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ia909
21 minutes ago, Kiha66 said:

That's unfortunate, kato really should have been more careful in production.  You could always cover the plastic with a bit of paint to hide the molding mark.  

I agree, a bit of weathering will help.

 

These sets aren't cheap and you're right Kato haven't covered themselves with glory here.

 

On a happier note for a Friday evening, two sets of Kiha 54's arrived today.

 

 

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chadbag
1 hour ago, ia909 said:

Just containers. The more the better! (I'm not actually sure whether the car transporter set would fit my modelling era of roughly 2010 - onwards).

 

One big disappointment is that each plate has a very clear circle where the moulding has been cut off (there's probably a technical term for that) - hopefully attached photo will show what I mean. I guess I can put a vehicle or container over, or maybe even a tall yard lamp. But I'm sure Kato could have avoided it.

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No no no.  You have it wrong.   Those are manhole covers!   🤣

 

But in all seriousness, yes, they should have done that better

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cteno4

Yeah not a great mould design, why could these have not been on the bottom? How does the underside look?

 

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Kiha66

I'm guessing these are the same plates they use for their station road set, which are factory painted.  I haven't noticed the issues on my road plates, so its probably something that the original design knew would be covered by paint and they didn't bother to fix on this release.  Bummer!

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maihama eki

I now have the capability to Go! Waku Waku Trip anytime I want.  I like the red wrap better than the first yellow wrap.

 

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Das Steinkopf
13 hours ago, ia909 said:

Just containers. The more the better! (I'm not actually sure whether the car transporter set would fit my modelling era of roughly 2010 - onwards).

 

The vast bulk of the Ku 5000 car transporters were wiped out in the mid 1980's as they had been taken out of service around 1983, however 64 of them did make their way into JRF service and a further 29 were salvaged and refurbished due to Nissan reviving the traffic up until 1995 but by 1996 what remained was scrapped.

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ia909
19 hours ago, cteno4 said:

Yeah not a great mould design, why could these have not been on the bottom? How does the underside look?

 

jeff

Very good question and I hadn't looked until now - it's stamped as a Unitram 40-100. I don't (didn't) own any Unitram stuff so nothing to compare to I'm afraid. Photo attached.

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ia909
8 hours ago, Das Steinkopf said:

 

The vast bulk of the Ku 5000 car transporters were wiped out in the mid 1980's as they had been taken out of service around 1983, however 64 of them did make their way into JRF service and a further 29 were salvaged and refurbished due to Nissan reviving the traffic up until 1995 but by 1996 what remained was scrapped.

Thanks for the information. Too late for my era, but at least that's one less thing to throw my cash at!

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cteno4

Thanks IA. Bummer with the injection/expansion vent location, you would think they could do it all on the underside to get a smooth top. Guess this repurpose without painting was not in the thinking. I guess Woodworking and exhibit design have trained my brain as I always look at how stuff is made to hide end grains, joints, etc as much as possible.

 

could just spray them all worth some gray paint to give it some texture as cement and get rid of the shiny plastic. pin tape some loading lines.
 

Or just always have a forklift or a container in the center of each plate.

 

jeff

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Sheffie

Gentle work with progressively finer emory boards (or files, or even sandpaper) will mask out the worst of the sprue mark. 

 

But the only way to avoid it altogether would have been for the manufacturer to design the mould differently. 

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JR 500系

Havent been posting much but here comes a real good deal I snatch off Mandarake, simply because it is more than 50% off the pre-order set of the 4-car variant and seriously I cant wait that long for the pre-order to be in and 7k for an additional car seems way too much for me... 

 

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Quite an expensive shipping option with more than 50% of the box filled with Japan air ~

 

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Almost feels brand new!

 

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Love the look on this, it almost resembles 'Ultraman!' ! 

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JR 500系

And after many failed items of payment (Amazon Japan dislikes me) and delivery attempts... This FINALLY turned up... and I am so glad I got this! It certainly looks way nicer than the yellow livery ~

 

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Jimbo

my new locomotive showed up!

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Jimbo

well just ordered a building, container wagon ,an tank containers, from Japan,,, with tracking an shipping for just under 50 bucks!! Ha time will tell??   An Thanks for everyone's input an help

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