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  1. I would suggest to begin from the start. Make a small temp layout so you understand the power feed and routing through turnouts. You seem to be making rookie errors like soneone with their first box set.
  2. Gavino200's Layout phase II - Modeling

    So you wanna make something like this:- http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10250756
  3. Kato - New Releases

    http://www.1999.co.jp/itbig07/10077142a2.jpg http://www.1999.co.jp/itbig50/10507598a.jpg I can see quite a few differences.
  4. WANTED: Kato EF30 locomotive

    HS has them in stock.
  5. Trains in anime/manga

    Watched a show called Earth Captain recently. https://peripheraldesign.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/wpid-vlcsnap-2014-08-09-04h37m02s482.png They traveled around Tokyo with a giant cannon that could shoot out a mecha that fought against evading alien mechas.
  6. Kato - New Releases

    Not really worth it in your case. Two engines in two different liveries is enough. I have the old livery DD51-842, so another -800 in the new livery would work for me.
  7. Need help identifying some trains

    http://www.1999.co.jp/itbig50/10501828b.jpg The current release railway collect has the 701 series from Aoimori / Galaxy Railway.
  8. Gavino200's Layout phase II - Modeling

    Station access from one side is quite normal. Harajuku is a famous example.
  9. Kato - New Releases

    You cannot judge body mount vs bogies mount for functionality. I didn't even know Kato did bogie mount shibatas. All my Kato EMUs w/ shibatas are body mount, (except tilt mech models). Although the original statement was about looks, not functionality.
  10. Tomix - New Releases

    Yes, no completed forms available. Surprising since GM jumped straight to 817 series but didn't do the 815 in completed form. Which is 80% the same train.
  11. JAM 2018

    Although 2017 dates. It is normally the same weekend every year. Si shouldn't be too difficult to figure out 2018s dates.
  12. Kato - New Releases

    Could be tempted on the DD51-800 in newer JRF colours.
  13. "Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion" Anime

    Cos that is the largest demographic that buys their products.
  14. Tomix - New Releases

    I've been meaning to convert a lot of my MA fleet to Tomix couplers. I have both the MA Kiha 71 and 72. Plus a lot of Kiha 40/47/48s.
  15. Kato - New Releases

    Cannot say the Tomix Shibata couplers look better than Kato shibata couplers. About 50/50 in my books.