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A large scale pre-order has been listed on Hobby Search for Amagi Modeling Idea unassembled kits.  Most of these appear to be older, branch line or minor private railway trains many of which were still common 20 years ago. These are 1/150 brass and white metal kits.

 

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c=104&cat=rail&target=Make&searchkey=Amagi+Modeling+Idea&Scale=N+Scale&spage=1&ItemSeries=Unassembled+Kit

 

Examples with photos:

Enshu Railway Series 30 (one-sided door opening car) Body Kit (2-car Unassembled Kit)

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10117092

 

Jinchu Railway Kiha40 Style (`Biwako Type` Diesel Car Style) Body Kit (Unassembled Kit)

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10205825

 

Fukui Nanetsu Line Type130 Two Car Body Kit (2-Car Unassembled Kit) (Model Train)

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10401570

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A couple of new station kits from Amagi have appeared on Hobby Search:

 

Shichihyaku Station in Aomori (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shichihyaku_Station )  A little bit of a 1970s architecture look to it.

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10644911

 

Takahata Station in Yamagata (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Takahata_Station_(Yamagata_Kotsu)_(3153294370).jpg )  This is a nice older looking stone structure.

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10644916

 

Amagi web site:  http://www.amagi-model.com/amagi/index.html 

 

I think it's nice that they are producing kits of actual stations - most of them are abandoned or even demolished now, but they are frequently unique structures.

 

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Fenway Park

The SEMU 1 kits are new. You need to add your own wheels. 
There is a number sheet as well. 
I ordered two sets and the decal sheet from HS. 
 

I have their SEKI kit in my to do pile, again you need wheels. 
 

Hope this helps.
 

Malcolm

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Thanks Malcolm!  I think I'll pick some up then, they seem nice and it'll be fun to have some variation in my coal hoppers.

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For the tight radius, small locomotive crowd here is the Kishu Railway (former Gobo Rinko Railway) DB158 Diesel Locomotive from TGW.

 

From the video description:  The rail used for the video is made by Joke Track: KOBBAN: radius is about 28mmR (oval). https://www.kamitetsu.com/

 

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10586543

 

 

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From the TGW video I discovered Korban 28mm track.       https://www.kamitetsu.com/

 

Video description:

 

It is a new product of the joke truck, "Tsurugi". The extremely small 28mm radius limits the number of vehicles that can run, but I think you can create a unique diorama. The reflected vehicle is Hiroki Tsugawa's "Deki 3". I think it's cute.

 

A new product of a rail truck for minimal 9mm scales "TSURUGI". It's the small 28mm radius extremely, so the vehicle to which you can run is limited. But I think unique and fun DIORAMA can be made. A reflected vehicle is "DEKI 3". It would be pretty.

 

 

 

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Concept Model Trains

Bill is quite right about the joke track, great for a small diorama. I bought an oval of the joke track from Jelly Models in Milan, Italy when I was purchased one of their H0e locos a few years ago. My idea was to make a A4 layout, smaller then anything I have made previously in N scale. Quite a challenge! Only certain rolling stock works but you still have some choice with what you can run. Here are a few photos. The first  image is a Jelly Models On18 loco available from Shapeways. It uses a Tomytec Hakotetsu power unit. The same track and A4 artboard base but different trees/figures. A Tomytec battery controller is used for the layout.

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Fenway Park

According to HS N Goya are releasing two kits. One of a period Hakodate 4 wheel tram with a Brill trolley and the other is of the reach cars for the Seikan train ferry. 
 

The latter were made of old wagon under frames of varying types. The photo shows the real ones being propelled by a DE10. Obviously a restricted use in real life. 
 

The tram looks interesting but will need a 4 wheel power truck if you wish it to be powered. Did other tram systems use this type?

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Nice thing is that the arunine kits (n scale aru models) is they have a really nice fold over tab system where the tabs are hidden well. Ac glue or epoxy work well if you want to lock things in. You can get fancy and nip the tabs down to just as deep as the slot and then solder or glue.

 

the arunine are a really nice series at decent prices (like $20 per car) and also offer white metal add on detail parts. Designed to fit the Kato pocketline mechs. fun to build, sort of like a sankei building.
 

Nariichi san at mtp was carrying them but his stock is now pretty low.

 

cheers

 

jeff

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I recently put in a direct order with Aru Model and they were able to send it to the US surface, should be here in two months or so.  Looking forward to having my very first brass locomotive!
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It took a few days to negotiate the cost and the shipping.  I don't think they're in the office every day, but they were very helpful and easy to work with.
http://www.arumo.com/

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59 minutes ago, DanielMackay said:

Best glue for such? 


thick PVA glue works well. Tamyia sells a little pen version.

 

In the us you can find arlee’s tacky glue and they also sell it in a little pen applicator. Disposable Dental brushes also work well to place glue as well
 

very similar to sankei kits but sankei has slightly better colored chipboard.

 

jeff

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4 minutes ago, Cat said:

I recently put in a direct order with Aru Model and they were able to send it to the US surface, should be here in two months or so.  Looking forward to having my very first brass locomotive!
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thats great! Now I have to go look to see if there are more I want...

 

jeff

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Tony Galiani

I just purchased some Aru Nine wagons from Model Trains Plus.  I have had a locomotive kit for a while but thought maybe I should start with something easier.  Unfortunately, these are so small I am still intimidated so they are just sitting there - very nervous about attempting the folds.  We shall see.

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Tony Galiani

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Tony,

 

Do you have a Folding tool? These can be very handy along with a Small pair of flat nose pliers w/o teeth.

 

this kind you just hold the best edge along your fold like and use a little plate (Or a dulled single edge razor) to lift the part exposed and fold.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Metal-Model-Ship-Tank-Photo-Etched-Parts-Bender-Bending-Folding-Tool-AJ0086-C/333646373013?hash=item4daedfa095:g:uSsAAOSwLQ5fAsTp

 

these have a little clamp down screw to hold the part in place while you fold

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Photo-Etch-Bending-Tool-Etched-Parts-Bender-for-Model-Craft-DIY-Processing/184019294947?hash=item2ad8679ae3:g:tmcAAOSwmcJdvTD8
 

And this one paragrapfix makes I find the handiest as it has a nice hinge to just lift to do the fold (no using another plate to slip under to bend up) and fast to align your part up.

 

https://www.paragrafix.biz/product_detail.asp?PPartNum=pft-5

 

 

handy pliers in addition to regular blunt nose pliers is a pair of parallel pliers. The Jaws clamp down parallel not scissor like so the whole chunk of metal in the Jaws gets even pressure. 
 

https://smile.amazon.com/Mazbot-Cushion-Comfort-Parallel-Pliers/dp/B06W528R1F/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=Parallel+pliers&qid=1598293557&sr=8-9

 

cheers,

 

jeff

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I resisted a long time as I always just used the end of some nice flat end smooth pliers, then it dawned on me the parallel pliers I had for bending wire would work better. Then about 10 years back a tried a friends clamp down bender and it was a nice feel! Later I found the fold up break bender, not cheap, but it works well and is etched metal itself. Tools, tools, can never have to many tools! 
 

jeff

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