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tossedman
3 minutes ago, Cat said:

The extra-slow boat from Japan has arrived.  This package from 1999 was shipped a month before the one that arrived here two weeks ago.

Lol, if one didn't know that 1999 was Hobby Search you might think it took 22 years for that package to get there. ūüėŹ

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gavino200
26 minutes ago, tossedman said:

Lol, if one didn't know that 1999 was Hobby Search you might think it took 22 years for that package to get there. ūüėŹ

 

Ha, I thought it was a joke, so I gave it a laugh emoji. I'm taking back that emoji, dammit! And I did know that 1999 was HS, but still didn't make the connection!

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So I I finally looked and the domain is 1999 as it was founded in 1999.

 

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I only ever thought of them and had them bookmarked as '1999' ‚ÄĒ it's right there in the¬†url!
 
took me a bit to start parsing all this talk about HS when I came here.
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serotta1972
On 4/23/2021 at 8:25 PM, tossedman said:

It's been a long time since I've bought any trains, but after browsing through the Rail Gallery Rokko thread I took a look at their site and purchased one of these. A Kato (10-950) Takamatsu-Kotohira Railway 30 type. I watched this Youtube video on weathering one and just had to buy one.

 

I was very pleased with the packing. Rail Gallery Rokko opened the package and put small pieces of foam at the ends of the train in the Kato styrofoam packaging to stop any movement from happening during shipping.

 

 

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Looks like these were restocked - was looking for them and were sold out.  Went to RG-Rokko and they still have them and just ordered one. Yay. 

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railsquid

And another one knocked off the bucket list:

 

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Kato 157 series "Amagi" by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

No surprise lighting, but in excellent shape for a model made over 20 years ago and hardly any free fibrous wormgear wrapping. Wheels replaced with modern "blackened" ones.

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bill937ca

Another Tomytec Hiroshima tram for my little layout.  Ordered on Sunday, shipped by DHL on Monday and here on Thursday!  Included is a small gift (four color pen).  Thanks RG Rokko!

 

This group of Hiroden trams among the last two-man medium size trams in Hiroshima. Until the end the conductor's window was just behind the now entrance door.

 

Just for fun here is a You Tube video shot from old conductor's window from JRCS Hospital-Hondori on either tram3 or tram 7.   Video by sakachannchi.

 

 

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Sheffie

Arrived today: the new KOKI 250000 with tail lights. 
 

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gavino200
4 minutes ago, Sheffie said:

Arrived today: the new KOKI 250000 with tail lights. 
 

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VERY nice!! What are the green ones used for?

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Sheffie
1 hour ago, gavino200 said:

 

VERY nice!! What are the green ones used for?

As I understand it they’re a higher speed variant of the 50000 which is a rusty brown. But I’m far from an expert. 

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serotta1972

Got my first order from RG-Rokko - the Kato 30 Type and since shipping would be pretty the same for 2 items, I finally got the Tomix Yufuin No Mori. 
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Englehart

some add'tl cars bought using a coupon in mercari (free except for the shipping)

 

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Sr.Horn
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After sixt month of travelling twice between Japan and Spain, my Christmas present from my future wife arrived this week. Well... waiting has a reward! The M1 + JR West 227-0 "Red Wing" departure on time from my temporary layout. The box from Hobby Search and protection was perfect considering has gone around the world two times and the Spanish Postal Service is not the best taking care of packages.

 

Original box:

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Very true box inside the previous box:

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The M1 and the train inside a hidden box:

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The family grows:

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Well, train runs perfectly. Despite the Power Pack looks like a cheap plastic toy, but it is solid and works perfectly. The same with the turnout control switches.

 

But... after make a temporary layout I noticed the lack of track variety. I need more curves and turnouts.

 

Current situation:

 

S248 x18

S186 x6

S124 x1

S124C x1

S64 x6

S62 x4

S62F x1

S60L x2

S605 x2

 

R348-45 x8

R315-45 x8

R718-15 x3

R481-15 x2

 

EP718-15L x2

EP718-15R x1

EP481-15L x1

EP481-15R x1

 

My idea is construct a layout with a two tracks main line and a rural single track line and an small yard so I need at least two Power Packs extra and trying to design well with the insulate unijoiners that I've no idea how they works.

