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gavino200
2 hours ago, Sheffie said:

Received—via DHL, who never seem to add any kind of duties—the housing that I need, to flesh out the Japanese village area. 
 

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I just finished assembling my contemporary apartment building. I still have another one the same color as your to do sometime. They're constructed quite unusually for a Tomytec building and are particularly difficult to add lights too. But I think they're worth it. 

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Sheffie

I have two of these kits left over. Each one makes a car storage unit for two cars. Anyone who wants them, can have them for cost of postage and packaging. 
 

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gavino200
2 minutes ago, Sheffie said:

I have two of these kits left over. Each one makes a car storage unit for two cars. Anyone who wants them, can have them for cost of postage and packaging. 
 

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I'll gladly take them. PM sent. 

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JR 500系

It's raining trains!

 

First up, one of my last few pre-orders from Ami:

 

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The Tusdoi first livery, some buses and the Kato couplers that are a great cheaper aliternative for closing gaps between couplers...

 

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Love these articulated buses!

 

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I really like this version of the Tsudoi... The colour is very lively and the graphics are beautiful!

 

Next up, something from our good friend at Rail Rokko,

 

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The usual superb packaging

 

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Really in love with their style of packaging!

 

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It's not just one layer of bubble-wrap, there's another plastic wrap below! SWEET!

 

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A long overdue Kiha 40-1700 Type (Donan UminoMegumi/Douou Hanano Megumi)

 

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And the lovely series 50 Furano Biei set! Look how Rokko is so nice to already place the locomotive into it's allocated slot to save on some shipping ~~

 

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Such a lovely colourful locomotive!

 

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Classy brown carriages with delightful interior details!

 

Lastly, an impulse buy from Mandarake just because it's cheap.... 

 

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A Hakodate Liner (that was sitting in the cart for a VERY LONG time, and a 651 series that was going for a really unbeatable price.... 

 

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And this was the reason, damaged packaging... I'm not complaining at all!!

 

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Nostalgic... I used to have the older set, 10-164, sold it off, and now to get it again.... Impulse yes, but come to think of it, the 651 really looks nice and it comes fitted with interior lightings!~ 

 

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This is strange.... perhaps a way Kato makes you wanna get the 4-car add-on set... the basic set gives you cars 1 to 6 and car 11. The add-on gives you cars 7 to 10... This way, it's strange to have cars 1 to 6 and car 11 without getting the add-on set... smart ~

 

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The long awaited Hakodate liner! I love the colour scheme on this guy!

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chadbag
19 hours ago, disturbman said:

Yes, I suppose that we more or less agree that taxes can be used for the common good.

 

No worries.  We have plenty of taxes.  Just no duty on model railroads and accessories (or on "toys" in general).

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disturbman

I will let this here for you to peruse: https://www.crfb.org/blogs/us-highest-taxed-nation-world

Tax in the US is noticeably less than in "European social democracies". I think that, in general, most of European states revenues come from VAT, but I would need to research this more. Iirc it's the case in France.

Anyway, all this goes way beyond the scope of the forum and flirts with the political as we are also talking about what we accept as social return against higher tax rates (welfare systems, infrastructure, etc.).

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jappomania

...for those who have "nose" 🤧     (all inclusive but 100-200-700-E4 are just for the junk bin)

 

 

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... I forgot where I've stored the couple of junk Tomix

 

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Sr.Horn

My first Kiha! a 201 series from JR Hokkaido. Thanks @lighthouse for the shipping. I hope in the next coming days to receive -at least- the order from Hobby Search I'm waiting since Christmas an start planning my first layout.

 

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Current collection: KATO E231-500 bought in Laox Akihabara in 2010, the KATO's KiHa 201 from lighthouse, and the TOMIX 211-3000, also a Christmas present from my family.

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Dinosbacsi
53 minutes ago, Sr.Horn said:

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Current collection: KATO E231-500 bought in Laox Akihabara in 2010, the KATO's KiHa 201 from lighthouse, and the TOMIX 211-3000, also a Christmas present from my family.

Nice fleet so far, my man!

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gavino200

My GreenMax electric substation kit just arrived. This is thanks to @bill937ca for sending me the link. This must be my first GM kit. I was delightfully surprised to find that it's completely unpainted. It's gonna be like getting back to my old Airfix days!

 

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Two of my parcels arrived today - AmiAmi preorder and a small package from Hobby Search. VAT had to be paid for both of them 😭

 

Greenmax 4712 Tie Tamper Senken Kogyo - my layout is still under construction and ties must be tampered on new tracks 🙂 Senken Kogyo was taking part in Sanriku Railway restoration after 2011 earthquake so it's kinda prototypical as well.

 

Tomix 98089 KiHa 100 in prototypical livery - I was looking for some KiHa 100 cars for quite a long time, finally have some in the typical white-green livery, although with the black fronts they had in the beginning. Got two sets, one is opened and numbers are transferred, the other is kept sealed for possible sale because (don't ask how) I ordered a third set by mistake 🤦‍♀️

 

Also got a Casco box for KiHa 100 cars as all the other boxes I've got are unsuitable for such short trains as KiHa 100 is. Some cutter-modifications had to be done but the trains now fit snugly. Empty spaces reserved for another package that is on the way.

