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  2. JR 500系

    Tomix - New Releases

    And there is still the Tomix 93530 Omiya World limited edition Gunma DC type 115s ~ https://www.tomixworld.jp/original.html
  3. JR 500系

    What did you order or the post deliver?

    You beat me to it! 😛 It's a great train ,the E233s... I do believe it's only the first? You still need the E233-0 Chuo colour, E233-1000 Keihin Tohoku colour, E233-2000 Chiyoda line colour, E233-3000 Tokaido line colour, E233-5000 Keiyo line colour, E233-6000 Yokohama Line colour, E233-8000 Nambu line colour ~~~ 🙂
  4. Today
  5. I only like the Inaho colour with the Sunrise and stripes, lovely colouring and the graphics are nice, with the other maybe the Shiriyuki colour... I would like the JNR livery cause I don't have a model of the cream and red JNR livery that is so iconic of former Japan Railways... The rest are pretty much boring...
  6. katoftw

    N700S 8 Cars

    Dunno why that statement required a but.
  7. JR 500系

    Sylpheed - a motorized DE10?

    I believe this is a auction surprise. The original set is just a dummy loco, with the motor chassis in car 3 of the carpet train... It's a nice surprise though, and I wonder how the seller got the DE10 to be motorised! Probably remove the shell from some other DE10s and replaced it with this one...
  8. katoftw

    Sylpheed - a motorized DE10?

    Even the HS link has the motor in the Moro car, not the DE10.
  9. Kiha66

    Sylpheed - a motorized DE10?

    Many n scale locos dont have traction tires, so I'd just assume this one was designed to not have them. Only pulling three cars it really doesn't need them anyway.
  10. disturbman

    Sylpheed - a motorized DE10?

    I recently got my hands on a beautiful second hand Sylpheed set by Microace (A3950) at a very affordable price, and I was wondering if someone else had the set and could perhaps clarify something? The set came with a motorized DE10 when I thought the loc in the set was supposed to be an unpowered, dummy. Did I misread the infos available on this set or is this just an auction surprises? I am also asking as no wheels on the DE10 came with a traction tire and no wheels seem to have a groove where it could have rest.
  11. Reminds me. Must buy Runtec containers.
  12. HantuBlauLOL

    Shapeways/TT Trams RhB kits

    shapeway's frosted plastic outside appearance aren't always smooth. i have received one with noticeable stripes. no idea for the new black acrylate.
  13. YouTube member hideaki8750 just posted a video of (mostly) JR Freight train operations on the San'yo Main Line going past Niwase Station west of Okayama back on 14 October 2018, a few weeks after the San'yo Main Line between Fukuyama and Tokuyama was fully restored to service after the heavy rains in late July 2018 had caused service interruptions: You will also see passing of the 381 Series train set on Yakumo service in this video, since this part of the San'yo Main Line is east of Kurashiki Station.
  14. Sacto1985

    N700S 8 Cars

    But those 8-car 500 Series and 700 Series Hikari Rail Star train sets are starting to get up there in years and need replacement soon. The test of the 8-car N700S train set may be in preparation for eventual operations on Kodama services between Shin-Osaka and Hakata Stations, starting probably as early as 2021.
  15. kvp

    US to withdraw from Universal Postal Union

    I would like to ask if the planned EU postal privatization could affect international shipping and if it is effectively a withdrawal or if there are plans to honor the UPU interchange agreements by the private postal companies? Especially considering that the Japan Post has already been privatized and we are still getting our orders from Japan. ps: In case of traffic flow (and revernue) imbalance, the extra costs could be transferred to the recipients, like in the UK or Hungary, where the post office could charge a customs handling free or refuse to deliver the package. This means the last mile price is paid by the recipient regardless of the actual shipment fee for the package. This circumvents the whole problem. (and also allows adding import tax and local VAT to imported goods, up to 30% in Hungary and including the shipping fees in the base price, then adding the local postal handling fee on top and if you don't pay, you can fetch the package from the customs office yourself for free as the post won't touch it)
  16. toc36

    US to withdraw from Universal Postal Union

    Link to a short article from the Wall Street Journal on the impact of the in-balance of the Universal Postal Union on small businesses in the US. Don't know if this article is behind a firewall: https://www.wsj.com/articles/this-subsidy-for-china-is-dumb-as-a-post-1517963275 The gist of the article raises issues of China subsidizing its small exporters and the US subsidizing revenue losing Postal rates supporting Chinese importers and it impact on an American small business. In all seriousness, reversal of the UPU will not impact my model train purchasing habits from Japanese or vendors from other nations.
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  18. GDorsett

    Best way to secure Kato stickers?

    If you have a fine brush or a good airbrush, try clear coat. Seems to be the go-to for a lot of "make it permanent" stuff.
  19. Same, mostly. While I quite like the Shirasagi colour, the original Fresh Hitachi liveries were terrible and the new all pink and blue Inahos are even worse. It's a shame, since I really like the E653's head design. Japanese modellers already going at it.
  20. ecfitzgerald

    Kato One-sided Platforms

    Plan to use them on the station side platform, so they will really be single sided, great news. Thanks, Ed
  21. The only E653 livery I like.
  22. katoftw

    Kato - New Releases

    https://m.facebook.com/396718317155191/photos/a.398085847018438/1121609777999371/?type=3&source=48 Just a few replacement shells.
  23. gavino200

    Kato One-sided Platforms

    Yes. You can do it. Two issues. 1. Tiny holes along one side. Easy to fill with plastic putty. 2. Only one edge of the platform has a painted yellow line. This can be fixed with some masking tape and paint. (Full disclosure I haven't done this yet, but this is next up on my list of things-to-do. I extended my station by one platform length a while ago using two one sided platforms and two spare double platform roofs. I'm about to add lights to the extra section so I figured I'd fix the yellow lines and holes while I'm at it. ) It won't look exactly the same as a double platform as the light grey "concrete" edge is different on the non-service side of the single platform as on the service-side. But I think it will be close enough, and I can put the altered side facing away from the front of the layout. I considered buying new double platforms, but I really don't think it's worth it.
  24. kvp

    Kato One-sided Platforms

    Yes, but it leaves some big holes in the side and that end of the roof unsupported. I've removed these walls on a few platforms and cut out the walls, leaving only the pillars and the top crossbeam to support the roof.
  25. Drunkenclam

    What did you do on your layout today?

    its not till I saw the second video I understood what you were trying to do. Its all clear now. Well Done.
  26. Welshbloke

    Kato One-sided Platforms

    Yes, it can. The back wall unclips backwards and the pillars along the platform edge of the roof pull out of the platform.
  27. Kiha66

    Kato One-sided Platforms

    I cant say for certain as I don't own any of the single sided platforms, but all the other kato platforms are easy to dissemble. I would assume that the single sided ones would be as well.
  28. Welshbloke

    Shapeways/TT Trams RhB kits

    Ah, that's not good! I asked as a friend recently had some 4mm scale Great Central coach parts from there which came out well. I haven't seen any photos of the EWIV stock built from these kits but was hoping someone else might have taken the plunge. They are somewhat expensive at £34 for the highest quality version, but I'd accept that if they were a known quantity.
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