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  1. bill937ca

    Bill's Showa Era Interurban Layout

    I have been painting rails by hand with Tamiya red brown paint. I use a paint applicator instead of a brush. It is just the right size to get in between the rail base and the rail head. I leave the top rail shiny as this was the prototype. I get my Microbrush applicators at the LHS, but they are available from other sources like Modeltrainstuff.com. For the Tomix rails I am using the green applicator. https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/microbrush-mhr10-regular-applicator-green-10/ https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/microbrush-mhf10-fine-applicator-yellow-10/
  2. bill937ca

    Building interiors and furniture

    More Tomytec items with interiors. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10275812 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10275810 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10275811 Mostly small shops like Gyudon counter service restaurants,, dry cleaners etc. http://www.tomytec.co.jp/diocolle/lineup/tatemono/tate023.html
  3. bill937ca

    Train terminal!!

    Isn't that 9 tracks? Like Umeda: 1 ~ 3 Kyoto Line ... 25,000 yen 4 ~ 6 Takarazuka Line ... 25,000 yen 7 ~ 9 Kobe Line ... 25,000 yen Full Line Full Set (Special Price) ... 70,000 yen Got room for 9 parallel tracks?
  4. Actually the same end styling as the Tokyu 2020 series. Video by こつあず鉄道ちゃんねる Or Tokyu 6020 series. Video by SeikyuLine.
  5. Test runs. Video by kl3200kei. Video by 丸窓電車.
  6. bill937ca

    Bill's Showa Era Interurban Layout

    Still waiting for key pieces of track. In the meantime I have been painting rails and I started working on the Transfer Station ekimae. Still lots of work to do, flaws to correct.
  7. bill937ca

    Basic track questions from a newbie

    The HA set is a reservation for a yet to be produced set. It can be added to the HC set and the HB station set https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10536121 to create a larger layout.
  8. bill937ca

    Basic track questions from a newbie

    The whole oval is double track. DS280 is a double 280mm straight. Double curves are DC391/354 and DC317/280. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10494378/30/1
  9. At the time it was removed from the Tokaido Shinkansen, it was pointed out that if a Series 500 had to replace another type of Shinkansen passengers with reserved seats lost their seats due the smaller seating capacity of the Series 500 in the nose and seats by the rounded sides were more cramped reducing passenger comfort. There were only 9 of these trains as they cost so much to build that production moved to newer, more practical designs very early.
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  11. bill937ca

    Tomytec - Painted & Anything Bus Related

    Okinawans classic bus "730 bus" Video by nek0mask55.
  12. bill937ca

    What did you do on your layout today?

    Excellent solution to a common problem.
  13. bill937ca

    Tomytec - Painted & Anything Bus Related

    Duffy the Disney Bear bus. Video by Sandbee.
  14. bill937ca

    What did you order or the post deliver?

    Won a Modemo NT27 Meitetsu 520 powered car on Buyee, my first Buyee venture.
  15. bill937ca

    Shizuoka Hobby Show May 10-May 13

    Video by 南国総合車両センターシフォンセンター長 Video by Kawasaki.