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Tomix J.R. Electrical Inspection Cars Series 193 (2-Car S...

The Train Doktor Today, 09:47 AM
i have a Tomix J.R. Electrical Inspection Cars Series 193 (2-Car Set) that has both factory supplied geared power trucks.  1 contains the serrated track cleaning wheels and the other truck contains what appears to be a standard wheelset.  The standard wheelset doesn't pro...
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Announcing MTP DCC Conversion Service

DCC, Electrical & Automation Today, 07:29 AM
Great news from Model Train Plus newsletter #66   "I understand many customer wants to run your train on DCC.  However, many of Japanese train is not so friendly with DCC.  To solve your hassle converting DCC by yourself, Model Train Plus now will start to provide DCC conversion se...
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supermarket in Tokyo

Travel: Tips, Planning & Memories Today, 12:16 AM
Hello   Soon i will be travelling again in Japan and this time i wish to visit  a Japanese supermarket. Not a local shop or Lawson, but really a big one (like Walmart or Auchan, or big tesco)    I know is strange, but when i travel abroad i always try to visit supermarkets whe...
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Doctor Yellow - Tomix vs. Kato?

Rolling Stock Yesterday, 09:38 PM
I want to get a Doctor as my next Shinkansen. So far almost everything I have is Kato. I've been reluctant to get anything non-Kato as the other (american) brands I've tried don't come close in quality and reliability. The only Tomix models I have are a Thomas the Tank Engine and a cleaning car t...
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Kato 500 Series Shinkansen Nose Cone?

Rolling Stock Yesterday, 09:18 PM
Does anyone know a assy part number for a Kato 500 series nose cone? I lost mine. I have no idea where. I turned the entire house upside down, checked everywhere it could conceivably be, sifted through the vacuum cleaner contents, even sorted through the garbage. Noting. It's been more than a wee...
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