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  1. What did you order or the post deliver?

    I'm looking to buy like 30 packs of those Greenmax #2178 Platfrom Doors, but haven't had much luck with finding any... Would you guys happen to know of any shop who still has them in stock?
  2. What did you order or the post deliver?

    I might "accidentally" end up with three sets of Tobu 50000-series (two 00's and one 90) instead of the two I had originally planned for...
  3. Suburban Tokyo Themed Layout

    So, at this point, decisions, decisions... In order to get everything I want into a large station, I might have to build it into a 2-level configuration which may or may not be prototypical. The big problem is, is if I do add a second level onto the station, the bus station will need to be completely replanned, but it's not like that's a huge deal, it's just a bit more work. Not totally sure what to do. The second thing is... I'm going to have to move the storage yard, all of it...
  4. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Actually, turns out not all the packages are busses, I managed to snag some JR and Keio rolling stock. But I'm still looking for a couple sets of Tobu 50000 series trains (found two at good prices, but have yet to actually purchase them) and the Tobu Skytree Train. And.... Maybe an Odakyu 4000 Series set to go along... I agree with you, the buying is out of hand! Hahaha! But that's okay, I'm still selling my HO scale equipment off at about the same rate, so it's not as bad as just buying new stuff!
  5. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Wasn't there a flyer for some manufacturer that was planning to make the Tobu 500 Series sets in N scale? I could have sworn I'd seen it announced before, but I can't seem to find it again.
  6. Suburban Tokyo Themed Layout

    At this point I'm just doing some minor work, planning out how the main station on this end of the layout will go. Unfortunately I don't know exactly how wide the Kato platforms are, but the overall track plan will go something like this. Orignally, all tracks were going to be JR East, but since I've aquired a wide range of busses for different railway companies, I decided to give them some track space, too. Starting from the back: 2 Keio tracks. 2 Tobu/Odakyu/other railway tracks. 2 JR East tracks for 15-car suburban trains. Now the first four tracks are a bit more complicated: 1 JR East track for whatever commuter line I feel like running at that time. 1 JR East track for the Yamanote Line. 1 JR East track for the Yamanote Line, opposite direction. 1 JR East track for various commuter lines, opposite direction. I would love to work in two tracks for a short Shinkansen line somewhere in here, but I'm just not sure how, sadly... (Maybe on a different level?)
  7. Suburban Tokyo Themed Layout

    Oh gosh yes! I have (had) tons of those old Athearn kits over the years! But recently they've been getting sold off, along with most of my other HO equipment to finance the new layout and N-scale equipment, so it does make me feel a bit sad to see all that history leave my life.
  8. What did you order or the post deliver?

    I like that idea! I'm going to start doing that from now on!
  9. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Apparently I have 53 packages that have arrived at Buyee, and four still on their way... I didn't realize I'd spent so much money...
  10. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Darn you guys, I bought it! Hahaha
  11. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Thanks! And WOW, they were really that much new?!
  12. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Quick! Would you say that a Microace 10-car, 215-series set for 23,000 Yen is a good deal?
  13. What did you order or the post deliver?

    @tt0880 Great deal on the cars and busses! @Suica How many cars are in that set?
  14. Time to restart and get myself in gear

    That's quite an awesome station! I'd love to see any more progress you make on it!