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About nartak

  • Birthday 11/06/1973

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    Koshigaya, Japan
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  1. Kato - New Releases

    I will be posting English product brochure from KATO on this thread from now on. KATO rep agreed for you to freely repost this on other forums to widely share. But please do not modify the content.
  2. ModelTrainPlus

    bill937ca-san, Thank you for the update. As already posted, pre-order for Taiwan High Speed Rail 700T is up. Also I listed TOMIX pre-order as well. https://www.modeltrainplus.net/collections/pre-order I used to post English version of KATO product description on this thread, but I will post it on other thread as it is open and should be widely shared.
  3. ModelTrainPlus

    This 700T will be sold in Taiwan as well, I assume by Taiwan High Speed Rail by themselves. So they don't want to have parallel imported item sold in Taiwan with lower price or something... Also, each package will be having specific serial number... not so sure about this as this is not a limited item...
  4. ModelTrainPlus

    Pre-order for newly announced KATO is up now. https://www.modeltrainplus.net/collections/pre-order I will share English brochure once I got as usual. With regarding KATO 10-1476/1477 Taiwan High Speed Rail 700T, I have not listed online for pre-order yet. The reason is that KATO requesting retailers to sell this product only for Japan domestic market due to licensing contract term. (Of course I know this kind of thing/operation doesn't work nowdays but need to respect their preference as well even I am also a bit frustrated....) I will be visiting KATO for monthly meeting on next week and update to be shared later. Thank you for understanding.
  5. ModelTrainPlus

    Here is the English product information for newly announced KATO products. They are open for pre-order now.
  6. Timonium??

    Oh, 2 years since then.... I miss everyone met at Timonium and the Cheese Steak at Philadelphia....
  7. ModelTrainPlus

    Thank you for the visit. My pleasure to meet with you face to face. Have a nice trip.
  8. ModelTrainPlus

    Jeff and JR500-san, It was also first time to see this kind of material for me. I just talked with KATO rep yesterday during the monthly meeting and told me they make this brochure for oversea sales, which is for reseller/distributor outside of Japan. So I asked them to give me a copy so that I can distribute to BtoC channel as it is very "MOTTAINAI" even they make this and only sharing to closed channel. As it is translated by KATO employee, not outside professional, there may be incorrect information or typo but hope you can get some idea.
  9. ModelTrainPlus

    KATO provided me new product information in English as attached. Hope it helps to understand their product in detail. Pre-order already open for those item. https://www.modeltrainplus.net/collections/pre-order Be sure to pre-order KATO 10-1447 Type E001 "TRAINSUITE SHIKI-SHIMA". Even at pre-order phase, many retailers already sold out and KATO already have no extra unit.
  10. JAM 2017

    I will be joining JAM 2017 as an exhibitor. I am not having dedicated booth and will be a one of participant at "Rail Market" area which is "ev1" (top left area of official floor map). http://kokusaitetsudoumokei-convention.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/boothmap.18th.jpg If you have a time, please feel free to stop by.
  11. ModelTrainPlus

    Thank you JR500-san for sharing to everyone. I already moved some item to bargain bin. Check the listing and keep looking as I will be adding more time by time. https://www.modeltrainplus.net/collections/super-sale At least 30% off for basic set or locomotives with motor unit. More than 35% off or add-on set or other item. For HO gauge, it will be 20 to 30% off. Also other building/structure will be offered special prices. As I am changing price on MTP Amazon store, so you may not be able to get desired item if sold at Amazon, sorry.
  12. Japanese mailboxes

    City of Kodaira, Tokyo is preserving those round type postboxes. There are 37 of them and 32 of them are still active. http://www.city.kodaira.tokyo.jp/kurashi/005/005301.html (sorry, the page is in Japanese)
  13. ModelTrainPlus

    New item listed and I will keep listing more item. Some rare item now available until it last. https://www.modeltrainplus.net/collections/new-arrival TOMIX 98022 - South Hokkaido Railway "NAGAMARE" Greenmax 50558 - Keikyu Type 1000 "RILAKKUMA" Now offering DHL shipping with competitive rates. DHL shipping will be cheaper than EMS in some cases. If condition is met, your shipment will be changed to DHL shipment. ModelTrainPlus will be releasing LED based tail light board for KATO series 12 coach. This is an easy upgrade from conventional light bulb. Pre-order available, please contact for detail.
  14. ModelTrainPlus

    Already announced on shop newsletter but would like to share at here as well. ModelTrainPlus original DCC converted model now available. Using originally developed DCC optimized light board for applicable model. Will be listed more item. https://www.modeltrainplus.net/collections/dcc-pre-installed-item Other customization available especially combination with M-LITE LED products. Some sample already up on Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/modeltrainplus/ Below photo is installed rear head light for KATO C59 as a sample. Other new item and pre-orders are up as usual. Please feel free to contact me for any inquiry on customizastion work.
  15. supermarket in Tokyo

    Try Aeon Shinagawa Seaside. I have never been but sometimes TV station use the location for interviewing public and seems it is quite big store. And it should be close to your place of stay. http://shop.aeon.jp/store/01/0132090/shop_info/map/ The other one I can think is Ito-Yokado at Kiba (Tokyo Metro Tozai line). http://standard2.pmx.proatlas.net/d6214m24/user_page.php?id=d6214m24&c=35/39/46.386,139/48/27.302&layer=2&r=1&t=%E3%82%A4%E3%83%88%E3%83%BC%E3%83%A8%E3%83%BC%E3%82%AB%E3%83%89%E3%83%BC%E6%9C%A8%E5%A0%B4%E5%BA%97&pos=I2:P35/39/46.386,139/48/27.302