 

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Kamome

Received a small parcel from Kato.

 

0Á≥Ľ„ÄÄupdate parts

 

Koki 106 reflectors, as i’ve lost a lot but actually need for my Tomix Shiki 1000s more.

 

2 bags of coal for Tenshodo 9600. (The plastic coal pile looks like plastic)

 

2 lots of couplers for HO Kani 24. These are for the Ohanefu 24-0 which come with standard knuckle couplers on the train crew end. This leaves a large gap so i want to switch to the standard HO kato blue train/kiha couplers. Kadees helped a little but there’s too much slack and they often uncoupled on uneven track.

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Das Steinkopf
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On 5/1/2021 at 10:39 AM, gavino200 said:

 

VERY nice!! What are the green ones used for?

 

A total of 391 vehicles (370 KoKi 50000 and 21 KoKifu 50000) were transformed to Koki 250000 between 1985 and 1986, they were fitted with TR223 bogies so they could travel at 100km/h up from the 95km/h speed limit of the KoKi 50000, they were painted Green so they could be easily distinguished from the unmodified vehicles.

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bill937ca
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Hobby supplies including styrene sheets, micro brushes,  Tamiya and Josonja paint from the LHS.  Only curbside pick up right now. More paint applicators  coming  from Amazon.

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gavino200
2 hours ago, bill937ca said:

Hobby supplies including styrene sheets, micro brushes,  Tamiya and Josonja paint from the LHS.  Only curbside pick up right now. Moe paint applicators  coming  from Amazon.

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What kind of paint is that? What do you use it for? I simply must know!!!!

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gavino200
10 hours ago, Das Steinkopf said:

 

A total of 391 vehicles (370 KoKi 50000 and 21 KoKifu 50000) were transformed to Koki 250000 between 1985 and 1986, they were fitted with TR223 bogies so they could travel at 100km/h up from the 95km/h speed limit of the KoKi 50000, they were painted Green so they could be easily distinguished from the unmodified vehicles.

 

This is all in JR times? Do they still exist? Are they still green? Or have they long since been scrapped?

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gavino200

Just some little things, probably worth less than the postage. The Zero update kit and a couple of busses. I think these are seriously the last busses I'm going to buy. I'm fairly sure I have enough now, until enough time passes for them to look old fashioned. 

 

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bill937ca
Posted (edited)
12 minutes ago, gavino200 said:

 

What kind of paint is that? What do you use it for? I simply must know!!!!

Josonja is Matte Flow Acrylic which I have been using to styrene sheets on my tram layout bases. I am also going to use it on some Greenmax commercial building detail parts and structure pieces.  Made in the USA.

 

https://josonja.com/

 

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Das Steinkopf
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8 hours ago, gavino200 said:

 

This is all in JR times? Do they still exist? Are they still green? Or have they long since been scrapped?

 

 The KoKi 250000 fleet was gradually reduced with the introduction of the KoKi 107's in 2008, they were finally removed from service in 2012, from around the late 1990's to early 2000's the KoKi 250000's were mixed in with regular KoKi 50000's on trains as they were no longer needed for services that ran at 100km/h due to the widescale adoption of the KoKi 100 Series variants.

 

I have provided a link below that will give you some reference pictures of the KoKi 50000 variants.

http://f-kawasaki.sakura.ne.jp/car/koki50000/

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Szepessy

Some new stuff. Love the new Kato TN couplers. Also Tomix is offering with the EF81-500 smaller non-functional couplers.

 

bye, Tibor

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Yavianice
Posted (edited)
8 hours ago, Szepessy said:

Some new stuff. Love the new Kato TN couplers. 

What do you mean by KATO TN couplers? 

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roadstar_na6

Probably the Shibata's without the extra hook below

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