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  1. Have you dreamed of being in the middle of nowhere and sleep in a forgotten station building? Do you want to wake up every time a train goes by? Ever wanted to have a BBQ dinner on a station platform? Then this is the hostel for you! http://hirafu-eki.com/english/index-E.html?fbclid=IwAR09czvK84vdnQA8Lh2gQ9ZebJWiRalSsWUPCUMlO3QwCPdebqcrhZtYi2s
  2. Filmed in 1972 but set on the Nayoro Main Line of 1935, this is a dramatization of a Class 9600 trying to climb the Tempoku Pass. This section existed between Kami-Okoppe and Ichinohashi, and had a maximum grade of 25 permil. According to the notes at the beginning of the video, engine 49672 was scrapped after filming. Seven hundred seventy of this type were built between 1913 and 1926. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, then called Kawasaki Zosenjo (shipbuilding), built the most by far, 686. The locomotive shown here was one of 73 from 1920. Following Kawasaki, Kisha Seizo built 69, and JGR Kokura Works built 15. The last of the type was retired at the beginning of March 1976. The video was posted by tyokutoku (https://www.youtube.com/user/tyokutoku/videos), have a look at his channel for more great historical films. Some pictures taken between 1970 and 1972 of Class 9600 locos used on this line: http://home.a00.itscom.net/yosan/jyoki/nayoro/nayoro.html
  3. Nice video of the South Hokkaido Railway
  4. In this thread I would like to document the progress on my module layout. After being bit by the japanese n-gauge bug I first started to collect some random locomotives but zeroed in on the Aomori/Seikan Tunnel/Goryokaku theme quite quickly, My initial plan was to build a shortend 1:1 copy of the Higahsi-Aomori freight yard, a simplyfied version of Goryokaku freight yard and a fully automated staging yard below the Aomori side filling a 4x4 meter room. But due to work and other stuff this never went beyond the planing stage for roughly 1 1/2 years. With the current wave of releases of trains for the south Hokkaido region I decided to build something smaller to run my trains on. So I looked at the Tsugaru and Esashi line and picked the later. For my project I decided on the area around Kattoshi cape. https://www.google.de/maps/@41.7475888,140.5995832,2767m/data=!3m1!1e3 Here I have marked the 6 areas I picked as reference for my modules. Of course I will not be able to recreate them 1:1 and I will have to shorten some parts and omit stuff here and there but I hope the end result will be a decent representation of the landmarks of this region. Every module will be 60x60cm. Here I have marked the location of the modules. The first two modules. Interesting points here are the bridge, the buildings and the typical japanese concrete walls to support slopes. Modules 3 and 4 will mainly consist of a woodland area. On the last two modules I hope to create a scene like in the video below, although Iam not sure if 120cm will be long enough for that.
  5. Anyone have any good shops they know of near Sapporo Station or vicinity?
  6. On the Chitose Line. Ooops. I think it's this crossing: https://www.google.co.jp/maps/@42.9681577,141.566341,203m/data=!3m1!1e3
  7. Loose bolt causing a DF200 derailment. Another JR Hokkaido maintenance problem? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmGePJGG8rg
  8. Not entirely sure what the reason for this run on August 7 was, but it looks fun. Towed by the EH800 along the Kaikyo Line and Dōnan Isaribi Tetsudō Line (the former Esashi Line): Towed by the DF200 along the Muroran Main Line and Hakodate Main Line:
  9. It was revealed by JR East on Dec. 2 that the new luxury suite train "Shikishima", scheduled to begin operation in the spring of 2017, will operate on one cruise plan through the Seikan Tunnel to Noboribetsu/Lake Toya in Hokkaido. The four day plan departs Ueno Station, goes to Nikko, then proceeds north on the Tohoku Main Line to Hokkaido. The return course takes the Sea of Japan side route, and transits Niigata Prefecture and the Joetsu Line to reach Ueno. The train will be capable of running under 25kV AC lines as well as 20kV AC and 1500V DC, as well as on non-electrified lines using its hybrid diesel setup. http://trafficnews.jp/post/46466/ official website: http://www.jreast.co.jp/shiki-shima/
  10. Kato has pictures of the new Hokkaido style D51s on the Japanese language version of the website. The web address is set out below: - http://www.katomodels.com/n/d51/
  11. Steam and snow. Some fine video released today by Kyodo News. http://www.47news.jp/movie/general_national/post_10356/ A lovely sight ... and fun to see passengers grilling squid on the daruma stove.
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