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  1. disturbman

    Climb to Kurama ( eizan Mini layout)

    Oui, oui. Je suis français, though I haven't lived in France for the past 11 years. Et de rien, you really do amazing work.
  2. disturbman

    Climb to Kurama ( eizan Mini layout)

    Amazing work! Je suis envieux de tes talents.
  3. disturbman

    WANTED: Microace A2792 311 - FOUND!

    There is a single A2790 on Yahoo Auctions, https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/q222816960.
  4. disturbman

    AmiAmi Character and Hobby

    I am pretty sure kato meant: "And as noted, AmiAmi are noW also adding another 10% for aussie customers."
  5. disturbman

    Tomix - New Releases

    Not really. From what I understand, if you buy one of the three shinkansen sets highlighted in the poster (0-7000 and 300-3000) you can cast your vote using the web address provided with the box. The 0-7000 are schedulded for release in October and the 300-3000 for January. The constest will be held between October 2018 and April 2019. The Odorikos contest should (I guess) take place later in the year. Speculations, but I believe the people buying the 185 Series will be able to decide which one of the possible three releases will be produced. From NGI tweeter feed: User participation plan following "Tomix DE election" received popularity last year "Tomix release contest" held! Questionnaire answer from the WEB address of the enclosed form in the target product. Product number 1 popular vehicle! Held twice in "Shinkansen edition" and "Odoriko".
  6. disturbman

    Tomix - New Releases

    Aren't these releases dependent of the results of the (two) upcoming release contests? One for the Shinkansens and one for the Odorikos? https://www.tomytec.co.jp/tomix/img/pdf/Releasecontest.pdf
  7. disturbman

    AmiAmi Character and Hobby

    Lucky them. In Germany, you always have to pay 19% on item costs plus shipping costs plus any other services you paid for if using a proxy like Zen Market or Buyee. In some other countries you also have to pay a fee on top of the VAT.
  8. disturbman

    What did you do on your layout today?

    Looks fantastic :)
  9. disturbman

    Tsubojiri (sort of) - Japanese micro 'N' gauge

    I would be curious to see a trackplan :)
  10. disturbman

    What did you order or the post deliver?

    It is one of JR Hokkaido special DMUs, Kiha 59 Peppermint Express. You can see a group shot of these consists here. The Peppermint Express ran in the 90s. The same unit also ran as four-car Furano Express and Continental Express. MA made a model of these too. The Peppermint Express is A1961. The Furano Express was released about a year or two ago. The others 12 years ago. I definitely would love some more of these special consists. I like this train a lot more than the Yufuin no Mori.
  11. disturbman

    What did you order or the post deliver?

    Just picked up a package from my local post office and got surprised by how the bookcase was wrapped. A piece of thin protective wrapping held together by brown tape. Could see the bookcase through it. Quite a change from the usually careful packing I am used to from Japan. On the plus side, it meant I did not had to go to the custom or pay taxes on the package. Wonder what triggers the Zoll, it seems pretty random, often based on the look of the package. The fastest delivery I ever had so far with buyee was with a set packed inside an Amazon box. Cleared the custom in Frankfurt in a matter of hours. The model is a beauty, amazingly still came in one piece without visible damage to either the bookcase nor the set. ;) Now the question is how does it run? It is quite an old set.
  12. disturbman

    What did you do on your layout today?

    Indeed, some of those MA sets are pretty expensive. I have been looking at them myself.
  13. disturbman

    What did you do on your layout today?

    Love it Densha! I wish I had such a complete JR Shikoku fleet. I can't wait for Kato 2000 Series. But aren't you missing a couple of consists? As far as I remember, the Seto-Ohashi Line sees/has also seen regular 113 Series and Kiha 185 Series service. Without counting the Sunrise Seto.
  14. Indeed they are, except for a few Micro Ace passenger cars. I have had clearance issues installing body-mounted TN couplers on a Micro Ace A1578 Express Hakkoda set. The couplers were getting in the way of bogies rotation. I am planning to try bogie-mounted for this set, but usually the installation is pretty straightforward and easy.
  15. disturbman

    Sankei Miniatuart kit: Diorama MP03-38 Shrine

    Agreed, Sankei kits should have minimal light leaking through walls. What is possible though is that the light might leak from the joints between the different plates/walls.