good compromise), and a small box of Tomix-branded workperson figures, which are however "Made in Germany" (Preiser? Noch?) and somewhat too tall and blond for local conditions, but I am sure work can be found for them on another part of the layout.
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