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bikkuri bahn posted a topic in Japan Rail: Pictures & VideosGood documentary from 1963 (Showa 38). Mainly centers around activity at Maibara Station, then as now an important junction between the Tokaido and Hokuriku Lines, the latter dominated by steam locomotive hauled trains. Loads of railway scenes we no longer can see- shonan color 80 series, long bonnet Kodama trains, SL hauled passenger trains off the Hokuriku Main Line, parcels traffic...
Some nice scenes of older JNR rolling stock by youtube contributor yocchelexp. Wonderful axle-hung traction motor sound. At Ina Shinmachi: Another scene at Ina Shinmachi, two trains meet at the loop station, one of them is a 80 series in shonan colors: Between Miyaki and Ina Shinmachi (good views of the underfloor equipment and bogies):
HO scale model maker A Class will be releasing plastic body kits for the JNR 80 series "Shonan densha" sometime this spring. Both unpainted and painted body shells will be offered. You will have to purchase bogies, underfloor details and motors separately. A Class suggests Nikko Models bogies and underfloor details for these. So far details are sketchy, here is the info provided by A Class (click on the picture): http://www.dcraft.co.jp/aclass/a_top.html Example of a Nikko bogie that can be used for trailer cars (TR48 type): http://shopping.hobidas.com/shop/rail-hobidas/item/NKM-0036.html