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  1. Hi All, Where would I find a timetable for this train? Thanks,
  2. What did you order or the post deliver?

    I had this lot on back order @ HobbySearch. Going to try out some lighting from Cosmic on one of my modules. The box car is quite small, I like it lots, but don't plan on making it move on a track.
  3. T-Trak - 'Engine House' Module

    Hey all, Just finalised my order in an email with Peter, and asked what has happened to his website. He tells me that he had an issue with the web host. He is still making modules and is happy to receive orders via email, so feel free to email him @ - trainthings(at)yahoo.com I have been really happy with his work, and fast postage with items arriving well before they should. Hope this helps,
  4. T-Trak - 'Engine House' Module

    Hey Allastair, Yeah it is, Peter from Modular Train Tables.
  5. T-Trak - 'Engine House' Module

    This is going to be my first attempt at a single module - Up until now I have only worked with doubles. Obviously part of the concept of T-Trak is to work with small modules rather than whole layouts that take up quite a lot of space. I’m not actually sure that I want to have single modules, so before I buy some from the guy who makes them for me, I decided to cut out some cardboard and put down two single tracks for the straight through, and tried to work out the best solution for the engine shed. You can see that the cardboard isn't super accurate, and makes it hard to line up with with other modules, but its just a mockup. I spent some time trying to work out the track arrangement, but came to the conclusion that the 2 engine shed tracks will line up with my rural module on the extra 2 tracks, which you can see the progress on in this thread: I'm planning on using the the kato ash pit track, which lines up with the base of the shed really well - it also has flat edges that should be easier to glue together. This is also the first time that I have used bumpers on a module, as this will be the end of the line for tracks 3&4. I assembled the engine shed after a long day at work, and don't believe that I took any photos of the shed as I put it back together.... However, I ordered from Banzai hobby, and they sent me 2, so there will be more photos to come of that shed and its components... Thats it for now...
  6. T-Trak - 'Rural Platform' Module

    Also, if any admin are reading this, Can it be moved to the T-trak sub forum? Thanks.
  7. T-Trak - 'Rural Platform' Module

    It is hard to believe that the last post I made in this thread was in April. I'll try to do a bit of a catch up on how this has progressed, it might be in a few parts....To start with I purchased some more items to add to the module. This started when I got the station building, it took about 3 hours to put together, and I would like to weather it more, but will probably do this once it is all assembled. Another part of the module was to add an overhead walkway between the platforms. I built one fully and then modified a second to have the steps on both sides. As seen in one of the above photos I had originally thought that I would just have one platform on each side of the standard spaced tracks.... I then had some different ideas as you can see below. I came up with the idea of using 2 double modules, with one turn out on each module to a turnout track. I then came up with a way to have a 4th track that would fit alongside the main station building. I also had the idea of having the engine shed in the corner. Thats it for now, hopefully another post in a few days...
  8. T-Trak - 'Rural Platform' Module

    The station engine shed…. I purchased this single engine shed, for use on the rural station module. I decided on a single shed because of the space limitation, once there is more than the 2 tracks. I intend on adding a turnout to the station, so I think i will be limited for space. I’m not sure on the tomytec stuff, and I feel that it doesn’t really match the kato N scale size all that well. I have purchased some other tomytec items (A bus stop) and don’t know that I like the scale/feel difference. I have seen the engine shed in some youtube videos, and some kato steam loco’s, and think it looks good. Will see if it works once I have most components, and might decide to get something else later… See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmsomYPPNW8&t=40s I started doing some experimenting with weathering. I purchased some paint markers from a shop that makes spray paint called ironlak (http://www.ironlak.com/). If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions/ advice on this, feel free to share. I'll do an updated post with results once the weathering is completed.
  9. T-Trak - 'Rural Platform' Module

    I recently cut out a a piece of ply that represents (as close as I could with a handheld circular saw) a double module.. This is how I decided what modules to get started with, I ordered some modules from a guy in Queensland, 1 double module with track, and one without. When they arrived the track seemed to be incorrectly spaced, you can see more about that here: http://www.jnsforum.com/community/topic/12593-track-question/ These are my first modules, so it has been interesting getting accustom to the the size, and seeing how much can fit on a double module. I'm not sure single modules would be big enough for me to make look good, but maybe one day as a challenge. I have since removed the track from the modules and done some measurements to check the spacing, using a ruler and the blue rerailer tool. I’m currently using them without track attached as a guide for the size of the layout on the modules. Here are some photos of the platforms after they were assembled. I have missed out all the photos that would involve me holding plastic platform parts, a screwdriver and a camera all at the same time as putting them together. I haven't done any of the details yet. I'm a bit behind on updating this thread & I have lots of photos to add, and maybe a different themed module......More to come soon!
  10. Adverts getting stuck in one's head...

    OH NO! its been a year and I thought I'd finally gotten that out of my head! As someone who spent about 10 hours in Yodobashi camera stores (looking for trains, cameras and many great things) across the country last time I was in Japan, this song was hard to get out of my head.... This guy does a good cover, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo538qSDyps
  11. Maybe not keen enough to do there and back, over 2 days. haha. I did Sendai to Shin-Hakodate Hakuto & return to Tokyo (after wandering around for a few hours and finding not a whole lot) in the same day when I was there last April. Thats the most I have done in 1 day.
  12. Maybe. But I don't know how many people could say they have done it... Not sure if thats a good thing or not. Its just an idea at this point.
  13. Like this? Gives me some time to get an ekiben from the station
  14. So, There may already be a post about this, But I am interested to know if anyone has ever covered the entirety on Japan on a Shinkansen in a day? https://www.japanstation.com/map-of-shinkansen-high-speed-train-network-in-japan/ I found this post, but this was before the Hayabusa went through the Seikan tunnel to Hokkaido. I have done some searching and checking with HyperDia and this is the best option I have found. Does anyone know if platform 11&12 are next to each other at Hakata? The other question I have : Is the Hayabusa still included in the JR pass? It was when I was in Japan last April. There is also some divided opinion about if you can upgrade to a Nozomi seat from the JR pass (ie, pay the different) - most of the information that I can find says you cannot. All thoughts are welcome. Yes, Its a crazy idea.
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