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My Temporary Setups - Mostly Trains!

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It takes about 10 minutes to put together and take down.

 

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Next step - scenery: paint the table green.

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nice spread!

 

how about just getting a green cloth to put over the table? you can poke some holes in it to run wires underneath.

 

take a look at this temporary layout technique from wargaming. do scenery as little bits and bits around structures so you can just plunk them down quickly or put away fast! cut out colored paper for roads to plunk down. fast to play fast to put away!

 

http://japanrailmodelers.org/pages/modelingjapan/tempoary.html

 

cheers

 

jeff

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Oh wow! Nice roster! I see you have a certain soft spot for 475s/ 115s face, right?  :P

 

That Kamome looks great, makes me wanna venture into the world of Kyushu... haha ~

 

As Jeff have mentioned, a green cloth from Daiso is also a good suggestion for a temporary layout, easily to fit and remove ~ 

 

Looking forward to your train videos soon!  :)

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Oh yeah, green table cloth is a great idea. Thanks Jeff! Sammy, it's time to venture out to Kyushu territory.

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Oh yeah, green table cloth is a great idea. Thanks Jeff! Sammy, it's time to venture out to Kyushu territory.

Yes it's a great idea for instant layouts and is what I do. A green tablecloth,a few Kato buildings, and you're away!!

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Take a look at the article,meh has lots of little tricks to do stuff easy and fast but it looks fab! I love doing the little scenery patches as they are great exercises to practice scenery techniques and experiment with little investment. The pieces then become little samples to use when thinking about larger scenery projects and to prototype scenes.

 

Jeff.

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I like the small scenery patches idea - will have to look more into it.  Sadly and kinda embarrass to say that this is not the beginning as this is the culmination of over 15 years of what should I do and many of life's distractions.  I think I've found what I like most about this hobby and that is collecting passenger trains and now more specifically Japanese passenger trains.  I don't tire of admiring my trains sitting on the track and taking a couple of spins around the track.  But I do admire and in awe of the many wonderful scenic layouts that many folks create.

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A running session with my newest acquisitions.  

 

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Very nice.  Are the first and second from the left a 455 and 415?  What brand are the models?

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I would have actually preferred the E3-1000 in the old Tsubasa Color but this one was available and with this I have all the E3 Liveries.

 

Yes, they are.  The 455 is the Kato 10-189 Green Liner and the 415 is the Tomix 92581 Kyushu.

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Inspired by Martijn's rail yard module at a smaller scale.  I'd like to add two more set of tracks to make it 10.  This is something I've actually been thinking more about rather than building a layout.  

 

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Nice! Always great fun to shoot photos of a roster shot like this!

 

Amazing range of E3s! You're just missing the E3-1000 Tsubasa colour I think ~ And also maybe the E3 Nasuno? 

 

Nice to have both 400s in old and new colours!

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How does the E3-2000 Tsubasa run? I have it on order. Also nice to see such a collection of E3s!

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The E3-2000 runs smooth and fairly quiet - good runner overall.  Finish wise, something is kinda off with the end cars.  I will take pictures and give a better description of it. Unfortunately sometimes pictures won't capture what the eye can see, but I will try.

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Commuter Trains:

 

Double Track with 2 sidings - able to have 6 trains on the track at once and 2 trains running.

 

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JR East 233's, Hankyu 6300, 9300 and Kiekyu 2100

 

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Aichi Loop 2000, JR Central 313's, Tokyu 5050, JR West 223, and Tokyo Metro 16000

 

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Wow.. love to see the shinkansens lining on the tracks... only the E1 series with the longest consist 12 cars.. great collections of E3 and 400 series.. :)

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Wow Junior! That is quite a nice fleet! One can never have too many E233s~

 

Love that super rare 313-8000 Central Liner man! Wish to get my hands on one of them ~~  

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David found that for me for a reasonable price. Anything with orange, I almost always want especially the 313's. It's too bad they don't come in other liveries, I know there's different variants but all look the same except for the 8500. Been resisting getting more E233's since I've been on the JNR binge of late. Gotta play with the trains more often so I don't forget what I have.

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The more I see Hankyu trains.  Specially the maroon later model ones.  The more I want them.  Muuuuuust resiiiiiist urrrrrrges.

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Get the 9300 while it is still available, you won't regret it.  I'm about to get the add on set because I wasn't really sure if I wanted it either but after getting it and seeing how nice it is, I have to get the whole train.  It's a beautiful train - great mix of modern and classic stylings IMHO.

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It takes about 10 minutes to put together and take down.

 

 

Next step - scenery: paint the table green.

 

Let this be a test track that you can hide behind the couch or trundle under the bed. Looks simple enough to cover with cardboard to keep dust free.

 

Paint the table first, using paints people rejected at the big box home store. They will color them free.

 

Then layout the tracks over white glue.  I still use a long track gauge even with SnapTrak.

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I'd love for it to be semi permanent but no room unfortunately and even if there was the baby will get to it and do some Godzilla like damage. I'm actually really liking the different set ups depending on what trains I'll be running or just have out for display. I will definitely get to painting the table and do some temporary scenery patches, roads and some buildings.

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