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First time I've been able to run my little Adler. My old layout had an incline that it couldn't negotiate. It plays well with the Japanese trains. A nice bit of 'past meets present' fun.

 

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Shinkalion! Haahaha !

 

That's quite a length of rails enough to stretch those long trains! 

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I love that Adler👍😀😀

I found a g scale one on eBay for £675!! Needless to say it wo nt be making an appearance on Red river!😂😂😂👍

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Claude_Dreyfus

I had one of those Der Adler sets a few years ago. The motor went kaput sadly. Lovely model though...

 

Currently the sun is out, and I am test running my currently under construction layout. Nice to sit in the garden with a beer watching the trains running. 🙂

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ranger10178

Today on my "test track" - ie a temporary circuit I've set up so I can run trains, I've been running my DRG BR78 with an old Kato Kokifu 1000 on one line, and my 7 coach KiHa58 (/KiHa28/65/KiRo28) on the other line!

 

My small amount of Kato freight stock (1960's era) is in storage at the moment, and I won't be able to look for it for a while due to the COVID-19 stuff going on.

 

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serotta1972

Very nice! I hope you’re wearing white gloves with the Tomix controller - it’s required. 😁

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serotta1972

Ooops different controller but similar.  I been meaning to get my some white gloves when I run my trains. 🙂

 

 

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Yes, I know this video, after seen it I'm looking after a controller with inertia simulation. When I found a Tomix DU202 on a craiglist-like website neer to my location, you can imagine I jump on it. 😉

I presume de RMC-M1J is best, in fact the plastic of the case of my Tomix controller got small cracks and the shifts stick a little, it deserve a little maintenance.

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I LOVE THAT

 

Amazing sounds! If I had I had unlimited budget, I'd quite happily buy one of these minus the model!

Apparently it supports BVE as well

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On 4/7/2020 at 3:50 PM, Bjorn said:

Yes, I know this video, after seen it I'm looking after a controller with inertia simulation. When I found a Tomix DU202 on a craiglist-like website neer to my location, you can imagine I jump on it. 😉

I presume de RMC-M1J is best, in fact the plastic of the case of my Tomix controller got small cracks and the shifts stick a little, it deserve a little maintenance.

 

I still have a RMC M1J that I am thinking of releasing due to lack of space.... 🙂

 

And yes I will still be keeping my DU202 cause it just looks fantastic..... I kinda love the remote controllers now, given that I can remotely drive my trains and that helps especially when I am doing some works on the layout at the same time.... then having to run here and there to the throttle... 

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ranger10178
1 hour ago, gavino200 said:

Ran my brand new 489. Very smooth. I love it. 

 

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Now that's a true thing of beauty!

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I didn't run this, but boy this sure is fun... when you don't know what to run and just want to run everything!  🙂

 

 

 

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Oh that is fun. It breaks so many rules. Reserved seat coaches, ordinary coaches. 1067mm gauge and 1435mm gauge.

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First train running on the new layout, a Micro Ace A3466 Kintetsu 8000. This train probably hasn't run in ten years. 

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Half way through the running session I realized only one of two feeders was plugged in.  Ooops!

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ranger10178

Today I've been running my Tomix DD51 with my rake of 20 SEKI3000's as well as my Kato 181 series unit!

 

I've had the Seki3000's for a couple of years, as I bought them fairly cheap second hand. However I don't really know much about them. I have seen some photographs of a DD51 hauling a rake of them, so I'll assume this is prototypical (somewhat)!

 

I appreciate that the SEKI3000 wagons may not have run with the Brake Vans in this format, but I've no idea on how/where JNR put their brake vans, if indeed the SEKI3000 wagons required a brake van(s).

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ranger10178
1 hour ago, Pauljag900 said:

Nice layout buddy,I love the Kato plates👍👍😀

This is just a "temporary" test track. Just to allow me to run trains. I have some plywood on its way to build a "proper" layout - with a few sets of sidings (including a container terminal) and a loco shed.

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Yavaris Forge

Today my EF 15 needed to deliver some cargo around my work in progress layout.

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Here it is in the station next to my railway collection 205系, which sadly isn't able to drive, but is brightly illuminated nonetheless.

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Giving my 103 and 231 some exercise:

 

 

Also these two ancient Minitrix locos. Made a new brush spring for the Class 27, the little Ivatt 2-6-0 is still howling despite oiling around:

 

 

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Maybe not what i've ran today but rather where i ran today:

 

I was feeling like i wanted to run something, but at the same time i felt guilty to stay inside because there was such a good sun outside...

 

... so i made a very temporary unitrack loop in my garden pathway:

 

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A selection of other pictures:

 

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The whole loop:

 

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Got a couple of old Kato 115s and a 415 out:

 

The Shonan 115 is something of a mix and match including 115-1000, 115-2000 and a SaRo 110-1000. It'll split into four sets if I ever come across the other vehicles for them.

 

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