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Good luck on that, Martijn, I hope it goes together well for you. I think the C57s are the best looking engine out of the JNR standard designs, so a nice choice.

 

All the best,

 

Mark.

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On 3/6/2021 at 4:06 AM, Claude_Dreyfus said:

It has been a while since I relented and bought an H0 loco (Japanese at any rate). I saw this cutie available, and could not resist...

 

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Have you had a chance to run it yet? I have an ED60 and ED61, both are superb runners. 
 

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All the best,

 

Mark.

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On 3/23/2021 at 8:04 AM, Jaco3011 said:

What about IMON 1/87 couplers?


I use IMON couplers on my HOn30 models. They're very nice, but as they use their own coupler box/housing, they're not a drop-in replacement for Kadees or other knuckle couplers on Japanese HO cars. The IMON coupler heads are marginally smaller than Kadee scale head couplers, so they look very good. They will couple to scale-head Kadees, but they need to be uncoupled manually.

 

All the best,

 

Mark.

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marknewton

Arrived yesterday, a rake of WaMu 80000s made by Tramway.

 

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Cheers,

 

Mark.

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Claude_Dreyfus
5 hours ago, marknewton said:

Have you had a chance to run it yet? I have an ED60 and ED61, both are superb runners. 

I have, it is a really smooth runner. I have a few Micro Ace H0 products and they are excellent.

 

Another recent purchase has been a circuit of Kato H0 Unitrack, so I can finally get a chance to run my H0 stuff on a regular basis...

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Martijn Meerts
6 hours ago, marknewton said:

Good luck on that, Martijn, I hope it goes together well for you. I think the C57s are the best looking engine out of the JNR standard designs, so a nice choice.

 

All the best,

 

Mark.

 

It's actually a C55 with road number 57.. A bit confusing really, even RG-Rokko got it mixed up a couple of times 🙂

 

I still haven't started the 9600 kit either, but I decided to pick up the C55 kit now because IMON's been doing a bunch of pre-built C55s, which can mean they'll be running out of kits soon-ish. I'm building an N-scale C55 at the moment, and I'm getting more and more comfortable with the soldering, really should start one of the bigger kits soon ...

 

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al camino

 

On 3/28/2021 at 7:25 AM, marknewton said:


... I have an ED60 and ED61, both are superb runners. 
 

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All the best,

 

Mark.

 

I missed to grab the ED60 in grape once she was available.

Does anyone of you know about a re-run behaviour of Micro-Ace H0 items?

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roadstar_na6
2 hours ago, al camino said:

Does anyone of you know about a re-run behaviour of Micro-Ace H0 items?

 

MicroAce rarely does re-runs at all.

 

RG-Rokko still has four versions of the ED60/61/62 in stock 😉

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Martijn Meerts

IMON C55-57 is on it's way here, currently expected to arrive on Monday April 12..

 

 

 

 

Expected to be able to run it sometime in 2318 probably 😉

 

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al camino
On 4/6/2021 at 8:10 PM, roadstar_na6 said:

 

MicroAce rarely does re-runs at all.

 

RG-Rokko still has four versions of the ED60/61/62 in stock 😉

 

May I ask for some support to find at RG-Rokko?

My tries to use their search returns just the Micro Ace N-scale (3084) ED62.

Wrong loco, wrong scale.

is https://rg-rokko.com/ the correct IP address?

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roadstar_na6
1 hour ago, al camino said:

May I ask for some support to find at RG-Rokko?

This is their Japanese site, you can browse stock by clicking on the steam loco on the left and then just send a message through the contact form on their English website.

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It arrived 🙂

 

RG-Rokko had re-packaged things about, all the bags of parts were put into various Tomix and Kato plastic boxes, and then put into the outer (grey) box and storage (blue) box. Usually the blue box would be inside the grey box, and all the bags of parts would only be padded by some bubblewrap. So, bonus points to Tokonami-san, not just for being able to get this thing, but to then also re-package it.

 

As for the kit itself, it's going to be a bit of a challenge. I'll post more detail in my H0j / H0e project layout.

 

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I watched some of the KTM assembly videos on Youtube and their expertise soldering brass was excellent, no surprises there. I now better understand why these things are so pricey. The attention to detail and care  taken for the ready to run models was phenomenal. I am very envious of these brass kits but would be terrified to even contemplate undertaking one. I look forward to hearing of your progress. 

 

Hats off to RG-Rokko for their sensible mentality to safe delivery and customer service. I assume the owner is also a modeller/collector and understands his customers needs exceptionally well.

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To be honest, I haven't really had the courage to start the 9600, so now I have both that one and the new C55 to build. I did work quite a bit on the World Kougei Hokutan #2 tank loco and the World Kougei WaFu22000 car, which are both also H0j. But that loco is a lot less complex, and the car is obviously just a car, no crazy drive mechanism and such. I've also worked on various N-scale kits, so I do feel I should have the skills to work on the IMON ones now, but it's still quite daunting 😄

 

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