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Would anyone know of any suppliers that has a Kato 23-417 Suburban Station area in stock? I have tried my usual shops without any success ☹️

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Hobby Search shows that 23-217 was released in May 2005. None of the big Japanese stores (which do not ship overseas) have it, so it is either gone forever like it seems many Diotown items are or in a lengthy Kato non-production bliss. I think Diotown items have been superseded by Unitram pavement plates with no specific station front item package.       https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10040482


There is a more recent Kato 23-417B, still from 10 years ago.  https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10191888


You can, however, find typical pieces from Greenmax and Tomytec.


Greenmax 2142 will give you the underpass entrance.     https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10175005


Tomytec has several items which offer station front details.

073-4 Commuter Rail Station & Accessories Set    https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10766729

047-2 Police Station (Koban 2) https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10402492

073-3 Commuter Rail Station & Accessories Set  https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10438410

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I had picked one up a number of years back on a hs sale, which is usually an indication with Japanese train stuff that it’s not moving. The diotown line never got full traction and unitram didn’t seem to resurrect it much. Tomytec kept pumping so many new buildings over the years I think they just swamped Kato.



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10 hours ago, cteno4 said:


Thought I found a sety, but than i saw it was out of stock, so I tried to delete the post, but couldn't figure out how, so I thought that b would be a good response to that post.

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On 10/30/2022 at 6:28 PM, disturbman said:

You can flag the post for removal by staff, we are here for that too.

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Good news!

DioTown 23-417 Suburban Station Area Set (In-front-of-station Facility Set) is on the Kato January release list.  It would be a good idea to preorder this item as new items sometimes sell out on release.





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