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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N  (Read 50658 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #405 on: September 21, 2019, 11:19:08 AM »
What are the green beasties?  :hmmm:

Two intermediate cars for this 4-car basic set:


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #406 on: September 21, 2019, 11:22:14 AM »
Well let's see it all together, then  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #407 on: September 21, 2019, 01:51:20 PM »
Oh go on, here's the E353 series:


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« Reply #408 on: September 21, 2019, 03:39:52 PM »
What are the green beasties?  :hmmm:

Two intermediate cars for this 4-car basic set:


Tomix 103 series (Yamanote line) by Rail Squid, on Flickr

All 6 cars just about visible:

Tomix 103 Series (green, HG) by Rail Squid, on Flickr

The prototype would have 10 cars, but apart from the lack of layout space, I find about 6 cars a good compromise between looking quite long (longer than the eye can really take in at normal viewing distances) and manageability. Even if I had more space I wouldn't go for full-length trains, they start to need impractical amounts of platform and storage space and it gets tedious putting them on/taking them off the layout\.

Anyway, while I was at it, I added the basic cab detailing, including the destination blinds, which come as nifty push-in units like this:

Tomix 103 Series (green, HG) by Rail Squid, on Flickr

(getting them out involves removing the interior lighting unit/cab assembly, which is a bit of a pain if you ever need to do it). Also the jumper and other bits.


Tomix 103 Series (green, HG) by Rail Squid, on Flickr

The LEDs do need toning down, but that's for another day.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #409 on: September 28, 2019, 11:39:43 AM »
Another round of junk to bulk up some existing sets:


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #410 on: September 28, 2019, 11:47:27 AM »
Where do you get this stuff from? Some secret cave you didn't tell me about when I was in Tokyo?

Mind you, you gave me clear directions to the big department store, and I only had half a day left!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #411 on: September 28, 2019, 11:51:49 AM »
There are at least a dozen N-gauge shops concentrated in the Akihabara area, many specializing in 2nd hand stuff, I find if you patrol them regularly you can pick up all kinds of useful bits and pieces  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #412 on: September 28, 2019, 02:41:37 PM »
Another round of junk to bulk up some existing sets:


junk-2019-09-27 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Problem: the lower two cars are to expand a 4-car set which resides in a Kato small-sized bookcase:


kato-standard-compact-case-4-car-set by Rail Squid, on Flickr

which is full...

Solution: these nifty after-market inserts:


torm_tu-702b_insert by Rail Squid, on Flickr

which will hold up to 8 Japanese commuter-type cars, with space for baggies of bits if needed:


kato-standard-compact-case-torm_tu-702b_insert-6-car-set by Rail Squid, on Flickr

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #413 on: September 28, 2019, 08:11:15 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
   Thanks Ian, very much liking your junk  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #414 on: November 30, 2019, 12:41:55 PM »
I must re-read this thread occasionally to remind myself what I've purchased, I forgot all about those  :goggleeyes:

Meanwhile a MicroAce ED70 has arrived:


MicroAce ED70 (ED70-14) by Rail Squid, on Flickr


For more details on model and prototype see this post.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #415 on: December 01, 2019, 11:29:08 AM »
A MicroAce ED46:


MicroAce ED46-1 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #416 on: December 07, 2019, 01:50:07 AM »
Miscellaneous second hand bits...


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase. - Japanese N
« Reply #417 on: December 07, 2019, 03:41:13 AM »
Wots the 9V battery clip for?
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« Reply #418 on: December 07, 2019, 05:26:09 AM »
Wots the 9V battery clip for?

To replace this one:


9v-battery by Rail Squid, on Flickr

which has become weak with age.

Handy for testing locos and other motorised stock when upside down in the maintenance cradle, and applying power at various points inside the mechanism.
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« Reply #419 on: January 08, 2020, 02:55:00 AM »
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