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  1. Looks like this tweet is fake news after all:
  2. Part of a former JR East 583 series will be preserved in the railway museum in Taipei. Strangely enough, it concerns only intermediate cars MoHaNe 582-106 and MoHaNe 583-106. Source: https://response.jp/article/2017/11/20/302721.html
  3. Oh wow the cleaning really makes a huge difference!
  4. Cleaning coaches - Soap or solvent?

    I would recommend against dish cleaners, especially those with lemon, as they often tend to have stinging stuff inside that may damage the paint. I also wouldn't use alcohol on paint for exactly the same reason. I don't know if there's any detergent that is pH neutral for paints.
  5. Cleaning coaches - Soap or solvent?

    That's a good question. I have been wondering what to use to clean one of my N scale models as well.
  6. Planning Aizu

    I always use Inkscape for vector work. Might be better to use software like that for designing stuff like this. But like Kiha66 already said, I'd guess the resolution of your PNG files is already plenty for usage at such a small scale as 1/150.
  7. WANTED - this marking sheet...

    I don't know if they ship internationally, but the Kato online shop has them available, so does Imon Models. There's one up on Yahoo Auctions as well.
  8. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Oh hey, what about printing icons from this website and sticking them on the side of your bookcases? Higher resolution icons are also available on the Japanese version of the website, under the 大 label.
  9. The first GV-400 prototype has been spotted at Kawasaki Heavy Industries:
  10. What did you order or the post deliver?

    IIRC you said you weren't going to get ki-bo? ;)
  11. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Now going for a 455 series? JNR rolling stock sure is interesting... I've always been thinking about getting some iconic JNR trains. I always prevented myself from getting into it though, because I know it would be just a matter of time before it will turn into yet another addiction subcollection.
  12. Why do they...?

    This. I'm sure they're sold like this mainly because of marketing reasons. I'm sure that when you're looking for older cars, that there will always be people that are looking for newer types. Reselling the ones you don't care about is always an option.
  13. How to bid in Japanese auctions for dummies.

    Just a quick heads up. If you use the following link you can search for closed auctions from the past 120 days: https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/closedsearch/closedsearch? This may come in handy when you're looking for market prices. Paying too much is something nobody wants to after all.