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Where could I find HO models of older style railcars


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limeoisane

One of the most potent images that comes to mind when talking about Japanese trains are small branch lines with single or two carriage railcars running through the countryside, like what one might see in studio Ghibli films.

So, I decided I wanted to find one to run on my 16.5 mm track; however they seem to be rare and I've only found a couple that match what I am looking for.

 

https://www.tomytec.co.jp/tomix/products/ho/HO-607.html is nice but was released in 2010 so prices seem to have risen or are otherwise second hand.

and the JR Kumoha 40 electric railcar by Kato which I managed to find for a good price on a Japanese shopping site Here .

 

In conclusion, I was wondering if any of you knew of some good examples (at reasonable prices!)

 

Thank you!

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bill937ca

I found a couple including a different version of the one you linked to above. Whether prices are reasonable can be relative.

 

1/80(HO) Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad Type 3000 (Debut Color) 

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10729344

 

(HO) KUMOHA40

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10407948

 

If you go the second hand dealers here are a couple to keep an eye out for.

 

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10284057

 

Hobby Search also carries kits.  

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10453505

 

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10583254

 

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10583255

 

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10453516

 

 

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HO Gauge Ueda Kotsu Moha 5250 is out at the end of February 2022. HO-614

 

Its available through Amazon JP if you can't get it by other means. Price around 15,000 yen

 

According to its description, it will navigate turns as tight as R215mm

 

Photo of prototype

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ueda_Kotsu_moha5250_19860930.jpg

 

Tomix Page

 

https://www.tomytec.co.jp/tomix/report/ho/ueda_moha5250/ueda_moha5250_01.html

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bill937ca

Another thought. Tomytec makes 9 mm gauge (N scale gauge in other words) HO narrow "old time"  Electric cars. This might fill the reasonable bill with some old time funky. Power units are sold separately.  https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10276653

 

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/3074/0/1?Make=Tomytec

 

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/3074/0/1

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marknewton

These are the Tomix narrow gauge electric cars straight out of the box. 
 

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Cheers,

 

Mark.

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marknewton

Also worth considering are the Kato models of the JNR Kumoha12 series electric cars:

 

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The Kato Kumoha41/Kuha55 models can be modified to represent other JNR suburban electric trains. I modified and repainted this set to represent a Kumoha60 series train.

 

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Modemo produce models of the Enoden 100 series cars with both trolley poles and bow collectors:

 

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Cheers,

 

Mark.

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Nick_Burman
11 hours ago, marknewton said:

Modemo produce models of the Enoden 100 series cars with both trolley poles and bow collectors:

 

Tramway is working an a free-lance electric railcar very similar (but not identical) to the Enoden 100s, in kit format and in several colours: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10851518

 

Cheers Nicholas

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