 

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P.S. Seems that Hobby Search is still using cats as a filler. Smaller box means smaller cat. At least she is of different color than the one in the previous order so I'm not gonna confuse them.

 

 

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22 hours ago, JR 500系 said:

This is strange.... perhaps a way Kato makes you wanna get the 4-car add-on set... the basic set gives you cars 1 to 6 and car 11. The add-on gives you cars 7 to 10... This way, it's strange to have cars 1 to 6 and car 11 without getting the add-on set... smart ~

This is also due to the intermediate cab ends having no light boards fitted. So actually made a lot of sense before Kato realised customers wanted to run the sets individually.

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kami_illy
22 hours ago, JR 500系 said:

This is strange.... perhaps a way Kato makes you wanna get the 4-car add-on set... the basic set gives you cars 1 to 6 and car 11. The add-on gives you cars 7 to 10... This way, it's strange to have cars 1 to 6 and car 11 without getting the add-on set... smart ~

 I think its rather a way of saving money and effort... with this you'll have destination board, head and tail lights wether you use a 7 or 11 car consist. I guess the cars 8 and 9 in the add-on have neither of those. 

 

Double answer, was 2 minutes too slow 😉. Anyways, seems to be correct then. 

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Pauljag900
On 4/18/2021 at 7:45 PM, gavino200 said:

 

I just finished assembling my contemporary apartment building. I still have another one the same color as your to do sometime. They're constructed quite unusually for a Tomytec building and are particularly difficult to add lights too. But I think they're worth it. 

It’s always worth the effort of fitting lightsmate👍👍😀

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Pauljag900
23 hours ago, JR 500系 said:

It's raining trains!

 

First up, one of my last few pre-orders from Ami:

 

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The Tusdoi first livery, some buses and the Kato couplers that are a great cheaper aliternative for closing gaps between couplers...

 

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Love these articulated buses!

 

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I really like this version of the Tsudoi... The colour is very lively and the graphics are beautiful!

 

Next up, something from our good friend at Rail Rokko,

 

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The usual superb packaging

 

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Really in love with their style of packaging!

 

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It's not just one layer of bubble-wrap, there's another plastic wrap below! SWEET!

 

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A long overdue Kiha 40-1700 Type (Donan UminoMegumi/Douou Hanano Megumi)

 

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And the lovely series 50 Furano Biei set! Look how Rokko is so nice to already place the locomotive into it's allocated slot to save on some shipping ~~

 

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Such a lovely colourful locomotive!

 

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Classy brown carriages with delightful interior details!

 

Lastly, an impulse buy from Mandarake just because it's cheap.... 

 

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A Hakodate Liner (that was sitting in the cart for a VERY LONG time, and a 651 series that was going for a really unbeatable price.... 

 

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And this was the reason, damaged packaging... I'm not complaining at all!!

 

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Nostalgic... I used to have the older set, 10-164, sold it off, and now to get it again.... Impulse yes, but come to think of it, the 651 really looks nice and it comes fitted with interior lightings!~ 

 

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This is strange.... perhaps a way Kato makes you wanna get the 4-car add-on set... the basic set gives you cars 1 to 6 and car 11. The add-on gives you cars 7 to 10... This way, it's strange to have cars 1 to 6 and car 11 without getting the add-on set... smart ~

 

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The long awaited Hakodate liner! I love the colour scheme on this guy!

Pure greed and over indulgence there Sammy!! My kinda guy 😂😂😂👍love it!!

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Englehart

bought some junk in Yahoo auctions 😄

 

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1900 yen 🙂
 

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Englehart
13 minutes ago, Dinosbacsi said:

Damn, that's plenty of track alone for just 1900 yen.

i was the lone bidder for that auction....

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Dinosbacsi
1 hour ago, Englehart said:

i was the lone bidder for that auction....

Best feeling, going for an auction with a really good price then see the time tick away without anyone bidding to even increase the price. Then time's off and you've made a great deal.

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Railway collection-

Ichibata Electric railway:

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Toyama Chiho Railway:

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GreenMax Seibu 20000 series:

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My latest purchases ... the Sobu and Yamanote E231's both came from RG Rokko.  My first non-Amazon purchases from Japan, excellent packaging and delivered to the UK in three days via DHL.  Import duty payment process painless, a great buying experience.

 

Couldn't resist the Saphir Odoriko, that came from Amazon a couple of weeks ago 🙂 

 

 

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Finally managed to pick up the Tomix 92981 N700-8000 and it’s a really good looking Shinkansen.
 

Not sure why I originally hated on the Tomix coupling system either, in person the coupling system is quite impressive actually 👍 I’m too much of a Kato fan boy! 😆

 

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Dinosbacsi

So my HobbySearch package finally arrived today! And it seems I was lucky, it arrived without a customs fee. So who knows what it really depends on, so far my DHL delivery last year was the only one that got charged. Normal Japan Post packages all seem to slip past.

 

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As for the contents, it's a bunch of track that I needed for my desk shelf layout and 2 pairs of Kato pantographs for my Shorty trains.

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gavino200

Some blue KoKis. My first order from RG Rokko. Very nice packaging. Well padded with the invoice wrapped in a little plastic sleeve, and a gift pen. They also seem to have a lot of stock that no one else has. I like this store.

 

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disturbman

Shush. Otherwise those items that are hard to find won't be in stock anymore...

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