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Author Topic: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)  (Read 24459 times)

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #375 on: May 30, 2019, 04:38:52 PM »
Looking good @railsquid !

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #376 on: May 31, 2019, 05:05:24 AM »
And I think I have a new favourite location for train shots (once it's tidied up a bit):


left-rear-upper-track-section-2019-05-31_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Though this particular train (an E231-500 series) is normally found going round in circles in the middle of Tokyo, not in the mountains.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #377 on: May 31, 2019, 04:32:28 PM »
 :hellosign: Certainly looking good having a day away from the city  :thumbsup:
all looking good thanks for posting Ian.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #378 on: June 01, 2019, 04:34:00 PM »
A bit more ballasting, though it will need some tidying up.


left-rear-corner-2019-06-01_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Apologies for the slightly out-of-focus loco, the camera is easily confused by these brown ones.

A slightly better shot:


left-rear-corner-2019-06-01_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

For anyone taking notes, this is an EF15 1-Co-Co-1 1500v DC general purpose freight loco of the immediate post-war era, around 200 were built and lasted in service until as late as 1986.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #379 on: June 01, 2019, 11:39:16 PM »
Is that the same one I saw in the museum?

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=44971.msg566899#msg566899

No, Just looking at that, the one I saw looks older.
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Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #380 on: June 01, 2019, 11:58:49 PM »
Is that the same one I saw in the museum?

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=44971.msg566899#msg566899

No, Just looking at that, the one I saw looks older.

Yup, that's a 2-Co-Co-2 EF52 from 1928-1931.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #381 on: June 02, 2019, 12:38:26 AM »
looking good, your new location for photos works well.
cheers
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #382 on: June 02, 2019, 04:03:18 PM »
Today we spy a 70 series EMU, an early post-war design for medium-distance regional traffic.


left-rear-corner-2019-06-02_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

@Bealman may or may not be interested to know this is based on the 80 series EMU seen in the Kyoto museum. Technically this is actually a 71 series, a variant of the 70 series designed for running in mountainous areas, such as on the Chuo Line west of Tokyo.

We have seen the EF15 locomotive before:

left-rear-corner-2019-06-02_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #383 on: June 02, 2019, 11:40:37 PM »
Thought it looked a bit familiar!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #384 on: June 05, 2019, 01:51:57 PM »
Train trundles through the mountain scenery...


left-rear-corner-2019-06-04_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

and suddenly emerges into a built-up urban-ish area:


main-station-approach-2019-06-05_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

This is quite plausible for Japan's topography.

Low-relief skyscraper supplied by Tomix in full-relief and hacked into halves by self.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #385 on: June 06, 2019, 09:01:52 PM »
Great stuff!

This is a fascinating layout and I really enjoy your posts.

Thank you very much.

Best wishes.

John
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #386 on: June 07, 2019, 02:47:17 AM »
A few random shots featuring a 189 series "Azusa" express in a later livery (IIRC 1990s - early 2010s):


Kato 189 series "Azusa New Colour" by Rail Squid, on Flickr


Kato 189 series "Azusa New Colour" by Rail Squid, on Flickr


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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #387 on: June 07, 2019, 03:08:22 AM »
More great pics. I really like that train!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #388 on: June 07, 2019, 08:09:01 AM »
Great stuff!

This is a fascinating layout and I really enjoy your posts.

Thank you very much.

Best wishes.

John
Agreed, keep the photographs coming please.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #389 on: June 07, 2019, 04:23:44 PM »
Thanks for all the positive feedback! I still have no idea what I'm doing really, but having great fun doing it.

Happily I have been informed that the Squidlet will be absent from the house for quite a few hours tomorrow, which will give me a chance at getting the next "chopstick mountain" started.

Great stuff!

This is a fascinating layout and I really enjoy your posts.

Thank you very much.

Best wishes.

John
Agreed, keep the photographs coming please.
Martin


Here's one I prepared earlier :D with some classic electric traction (the EF15 1-Co-Co-1 which has been featuring recently, I imagine this scene would be in the 1970s or early 1980s, these locos were gone after about 1986 and as in many other countries mixed freight workings vanished around then too).


main-station-approach-2019-06-07_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr



More great pics. I really like that train!  :thumbsup:

It's a classic 1960s/1970s JNR era design, there were many variants but sadly most have now vanished. This model is from Kato and is a somewhat older release (and cheap as chips) but is perfectly fine, though I have some detailing plans for it when I get a chance... Come to think of it I have three other similar sets in this livery, two from MicroAce and one from Tomix (and that's not to mention all the other variants in other liveries...)
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