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  1. From Sumida Crossing: "However, the low-riding of the Kato model is actually a problem, if your track isn’t perfect. Mine would bind running through an ordinary Unitrack crossover, and would derail one end at several different places on my Express Line track where it wasn’t perfectly in alignment. Although I was able to run it on a short test-track loop, I couldn’t get it to make a full circuit of my big layout. The Tomytec model, by comparison, ran flawlessly. I ran each in loops around the Express Line for twenty minutes to break them in, and had no problems." http://www.sumidacrossing.org/Musings/files/130914_Two_Trams.php
  2. Tram line plan

    Or you can just create a continuous dogbone and avoid polarity issues.
  3. Unimog Train Tractor

    Toei is retiring 10-000 train sets and videos are emerging of a Keio road-railer Unimog pulling the trains in a Keio yard. Something unusual that could be modelled. I believe this is taking place in a Keio yard as these cars ran in mutual operation the Keio main line. Video by nek0mask55.
  4. N scale Japanese Lanterns

    Greenmax 2162 has some small Shrine items. See the photo below. Unfortunately only available in small quantities. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10190747 Kabuto Models on Shapeways run by list member tonibabelony has a type of Shrine light but not a lantern. https://www.shapeways.com/product/7EFXZ75JM/toro-shrine-lights-32x-n-gauge?optionId=57351957
  5. Tomix - New Releases

    I think there are two sets of bogies. The rubber tire bogies and the plastic railway bogies. Hopefully they are interchangeable. But it is four separate items in the Truck Collection. The plastic bogies are loads on the top two links and rubber bogies are part of the trailer collection items on the bottom two links. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10490831 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10490838 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10490825 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10490827
  6. Tomix - New Releases

    The latest new product video from Tomytec.
  7. Tourist Train in Kansai Area

    You could try the Oigawa Railway in Shizuoka Prefecture. Its part museum, part railway. It runs steam about 300 days a year. After a ride on the Oigawa check to see if the Ikawa Small Railway has reopened. (It closed due a landslide in 2014). http://oigawa-railway.co.jp/en/sl.html
  8. N scale Japanese Lanterns

    Available from Kobaru. Torii Lantern http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10179267 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10179266 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10179265 Paper Lantern http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10129903 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10129900 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10129901 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10129897
  9. Hobby Search

    Another Hobby Search Bargain Sale HO/Z http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/2487/0/1 N http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/758/0/1 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/2461/0/1
  10. It also does this if you try to cancel a post.
  11. Turbo trains coming from rapido

    Video by rapidotrrains.
  12. What Track Plan Software Do You Use?

    I use Anyrail. Runs on my PC. Up to 50 pieces is free. As most of my planning is for Unitram or small Wide Tram Track layouts this adequate for my purposes. There is a large library of Unitrack, but not all pieces. The 20-015 ash pit track is included but not the very similar 20-016 open pit track.
  13. Kato - New Releases

    People outside Japan are automatically blocked from seeing this page.
  14. Tomytec - Painted & Anything Bus Related

    Remember HS now has a separate section for 1/80 items. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/train/ 1/80 Tomytec buses http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c=117&cat=train&state=&sold=0&sortid=0&searchkey=bus&Make=Tomytec&spage=1 There are some Tokyo buses available: reservations for a Keisei bus. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10501583 Available to order: Keisei Town Bus Monchhichi ni Aeru Machi Katsushika Wrapping Bus (Illust Ver.) http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10465809 Seibu Bus (Isuzu Erga Mio Non Step Bus) (Tokyo/Saitama Area) http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10454177
  15. Prototypical Busses for Central Tokyo

    You missed Kanto Bus. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10461242 The Kanto bus is a business with a line network in the west part of Tokyo 23 wards of the Chuo Line and the Seibu Line, headquartered in Nakano Ward, Tokyo, and the eastern part of Tama. - From Tama, Saitama direction, the route connecting the station and the station between the north and south is full without going through the city center of Shinjuku and Ikebukuro, which has shortened the time.