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  1. bill937ca

    Locos and rolling stock on R216 curves

    Kato items I have listed for R150 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10489157 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10489156 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10330654 The Ginza line Series 01 has been run on Unitram R183 tracks at shows. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10150095 List of Tomix trains that will run R103(Suoer Mini Curve) or R140 (Mini Rail) https://www.tomytec.co.jp/tomix/products/smc-mc-list.html
  2. bill937ca

    Faller Tomix Brochures

    The Faller Tomytec was announced in April 2016. https://omnibus.news/spurgefuehrter-citaro
  3. bill937ca

    Using Amazon Japan

    They hook you with a great price and then gouge you with shipping? 😩
  4. bill937ca

    What did you order or the post deliver?

    Its online in German.
  5. bill937ca

    Kato 20063 - Illuminated buffer?

    Cool addition!
  6. bill937ca

    Euro Tomytec / Unitram Layout

    This is my latest plan for the expansion to a 72 x 24 table. The double turn back would be treated like a European square where trams turn in from several different directions, but I can park extra trams there. It makes use of 2 of 3 current block bases and minimizes changes to the third block. It also minimizes scenery re-working.
  7. bill937ca

    Euro Tomytec / Unitram Layout

    The layout is far from completed, but I continue to have fun taking photos.
  8. bill937ca

    Euro Tomytec / Unitram Layout

    Actually, I had a plan for something like this using the Kato 23-200 engine shed, 20-016 pit tracks, 20-172 R183 curves and 20-174 R150 curves. But i ran out off space. Current expansion plan is a double back-to back turn back like an European square.
  9. bill937ca

    Tenshodo JR500 Nozomi HO

    I don't need high speed THAT much. hehehe 😁
  10. Japanese low floor tram building is generally split between Aruna and Niigata. Kinki Sharyo was a one-off consortium effort. https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/超低床電車 Aruna (Little Dancer tram family) https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/アルナ車両 Niigata (Fukui Railway, Portram, Centram aka Bremen type) https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/新潟トランシス I would guess it would be built by Niigata as it resembles the Sapporo A1200. https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/札幌市交通局A1200形電車 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Sapporo_Street_Car_Type_A1200?uselang=ja#/media/File:Sapporo_Street_Car_Type_A1200_012.JPG
  11. Portram and Centram among others, but primarily diesel railbuses. https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/新潟トランシス
  12. bill937ca

    Tight Radius corners - set track

    Probably S18.5, the shortest Tomix piece. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10037831
  13. bill937ca

    Tight Radius corners - set track

    The tightest is Tomix Super Mini R103 in 30 and 60 degree. It comes in stock rail, wide tram track or even bus road. R103 is 4 1/16 inches. R140 is 5 33/64 inches. Tomix 1111 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10045561 Super-mini Rail Set Oval Layout Set (Track Layout SA) https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10045805 Next tightest is R140 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10064021 Also available in sets. Tightest points are R140. Manual point set https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10046278 Fine Track Mini Electric Points N-PR140-30 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10046033 Fine Track Mini Electric Points N-PL140-30 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10046032
  14. bill937ca

    Euro Tomytec / Unitram Layout

    There may be a small expansion shortly and I am thinking of adding a couple of extra turnbacks to hold extra trams. Like you say no easy solutions.
  15. bill937ca

    Spirited Away?

    English version available from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Spirited-Away-Daveigh-Chase/dp/B073ZWJWTP/ref=tmm_dvd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=