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  2. While searching for something else I came across a line of 1/80 HO paper and wood structures. I do not know if these are readily available. http://www.mscollection.net/index.php?FrontPage I don't see this vendor on the Hobby Search HO/Z vendor list. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/categorylist/117/make
  3. Yavianice

    Road Tape???

    European manufacturers also have road as a roll @toc36 with decorations that you have to rub and apply. But obviously they won't be following japanese example. https://www.reynaulds.com/products/Busch/7087.aspx But it might be handy if you want to cover some miles... err, feet, on your layout.
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  5. katoftw

    Road Tape???

    wow. thanks for the tip.
  6. katoftw

    Human-powered tramway in Taiwan

    That is not what a blood chit does.
  7. ben_issacs

    Human-powered tramway in Taiwan

    Folks, Adding to Takahama's list of requirements would also be a 'Blood Chit', for the passengers to sign, which in case of injury to a passenger would put all the blame on him or her, and open them to being sued by the railway co.,and which would over-ride the Public Liaibility Insurance. Bill, Melbourne.
  8. I added it to the list. Do you have a picture of it, perhaps?
  9. Yavianice

    MicroAce - New Releases

    New releases for September from Micro Ace: A6275 Izukyu 2100 series resort 21 ・ Kurofune train new logo mark 8 both sets A3468 Kintetsu Series 8400 Tahara Main Line · Current Air Spring Bogie 3-Car Set A3469 Kintetsu Series 8400 Tahara Main Line Revival Painting Maroon 3-Car Set A1355 Meitetsu Kiha 8000 series old paint Express Northern Alps 6-car set A1356 Meitetsu Kiha Series 8000 Limited Express Northern Alps Late Years 3-Car Set A9573 113 series-7700 30N update car · discolored brown 4-car set A6467 Kiha 48 · Resort Shirakami · Kumage · additional vehicles connected 4-Car Set A6469 Kiha 48 Akita Cruise Train 4-Car Set A6596 Odakyu 30000 Form · EXE α · Renewal Basic 6-Car Set【Reproduction in 2019】 A6597 Odakyu 30000 form · EXE α · Renewal increase four-car set【Reproduction in 2019】 A2097 Tobu 350 type 4-Car Set【Reproduction in 2019】
  10. Kamome

    A couple of unusual Japanese road vehicles.

    The bottom of the sign says Sasaki Medical Clinic. Kindergarten kids are encouraged to raise their hands while crossing roads so they can be seen better.
  11. Keith

    A couple of unusual Japanese road vehicles.

    For a road scene, I saw the aftermath of a small crash near our hotel in Hiroshima, and then saw this on the side of the road. I assume it is a “did you see anything.” Sign
  12. Martijn Meerts

    C56 with backwards axle bearing

    Actually, the 'ring that's on the outside' of the bearing is a spacer to prevent the wheels from hitting the frame. All the wheels have this ring, it's just more obvious on the bearing that's not seated properly. If it truly is flipped, I think more locomotives would have this issue. The bearings and wheels aren't mounted on the wheels manually, and the wheels are reused on multiple locomotives. It would seem a bit odd if only 1 bearing would be flipped. Of course, if it really is only a single bearing in an entire production run that's flipped in a production run, it's easy to see why Kato didn't catch it. Another option is that the bearing is installed properly, but it's a faulty bearing. The 5 others have a notch on the inside which slots into the opening, while the problematic bearing doesn't appear to have that notch
  13. That is a very tight schedule, I spent 22 days over the new year period and only went to places basically around and between Hiroshima and Tokyo and up to Nagano. I didn’t really have any days off, apart from a day skiing (well the kids did). If I had known I would become interested in JR modeling at the time I would have done a few different things and taken a lot more rail/general photos, I also had no idea this forum existed.
  14. railsquid

    A couple of unusual Japanese road vehicles.

    I think no matter how innocuous they'd make such a model it would be guaranteed to cause some kind of controversy. Nevertheless I'd like to see a structure model along the lines "Yakuza HQ/Politician's Office With Ongoing Police Raid", you could have a little carousel of policemen bearing cardboard boxes exiting the building.
  15. Kiha66

    C56 with backwards axle bearing

    I'd say thats pretty clearly flipped, you can see the flat edges are on the inside and the ring which should fit in the slot is on the outside. Amazing kato didnt catch it.
  16. Martijn Meerts

    C56 with backwards axle bearing

    Not sure it's flipped or just not installed in the slot properly. My gut feeling is that it's not slotted properly, since if it were flipped, there'd likely be more occasions of it happening. Since I've been working on replacing the wheels on the Kato GS4 recently, which has the same type of bearings, I noticed that it's quite easy to install an axle with the bearings outside the slots
  17. Kiha66

    A couple of unusual Japanese road vehicles.

    I wouldn't be surprised if tomytec (and others) want to steer clear of that particular hot button topic. While it might be a very Japanese thing, I wonder if it might bring unwanted attention on the company. I remember revell got in trouble in the news a few years back for a "fantasy" ww2 kit with imagined nazi aircraft.
  18. cteno4

    A couple of unusual Japanese road vehicles.

    I’m surprised Tomytec has not made any political vans. But can be kitbashed from some of the Tomytec vans. jeff
  19. cteno4

    Road Tape???

    Put nail tape into ebay search. Works well around or just under 1mm so about 4-6” wide scale. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Rolls-30-Colors-Nail-Art-Tape-Lace-Line-Strips-Design-Decoration-DIY-Polish/143054899530?var=442018887717&hash=item214ebc894a:g:bqUAAOSwzwVcFy-5 yellow and white are the two suspects! jeff
  20. bill937ca

    Road Tape???

    I have used nail art strip tape from eBay for road markings for my simple 4 meter wide road. Sorry I don't have a current working link.
  21. Came across this Youtube video that shows a tape product for adding detail. Anyone use it? Is there one for streets? Thanks
  22. toc36

    14th Australian Narrow Gauge Convention

    Found this on Youtube...........
  23. railsquid

    Last Mitsu 209-500

    Thought I hadn't seen many of these around recently on the Chuo-Sobu line. "Mitsu" is the code for "MItaka depot", and "AT" is "Akita", where presumably it will be whittled down and reliveried for the Musashino line, displacing a 205 set to Jakarta.
  24. Video by 6 o'clock
  25. Hayashi

    Spring Story

    Sheffie, 3 suggestions for your ballast application. You may want to add a drop of liquid dish detergent to the glue and water mixture. About 1-2 drops of detergent per quart. It wets the mixture and helps it to flow better between the cracks. You can also pre-wet your track with a light spray of isopropyl alcohol, then apply the ballast and glue/water mixture. You may also want to apply the ballast dry, mask the track, and spray it with hair spray (Aqua Net).
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