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  1. What did you order or the post deliver?

    I ran the Kiha40 with a different MRC and there was a lot less buzzing noise. I've been needing at least one extra controller to run the yard on the layout. I'll get a Kato or Tomix controller soon. It never occurred to me that a controller could cause such an issue.
  2. What did you order or the post deliver?

    That is interesting. The Kiha40 itself runs smoothly. It just has that buzzing noise at certain speeds that I've been trying to convince myself is going away with more run time. I was considering giving it a drop of oil, but the buzz seems more electrical than mechanical. I will trying switching controllers. Though I only have 3 MRC controllers. I don't own any Kato or Tomix controllers. Maybe I'll get one when I have a chance.
  3. What did you order or the post deliver?

    I was familiar with the Kiha 261 in the blue front paint scheme but it wasn't until I saw the updated purple and white paint that I had to have one. My personal opinion is that the prototype would be a lot sharper if the car bodies were primarily white instead of gray, but I still love the new paint scheme.
  4. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Several things I ordered came all at once. Tomix Kiha40-1700, Tomix Kiha261 and a Tomix EF64-0. Overall I am pleased with all of them. The Kiha261 has a minor detail of the section around the headlights being white instead of black. I'll have to take some paint to it when I have some time. The Kiha40 makes a slight buzzing sound, I'm hoping it will go away with some run time. Sent from my VS988 using Tapatalk
  5. What did you order or the post deliver?

    It's cool seeing my old set in a new place. Sent from my VS988 using Tapatalk
  6. I'm glad that the Kato train made it safely to you add found a good new home. Enjoy. Sent from my VS988 using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks for your suggestion. I've received 3 offers. I've sold a Kiha58 and the Kato train. Sent from my VS988 using Tapatalk
  8. Interesting suggestion. I'm so used to eBay where I would put $.99 on an item and let the market decide this price. This first time trading on a forum so I was really open to any reasonable offer. Looking for about $100 each for the Kato trains and $85 each for the Tomix Kiha's.
  9. No worries. I understand how all to easy it is to collect Japanese trains. The Nozomi is actually my second Nozomi. I will still hold on to my first Nozomi. When I started I was going to build a layout with bullet trains. Once I discovered the variety of Japanese trains available my interests shifted more towards trains from rural Japan.
  10. I realize these are not the most popular trains so I understand receiving no interest in them. I still want to thank JNS forums for allowing me to post these items. I will be moving these trains to eBay shortly. Sent from my VS988 using Tapatalk
  11. My temporary unfinished layout

    I have some EF65's and I may at some point branch out and get some EF63's but I definitely have a soft spot for the EF64's. I just ordered my first EF64-0.
  12. My temporary unfinished layout

    The table is 38.5 inches x 74.5 inches. It was made to that size so that it would fit in drawer that went underneath my bed. My father built the bed. I intended to have trains climbing into the mountains with that loop. Unfortunately the loop is 9 3/4 inch radius with a 4% climb. Though the Kato and Tomix locomotives handle it well. Close up of my locomotive collection in the yard.
  13. What did you order or the post deliver?

    I had been looking to add an EF64-0 to my collection. I couldn't spend the ~$130+ they are listed for on ebay these days. I just learned about modeltrainplus through the forum and found an EF64-0 in stock at good price. Ordered Tomix 9101 EF64-0 I would have liked the Tomix 9102 seventh edition variant but I'm still excited to get my hands on the Tomix 9101.
  14. I wanted to share my current Nscale setup. It is a layout I started building with my father 20 years ago when I first started in N-Scale. I started university shortly after and didn't have time to continue the layout. I did still continue running trains but with Kato track setup on the dinning room table. Back then I also didn't have the building skills I have now. I decided to get it out of my parents house recently, set it up on some saw horses and run some temporary wiring to it. My daughter enjoys sitting with me and running trains on it. It is designed for DC with block wiring. Unfortunately at this point I don't think I will continue building it past what it is. This was started before I discovered Japanese trains. I've learned quite a bit about railroads since it was built and I wish I would have put a 3-4 track station in front. I could potentially see adding an under-frame so that I could widen the layout a bit and add the station there. Sitting on the layout is my collection of EF64s, EF65s, an EF510 and an EH500.