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Well a long time, not much posting! Not really surprising, given the we’ve had... Let me summarise: Builders, Redecorating, Daughter Boomerang, Builders, Redecorating.... ‘Nuff said? So now I have a piece of MDF 4x3 metric feet. (1 foot = 30cm) It’s a single board that will fit in the boot of the car with space to spare, with easily adjustable and detachable legs. The plan has remained the same pretty much: 2 or 3 stations with Gora as a top station and Tonosawa at the bottom. In between will be a reversing point, either Ohiradai or one of the others. It depends on how
Today, Hakone Tozan Railway announced their new 3100 type EMU. This train will feature the same design as the 3000 type 'Allegra', but without the second cab per car the 3000 type had. Hakone Tozan will take delivery of two 2-car sets during April 2017, after which the 3100 type will go into service from May 2017. Source: http://www.hakone-tozan.co.jp/dat/pdf/3100%BF%B7%C2%A4%A5%EA%A5%EA%A1%BC%A5%B9%BD%A4%C0%B5%C8%C7.pdf
Ken Ford posted a topic in Layout PlanningA few months ago I "discovered" the Hakone Tozan. This railway fascinates me - modern EMUs climbing ridiculous grades on tight curves through gorgeous scenery. The switchbacks in particular are very appealing. So, as a sideline to all my other projects (w-a-y too many projects, I might add) I've been ginning up an idea for a small, self contained N scale Hakone Tozan switchback layout: Hakone Tozan Switchback 1.bmp This is a representation of the Kami-Ohiradai switchback. The tracks to the right lead into simple staging (two tracks on each line); the top track represents the upg