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  1. I big mouthed in a jp youtuber comment that I could do the endless oval they did in a smaller area with the use of 2 Tomix CA-S and 4 C541-15s. Now while one of my CA-S sets is set up like a CC set (I added on the additional bridge beams), things were on hold till I picked up the Tomix packs 3245 and 3235, 8 p10 pillars and 4 long beams, with them a quick test resumed the hold as I'm now waiting on more items 140mm lengths of plain viaducts and packs of C541-15 - my version of a 10mm socket, they walk. I did a quick anyrail mockup and hit another obstacle my planned grades end up crossing over the lower track at a height where I suspect the suspended track will interfere with any rollingstock at ground level. I'm thinking I either need to change design from the squashed Tomix oval to a true oval, or there's a combination of straights that will make this idea work.
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    Hello all, I have been trying to figure out for a while how to believably use two Kato models of Tokyo Metro 01-type trains. An idea which didn't go anywhere was to model Asakusa Station terminus (G-19), which is a station I became familiar with between 2009 and 2012. But now the idea of Ginza and Tawaramachi Stations on a 2' x 4' table is taking hold, with the surface level on the Ginza being the Ginza Intersection, showing the entire block of Chuo Dori that contains the Wako department store and Mikimoto Pearls' main store. A four-foot-by-14-inch rectangle should be able to show this, plus half of Chuo Dori roadway, all of Harumi Dori and the famous circular building with the Ricoh billboard at its top. At present, from what I can determine, the Mikimoto building has been demolished and its replacement is under construction. Does anyone here have any idea what the new building will look like (although the Type 01 trains will be rather anachronistic with that building), or have any decent photos of the old building that's no more. Also, does anyone know where I can source models which can be used to or adapted to represent any of the other buildings? I think a pair of Tomytec's 039-2 "Contemporary Office Tower" could be used for the "Ricoh" building on the corner, but that's about all I can find that is currently commercially available. I know I'm stretching things a bit to ask of another favour, but where can I find information about what is in the subterranean arcades beneath Chuo Dori and Harumi Dori, between street level and station level, and what the platform of the Ginza Line station actually looks like? It is nearly three years since I was last in Japan, and at present it is going to be rather difficult for me to get the opportunity to head north again to, among other things, research this matter. I attach a Google Earth overhead view of the relevant part of Ginza, with (I hope) an added rectangle to show the area which could be modelled.
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