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  1. One-off Czech ČKD Tatra T6C5 built for New Orleans https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?13335 Now in service in Straußberg (near Berlin) http://www.strassenbahn-online.de/Betriebshof/Tatra/T6C5/index.html
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    MicroAce - New Releases

    It doesn't. See https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10538008 & https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10538008/50/1
  3. They are functional. Many German models can run from overhead catenary or can easily be converted to do so. The funny thing is, while it is not an uncommon thing on H0 layouts, I've personally never seen an N gauge layout making use of this. Anyway, it seems like there's a good bunch of people still being obsessed about it. Also there's the opinion that plastic (pantographs) = Cheap Chinese crap. Please don't tell those people where their great German models are actually being made. 😛
  4. Mmmmhmmm that oversized pantograph the German N gauge community adores so much looks soooo good on that ICE-T. (Other than that it's a nice model though) I remember how a thread in a certain German N gauge forum basically went down in flames when it was announced that Kato would produce the ICE 4. Main point of anger was the plastic pantograph.
  5. Kobaltblau/beige was used from 1962 to 1965. E10 and V200 were painted in this colour for use on the Rheingold and Rheinpfeil.
  6. Early 1999 apparently. I love the IC coaches in Verkehrsrot for a very particular reason. They're usually quite cheap and can be mixed with the rather expensive ICE colour coaches of which I do not have enough. :P
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    Kiha 40 in Sapporo

    Awesome! I'm glad this worked out so well. Looking forward to those photos.
  8. New releases: Kato E235 seat decals E235 "Koekake, Support" Ad E235 "Honmono no deai Tochigi" Ad
  9. Hi everyone, I want to introduce you to Densha.Me, a little train decal manufacturer located in Hong Kong. They mainly focus on interior decals, but recently started to produce external decals such as ad wrappings. The interior decals are usually self-adhesive, while the exterior decals are the water slide type. Online Shop: https://www.densha.me/shop Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Densha.Me/ Pictures used with permission of Densha.Me
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    Kiha 40 in Sapporo

    On my way to Wakkanai I had to chang trains at Asahikawa. Lots of KiHa 40 there. Not sure if they're used on the Furano Line but I know they serve the Hakodate Main Line to Takikawa from there. Takikawa then is also served by the Nemuro Line which also uses KiHa 40 on the local services. It takes around 90 minutes by limited express from Sapporo to Asahikawa. If you take the Okhotsk you could get lucky and be able to ride the high-cab KiHa 183-200 series. If I recall correctly the last remaining ones will be removed from service in the coming months.
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    What did you order or the post deliver?

    Friend bought them from one of these rental showcases inside a Volks store.
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    What did you order or the post deliver?

    Here comes da boi! Kato Yamanote E235 Amazon Japan + DHL is just the best! Also got the DD51 in JRF livery. And some custom Yamato containers. Those are not from Amazon though.
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    MicroAce - New Releases

    About 45k with added tax. They could just rename their company to MaxiPrice. But then again, I've never seen a model train store selling MA models at list price anyway.
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    Japanese Music

    Ah yes, Japanese metal. I quite like Power Metal band "Galneryus" "Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas" for some Electrocore