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  2. railsquid

    Kato - New Releases

    A quick scan of the internet doesn't bring up any indication this combination ever occurred, but if you search long enough something will usually come up. (Anyway I saw on this very forum recently pictures of someone running a brown ED61 with 50 series coaches, it's not like there's a law against unreal combinations 😉 )
  3. Socimi

    there a couple of things ive noticed

    I think it's not about quantity, but rather "how much prominent is the "train" in one's country culture" that determines an higher percentage of railfans than other countries.
  4. Jimbo

    there a couple of things ive noticed

    true,, where I grew up trains were every where,, but now I might see one train a week,,(local) The main line which it 10 miles away Has two freights an two Amtrak runs a day,
  5. Socimi

    there a couple of things ive noticed

    Generally speaking, i have observed that the more influence the railways have or had over a country's society, culture and development equals the more railfans. Countries like the United Kingdom, United States, Russia (plus former Soviet "influence area") and Japan, where railways played an important role in shaping the country itself, we could say, have an "higher percentage" of railfans than countries like Greece, Brazil, Norway or South Korea, where railways played a limited role and railfans are few.
  6. roadstar_na6

    Kato - New Releases

    I just found out about the DD54 diesel engine and saw that Kato is releasing one in march. Since I‘m on a smaller budget atm I cannot afford to get the corresponding Blue Train, as well but I have some Series 14 passenger cars that usually run with my EF65-1000. So my question would be if I could run those between the DD54 as well in terms of being something that was possible irl. Also if anyone knows where I can get the best deal incl. shipping for that engine I‘d be happy for a message 🙂 Thanks in advance, Jan
  7. I really like these Japanese experimental diesel locomotives... Maybe i should get one...
  8. Jimbo

    Ube private highway and "truck trains"

    interesting,, Japanese KWs !! Impressive to say the least, A drivers dream no traffic no cops!! Looks like they are running governors due their slow speeds?? an what no engine brakes??
  9. Cat

    Mascots loosing traction

    Kumamon is still going strong! https://www.youtube.com/user/kumamontai
  10. Ooh, the DF90-1 is very pretty!
  11. some things I've noticed,,, Granted I'm new at all this,, The Japanese people all seem to love trains! an cameras!! after watching a few vids Ive found they seem to love taken pics of trains or anything else!! very cool, reminds me of the Yamaha engineers that I met years ago, very polite very nice, taken pictures of the snow in Vermont ,, an talking with us through a interrupter which was interesting,, I have seen a lot of vids an such on you tube about how to"s an have been surprised at the amount of set ups are on the floor?? not really much as far as lay outs,,?? space,, time wise,,?? don't know?? An then some of them make mine look like something a second grader made lol,,oh my,, A lot of you people in this forum do some amazing work!! I only wish that I could get my hands to do what my mind is picturing,, I have found out that ballasting is not what I like,, after having to change things its a pain!! an gets into my points!! an such,, The rest is fun!! Im a where that my layout is simple,, an not really planned out, ha more like free style you could say,,, Its all fun an games, an I love seeing what everyone is doing!! Thank
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  13. cteno4

    Noah's T-Trak Module

    Thanks todd! Nice of you and useful to folks finding the thread! yep always good to upload here as well if folks are willing as external services can go poof or change link structure, etc and the image go dark. cheers jeff
  14. roadstar_na6

    Noah's T-Trak Module

    An update on this would also be cool, I‘ve read through this and found it to be very interesting and cool!
  15. cteno4

    Totoro module layout

    Thanks todd! Nice of you and useful to folks finding the thread! yep always good to upload here as well if folks are willing as external services can go poof or change link structure, etc and the image go dark. cheers jeff
  16. BalticRailways

    Baltic railways

    Lithuanian railways (LG - Lietuvos gelezinkeliai) freight diesel locomotives 2M62K-1160 and 2M62K-0486 with a heavy loaded freight train (~6000 tons) between Jasiunai - Valciunai stations, Lithuania
  17. tossedman

