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  1. Indoctrinating children

    Plarail is what started my sons love affair with Shinkansens, when we went to Jakarta to visit my wifes family in 2008 I saw the Plarail sets they had there and thought it looked pretty cool, he already had plenty Thomas the Tank Engine stuff and we thought it would be good to get him something different that could be intergrated with the Thomas stuff. I ended up buying him a Railstar set and a 500 Series set, we also got a 3 train box that was of JR Hokaido passenger trains. When we went on our first trip to Japan in 2015 we saw a whole heap of Plarail stuff and were very tempted to add to the collection but at the end of the day he decided that he wanted something more mature and went for a Kato 1012-62 W7 instead.
  2. MicroAce - New Releases

    Charles, there seems to be only one person here who has taken an affront to it and having a bitch about it and guess what, it’s not me. Not everyone can aspire to reach the lofty heights of community standards and expectations that some people have set for themselves.
  3. MicroAce - New Releases

    Charles, I am not going to engage in an argument with you, I just made a light hearted dig about the absurd pricing of an item, mind you there is probably plenty of members here who had the same sentiments if they had seen it. There was no swearing or anything that could be deemed immediately offensive in the original post, yes I may have alluded to something but I did not state it directly.
  4. MicroAce - New Releases

    There are some more eloquent terms that I could use to describe it, but too be frank it would be a waste of time.
  5. MicroAce - New Releases

    FTS, two of those abbreviated words are expletives, I don't think it will take too much imagination to figure out what they are.
  6. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Nice to see that you got both of the Kato sets so that you have all 12 cars, Nariichi did a great job matching up the containers for you and it proves to the pundits that Tomix containers can be mounted on Kato wagons.
  7. What did you order or the post deliver?

    The new 12 car Koki 50000 set that is coming out early next year is a perfect start, as well as the Koki 106 and 107's that both Kato and Tomix have available, if you can get your hands on some of the other Koki 100 types go for it as Tomix does re releases every couple of years or so, Koki 200's are also suitable but don't go overboard as there was only 154 of them built.
  8. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Have a look at this thread for some information, mind you I need to update some of the information that I had written in there but I am not going to go back and edit my post given it's from a while back, also what region do you want to model as some classes are specifically assigned to regions due to climatic conditions or power supplies.
  9. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Don't rush into too fast and do a bit of study first to figure out what you want to run, there is a decent timeline of 30 years and quite a lot has changed during that time as far as locomtives and rolling stock is concerned, you also have to be especially aware of container stock as there are many models available that are no longer in use. With me I have decided to go for contemporary stock ranging from 2012 to current day,, it has taken me a while of careful study to ensure that I get it right, mind you if you are just doing a generic thing you can run whatever you like it's up to you.
  10. What did you order or the post deliver?

    That's one of the Popondetta models, they are very well detailed and well worth the money.
  11. What did you order or the post deliver?

    They seem to fit my Tomix Koki's really nice and I have even triple stacked them, it's a pity that they didn't come in 4 packs as I saw plenty of the empty ones stacked that way when I was staying in Owari Ichinomiya, production wise Hogaraka Dou does a run of them about once a year as I have a dozen that I purchased earlier in the year.
  12. What did you order or the post deliver?

    I received my order from MTP today using DHL, yet another record delivery taking 47 hours from being picked up at Nariichi’s store to my front door. As the saying goes you can never have enough Koki’s, I had to grab a few more Hogaraka Dou containers as well to go with them. The JRF DE10 will be the last one of this class to join my fleet as I already have the other two JRF units, I will be numbering her as DE10-1165 which I got to see at Inazawa when I was there in April. I won’t be adding any more diesels to my fleet in the near future unless someone decides to bring out a DF200-200 or a DD200.
  13. Keihan Ōtsu Lines model trains

    As far as I know the 600 Series of batches 1-3 definitely worked the pre Tozai section of the line, I will have to look at some of the photos and videos I have used for reference material to confirm if the batch 4 units 617-618 and 619-620 also ran on that section but I am pretty sure they did. http://www.filmscan-print-s.com/0711-K_HAN-6V-02.html
  14. Keihan Ōtsu Lines model trains

    I have to agree with you there as I have been planning to build a layout that part of it is based around current day Kamisakaemachi, I want incorporate some of the street running aspects of the line as well as ducking behind the houses and into cuttings, I wanted to try and do it in a T Trak format but the length of the 800 Series has put that one to bed. You could get away with using a 700 Series with the old logo as they were regular visitors to the pre Tozai Line section of the line in it's final years, I have seen plenty of photos and videos of them to justify it. http://userdisk.webry.biglobe.ne.jp/024/034/39/N000/000/012/149934809050750682180.jpg http://funini.com/train/kansai/keishin/ks700/index.html.ja http://funini.com/train/kansai/keishin/ks700/index.html.ja#kansai/keishin/ks700/02full
  15. Keihan Ōtsu Lines model trains

    I get where you're coming from as there is nearly as many models of 600's and 700's as there are in real life, I like the 800's as they are what got me hooked on the Keihan Keishin as I watched them plying the streets of Otsu, that said I have limited my modern stock to 2 x 800's as well as the 600 in Hibikie Euphonium and 603-604 in Limited Express liveries. The reason why I chose those units is I know they both ran special services to Shinomiya and I got to see 603-604 when I stayed in Otsu, I also have 701-702 in 80 Series livery partly due to nostalgia and also the fact that I got to ride it when I was there in April. I would also like to expand my pre 1997 fleet with some more 600 Series variants and a 700 Series with the old logo if Tomytec decides to bring them out, I would really like to get my hands on a 500 Series and 260 Series if they ever get produced, mind you I won't be going for the old Greenmax/Platz versions of those.