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  1. Model of Usui Pass, anyone?

    I assume you're talking about the part. It says: I find it interesting that the machine translation translated "JR化" as "JR蚊". Both are pronounced "JR-ka", but the former means "changed to JR" whereas the latter would be a JR mosquito.
  2. Training Simulator

    I visited that museum a few years ago, but unfortunately the simulator was out of order :( Though it was fun to just sit in the diorama room and watch everything that was running.
  3. photos from a show

    Wow. So much of that is amazing.
  4. Shinmei Line Photos/Info?

    Hiking through those mines sounds pretty cool. I'll keep an eye out for the photos. And good luck figuring out how to fit the old with the new. I hope you got some inspiration for your lines from these videos.
  5. Fukushima Transportation Iizaka Line

    Thanks for your kind words. I'm hoping to get around to doing another similar video, but I currently have other projects on my plate the preclude me from working on it just yet.
  6. The Introduction Thread...

    None in particular. It's just a handle I chose out of the blue many years ago.
  7. Fukushima Transportation Iizaka Line

    Wow, thanks everyone ! I wasn't expecting this many people to watch it. I'm honored to hear that, so thank you! The trains come in the direction I wanted about every 25 minutes or so, depending on the time of day. To try and keep the lighting consistent, I went to the tracks about three and a half hours before sunset and stopped about a half hour before sunset. I usually got about four or five good shots per day I went out. There were also days I called off shooting because the weather wouldn't have matched. All together it took me about two months until I had enough footage to get coverage of the full line, but I agree that the end result was worth it :) ---- I actually did this video as an equipment test for a larger project I had planned which was to cycle along abandoned rail lines in Hokkaido and make a little narrative miniseries out of it. I've been working on said miniseries for about 10 months now, so if you liked this test video you may enjoy watching the full project that came after it. I already posted this in the old Shinmei Line thread below this one (how I found this board), but it seems no one noticed it in that old thread. Playlist for all three:
  8. Fukushima Transportation Iizaka Line

    It's no problem at all. Keep calm and carry on.
  9. Fukushima Transportation Iizaka Line

    Ha, no relation. Thanks for watching.
  10. Wow, this are really cool. Thanks for posting them.
  11. Fukushima Transportation Iizaka Line

    Wow, that was fast. Thanks for watching it. And "LabRat"... that's certainly a nickname for me I haven't heard before. I suppose it works.
  12. On YouTube you can find a through-the-window view of almost any train line in the country, but I decided to try going a step further and get trackside footage of the entirety of a line. I ended up picking the Fukushima Transportation Iizaka Line because it's short (full length of 9.2 km) and not too far from where I live. I found the end result quite relaxing to watch.
  13. The Introduction Thread...

    Nice to meet you all! Actually, recently I've been putting more effort into videos than photos. Over in the Prototypes, pictures and videos board I already posted three videos I've made on old rail in Hokkaido. Last summer I also spent a few months making a video of a local line where I live in Fukushima, so I'll go throw that one up too in case anyone is interested. Speaking of Fukushima, I'm kind of surprised to have come across some discussions on the Aizu Liner (I personally call it the Akabeko-mobile). I didn't realize that it was so popular. Anyway, if anyone needs photos of anything specific in the area, I'd be happy to oblige.
  14. The Introduction Thread...

    Hello, everyone! I've lived in Japan for a few years now. I'm more on the side of photographing and riding current trains and searching out old ones, though even though I don't do train modeling myself I think people who do it are pretty cool Nice to meet you all!
  15. Shinmei Line Photos/Info?

    Hey guys. Out of curiosity I was searching to see if there was any information in English on the Shinmei Line, and I was completely surprised to find this thread (and forum). I had no idea that there was an English-language forum dedicated to Japanese trains. I'm not sure how kosher it is to do this as a first post, but if you're still searching for info on the Shinmei Line, I think you may be interested in this video I made about the Shinmei Line: I actually also have exchanged emails with the people who made the videos that have already been posted and received permission to integrate them into my video. Funny how that all worked out. This video is part three of a planned four videos about four abandoned lines in Hokkaido. The first two videos (Haboro Line and Tempoku Line) are also up on YouTube if you're interested in them. Part 1, The Haboro Line: Part 2, The Tempoku Line: Anyway, sorry about busting in here and posting my own stuff on my first post. I'm just really excited to find this place!