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Ran some of my favorite Limited Express trains - the different faces of Japanese trains.

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miyakoji

very nice, for whatever reason I really like the 251 series in the original Odoriko colors

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serotta1972

Yes, I feel the same way and the reason I’m trying to unload the new color version. 

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serotta1972

Have not had a running session in a while and really need to get back to having one at least once weekly so the trains get out of their boxes and spin their wheels more often.  Well, I had to have one for my new acquisitions from my Japan trip and also previous shipments that I have had not run yet.  I'd like to say that I have been a little more selective lately.  I finally got to sit down and really admire the E353, E235, Seven Stars and Hello Kitty JR500 and oh man these are some great models.  Of all 4, I was really just interested in the E353 from the get go but I eventually went and got the others and really glad that I did.

 

 

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serotta1972

The colors on the E353 and E235 really pop and the purple stripes on the E353 changes shades depending on the view angle and the green doors on the E235 really stand out.  Still not too keen on the front design though but can live with it.

 

 

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serotta1972

The Seven Stars is just something else and the new Kato DE10's are very nice with really thin railings.

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Sheffie
42 minutes ago, serotta1972 said:

really thin railings.

 

Be careful how you pick those up. The railings can bend, and they are a wire that is quite unforgiving. I've broken one trying to straighten it out. Luckily, it still looks fine.

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serotta1972

Oh yes, I don’t dare touch the ends with the railings or try not to anyway. But don’t they look great!

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serotta1972

I almost forgot I also got the Odakyu 60000 so ran it with its sibling the 70000.  One of the only disappointment on my trip was not being able to ride the 70000.  These are some gorgeous trains, Tomix and Micro Ace represent. Now I need to order some TN Couplers, they are too nice to have Rapidos on them. 

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JR 500系

Yeah that GSE is horrible with that rapido couplers! Looks like a bear can jump through them! 

 

The Romance cars are amazing... they are what attracted me to Odakyu!  🙂

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serotta1972
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Not running trains but organizing them, love these bookcases.  I hate it when I can't find or forget that I already own something.

 

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cteno4

Sorry too organized junior!

 

nice! But how are we going to get those great sales from you when you figure out you’ve ordered something you already have?! I think we like it disorganized...

 

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serotta1972

I did find 1 set of duplicates - I'm thinking it was intentional as it is one of my favorite trains and I recall the second set was a really good deal that I couldn't pass up.

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Kiha66

Wow, awesome collection Jr!  And I thought I had too many trains! 

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serotta1972

Somewhere in China, running the Kunter 10-017 (Green YW25K Cars) Beijing - Shanghai Express Train pulled by a Minitown DF11Z and

Kunter 10-018 (White/Blue YW25K Cars) Guangzhou - Shanghai - Shenzhen Express Train pulled by a Kunter SS9.  High Speed service is coming soon! 

 

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serotta1972

Running session with the Kato Twilight Express.  Wow, and wow!  I thought the Train Suite and 7 Stars were nice - this one tops the cake for me.  I really didn't care for the prototype and when the model was announced but I thought I'd take a chance.  The design grew on me and when I saw the model, I was blown away.  Everything about it is just so elegant.  This is one beautiful train and regret not seeking it out when I was in Japan earlier this year.  

 

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gavino200

I feel the same way. I wasn't sure I should have ordered it until I had it in my hands. Now I'm very glad. I haven't run mine yet, though. Waiting for Chrismahannakwanzika. What's it like in motion?

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Pauljag900

I was a big fan of the old one but this blows it out of the water! Absolutely stunning👍👍😀

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serotta1972

@gavino200 I commend you for your patience - it's a beautiful train standing still and more so in motion.  I noticed this one seemed to be geared lower as at 100% throttle, it hums along but not flying around the track.  You're going to love it.

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JR 500系

Nice! I got the Kato Twilight Mizukaze too, and while I like it, I think I really liked the Tomix one more.. I'll create a thread on the K vs T on this one ~

 

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serotta1972

You have both sets? That would be cool to see a comparison review.

 

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