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  1. Philphil

    What did you order or the post deliver?

    Katoftw is actually correct, the planes I have are actually 1/200 scale, so a bit too small for N-Scale, but with the larger aircraft it's not as noticeable because they're still so big. Originally I had hoped to find something closer to scale, like 1:144 or 1:150, but the models for those scales were mostly plastic, unpainted kits, and stuff like that. A majority of the 1/200 scale stuff is solid metal, diecast, and pre-painted for many airlines, including Japanese carriers, which I guess I like because I'm so lazy! 😅
  2. Philphil

    Suburban Tokyo Themed Layout

    Woah, do you really work for Airbus? What do you do for the company? Go for it Paul, buy ALL the Airbus planes!
  3. Philphil

    What did you order or the post deliver?

    Honestly, I think this is about the last of the Tobu rolling stock for awhile, maybe forever? Don't really know yet. There's one or two odd, hard to find sets I'd still like, but I haven't seen a renewed Tobu 9000-series set up for sale for awhile (not that I've checked.) I'll see what I can do about reducing the size of photos on my phone, though I'm not sure if there's a good way, but I'll try! I've never been the best at all this tech stuff. As for the 8000-series set, it was picked up as a junk set, it sat on Yahoo Auctions for about $40 USD for like a month, getting relisted many times with no takers, so after awhile, I decided to buy it. Even if I could only scrap it for parts, it would be helpful. It looks lile someone combined at least two different Greenmax sets, plus the Tomytec pantograph car together to get the full eight cars. Not what I was expecting, honestly, but it works well enough for now! The tissues in the box were used for packing material, since the slots in the box were too long, and the seller didn't want the trains smashing around in transit. Hope that answers all your questions!😉
  4. Philphil

    Suburban Tokyo Themed Layout

    You're completely right about that, those are interesting! I've actually been on the fence about getting one of those three for awhile, but I'm just not sure how much I like the turtle scheme, or which color to get... Isn't choosing hard some days? Which one do you like the best, Kiha?
  5. Philphil

    What did you order or the post deliver?

    And then........... Got an 8-car set of Tobu 8000-series cars. 7 of the cars are from Greenmax, one is Tomytec. Nothing too special there. And finally... (Not pictured) Also got a 2-car Greenmax Tobu 8000-series prepainted kit, to make the 8-car set into a prototypical 8+2 set. Plus some hoods for the doorways of the cars.
  6. Philphil

    What did you order or the post deliver?

    And then... Got another full 10-car Tobu 30000-series set, made by Greenmax. And after that... I got a sweet deal on eBay for a Nippon Cargo Airlines 747-800F, WHICH WAS JUST TOO TEMPTING! Oddly enough, it's probably my favorite plane so far, not just because it's huge, but, personally, I'm pretty into the color scheme on it, and it's pretty bright too!
  7. Philphil

    What did you order or the post deliver?

    (Sorry, this is going to be a multi-post, since I can only upload two pictures or 4mb at a time 😓) And then... Got a Greenmax Tobu 6-car modernized Isesaki Line 10000-series set. Plus a Greenmax Tobu 4-car 10000-series set. I was going to try an odd experiment to try and combine the two sets to try and make an unprototypical modernized 10-car Tobu 10000-series set by combining these two together. (BUT I FORGOT TO ORDER REPLACEMENT PANTOGRAPHS FOR THE FOUR CAR SET! Silly me...) And then... Got another 6-car Tobu 30000-series set to connect up to my orphaned 4-car sets, whose mate was... Um... "Destroyed" in quite a violent wreck which I was too embarrassed to post to the train wreck thread!
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    What did you order or the post deliver?

    CHOO CHOO! What's that thing coming down the track? Is it a painted train? No, it's a painted plane! Snagged a pair of ANA Boeing 777-300's for use on the layout. One is painted in the old Pokemon scheme, the last of ANA's Pokemon-themed jets, while the other is in the BB-8 Star Wars scheme. One must also think about what the poor crew in the East-I D thought when they saw this thing coming their way!
  9. Philphil

    Suburban Tokyo Themed Layout

    Sorry Paul (actually, I hope that's your name, but right now I'm just guessing, so correct me if I'm wrong!) Still no Airbus' to round out the fleet of Boeings at the moment. 😯 I'm still on the hunt for one, just for you! I guess Asian airlines don't have tons of airbus planes in their fleets, just a few scattered around from carrier to carrier, which is a bit odd... BUT STILL, THE HUNT CONTINUES! Anyways, tiny amount of layout progress: Did a bit more work to smooth out the 4' x 4' area of airport tarmac. It's not perfect, but it's certainly better than it was when I first put it down! Just a few cracks in it, only one is fairly major, but I should be able to cover it up. Next step is painting, I suppose? At least if the joint compound holds the weight of the planes, that is...
  10. Hey, so how did you make all the markings and characters on the road? It looks really cool!
  11. Philphil

    Suburban Tokyo Themed Layout

    Haha, well hey, I am too! I'm working to rectify that right now, but it would be helpful for eBay to drop another 15% off coupon first!
  12. Philphil

    Suburban Tokyo Themed Layout

    Alrighty guys, as summer is winding down and school fast approaching, I decided to once again shelve my HO-scale projects and continue work on the N-scale layout! At the moment, I have a roughly 4' x 4' area selected to become part of an airport, specifically modeled after Narita for multiple reasons. I also have three new aircraft in: (Sorry, no painted trains this time, just painted planes!) 1: An All Nippon Airways Star Wars-painted Boeing 777-300. 2: Another All Nippon Airways Boeing 777-300, but this time painted as one of their former Pokemon-themed jets. 3: A Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) Boeing 747-800F. I might make a post on the 'what did you order or the post deliver' thread later about these, and some new rolling stock which are actually N-Scale (the planes are 1:200 scale, which isn't too obvious given how BIG some of them are.) As for the airport area, I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to scenic it, but what I do know is that since those planes are solid metal, they're pretty darn heavy! The 747 alone is approaching 6lbs! The airport will be on a raised section of the layout, which is partly for reinforcment, partly so I can shove a train station underneath it, if desired, and partly for looks, as a decent portion of Narita (specifically by the cargo terminals) is raised up above the rest of the land, probably for security reasons, among others. So tonight, work on my layout continues once again! Be sure to follow this thread so you can get the latest updates, especially since scenery will be started soon as well! Thanks for viewing! ~Phillip
  13. Philphil

    How did you improve your rolling stock?

    Very, very nice! I love the contrasting greys of the roof and the vents on top! It's amazing how different a little paint can make them look!
  14. Philphil

    What did you order or the post deliver?

    Wanted to do part of my layout as an airport, but the range of modern aircraft in the 1:144-1:150 range was very poor, both in quality and quantity. So I searched around and found a couple of "cheap" 😅 aircraft in 1:200-scale to see if they could work for an N-scale layout, both of which arrived today! The first is a Boeing 737-800, seen here in the first picture. Maybe a bit small, eh? Well, on the other hand, I also ordered a Boeing 777-300, which is a tad bit bigger, sneak peak in the second photo! 😉 More photos to come on my layout thread later this week!
  15. Philphil

    What did you order or the post deliver?

    Might just have to pre-order that Hello Kitty JR-500 Shinkansen Tomix announced...... ¥30,000 isn't that bad!
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