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  1. What did you order or the post deliver?

    I really like the cab of the E1, it reminds me of a 747 with the long nose so high up.
  2. Welcome to the forum Arnold! Thanks so much for continuing the postings!
  3. My Temporary Setups - Mostly Trains!

    Rio grand also ran heavyweights mixed in along with their budd cars, so a Kato California zephyr set will stretch that train out quick!
  4. Suburban Tokyo Themed Layout

    Man, all those trains all lined up look really nice! I'm jealous of your yard setup, it looks great. Once you finish it you need to add some yard lights so can get some night shots.
  5. Applying Decals to a Kato E231 - Any tips?

    If you download the good translate app, it has a function where it can scan the text and translate it from the picture! I've found it super helpful for reading instruction for figuring out where things go. Its not always able to read the small stickers, but it can read the heading text that tells you what each group is for.
  6. Don't you hate it when... (Train related)

    I know that feeling, I've had a box of track waiting at the Tokyo airport for the last few weeks and yet parts I order a few days ago just make it through both systems in a few days. Of course, I was checking the oldest package, so the two more recently ordered ones came as a surprise...
  7. MicroAce - New Releases

    Didnt Kato just release those 115s in high grade form for half that? I'll be surprised if micro ace gets very many orders, but at that prices I suppose they dont need to.
  8. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Interesting, I didnt know the -3000 series were rebuilds. How many parts were original to the 72 series? I've been meaning to get the 115 series that are actually 72 series with new bodies.
  9. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Why a Kato 103 series add on set of course!
  10. What did you order or the post deliver?

    And another package arrived! What could be in this tomytec 103 series box?
  11. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Yep thats it! Its been sold out as soon as they arrived, the only ones that are actually in stock are through buyee. http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/j473286989
  12. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Thats how they get you! I've only ordered from them twice, but the package is always so exciting to open! Its like Christmas with chibi characters instead of santa on the wrapping.
  13. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Kato actually just rerelased it this last month, so its back in stock again. The lights are kato 7013G, I ended up getting them from a seller on buyee as hobby search seems to no longer stock extra assy parts for most models if you miss the preorder. Amiami amazon.jp Hobby search
  14. What did you order or the post deliver?

    The train runs beautifully, no problems at all. The locomotive is of the older design where the motor is directly attached to the frame, but there is room in the cab to add a very small decoder. However when running on DCC I usually just run the train on address 00. When I take it to the club I usually just run the plows with my DD51 instead which is already converted to DCC. They come with rapidos and replacement knuckle couplers so you can run them with any locomotive with a front coupler. I'll take some pictures of the locomotive frame and shell later tonight so you can see how much room there is.
  15. What did you order or the post deliver?

    The locomotive is from the DD16 304 set which is equipped with two Russel plow units on either end, so the plows have headlights while the DD16 does not. The DD16 is the same as the one available as a stand alone locomotive minus the lights and with a few winterization parts, so the assy light boards convert the locomotive so it can run realistically without the plows. I also switched the couplers to the ones meant for the EF66 which drastically shortens the distance between he plow and the locomotive. old and new couplers.