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  1. Modelbahnshop-lippe has some of these items you are looking for. https://www.modellbahnshop-lippe.com/gruppenliste/Accessories/36-2-0-0-001-0-0-0-0-0-0-grp-gb-p-0/gruppenliste.html https://www.modellbahnshop-lippe.com/gruppenliste/Different+Electric/36-2-0-0-001007005-0-0-0-0-0-0-grp-gb-p-0/gruppenliste.html
  2. What did you do on your layout today?

    In anticipation of Tomytec's two Adtranz low floor European trams arriving in December, I kitbashed an accessible tram safety island platform from two large craft sticks from the dollar store, like old fashioned popsicle sticks only longer and wider. Today’s accessible safety islands can be 5 metres or more wide and easily up to 40 metres or more long considering the length of today’s low floor trams. Judging by cab rides in Milan, Zurich and Krakow many European accessible safety islands are surprisingly barren but often include shelters on the safety island. I cut off the curved ends at one end of each craft stick with a razor saw and attached them with Tamiya Craft Bond. This gives my layout a safety island 265 mm long by 18mm wide, which this scales out to a 39.75 metre long by 2.7 metre prototype at 1/150. That is far larger than existing tram stop safety islands from Greenmax, Kato and Tomix.
  3. Looks like LGB which most people in Japan have never seen.
  4. Tomix - New Releases

    The 2017-2018 Tomix catalog is now available to be reserved. For anyone new beware these books are very heavy and result in high shipping costs. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10501770
  5. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Another large order from HS including more Kato control items for the Euro Unitram layout and some general modeling supplies.
  6. Video by shinkyuvideo. Video by azumatakeshi.
  7. What did you do on your layout today?

    Not today, but recently kitbashed a Tomytec bus stop for use on a new Euro themed Unitram layout. I cut off the driveway side for a sidewalk shelter at a tram stop.
  8. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Picked up a Greenmax 46-6 kit on ebay, a kit which I dearly miss. The box is a little battered but the kit is good and the price was good.
  9. Why do they...?

    Actually the Toyota Comfort is an update of a 1970s Toyota Carina / Ceilica Camry which has remained in production for taxi cab and police car use in Japan , Hong Kong and Singapore. Only recently has the Toyota Comfort been discontinued after production since 1995. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Comfort https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Carina#Celica_Camry
  10. ModelTrainPlus

    Its now available for pre-order. From the Model Train Plus Facebook page: "Things are cleared now. Taiwan High Speed Rail 700T is now up for pre-order. Thank you for patience. Please go ahead and place pre-order. As production quantity is limited, I strongly recommend to place pre-order even it is still long time ahead." https://www.modeltrainplus.net/collections/pre-order/products/pre-order-kato-10-1476-taiwan-high-speed-rail-700t
  11. Miniature calendar

    Hot tamale!
  12. Tomix - New Releases

    Release is March, pre-orders opened November 9, 2017. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10501591
  13. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Check to see if shipping is based on weight and volume. As said above HS gives both for each item towards the bottom of the listing. For a Kato Hankyu Series 6300 (Basic 4-Car Set) it says: Item Size/Weight : 20.2 x 20 x 3 cm / 246g http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10286569
  14. Tomix - New Releases

    Tomytec promo video.
  15. Not a surprise in Japan. Probably not viewed as acceptable behavior by the railways given education campaigns to keep smart phones and other devices silent.
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