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    N Scale Passenger Trains especially Japanese Prototypes. Outdoor hobby is cycling and hiking.

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  1. Got me another TRA Train - DR3100 Diesel Multiple Unit courtesy of Paul (Railtunes) and his friend who just came from Taiwan. It has a beautiful metallic finish.
  2. What's in Your Roster?

    Been on the lookout for a Series 201 for a while and finally snagged one on eBay for a great price and is in pristine condition with interior lights.
  3. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Have fun with your new trains Paul! Those freight trains are getting long and now you’re going to need a freight yard. You are also going International but I don’t think you have any British trains, hmmm.
  4. Bay Area T-Trak

    Been slaving over these modules made from 1/4" Russian Baltic Birch the last couple of weeks - 2 end caps, 2 triples, 2 triple deep. Actually, I've been waiting for them to come in the mail - there's a backlog right now as there is a big T-Trak convention in August in Kansas City. I got them from cabinet shop in Austin who also happens to be a model railroader. He even makes power receptacles and got 4 of those. Next step - paint and then put on a table. My daughter is pretty excited. http://www.t-kits.com/catalog
  5. What's in Your Roster?

    C57's - Kato meets Tomix. Beautiful pair of steam locomotives.
  6. How did you improve your rolling stock?

    Replaced the power unit on my Greenmax Osaka Power Loop Series 103, part number 5176. I toasted the motor running it on a DCC system, lesson learned. Toasted :( New
  7. What did you order or the post deliver?

    A set of twins arrived today.
  8. Crockett NTrak Meet-up

    We are having another meet-up on Saturday, April 21 from 10 am - 1 pm. Join us to run some trains, all trains welcome DC or DCC.
  9. Kato Model #'s and Packaging

    Thanks Squid, so we can also safely assume anything in the blue and silver lining jewel cases were produced prior to 1987.
  10. Kato Model #'s and Packaging

    No, they are Kato just without the model number and description. The blue label is circa 2018. :)
  11. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Wow, you are stronger willed than I or was there an external force helping with the restraint. :) Welcome back, looking forward to seeing and hearing about your trip. BTW, Sam and I are going to Crockett this Saturday.
  12. Train Stations

    That saying “Everything in Texas is bigger” holds true with this station. Will put this on my list of stations to visit. Thank you, westfalen.
  13. Kato Model #'s and Packaging

    So Kato has not changed their logo - as the Kato with rails under it and the Kato with an A Triangle both appear on the side of the bookcases and jewel boxes. One of my first Kato set bought in 1992 is the Series 0 with no model number on the box nor did it come with a manual. It came in this box that is different from any other Kato trains I currently own.
  14. Train Stations

    Went down to San Jose to support my friend who was running a half marathon and the route just happened to be near the San Jose Train Station.
  15. What did you do on your layout today?

    Great job, Paul! Love all the details.