    Totoro module layout

    So, haven't done anything new here in a couple of years but I got rid of my personal website which had all of the pictures hosted on it. I hate seeing missing images so I've uploaded them to the forum again. Who knows, this module may see the light of day yet. Cheers eh, Todd
  18. Fenway Park

    What did you order or the post deliver? (N Gauge)

    This was one of JNR’s prototype diesel locomotives and I thought the colour scheme was for a special occasion. Asian Railway Conference? Mine is in storage but when last used had developed a scream from the mechanism.
  19. tossedman

    Noah's T-Trak Module

    I'm no longer hosting my own website so all of the images I'd posted earlier had disappeared. I went back and have uploaded them to the JNS forum so you can see them again. I'll work my way through my other threads to see what I can fix as well. Cheers eh, Todd
  20. roadstar_na6

    My second Japanese layout

    I‘m lacking space and time for it at the moment 😄 I‘d build it modular, too, so it can be run together with my club‘s layout and if I ever get the chance to have a designated hobby-room for such stuff I‘ll also get a similar layout as you got now. At least that‘s the plan for now 😉
  21. Here's a very well made video by jitensya37 about the history of the area around Shiojiri Station. Thanks to some clear maps and years written in the western system, this video is understandable and enjoyable. Shiojiri Station's history starts in 1902 under JGR, at this point specifically the Ministry of Railways. The video shows various line alterations over the years including the relocation of the station building in 1982 as well as a walk around the neighborhood. It became JR East territory in 1987 and is also the administrative border with JR Central's portion of the Chuo Line running southwest to Nagoya. jitensya37's other videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/jitensya37/videos Google map centered on Shiojiri Station: https://www.google.com/maps/@36.1134192,137.9493623,14.75z Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiojiri_Station Wikipedia map of lines: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ファイル:岡谷・辰野・塩尻付近_JR路線図.svg The excellent Senro Haisenzu blog also has several entries for Shiojiri. Included are track diagrams and old photos: December 25 1978 pts 1 and 2: http://senrohaisenzu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2008/02/19781225_adaf.html http://senrohaisenzu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2016/05/19781224-bd4d.html May 1 1988 pts 1 and 2: http://senrohaisenzu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2016/05/198851-d36d.html http://senrohaisenzu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2016/06/198851-086c.html May 1 2002 pts 1 and 2: http://senrohaisenzu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2009/07/200251-1-3877.html http://senrohaisenzu.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2009/07/200251-2-a1b8.html
  22. ianlaw

    My second Japanese layout

    @roadstar_na6, Why not start today?😀 Piers are card with inkjet printed textures, shinkansen bridge is 100% card, tramway bridge has card longitudinal members. Old mainline bridges use plastic kits. So basically two out of three bridges can be built at no cost. The basis of all the landscaping is expanded polystyrene, which is also easy to find. 😄
  23. Maybe line your weights with kapton tape? jeff
  24. roadstar_na6

    My second Japanese layout

    That looks great, I really love those bridges, I‘d also like to have something similar on the layout I‘d like to build one day 😄
  25. railsquid

    What did you order or the post deliver? (N Gauge)

    Did I ever mention I like MicroAce, especially when going cheap on auction sites? My journey through their back catalogue continues with this very fetching DF90-1: MicroAce DF90 (DF90-1) by Rail Squid, on Flickr Here's a picture of it in action on the Joban line in 1960: https://ganref.jp/m/yoimono/portfolios/photo_detail/1506007
  26. ianlaw

    My second Japanese layout

    OLE has arrived and been erected. Foliage has started growing on the big bare mountainside. I also bought some thin plywood for the backscene. At the least it will hide the curtains...
  27. Madsing

    Position of traffic lights at crossroads

    Thank you very much Grant. That's useful. Based on these photos, this is where I'd put traffic lights. I am not very sure yet, especially for the two traffic lights that I have highlighted in red. I think that they would be useful, but they stand before the junction.
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