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Darren Jeffries

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It seems rather unnecessary to change many of my motors. I find the majority of my Kato stock runs smoothly and quietly anyway. I have a couple of growly motors that I will test these replacements on, namely a Kiha 82 and 655 series.

 

This is the great thing about Kato. Using the same motor chassis design or improving an existing model rather than a total overhaul means you can upgrade parts and motors to bring your trains up to date.

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On 11/22/2021 at 9:27 PM, maihama eki said:

Is anyone besides me wishing that Kato would do an E235-1000? I really want that beautiful blue livery and the double decker cars.

 

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Series-E235-1000_J10.jpg

 

I passed on the Tomix version due to my occasional firm stance on new trains equipped with truck mounted Rapido couplers.


Kato heard my request. 

 

https://www.katomodels.com/product/n/e235_1000

 

I may need a loan to get the full train. Yow. 

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Careful what you say, they are listening here!

 

i started to make a food cart from scratch and halfway thru Tomytec announced theirs…

 

jeff

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I wonder if the WaMus are getting a new mould, and especially opening doors. Kato’s older mould was really subpar compared to MA.

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1 minute ago, disturbman said:

I wonder if the WaMus are getting a new mould, and especially opening doors. Kato’s older mould was really subpar compared to MA.

 

Per the product page: https://www.katomodels.com/product/n/wamu380000

 

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2軸貨車の主力形式ワム80000系列をフルリニューアルで製品化

 

so yes, sounds like a complete new mould.

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On 12/2/2021 at 4:42 AM, roadstar_na6 said:

Pre-ordered a brown EF61, but I still hope for something new in the SL department soon 😄

You and me both, roadstar! I have a profound love of anything steam-powered. Which is why the biggest part of my N and H0 locomotive fleets are, predictably, steam locomotives. I may need to consider renaming my profile now...

 

Seriously though, it would be nice to see a new Kato SL. So many options to theorize about! In the meantime, it's pleasing to see another ED75 variant on the way. I am hoping that the ED75-0 bodyshell will be suitable for the later-model ED75-1000; if so, then snagging a complete shell will enable me to complete - at long last! - the incomplete 75-1000 I have in my parts box. 

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11 hours ago, ED75-775 said:

I have a profound love of anything steam-powered. Which is why the biggest part of my N and H0 locomotive fleets are, predictably, steam locomotives.


It's the same with me, although only in HO scale. Funny thing is that my favourite JNR electrics are the ED75s. I now have three of them from Tomix, and a single ED79 as well. 
 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

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Received the 2022 catalogue from Santa this year and pretty much all of the planned products have already been announced. There is a little feature about the Odoriko history so we may get a 14系 and EF58 later this year. There’s also an image of the 157系 Amagi which I really hope they do run again along with the royal train version. 

 

As for HO looks like they’ll do another run of the 165 at some point.

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 E235-1000, I've the Tomix, I shouldn't want the Kato but....where to order them from, I might even place an order for the additional 4 car set with the national distributor even if it ends up dearer for me as I'm gonna have an expensive May.... 

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