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Tomix 2249 Type DD200-0


Rod.H

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I have one and as noted by a Japanese train youtuber there's parts that fall off in transit. Specifically the steps beside the cab. The step when it falls off should still be in the plastic bag. 
The advice is to unclip the side handrails and reattach with some glue. I used Tamiya orange. Note when the drivers cab is removed the end glazing will fall out and they're annoying to put back in as there's tabs that the plastic clips into.

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Kamome

Yes, I found the cab was difficult to reattach due to both end glazing pieces moving out of position.  I ended up gluing in all the added details just to avoid irritation in the future. Wierdly, these side steps are the only thing on my model that seem to have been fitted securely. 

 

Coupler changes also seemed move difficult than all of my other Tomix locos. I always fit the Kato 11-707 knuckles, shaving off some of the rear of the coupler block to fit into the housing for the TN coupler. It's not the most refined, but it works with all of my other Kato knuckle couplers which my stock predominately has.

 

I think its a very nice model but there have obviously been some design challenges trying the replicate its unique headlight housings. And it's Tomix so still grey plastic inserts into shiny silver wheels again.

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The only bit's I've applied glue to are both steps and the roof parts - horn and antennas. The step that falls out is on the foam side.
Is it an issue with of the first batch of items from a Japanese factory? As I also had to enlarge the handbrake wheel hole on the 8752 Koki-200 with a 0.7mm drill bit to get the darn things in.

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I lost the steps on my first DD200 on the second DD200 I almost lost it as well but was prepared when I opened the box. This time I had the step in plain view I picked up the stairs with some tweezers through the gap. I then placed the stairs in the holes then took a 3mm flexible wire with a dab of super glue then applied some glue to the step posts.

 

The coupler swap was a nerve-wracking experience that I never want to experience again, I rather convert a fake Salmon Roe hand roll into a mobile N scale rolling stock. 

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10 hours ago, bc6 said:

The coupler swap was a nerve-wracking experience that I never want to experience again, I rather convert a fake Salmon Roe hand roll into a mobile N scale rolling stock. 

So that's the other project you mentioned.  Will be interesting to see that completed, sounds like a neat 'train' to have at a show.

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Lol you figured out my project, I have to admit that I stole the ideal from TGW a company that made different hand rolls into mobile n scale train pieces. They made over 15 different pieces using their tiny N scale mechanism which are long out of production. I wanted to give it a try since it's such a cool idea. The project is almost done but needs refinement.

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The world needs more sushi trains! They bring so many smiles and laughs at shows. I think “oh look at the sushi train!” Is the most exclaimed comment at shows.

 

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Jeff you're right the world does need more sushi trains. I would think seeing an Ebi roll or Salmon Roe speeding down the track would bring smiles to people's faces and I would be one of those people lol. This is exactly why I wanted to do this project with my favorite sushi.

 

If anyone is interested in a deep dive into this project I started a post in the Personal Projects section of JNS here.

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