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Hopefully the administrators won’t mind a new topic for the non N scale running opportunities.

 

I’ll kick off with some recent HO running over the weekend . Not having enough space at home to run anything too long, I headed to Stage One’s rental layout to give the Fuji blue train some exercise.

 

Kato EF65-1000 and 13 car Fuji 24系 Blue Train

Kato Kiha 81 Tsubasa 7 car.

Tenshodo 9600 and mixed Kato wagons.

Tomix EF71 and ED78 with 3x Ohafu 50s.

 

The Kiha 82 Kamome in the background was the owners with a ESU Loksound decoder fitted. 

 

 

 

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gavino200

That blue train looks great. I'm tempted to get one for my N scale EF-65. Currently it doesn't really have anything of it's own to pull. 

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Looks like a great outing!  I love the 81 series and the 9600 look good on the freight train.  The blue train has me very excited for the upcoming 20 series re-run, I'm very tempted to pick up a EF65 for it.

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I’m a bit of fan of blue trains despite them looking very similar. This Fuji formation is using the 25 100 coaches. I also have a 12 car consist of 25 0 coaches for the Tsurugi blue train.

I need to find a Fuji headmark for the loco as this particular model came with Sakura, Mizuho, Naha and Suisei. 

 

The N gauge formations seem to sell through pretty quick depending on the slight nuisances in coach inclusion. 

 

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marknewton

Kamome,

 

That's a nice selection of JNR-era trains you have there. Makes me think I should be getting some more of the Tomix AC motors... 🤔

 

All the best,

 

Mark.

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Kamome

Yes, they are a popular runner. One of the owners is a bit of a fan too and last time i didn’t take the EF71 and ED78 to run, he questioned what i was doing. The EF71 heading the Kiha 81 gets a lot of attention. Need to get these cement tankers finished and finally get a 20 series Akebono for them to pull. 

 

I’m slightly tempted to get some of the One Mile セラ Kyushu coal wagons but they don’t come with wheels or couplers and at ¥4000 each, i’m almost into Tenshodo セキmoney which look far better detailed.

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marknewton
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Friday night was a running night at the club, so the boy and I went down with a selection of Japanese and Australian trains. Here's some of mine on the Waterfall layout. I admit they look a bit out of place there but Kelly River, our other exhibition layout, has been sold and work has only just started on it's successor. 
 

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Zoukei Mura DD54 with Tramway 61 series cars.

 

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Kato D51 with Tramway 61 series cars.

 

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Kato D51s with Kato Yo5000 brakevans, One Mile SeRa1 hoppers and Tenshodo SeKi3000 hoppers.
 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

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Kamome
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Cheers for the photos and footage. That DD54 is on the list but i was looking at one of the slightly earlier versions (3rd version i think) 

 

Ok that makes me want some SeRas even more. Which wheels did you use on yours?

 

Also i wondered about the markings. Do you know if they indicate where they were manufactured, refurbished or where they where based?

広, 岡 as examples

I had read somewhere that derailments were common so they were limited to 55km/h hence the yellow line on the side. 

 

Looks like a nice layout. Great depiction of Australian countryside. 

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Martijn Meerts

Looking good Mark 🙂

 

Just out of curiosity, what's the minimum radius on the Kato steamers? I noticed the little rods sticking out the front of the cylinders (I'm sure there's a correct term for those, but I wasn't able to find it within a reasonable amount of time) look like they might block the leading bogie from going through too tight curves. I know that Marklin for example often removes these completely, or adds them as optional parts. Both my C55 and 9600 have these as well, which might rather severely increase the minimum radius ..

 

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C56 WITH Lok V4 with custom sound profile pulling a short local mixed consist of mostly Kato roll8jg stock

The combine car is tramway and the wamu 8000 and yamu (I might be wrong on that. The corrugated roof) are both endo kits

 

 

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Modellbahn JP
On 5/3/2021 at 7:26 AM, Martijn Meerts said:

Looking good Mark 🙂

 

Just out of curiosity, what's the minimum radius on the Kato steamers? I noticed the little rods sticking out the front of the cylinders (I'm sure there's a correct term for those, but I wasn't able to find it within a reasonable amount of time) look like they might block the leading bogie from going through too tight curves. I know that Marklin for example often removes these completely, or adds them as optional parts. Both my C55 and 9600 have these as well, which might rather severely increase the minimum radius ..

 

If 9600 you have is made by Tenshodo, it would get through R=550mm for minimum because Tenshodo officially announced.

I heard Kato's D51 in HO sale can get through also.

Japanese model trains in HO scale aren't made consistently but I think almost of all models could get through R=550mm.

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Martijn Meerts
5 hours ago, Modellbahn JP said:

If 9600 you have is made by Tenshodo, it would get through R=550mm for minimum because Tenshodo officially announced.

I heard Kato's D51 in HO sale can get through also.

Japanese model trains in HO scale aren't made consistently but I think almost of all models could get through R=550mm.

 

Thanks for the info, but both the 9600 and C55 are IMON kits. I've not started the 9600 yet, but I've been working on the C55. I have a running frame, but I don't have the correct curved track to test it on.

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Modellbahn JP
7 hours ago, Martijn Meerts said:

 

Thanks for the info, but both the 9600 and C55 are IMON kits. I've not started the 9600 yet, but I've been working on the C55. I have a running frame, but I don't have the correct curved track to test it on.

I see.

That's to say you have imon's kit, it would be 12mm.

I've just seen the official page of imon.

They deal with R=732mm for minimum and don't officially announce that is for minimum but it would be so.

 

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