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18 hours ago, cteno4 said:


scrapple, everything not fit to go into spam! Yes it was the start of our club. I like it, but the gray color out of the package takes getting use to as normally food that color is spoiled! Have not tried the sage, will have to next club annual meeting.

 

jeff

 

ps guilty admission, I do have spam maybe every month or two…
 

 

 

I've not had Scrapple, but Spam is awesome fried.  My daughter has taken a liking to it.   (All the salt and fat if you ask me)

 

It is also the unofficial state food in Hawaii.  They make a form of sushi with it.  Not had it but am assured it is good.

 

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Spam Masubi is basically sushi rice and fried spam with a nori wrap to hold it all together. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_musubi it is tasty and makes for a nice little sandwich of sorts.

 

yes mostly fat and salt and why I rarely eat it. Spam and baked beans were my mom’s oh crap it’s late and we need dinner and nothing in the fridge when I was a kid, so I got a taste for it. It’s good with teriyaki sauce or baked with brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, and cloves glaze. It was a weekly staple in my poorer days of grad school and hence something that’s still fun to have now and then!

 

spam, spam, spam, spam, lovely SPAM, wonderful SPAM!

 

 

cheers,

 

jeff

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4 hours ago, cteno4 said:

 

 

spam, spam, spam, spam, lovely SPAM, wonderful SPAM!

 

 

Do you give a state  of the spam speech???   😛

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I must admit I am a closet spam fan and I do stick up for it when it’s being maligned by friends! Scrapple, well it’s ok but I don’t have the same fond feelings as spam…

 

jeff

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On 9/21/2022 at 8:27 AM, railsquid said:

Some more issues:

Oh dear!

The paint on this example looks very heavily applied, even with the scratches. It looks a bit like they had already painted over some errors, like the original paint was sprayed too thick and dried like sandpaper. Was this release delayed and rushed out?

As for the motor issue, is this a problem in using the Kato Hyper DX? I have an older Hyper D and some non-Kato trains just don't like it. 

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No idea really, I already have one Tomix E4 which is enough for my modest Shinkansen needs ;).

 

Seems someone is unsatisfied with the canned response they got from Tomix to his complaint (in which Tomix requests him to send it to them via pay-on-delivery post and he seems annoyed by the prospect of waiting 2 months for it to be dealt with).

 

 

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disturbman
6 hours ago, railsquid said:

Seems someone is unsatisfied with the canned response they got from Tomix to his complaint (in which Tomix requests him to send it to them via pay-on-delivery post and he seems annoyed by the prospect of waiting 2 months for it to be dealt with).


Afaik, which is often how Japanese manufacturers deal with sets that need repairs. But seeing the damage, they should just exchange the unsatisfactory sets if they can. Though I'm not sure they have enough sets to cover the number of faulty sets.

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Bob Martin

My E4 Final Run arrives Monday.  Hopefully it’s all good, otherwise wonder how Amazon JP handles long distance returns.

 

My original E4 (92548) wasn’t great quality.  Was the thinnest plastic body I’ve ever seen on a Tomix, severe light leakage.  Had to add liner tape to correct.

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disturbman

Let us know. I’m curious to see if some of us get a model in good condition.

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Bob Martin

I’ll be in Japan in a few weeks (now that they’re fully opening Oct 11), so I’ll hand return it if I have to.

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See it back free of charge and be without it for two months.

 

Or wait a month or two and they'll send out replacements parts free of charge.

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Bob Martin
1 hour ago, katoftw said:

See it back free of charge and be without it for two months.

 

Or wait a month or two and they'll send out replacements parts free of charge.

Tomix will send out overseas, for free?  How do they know you have an issue, they don’t service out of Japan AFAIK.

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Usually its handled through the dealer. I've had a defective piece of track replaced without return.

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Bob Martin
37 minutes ago, bill937ca said:

Usually its handled through the dealer. I've had a defective piece of track replaced without return.

I doubt Amazon goes to that effort.

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15 hours ago, railsquid said:

Seems someone is unsatisfied with the canned response they got from Tomix to his complaint (in which Tomix requests him to send it to them via pay-on-delivery post and he seems annoyed by the prospect of waiting 2 months for it to be dealt with).

These automated responses are frustrating and I think all manufacturers would always state your first point of contact should be with the retailer. I’m sure the frustration comes from the fact that the product cannot be replaced at this stage, but for those who’ve been waiting for this commemorative last run set, it’s a bit of a let down. Seems quite an oversight for a large company like Tamara Tomy and I would say the focus was fulfilling orders rather than QC.

 

I dealt with Tomix customer service myself when my HO gauge ED78 arrived with a broken part. Yodobashi online still haven’t responded to the complaint to this day, but Tomix asked for me to send it to them. I explained sending the replacement part would resolve the problem quicker for me and be cheaper for them.  They were very accommodating and responded to me very promptly. 

 

Maybe this guy has already faced challenges with the retailer. I know some predominantly online sellers are famed for their non-japanese style of customer service.

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Bob Martin

It was a sad day when Tomix closed their shop in Omiya and moved to that dinky office in Kanda.  You’d think they’d have a better presence for such a major player.

 

The Final Run edition isn’t even that great, I just should have done the E4 decal work myself as I did on the E3.  My Tohoku Region (first pic) is a nice thin waterslide decal.  Tomix slaps on some thick paper sticker (second pic).

 

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