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one of our members, philip is there at JAM this year, hope to hear a report soon on it! he got to attend a breakfast w/ mr kato. i made him a pair of special jrm 12' containers as a gift. of course we couldnt give him the usual ones made from the tomix blank containers, but i had to strip a couple of kato jrf containers to make them to save face!

 

really would be grand to attend someday! one of the australian clubs contacted jrm last year about trying to do a join up at JAM sometime, would be a grand idea!

 

cheers

 

jeff

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Thanks for posting that video Bill.  I'm very interested in the bus system; I'm thinking of trying to use it for the bus park under my viaduct station somehow (I have a few of the Tomytec busses).

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Have you seen the Pro Hobby container kits?

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10115170

 

yep ive had the new sets on preorder since they went on hw. its a nice set of decals, but expensive for blank containers.

 

the tomix blanks are the cheapest, but they are OOP right now. next is the kato 5 packs, but then you have to strip them. then Hogarakadou came out with blanks that are the next best deal per piece (no stripping, may be worth it!)

 

i hope tomix does another production run of blanks, they were half the price of anything else and made it economical to do the run of jrm containers. we want to do more, but have bought out all the tomix blanks everywhere.

 

i keep hoping tomytec will get into containers at some point, but maybe they think the selection in regular containers is good enough. wish they would release some of the containers they have on their truck sets. the rr daughters seem to be the only odd foray into this area as containers alone. maybe too much competition with prohobby, kato, tomix, hogarakadou, and others.

 

cheers

 

jeff

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anyone know what the big flashing drum like things are in the festival scene at 6.10 in this video?

 

 

i wonder if this tower is going to be a model for sale?! there is a sign up on the top there that looks like it goes with it. isnt that the new tower going up in tokyo near the bay?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fk9RW_0kbQ&feature=player_embedded

 

cheers

 

jeff

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Among the announcements from the show is the 30th Anniversary of Unitrack next year.

 

Career Track - Uni -

198010 First released in October 1980 N ballast with a ballast gauge railway track as Brown Uni-

1986 Released in 1986 HO Gejiyunitorakku

1987 Painted gray tie ballast change in 1987

1989 MITI Good Design Award 1989

1997 Track current Uni 1997 (cast marble) Change

1997 Double-track elevated line released in 1997

2000 Released in 2000 double track line Plate

2007 Double track line with Kant, 2007 Release

2009 Yunitoramu Release 2009

 

Joshinweb blog reports from the show.  These can be translated with Google Translate.

 

http://blog.joshinweb.jp/joshintrain/

 

Kato New Items

 

http://blog.joshinweb.jp/joshintrain/2010/08/kato-82ac.html

 

http://blog.joshinweb.jp/joshintrain/2010/08/kato-34f5.html

 

Tomix New Products

 

http://blog.joshinweb.jp/joshintrain/2010/08/post-a7dd.html

 

http://blog.joshinweb.jp/joshintrain/2010/08/2-8c55.html

 

Green Max

 

http://blog.joshinweb.jp/joshintrain/2010/08/post-2e6c.html

 

http://blog.joshinweb.jp/joshintrain/2010/08/post-0e6b.html

 

Bandai

 

http://blog.joshinweb.jp/joshintrain/2010/08/b1-f49b.html

 

http://blog.joshinweb.jp/joshintrain/2010/08/b2-2086.html

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anyone know what the big flashing drum like things are in the festival scene at 6.10 in this video?

 

 

i wonder if this tower is going to be a model for sale?! there is a sign up on the top there that looks like it goes with it. isnt that the new tower going up in tokyo near the bay?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fk9RW_0kbQ&feature=player_embedded

 

cheers

 

jeff

 

 

The drums must be some kind of "son et lumiére" display.

 

I liked the Tenshodo display - the EF electrics with sound are winners, but what I really liked was the Toshiba 40ton steeplecabs...I'm almost going for one, and being plastic the price is good too!

 

Cheers NB

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Nick, I have one of these steeplecabs already, with another one on the way. I don't think you'd be disappointed if you get one!

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

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yeah theoretically they could just make new moulds for the ties/ballast and then assemble as they do regular unitrak to have a whole line of concrete ties. question will be how they ballast these. the samples looked to just be white styrene prototypes.

 

still no word from philip, but he may not have a laptop with him and probably running around having too much fun to go send emails anyway!!

 

cheers

 

jeff

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The Google translation of the photo's caption is " Siro2

 

鉄道模型コンベンションで公開されました白いユニトラックの試作品です。 Uni-Track is a prototype model railroad convention was published in white. 今までのグレーのレールを見慣れている者にとっては新鮮です。 For those who have until now familiar gray rails are fresh. 雪原をゆくジオラマの再現・開通したての高架線の再現(?)・ディスプレー用・いやそのまま車両を走らせてもかっこいいです。 Reproduction of elevated opening fresh snow passes through the reproduction of the diorama (?) Is cool, but still no running vehicle for display purposes. 現在のところ販売形態等未定です。 And type of sale is currently pending."

 

My take on it is that the track is for creating snow covered scenes and is intended to be white. If you look at the photo even the Unijoiners are white, if it was just a preproduction run of new track you wouldn't think they'd go to the trouble of doing white unijoiners to match.

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I cannot wait for other surprises that Unitrack's 30th anniversary will come out.  I honestly was hoping Kato will come out with turnouts that are either in viaduct, curve, 3-way and in Unitram by now.

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I cannot wait for other surprises that Unitrack's 30th anniversary will come out.  I honestly was hoping Kato will come out with turnouts that are either in viaduct, curve, 3-way and in Unitram by now.

A rerun of the currently unavailable level crossing but DCC compatible would be nice, along with No.6 turnouts that give the same 33mm double track spacing as the rest of Unitrack. The crossing hasn't been cataloged for a while and I often wonder if it's undergoing a major redesign. Chemically weathered rails would also be a nice addition to save me painting them.

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