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  1. Kato Resort Shirakami

    Been quite a bit of talk in the kato new releases thread.
  2. MicroAce - New Releases

    Without knowing any details of the licensing agreements between rail companies and model manufacturers. The questions are not answerable.
  3. What did you order or the post deliver?

    I'm pretty sure we have all been through that stage. haha
  4. MicroAce - New Releases

    Opinion based on obversations.
  5. Tramway N Gauge C11

    Dunno why they would both since both Tomix's and Kato's recent C11s were great and cheaper options.
  6. MicroAce - New Releases

    Tends to happen when they dont get enough pre orders. So they push the release back in the hope of more pre orders. Is happening more often with MA recently. Especially nowadays that Kato and moreso Tomix are doing stuff the MA only used to do.
  7. I'd probably buy a model of that also. I wonder if they have reached out to Coke Cola for funding also. Or they only committed to to a small investment. Hence the crowd funding attempt. edit// After clicking the links. My questions were answered.
  8. Tomix - New Releases

    All good, just pointing you in the direction of the discussion if you wanted to be a part of it.
  9. Tomix - New Releases

    Yeah. As per the previous discussions about it on the last page.
  10. Delivery gone (nearly) wrong...

    That guy hanging on wasn't doing himself any favours. Lots of tonnes of train there. Grand gesture in an attempt to stop the train rolling. But his safety should have come first.
  11. Bad ass straw animals

    Thanks for sharing. They are pretty interesting.
  12. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Shipping was 380 yen. So $51 AUD. :)
  13. What did you order or the post deliver?

    I saw heaps between Fukuoka and Tosu, and also down in Kagoshima. So no idea why you saw none at Nagasaki. I also noted they (JRF in Kyushu) are still using Koki 100/101s, 102/103s, 104s, 106s and 50,000s. not many 107s yet. While in Kansai and Kanto, all the 104s and 106s I saw in 2014 have just about disappeared, with mainly 107s running the tracks.
  14. Tomix - New Releases

    If my current Kiha 40/47/48s weren't MicroAce, I'd probably jump on these. Or if Tomix did the Isaburo-Shinpei, Hayato no Kaze and Ibusuki no Tamatebako. Then I'd probably make the full switch over to Tomix for my Kihas.
  15. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Just ordered a Kato EF81-400 Kyushu varient loco for 3940 yen new. After last months travels in around Kyushu. I noticed that the freight around the island is still hauled by the older pink locos. So I go on Mandarake to see if they have any cheap ones. ED76-0 and EF81-400 they both had for 4500 yen old shop stock, (so window stock I think). Checked AmiAmi and they have the EF81-400 for 3940 yen 49% off. Which technically is 41% off. Win! :) Hopefully shipping is around 680 yen. So I should walk away with a loco shipped to home for around $55 AUD. And if I wanna go a bit retro. I can pull some blue cars behind it and MAke a Sakura/Fuji style 70s/80s consist. Still probably get the ED76-0 for 4500 yen new week if Mandarake still have it.
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