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JR 500系

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    Part time Toei Bus Driver
  • Birthday 01/24/1980

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  1. Thanks! Yap ~ And it boosts the appetite! No prob, happy to share! Yes it is a custom made display case, done together with the dinning table and the rest of my new house renovation works ~~ Hi Junior yes it is really only just a little Shinkansen collection, though I did forget to display the E2 Suica and the 800 series.... That would depend... cause the main reason the shinkansens are up there, aside from the fact that they look really cool and most people would recognize them straight away, is that the shinkansen cannot run on the new dinning table layout due to limited radius... But if time permits and the looks get boring, I might change them to regional display like JR East, JR West, JR Central etc., or have a private rail display with the Odakyu, Tobu, Kintetsu etc... Thanks Jeff! Haha I guess that would be too easy for the true fans of Shinkansens yeah? :) Thanks! Yap I considered sunlight when I was choosing the spot for this and I have picked a really nice spot whereby there is absolutely no way that sun could shine on it ~~ The only thing I do worry now is switching on the spot lights for too long shinning directly on the trains... but I guess everyday for less than 1 hour continuously should be fine? Good idea, but I really don't like the idea of the film on the transparent clear glass for display... I hope it's fine for now ~~
  2. ModelTrainPlus

    Thanks Nariichi san for sharing these! It seems Kato has also engaged English proficient writers for the description... The English is good even with big words like 'donning' and 'apparatus' and it's a great new change from reading machine translated text! Kudos to Kato!
  3. I would just like to say how much appreciation I have for Lee san, who have continuously and so generously shared his videos which are of high quality with us, so that we may be able to view them on our own convenient timing... He has done a wonderful job and we can always depend on him for these videos... Also, I am able to contribute some of the videos that Lee san had shared before if anyone is missing any and I happen to have it on my hard disk. Most, if not all of my videos, are from Lee san (many thanks to him for that), but I would not share them without his permission unless it has been previously shared by Lee san here on this thread... I do hope the youtube user on YT isn't really uploading video feeds from Lee san...
  4. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Haha Junior you have the exact same Shark nosed shinkansens as me~~ :)
  5. Just finished un-packing my trains (which I am feeling right now that I really should absolutely stop buying more trains).... And placing them up on the display! (Some of you who are my facebook friends might have seen them on my facebook page) On display from top to bottom, left to right: 300系 Tokaido Shinkansen, 100系 Grand Hikari N700A系 Tokaido Shinkansen, N700-8000系 Kumamon & Kurochan Kyushu shinkansen 700-7000系 Hikari Rail Star, 500系 Kansengar 40th Anniversary 100系 Lime Green Kodama, 500系 EVA 200系 Renewal Color + 400系 Tsubasa Old color E1 MAX former color, 200系 H-formation E2 Hayate + E3 Komachi E4 MAX + E3-1000 Tsubasa E4 MAX new color + E3-2000 Tsubasa new color E3-700 Toreyu Tsubasa, E926 East-i inspection shinkansen E5 Hayabusa + E6 Komachi E7 Hokuriku Shinkansen, 923系 Doctor Yellow Odakyu 50000 VSE Romance Car, Odakyu 7000 LSE Romance Car, Kotoden Kotochan Hiyaku Go 922-0系 First Doctor Yellow, Kiha 40-2118 4th Kitaro Train, Kiha 40-2118 3rd Kitaro Train, HB-E300 Hybird Resort Furusato, Keihan 8000系 No prizes for guessing what that gap in front of the Toreyu is for! :) *All shinkansens are not in prototypically correct formations due to lack of length to display...
  6. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Wow will be nice to see that little fellow in action! And what a massive tower!
  7. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Yes you have a really special friend there! Happy Birthday Suica!
  8. Tomix - New Releases

    And a video from our favorite Tet-Mum about the new Tomix releases: By the way, it seems Tet-Mum is expecting her second child soon! Congratz to her!
  9. My Temporary Setups - Nothing but Trains!

    Wow the striking red and white is really nice! The 253 series are nice... wished Kato or Tomix would eventually do the Nikko color 253 series soon though... The 351 Super Azusa is one of my favorite Limited Express trains... something about the bubble head and that lighted LED front panel... and the overall cool white and light blue... just works wonders!
  10. Tomix - New Releases

    Official Tomix PDFs: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10490590/50/1 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10490612/50/1 and the rest can be found here: http://www.tomytec.co.jp/tomix/new_product/ (highlighted in RED are the newly added items) Another great way too get your Shimakaze again!
  11. Thanks for the headsup! The spot lights would be switched on most of the time, just a short while whenever someone comes over to view, something like a spot light for the museum thingy... so I hope the short exposure to the lights isn't too much for the train bodies to handle... Actually that wasn't my idea, more of the carpenter's idea due to functionality and strength for the table, as the groove recess was formed by having beams along the downside of the table to support the weight of the glass and its intended load above, and to hold the legs in place.... The recess could cause a little layout building issues as it sorts of make the layout space smaller, though I can make the elevated tracks a bit larger as they span over the beams... I am surprised by how much MORE headroom space the recess had given me... my usual plan is 150mm height, and ended up the recess gave me 170mm! A welcomed surprise indeed, which means I can either try to make an additional overhead track, or have slightly higher buildings ~ Thanks Jeff! I do hope I wouldn't need to move though, but I foresee myself moving in 10 years time as that is when my new place is matured and can reap in a good profit so I can spurge on more trains!
  12. Tomix - New Releases

    Amazing news... equally amazing to see Tomix picking up the E1 Max again! Now that's a surprise... Heck, it also seems they wanna do all the Spacia... Now they are releasing the Coral Orange version (the one color that I dont have) with the new Niko mark... That Kintetsu 30000 EXE new color is also mighty nice! I thought the All Island bus series are going to be discontinued, especially so for the release of the 'My Machi' series... but surprising to see JB-51... Why are there so many models yet so little funds....
  13. What did you order or the post deliver?

    HS dropped off another parcel yesterday... The long awaited re-release of the 100 series Lime Green color! Finally I have a Kodama colored bullet train, and the best looking one I like! :) * Side note - I felt that HS has improved the package and protection to book cases... kudos to them on this!
  14. The spot lights for the display case were also installed yesterday, and boy I really like the overall look! One picture shows with the ceiling downlights on, the other just the spot lights on
  15. Thanks Junior! Yes the 3 pieces of glass on the top can be removed, but not that easily as it is quite heavy, around 14 kg or so per piece, but still movable... just needs to be really careful with it... Also, the gaps in between the glass panels are putting me off a little... I'll need to buy a transparent yet durable and thick plastic sheet to cover over, so that the table can be freely and safely utilized as its intended purpose, a dinning table. Right now, we are taking WAY too much precautions using this to dine... haha Just thought that mini sofa cover for the tissue box looks really cute! :) Thanks Jeff! Yes it will be fun (and also tough) to build it all over again... We moved into the apartment for around a month now, but the carpentry just got installed on Tuesday.. we finally had a nice place to dine! Also, the poor guys had a hard time bringing in that huge table... I think I might have a hard time too moving it out in the future...