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  2. ranger10178

    Hello from sunny Surrey (UK)

    Showing your inner weaboo?! 😛 I've got the Kashima Rinkai Girls und Panzer unit in my storage locker 🤣
  3. Cat

    Hello from sunny Surrey (UK)

    We got a pack of those from Yahoo Auction Japan. They may not be prototypical..... yet.... this is Japan! With all the actual wrappings that we have in Oarai for Girls und Panzer Kihas and buses; plus the visiting Tama Densha, and a pair of 11 Piki No Neko buses, the Tetsudou Musume containers will look right at home and liven up the strings of kokis.
  4. Today
  5. kevsmiththai

    C56 2-6-0 in 1nM

    I did start to make some SRT 4 wheel wagons. two C.F Container flats, a S.W Salt wagon and a C.G van. When I got them out of the loft the other night my carefully crafted home made waterslide decals had all curled up and fallen off! Kev
  6. bill937ca

    West Express Ginga

    Postponed debut of West Express Ginga, a new train on JR West. Japanese language article from Traffic News JP. https://trafficnews.jp/post/95300?fbclid=IwAR10ChSYuDfOCX-yuXDjgUxYGdTJxt-n9L1oqIg4PBQM9bclfbPHJ9xr-ZY#readmore
  7. railsquid

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

    Tomytec Eidan 5000 series (Tozai Line): Tomytec Eidan 5000 series (Tozai Line) by Rail Squid, on Flickr Tomytec Eidan 5000 series (Tozai Line) by Rail Squid, on Flickr Had it for a while but only just got round to acquiring and fitting the bits to make it run.
  8. ranger10178

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

    Today the postman brought me some bits snd bobs I'd ordered from Train Trax: 1xKato 23-416 Station Area Scenery Detail Parts 1x Kato 20-040 S62 x 4 1x Kato 20-121 R315-15 x 4 1x Kato 20-026 S124 rerailer tracks 2x Kato 24-827 3 way extension cords 1x Kato 23-515 TCM FD115 Fork Lift trucks
  9. Seibu's anti-coronavirus window opening strategy explained
  10. ranger10178

    Hello from sunny Surrey (UK)

    This is true! Maybe they appear shorter because of the smaller containers? I'll have to look into those Tetsudou musume containers then 😉
  11. roadstar_na6

    C56 2-6-0 in 1nM

    This looks really amazing so far, especially now with the color applied. You put a lot of work into it and I‘d love to see it run somewhere soon. Do you have any cars for it to tow, too?
  12. kevsmiththai

    C56 2-6-0 in 1nM

    I think the white roof and the timber planks were probably to keep the heat from the sun out of the cabs. When I was wandering around Bang Sue yard it was 40 degrees and sticky humid. I also think they tended to run with the cab front doors wide open a lot. kev
  13. Drunkenclam

    Hello from sunny Surrey (UK)

    Well. Not the short. I always wanted to have some of the Tetsudou-musume containers, But then I am a sucker for cute anime girls.
  14. FYI a state of emergency declaration is expected for tomorrow (Tuesday), which may or may not impact things even more.
  15. Martijn Meerts

    C56 2-6-0 in 1nM

    I like the colours, especially the green and black go together really well, as do the white wheels and drive rods. The white roof looks a little weird to me, but that's probably because I don't think I've ever seen a steam locomotive before where the roof has a different colour 🙂
  16. Sheffie

    Green & Grey

    Work is slowing down as it becomes more difficult. I’m trying to get the hill to a state where I can build on and around it, and the tunnel entrances are giving me trouble. They are narrow enough that I need to get them in precisely the right spot in order to avoid contact with passing trains, and I don’t know when or exactly how I should try to fix them in position. But for what it’s worth, the hilltop is cut and it’s ready for the cosmetic work around its edges to begin. I’ve also got some card into position to block light leakage from one tunnel to the next. Fortunately I have plenty of nice stone pattern available.
  17. Yesterday
  18. ranger10178

    What did you run today?

    Today on my "test track" - ie a temporary circuit I've set up so I can run trains, I've been running my DRG BR78 with an old Kato Kokifu 1000 on one line, and my 7 coach KiHa58 (/KiHa28/65/KiRo28) on the other line! My small amount of Kato freight stock (1960's era) is in storage at the moment, and I won't be able to look for it for a while due to the COVID-19 stuff going on.
  19. ranger10178

    Hello from sunny Surrey (UK)

    I find the freight stuff far more interesting! I'd much rather see a DD51 or a EF64 etc, hauling a container train, than see the Shinkansen! [I've noticed that the JRF flat wagons seem to be somewhat cheaper than their British N gauge counterparts. - Around £8.50 for a Tomix Koki 106 + £10 or so for a set of 5 x 19D containers, vs £72 for a pair of Graham Farish FIA wagons (with containers). - That, coupled (pardon the pun) with JRF running far shorter rakes {Around 15 wagons I think} of container wagons to British freight companies, makes a JRF train far more appealing to me!]
  20. Drunkenclam

    Hello from sunny Surrey (UK)

    Freight wagons. Well there is a whole different avenue of expense 😄
  21. Claude_Dreyfus

    Lockdown Layout

    Indeed. I had a week off - I suspect there isn't going to be too much scope for going on holiday this year! The advantages of the lighter evenings is that I will be able to do a little bit most evenings. And we have Easter weekend coming up as well...
  22. ranger10178

    Lockdown Layout

    Looks fantastic! Sorry to hear you'll be going back to work... - it's nice to have some enforced time off!
  23. ranger10178

    Hello from sunny Surrey (UK)

    If only it was that easy 🤣
  24. ranger10178

    Hello from sunny Surrey (UK)

    That's for sure! I used to have an impressive OO collection (probably around 125 locomotives with around 400 wagons and 100 coaches) - I sold those and started collecting N gauge... In terms of N gauge British stock I have around 10 full HST sets, as well as many different rakes of freight wagons and other passenger trains!
  25. chadbag

    Hello from sunny Surrey (UK)

    Welcome! Hide your wallet!
  26. Claude_Dreyfus

    Lockdown Layout

    Playing testing session. The fiddle yard isn't too large, but probably sufficient for the size of layout. The blue 119 is a Greenmax model, whilst Micro Ace provided the white version. A Tomix ED62 lurks in the background. An overall view of the layout, with building in their proposed locations. The 119 is where the single platform will be located. The upper part of the hill over the right-hand tunnel has yet to be permanently fitted. A job for the coming week. I'm back working next week, so progress will be slowed quite considerably, but I'll keep plugging on when time allows.
  27. Claude_Dreyfus

    Lockdown Layout

    More updates, this time mainly centring on the scenery and testing. The hillside above the right-hand tunnel was carved out, however before it could be fixed, I needed to ballast the track underneath. First up, the carving. The various levels were built up, and the tunnel mouth test fitted. Next, the track beneath where the tunnel will be had the bed painted, and the ballast fixed down (the usual dilute PVA solution).The inside of the tunnel was also painted. Finally came the testing. I needed to ensure the ballasting was fine and things still worked okay. The wiring was fine, so it was a case of cleaning the track of any left over glue and ballast. I did find the main line point motor connection bar was fouling wagons as they were being reversed into the yard. This was fixed by adding some packing between the motor and the bottom of the board.
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