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There is a lot of small manufacturers that make parts for upgrading or revamping older and new sets. I thought it would be good to start a topic listing these manufacturers. Ordering needs to pass through a local shopping agent.

 

If you know of more, please list underneath or DM me.

 

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Create Studio

https://create-kobo.com/
https://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/createworkshop-store/b5a1b4d8bc2.html#sideNaviCategories (shop)

 

Create Studio makes replacement lightboards for Kato and Tomix locomotives. They also commercialize lightboards for double heading locomotives so that lights can be off on the second unit as some locomotives do not have an ON-OFF button.

 

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Densha.me
https://www.densha.me/

 

Densha.me produces interior stickers, interior light boards and upgrade lightboards for older Kato and Tomix locomotives.

 

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HKTILC

https://hktilc.com/

 

Hong-kong-based HKTILC is the original producers of Poppondeta anti-flicker lights and propose their range under their own brand.

 

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ISM Works

https://ism-works.shop-pro.jp/

 

ISM Works produces kits to add directional lighting for Tomytec Railway collection, as well as interior lighting boards.

 

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Key Factory

http://www.purple.dti.ne.jp/shadow/index.html

 

Key Factory produces replacement lightboards for older Tomix, Kato, Greenmax and (possibly one day) Micro Ace locomotives and sets. Exemple for Kato E353: https://www.orientalexpress.jp/kh-16cc_light_key/

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M-Lite (ModelTrainPlus)

https://www.modeltrainplus.net/collections/modeltrainplus

 

ModelTrainPlus offers a small range of replacement lightboards called M-Lite for older Kato and Tomix locomotives and sets.

 

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Musashi ModelRailway Factory

http://musashimokei.blog.fc2.com/
https://musashimokei.web.fc2.com/index.html

Musashi Mokei creates 3D printed parts, notably underfloor parts or skirts for Tomytec Railway collection or GM kits. Practical when needing a skirt that can accept Tomix TN couplers or better underfloor parts. Most parts are available through make.dmm (https://make.dmm.com/shop/74146/).

 

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Re-Color
http://www.re-color.jp/train/index.html


Re-Color makes 3D printed parts for Kato and Tomix sets (http://www.re-color.jp/train/3D_osaka.html). Notably adapters to fit Kato knuckle couplers on Tomix locomotives (TX091 and TX092),  skirts as well as TN couplers adapters for TaKis and KoKis.

For easy viewing, you can refer to their YJA seller page: https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/seller/re_color1001

 

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1 hour ago, disturbman said:

Musashi ModelRailway Factory

http://musashimokei.blog.fc2.com/
https://musashimokei.web.fc2.com/index.html

Musashi Mokei creates 3D printed parts, notably underfloor parts or skirts for Tomytec Railway collection or GM kits. Practical when needing a skirt that can accept Tomix TN couplers or better underfloor parts. Most parts are available through make.dmm (https://make.dmm.com/shop/74146/).


For example, they have a skirt for the small DMUs produced by Tomytec, like the AN-8800: https://make.dmm.com/item/984061/ and http://musashimokei.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-75.html. I know some forumers complained that they couldn't fit a coupler to them without destroying or removing the skirt.

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Wow, the kato compatible tomix couplers would be a game changer for me.  Tomix makes a lot of freight and passenger cars I would love, but I've stuck for kato for almost all my trains due to the compatibility issues.  

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11 minutes ago, Kiha66 said:

Wow, the kato compatible tomix couplers would be a game changer for me.  Tomix makes a lot of freight and passenger cars I would love, but I've stuck for kato for almost all my trains due to the compatibility issues.  


Re-Color's site is a pain to navigate, I recommend browsing their YJA seller page to see what they make: https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/seller/re_color1001

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Here are some more third party manufacturers for your consideration:

http://www.lab-kl.com is a cool store that sells metal, glass upgrade parts for all sorts of japanese, european trains, and also sells japanese body shells and decals, and Taiwanese (Touch Rail) trains and parts. Blog with more product pictures here: https://kllab2018.exblog.jp/

Unfortunately the store page is all in japanese and catered to japanese clients. If you want to purchase something, then you should ask him on Instagram. DISCLAIMER: I have not purchased yet via Instagram. So for now it is at your own risk. You can also e-mail them k.l_lab@hotmail.com. Once I purchased something via Instagram, I will of course update here.

I have inquired; the owner does sell to foreigners and does speak english. KL LAB items are also sold at physical IMON and GM stores.

 

OZMO factory: For purchasing lightboards of older models that do not have LED's (or very dim ones). They have their own website too, but I always refer to their Yahoo Auction page. https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/seller/ozmo_factory

https://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/ozmo-factory/c5b4c6bbcc

 

Ajisaitei: makes A LOT of high quality rub on stickers and destination signs and others. https://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/ajisaitei/

 

Hayashi: Chinese TaoBao store to get many high quality interior stickers. The best thing is that these are actually stickers; no need to glue. Also the placement instructions are very clear as opposed to other manufacturers. https://world.taobao.com/dianpu/218017588.htm

 

Penguin Model Shop: They make some destination stickers that are not made by Ajisaitei for some reason. Unfortunately it seems that they no longer produce new items and just sell older stock, but may be useful for some people https://penguinmodel.net/

 

MiyakoMokei: Makes a lot of custom light boards and alterations. Does not sell to foreigners, you will need a proxy. The lightboards are sold directly by Railgallery-Rokko however. https://www.miyakomokei.com/

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