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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #630 on: August 21, 2019, 08:52:42 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
     Many thanks Ian enjoying getting educated
        regards Derek.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #631 on: August 21, 2019, 09:34:02 PM »
stunning layout, its been great reading through this thread.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #632 on: August 21, 2019, 10:07:40 PM »
Can I post a quick Japanese railway question here? I see Japanese retailers using the word "hematopoiesis" in describing some models. I assume it's nothing to do with blood, so whatever do they mean?

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #633 on: August 21, 2019, 10:12:23 PM »
Hi Ian,

You should write a little book called 'Ian's Guide to Japanese Railways and Modelling them in N Gauge'.

Every copy comes with free pamphlets of the 'George's Guide to Japan' series including 'Where and where not to stay', 'What and what not to eat', 'Essential tips on beer drinking' and 'The Mystery of Japanese Toilets - all you need to know'  :D.


We forgot to mention "Bealman's guide to Japanese chocky..."



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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #634 on: August 21, 2019, 10:13:23 PM »
Can I post a quick Japanese railway question here? I see Japanese retailers using the word "hematopoiesis" in describing some models. I assume it's nothing to do with blood, so whatever do they mean?

Could be the blood red paint scheme.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #635 on: August 21, 2019, 10:23:44 PM »
Can I post a quick Japanese railway question here? I see Japanese retailers using the word "hematopoiesis" in describing some models. I assume it's nothing to do with blood, so whatever do they mean?


Buffin - a great question, and before Squid san jumps in, I found this, which may explain it:
http://www.jnsforum.com/community/topic/4832-mistranstlation-of-hematopoietic/
However, I am not yet sure what Japanese phrase they are mis-translating - Squid san, oshiete kure?

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #636 on: August 21, 2019, 11:57:54 PM »
Can I post a quick Japanese railway question here? I see Japanese retailers using the word "hematopoiesis" in describing some models. I assume it's nothing to do with blood, so whatever do they mean?


Buffin - a great question, and before Squid san jumps in, I found this, which may explain it:
http://www.jnsforum.com/community/topic/4832-mistranstlation-of-hematopoietic/
However, I am not yet sure what Japanese phrase they are mis-translating - Squid san, oshiete kure?


Never heard of the word or that translation issue before, but the word for "add-on (set)" is "増結"(zōketsu), typing zōketsu also brings up the homonym "造血" (zōketsu) which translates to the aforementioned  "hematopoiesis".
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #637 on: August 22, 2019, 05:43:55 AM »
I did idly wonder about 'add on set', but I couldn't see why it should be that. Now I'm not surprised I couldn't fathom it out!

Many thanks for that erudite little excursion  :thumbsup:

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #638 on: August 24, 2019, 03:21:21 PM »
In today's episode, we stay with the "brown" theme (but with some freight for a change) this time rummaging in the box for the genuine article:


Kato ED16 (ED16-3) by Rail Squid, on Flickr

(...)

Now, why do I "need" this particular loco? Well the class of 18 was strongly associated with the Chuo Line in the Tokyo area for most of their working lives, which were quite long, as the class was produced in the mid 1930s and only finally retired in 1984. @Bealman may be interested to know they are a smaller variant of the EF52 in the Kyoto museum.





This early electric locomotive could almost be of American or Swiss design:




Not too far off - this was the first "heavy" electric locomotive (2-Co-Co-2 arrangement) produced entirely within Japan, and was inspired in no small part by preceding classes imported from Switzerland, the USA and the UK.

Nine of these were produced between 1928 and 1931, though the last two examples were converted to another class.

Apparently they were initially not terribly successful, due to their partially experimental nature, but they were evidently good enough to last in service until 1974 in the Osaka area, and set the pattern for further electric loco development.

Now I know what you're thinking - something like "railsquid's only gone and bought a model hasn't he?".

Well we can blame @Bealman for that, because while looking up the EF52 in the Kyoto museum, I discovered evidence that at least one saw some service on the eastern Chuo Line, pictured here at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, and one need look no further than MicroAce for an N scale representation...


microace-ef52-ef52-7_A1001_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

(Second hand of course, due being out of production, the model dating from 2004).
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #639 on: August 25, 2019, 01:17:10 AM »
As I've said before, PhD material, mate.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #640 on: August 28, 2019, 09:22:10 AM »
Ah yes, "Purchasing hoarder Disorder", I definitely qualify for that.

Anyway I decided it was time to put the kettle on, but some wires got crossed inside my belaboured mind.


Kato C62 (C62 16) by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Another C62, this time from Kato and of the more modern motor-not-in-cab persuasion (the other, much older one is back here).

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #641 on: August 28, 2019, 02:28:46 PM »
That's a splendid-looking locomotive.  Being Kato, I expect that it'll run as well as it looks.

I really like the photograph, taken from a low viewpoint.  Some buildings, some further away buildings then trees up the hillside.  Sounds so simple, but the effect is absolutely excellent.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #642 on: August 28, 2019, 02:53:54 PM »
Those C62s are handsome beasts arenít they...

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #643 on: August 29, 2019, 02:55:37 AM »
That's a splendid-looking locomotive.  Being Kato, I expect that it'll run as well as it looks.

It does run very nicely overall, especially bearing in mind it was made in 2007 - you don't think I buy these things new do you? It's a bit pf a Rule 1 purchase, I was keen to see what a newer Kato kettle is like, but not enough tot want to pay the price of a new one. Only slight problem is that the motor has the distinct Kato sound which indicates a little lubrication of the motor bearings may be in order, but at this point I am not sure how to get at the motor.

I really like the photograph, taken from a low viewpoint.  Some buildings, some further away buildings then trees up the hillside.  Sounds so simple, but the effect is absolutely excellent.

Thank you, I discovered this particular vantage point quite recently and am please by it. I think it works well also because it puts the viewpoint below the top of the train.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #644 on: August 29, 2019, 05:52:44 AM »


Kato C62 (C62 16) by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Another C62, this time from Kato and of the more modern motor-not-in-cab persuasion (the other, much older one is back here).

For comparison, here's the older MicroAce model in roughly the same location:


MicroAce C62 "Kamome" set by Rail Squid, on Flickr
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