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I'm discovering that there are not a lot of contemporary cars and light vehicles easily available.  I doubt that so many folks in Japan drive classic cars from last century as the model makers would like to sell us.

Kato has a couple of delivery vehicles, but I haven't been able to dig up any info on what model and year these are, can anyone help identify these?

Delivery Service: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10046136
Delivery Service II (also in a Postal set):  https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10136447

Light Van and Light Truck: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10137604

 

For cars, I've only dug up a few Car Collection Basic Sets that are currently available (if I've identified the model years correctly):
F5:  https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10495992

N1 (with an old station wagon):  https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10502515
O1 (and O2): https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10565481
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10565483


Are there other contemporary cars that I've missed?

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Yes sadly Tomytec has cut way back on the vehicle sets they were doing quite regularly and gone to the little collections that are way more limited in colors and varieties. Sure you can get some of them on yahoo.jp but at a premium... I wish I had stockpiled more of the collections for later use and sharing, but when the collections were rolling they seemed like they would keep going on and on! 
 

Vehicles, short of figures, are the high cost per sq cm of layout scenery needs. I’m always shocked when I realize one of the little boxes full of like 50 or so vehicles would cost hundreds of dollars to replace.

 

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Kato has a few from this century at least. 

 

Not much vehicle variety, but there is a set of each of these with a JR East van
Toyota HiAce: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10182095

Toyota Probox: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10182098

Now to go auction hunting.

I still haven't found a clue for the year and model of Kato's small delivery vehicles in their small delivery set.

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17 hours ago, Cat said:

I'm discovering that there are not a lot of contemporary cars and light vehicles easily available.  I doubt that so many folks in Japan drive classic cars from last century as the model makers would like to sell us.

Kato has a couple of delivery vehicles, but I haven't been able to dig up any info on what model and year these are, can anyone help identify these?

Delivery Service: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10046136
Delivery Service II (also in a Postal set):  https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10136447

Light Van and Light Truck: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10137604

 

 

I'm not very good on cars, but I do remember the kind of light van used by Japan Post and represented by the Kato model came in around the time Japan Post was privatised in the mid-2000s.  No idea what make the Kato model represents though, (Before that they used some sort of box van based on a Toyota pickup-truck, which always struck me as being an older 1980-ish design).

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54 minutes ago, railsquid said:

 

I'm not very good on cars, but I do remember the kind of light van used by Japan Post and represented by the Kato model came in around the time Japan Post was privatised in the mid-2000s.  No idea what make the Kato model represents though, (Before that they used some sort of box van based on a Toyota pickup-truck, which always struck me as being an older 1980-ish design).

 

Thanks again, Railsquid!

I was guessing from the lines of that van that it was likely from this century.  On the plus side, no one else around here is very likely to know either.  If anyone at a show does identify it, I will offer them some Pocky.
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I just found one of the Delivery Service II sets with the van through Zenmarket at Hobby Island.
 
 

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