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Nozomi329
8 hours ago, disturbman said:

It only appears gray on many pictures because roofs are not regularly cleaned

The gray portion should end at the line dividing cab and main cabin. In the spy pictures months ago, the gray color ended immediately above the headlight, which is inaccurate. The Facebook photos appears correct on this matter.

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disturbman
2 hours ago, Nozomi329 said:

The gray portion should end at the line dividing cab and main cabin. In the spy pictures months ago, the gray color ended immediately above the headlight


I must have misunderstood the conversations then, I had thought some of the posters complained the cars' roof were not gray. Not that the black on the front was incorrect.

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Nozomi329
9 hours ago, disturbman said:

some of the posters complained the cars' roof were not gray

Some indeed thought that way, actually so did I. Some closer look changed my mind. here's a good picture from wiki to tell the difference.
 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/CRH1A-1106_经过广园快速路_20190331_155225.jpg

 

But anyways, the recent photos from 国铁小站 appears that they solved this issue.

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disturbman
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A bit more pictures were released today, https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/dxfd5IkoEgnLYd5nhu8Rlg. Details and printing seem as good as usual. As always Charming has produced different variants, there are two 8-car sets and two 4*2-car sets for a total of four different formations. One of the formations will be the test train in special livery.
 

10 hours ago, gavino200 said:

I like it. I think I'd buy one.


I'm definitely warming up to it, the picture of the paired consists looks really good. This would be the TB link, https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a312a.7700824.w4002-15904113657.32.41055d83JiqMuw&id=655323002044.

Otherwise, the model will be available through the usual HK shops. At least one was taking reservations. It might be better to go through TB so you can buy the DCC decoders with the train.
 

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Nozomi329

Both Charming and Kunter made some announcements recently.

 

Charming announced this "PB substitution box car" here: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/YuXqglnAMpuNUT6uqVNvsw It's basically a boxcar converted from refrigerator cars.

Be aware that the release plan is for Thursday instead of the normal Friday (dragon boat festival vacation).

And just a side note that I'm a bit disappointed that Charming's CRH1 is not DCC friendly. The light bars are basically Kato ones.

 

Kunter demonstrated the features of their new 25T coaches here: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/9F4JqBwrut5MxIwhYoaNTA

Along with the corresponding set and road numbers here: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/TTiLyGVfTGAguecmEnYdRQ

And the new plan of RW19T "High-end soft sleeper" here: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/X48tueNaRcd-Rf0lGHsGxA

The soft sleeper (RW) cars featuring painted compartment doors and corridor handrail.

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disturbman
11 hours ago, Nozomi329 said:

Charming announced this "PB substitution box car" here: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/YuXqglnAMpuNUT6uqVNvsw It's basically a boxcar converted from refrigerator cars.


Interesting, never seen these before, do they run in fixed consists or mixed in with other type of cars?

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Nozomi329
13 hours ago, disturbman said:


Interesting, never seen these before, do they run in fixed consists or mixed in with other type of cars?

Neither had I.

It seems that the B6 refrigerator car, from which the PB is converted, could run individually. The conversion is pretty much to remove all the refrigerator related equipment, change the doors to the larger ones that are commonly seen on other box cars, and change to better bogeys capable of 120km/h operation. There's no reason they had to be in fixed consists. In fact, Charming's announcement included a picture where it's coupled to a gondola. If there is a case it has to go alone, I would guess that it can only go at the 120km/h speed when every car in the consist is capable of that.

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disturbman

Too bad, the individual cars are already sold out. I would have bought a couple to go with my boxcars, but not a full set.

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Nozomi329

Charming's next product is B15E refrigerator car coming up Friday. https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/oZwq_X4yni9Smu2xLEUy_Q

B15E is an improved version of B6 fridge car serving similar purpose. For the model, the "rice yellow" color doesn't look very right to me, but it might be that the real thing faded off when running on the rails.

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Alberto_Renfe

I was lucky to find CRH1 but only set with four cars is available.

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disturbman

It's still possible to get both 4-car set of CRH1A-1021. The 8-car sets are gone and only the additional 4-car set of CRH1A-1100 is still available.

 

We have started to see posters for Charming CRH5A.

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Yavianice
7 minutes ago, disturbman said:

We have started to see posters for Charming CRH5A.

 

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Yavianice

Charming CRH5A is now available for pre-order at Popondetta. There are different variants available. See here. The models are also available from RG-R at the Popondetta prices (discount does not apply to these sets). Limited quantity available so fast reservation is recommended. Expected delivery Q4 2022

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Yavianice

KHAHO now sells Charming sets. The CRH5A is now available for pre-order for 1500 HKD for the 8 car set (significantly cheaper than what you would pay from Japan)

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disturbman

1500HKD is the price of the 8-car CRH1A at Changming’s TB shop.

 

It might be the better source for Chinese stuff.

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Nozomi329

Charming's next product is this JSQ6 autorack coming on Friday: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/3ct6pXsr5bqGiX21W8sn5Q

Kunter made several announcements in the recent weeks, including RW19T "High-end soft sleeper", their own (possibly Chinese HSR style) N scale tracks, S25B double deck coach sets, new liveries of CRH2A, XL25T express mail cars, and...a photo of the last 5-car addon for CRH380AL.

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