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  2. JR 500系

    What did you order or the post deliver? (N Gauge)

    Yeah those were some very fine looking TV trucks u got there, Paul! Great find! Cant wait to see the miller animated billboards come to life with those lights!
  3. GDorsett

    Generator Van Modifications?

    Radiator unit is coming along nicely, although I am almost out of styrene strips for the louvers and I don't have the fans/grilles I need. Why the first two embedded upside down is beyond me. Hooray for computers. This will be the rough location of the engine and radiator unit. Please pardon both the messy desk and the damaged frame of the model. Not sure how it happened.
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  5. Welshbloke

    What did you order or the post deliver? (N Gauge)

    Tomix have made several over the years, this is 92408/9/10. It comes with Rapido couplers and no fairings/skirts under the coach ends, so you need the TN couplers (0339), the fairings (PZ6277) and the spares pack with the special knuckle coupler (JC53) for the end car in the 92408 pack along with the JC52 couplers for the EF510. It can be a bit fiddly coupling to a loco but it looks far better than Rapidos. The KaYa uses one 0339 and one 0374 type coupler, as it has a knuckle on the outer end and a Shibata on the inner. There is space in the 92410 case for the EF81, which hauled the train before the EF510 took over. I'll keep my eyes open for one but it's not top priority, as I have the ED79 and pair of DD51s to share haulage duties. Hobbysearch are showing the set as an upcoming re-release, so you should be able to get one before long.
  6. bobbodaclown

    new NHK World show: Japan Railway Journal

    New Episode! 26 July 2019 JR Osaka Loop Line: Developing a Better, More User-Friendly Line JR West's Osaka Loop Line is the main artery for public transport in Osaka. 13 of the line's 19 stations connect to subways and major private railways. Unfortunately, there were complaints that the stations are now too old and inconvenient to use. In response, JR West began the "Osaka Loop Line Development Project." The company introduced a new 3-door train and began renovating the station buildings and platforms. See JR West's efforts to develop a better, more passenger-friendly line. In "Trains in Focus" join us on the Hello Kitty wrapped "Kansai-Airport Express Haruka," and the cute Hello Kitty Shinkansen.
  7. Do you need a rail pass for Tokyo to Odawara to Kyoto?
  8. I just found out about this variant a few days ago and boy do I want one for myself! I am jealous. I will have to keep my eye out more.
  9. Pauljag900

    What did you order or the post deliver? (N Gauge)

    Hi Jeff, i Found these as they were about to finish,I got the two for £7 but no boxes or accessories imafraid mate.
  10. Yep, you want a DN163K4a. It should fit fairly well inside.
  11. Nice, keep tabs on everyone! I’ll have to dig out the detail jars. A long time back at a swap meet I got a big ox of a ton of misc sprews from all sorts of models for a couple of bucks. I nipped off all the little bits that looked like they could be made into some odd detail later. I also got a couple of small boxes of various n scale detail parts (doors, windows, fences etc) from some of the regular used train dealers at the shows. I guess they are all the bits they find at the bottom of a box of used stuff. Sadly not found any lately, it’s about the only thing other than scenery stuff I search for at shows. jeff
  12. Ohh you scored some old Bandai tv trucks! Somewhere I have an extra pile I bought a long time back but they are lost in the boxes somewhere. I have a few in use. Careful of the little antenna bits they are fragile but stay put well if pushed together firmly w.o gluing them. Did they come with their crews? The boxes had random of a newsperson, video, audio and tech. jeff
  13. Welshbloke

    What did you order or the post deliver? (N Gauge)

    As the second half of the Cassiopeia arrived a few days ago (along with the couplings) I've finally got around to a portrait. The ED79 and KaYa 27 are having some exercise while the EF510 rests in the carriage sidings with the rest of the set:
  14. Ok, sorry. I was confused looking at the pic. The existing light board faded into the frame and I thought the decoder pic was the original light board (which, if I was awake and lucid, it is obviously not). Yes, that existing light shown installed on the chassis would use the K4 variant as a decoder replacement. The TCS version is the K1D4 Sorry, my bad. I was up until 3:30am and had to get up for work and am not quite up to speed yet.
  15. Yes, my comment was that the pic of the loco looks like it would take a k4. There are bosses in the metal that would interfere with the k0 it looks like, and the motor contacts are not the fold over tabs you see in k0 installs, it looks to have the clip on tabs that the north American narrow hoods use. Not sure if the LEDs would line up, but the k4 does have surface mounted lights.
  16. Blackcaim

    Kato "DCC Friendly" Database

    Yes, the one in my pic is a K0a, I’m just wondering if I should use that one or the K4 family one for the train?
  17. That is not a K4. K4 looks like this: http://www.digitrax.com/products/mobile-decoders/dn163k4a/ The K4 is much thinner. The K0 family looks like the decoder in Blackcaim's pic
  18. serotta1972

    What did you order or the post deliver? (N Gauge)

    Much deserved buddy! Very nice!
  19. Pauljag900

    What did you order or the post deliver? (N Gauge)

    A few cheap ebay find trucks,the broadcasting trucks will be filming Fukuoka FC football games😂 some 1-200 scale street lights for the platforms and two power supplies for said lights and a 4.5v supply for the miller engineering animated billboards which I m planning for the high rise buildings.
  20. It does look like it should be the k4. The narrowness and the style of the contacts match the k4. I wonder if the other 3061s are wrong?
  21. I'd have to get one of my TCS equivalents out to check but the DN163K0a should fit. It will be longer but will just stick out where the LED legs are.
  22. A few months ago I noticed this range of cheap 1/80 kits and decided to risk ordering an OHaNeFu 25 100. They offer a series of sleeping cars, a restaurant car and the KaNi to keep the lights on along with various EF65s and 66s. The kits look to be very old tooling, with the locos supplied with an oval of plastic track and spaces internally for AA batteries as a power source (but needing a motor). They are somewhat primitive, and after a brief poke at the contents the kit went on top of the wardrobe until last week, when I decided to see what could be done with it. Which produced this: It still needs wheels which are actually round, after which I'll fine tune the coupler heights and fit some Kadees in place of these Lifelike Proto castoffs. But I'm now more inclined to order a couple of OHaNe 25s and a KaNi 24 to go with it, as it turns out you can make an attractive wallet from the proverbial sow's ear even if a silk purse isn't feasible.
  23. You know the kind... big ones in oblong protective boxes ... having spent some quality time putting the tiny plastic bits on various locomotives, I keep seeing the "whistle covers" supplied for some types and thinking they would be excellent for a hyper-detail scene.
  24. railsquid

    How did you improve your rolling stock?

    And the next one... [/url ]Tomix EF60 (EF60-42) by Rail Squid, on Flickr
  25. Blackcaim

    Kato "DCC Friendly" Database

    Ok, here are the photos. This is with the DN163K0a. It doesn’t fit the train.
  26. Goodness me, yes! But I have always seen those seats are always taken by seemingly crazy people. I didn't want to mess with them.
  27. Hakone is a truly beautiful place, I've been there last year. So many interesting places to visit around the lake, and the train route to get to Gora is so nice, through the woods, with a couple of switchbacks. I'm sure you'll enjoy the trip!
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