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deathletter
3 hours ago, katoftw said:

Couldnt find the curves in separate packs?

 

I could have gotten them that way but when you include shipping costs, they were only about 30 dollars cheaper than what I paid for the entire V16 set. And I got quite a few more pieces of track with the V16. Not long after purchasing this, I got outbid on another used V16 set. You can't win them all. 😁

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nah00
On 8/18/2020 at 2:35 PM, Claude_Dreyfus said:

New toy(s) have arrived today - a set of Kato Koki 106/107 container flats. This comes in a set of 10 and will compliment my existing fleet of 8 wagons (4 grey frame, 4 blue frame). These do not come with containers and whilst I may get a couple of packs of containers, I like the detail on the wagons, so may run a good percentage as empties

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I was watching the Saitama-Shintoshin live feed on YouTube last night and watched 22 KoKis go by with only one single 19D container on the middle one. 

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Claude_Dreyfus

It's a feature you don't see very often on model railways; a string of virtually empty container flats. At least in the UK that was partly explained by the flats themselves not being very detailed (newer models have changed that to an extent) and being very light. Also the containers add a splash of colour, which I suppose adds to the visual interest.

 

These wagons are quite weighty considering there isn't much to them, having the main chassis block made from metal. That helps with the stability.

 

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JR 500系

Plays the Evangelion theme music.... 

 

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HUGE fan of Evangelion though not so big on Meitetsu... But who doesnt love a purple case full of purple trains?  😛

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chadbag

Love the purple trains!  (I am not even a big  fan of the anime).

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Cat

Backorders from this spring of a bunch of YSK Pizza Bikes and assorted Shrines have come in at HLJ.  If anyone else is looking for these, they should have some more stock on hand now.  Tomix sakura line UR19A containers have just arrived too, whee.

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ronin

Those are really nice looking.  Where did/does this train run?

 

Thanks for sharing. 

 

Eric

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JR 500系

OOHhh the Shikisai! Reminds me of the time when 201series are so colourful!

 

3 hours ago, ronin said:

Those are really nice looking.  Where did/does this train run?

 

Thanks for sharing. 

 

Eric

 

Hi Eric, that is the Chuo line Shikisai (4 seasons) train... it ran on the Chuo line near Ume if i'm not wrong? 

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railsquid
1 hour ago, JR 500系 said:

OOHhh the Shikisai! Reminds me of the time when 201series are so colourful!

 

 

Hi Eric, that is the Chuo line Shikisai (4 seasons) train... it ran on the Chuo line near Ume if i'm not wrong? 

 

Correct, mainly on the Ōme and Itsukaichi branches of the Chuo Line, but also did a fair bit of excursion work.

 

This livery was ca. 2001 - 2005.

 

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/四季彩

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railsquid

Yup, Kato Roundhouse.

 

While I'm at it, a random video of the real thing.

 

 

(unfortunately the model doesn't have the viewing windows which the prototype has along one side)

 

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nah00

Finally received my March shipment from HS, to make up for it I finally got the secret truck in the trailer collection:

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I thought the Tomica helicopter would be a little more in scale but it's way on the big side (should have figured as it is 1/124).

 

Also an EF64 I got from MB Klein, their prices on Kato locomotives seem to be pretty, needless to say this one was pressed into revenue service fast:

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I really don't like the all-plastic pantographs on the Tomix one I have, they feel too fragile and I already had to reassemble one. I much prefer to metal on the Kato one, they feel more durable.

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cteno4
39 minutes ago, nah00 said:

I finally got the secret truck in the trailer collection


winner, winner, chicken dinner! Ding ding ding ding ding!

 

jeff

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Tanuki

From RG Rokko in July. An EF58 to haul my Kamome express when my C62 wants a rest, and  Series 400 Yamagata Shinkansen. I broke my vow of not having any shinkansen, but justify this as the 400 Series I rode one Spring to Yamagata for cherry picking season. And it doesn’t look out of place at at station at ground level.5BBF81C4-7107-4DCD-91B0-55DD11045A45.thumb.jpeg.a24b4e168c5e4c6274ea211f171bb472.jpeg

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GCS

Finally got myself an 883 Sonic by Kato, alongside some 11-212 lighting sets. My Kyushu empire is nearing completion... 😍

 

Guy

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Das Steinkopf
1 hour ago, GCS said:

Finally got myself an 883 Sonic by Kato, alongside some 11-212 lighting sets. My Kyushu empire is nearing completion... 😍

 

Guy

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Four words that should never be used in written any sentence "Kyushu empire nearing completion", that is unless you have a wallet that is able to fill the veritable financial blackhole that will be created by the myriad of Greenmax and MicroAce purchases. 

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Kamome
1 hour ago, GCS said:

My Kyushu empire is nearing completion... 😍

Oh yes, plenty from MA and GM not to mention the upcoming 415 and possibly an SL Hitoyoshi announcement off the back of the recent 8620 release.

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GCS
5 hours ago, Kamome said:

Oh yes, plenty from MA and GM not to mention the upcoming 415 and possibly an SL Hitoyoshi announcement off the back of the recent 8620 release.

I stick to Kato so that I can afford food! 🤣 if I started dipping into other brands I’d be broke, so my ‘Kato’ Kyushu empire is nearly complete! 
 

Guy

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cteno4

Food, clothing, shelter, they’re overrated! Model trains now...
 

jeff

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nah00
10 hours ago, Tanuki said:

From RG Rokko in July. An EF58 to haul my Kamome express when my C62 wants a rest, and  Series 400 Yamagata Shinkansen. I broke my vowof not having any shinkansen, but justify this as the 400 Series I rode one Spring to Yamagata for cherry picking season. And it doesn’t look out of place at at station at ground level.

 

That's the nice thing about the mini-Shinkansen sets, you get away with running them with 'normal' trains and it's not out of place. 

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DanielMackay

First packages to arrive to me from Japan in some months... I've held off upgrading to DHL but finally relented. 

 

Kato Hoki 9500 8-car set #10-1277

Kato Hakubi Line Freight Train #10-1158

 

 

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GCS

Nice little win on eBay, think i might have to buy the other version of the turnout now. 😀

 

Guy

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Das Steinkopf
19 hours ago, cteno4 said:

Food, clothing, shelter, they’re overrated! Model trains now...
 

jeff

 

Hey you need shelter so you have somewhere to run your trains and keep them safe from the elements.

 

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