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Kabutoni

Last Saturday was papa day, but due to the rain, we had to stay inside mostly. It was decided to dedicate running trains to the fictional memory of the romantic Meitetsu interurbans.

 

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Martijn Meerts

I tried getting my kid to enjoy the trains as well, but he keeps trying to eat them.

 

Of course, my kid is a parrot, so I guess it's only natural :D

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cteno4

Probably the last 300-kei Shinkansen in active service.

 

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My wife won't let me put one in our back yard for her kid (me).

 

Jeff

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serotta1972

My 20 month old sat by herself with the controls this time and I was able to capture the moment.  There were many jack rabbit starts and emergency stops but she was getting the hang of the speed control and at times maintained a constant speed.  Lots of yay, clapping and choo choo train!  I might have to buy some extra Kato 115's for her to play with and luckily their pretty cheap.

 

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Kabutoni

We went to the next meta level yesterday in the Resort Express Yuu:

 

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serotta1972

Our age 0-5 demographics in the forum looks pretty good, the future of the hobby is looking bright!   :)

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railsquid

Unitrack is interesting.

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"let me plan a layout"...

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And this totally other book of trains

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cteno4

This child is obviously neglected and has nothing to play with... ;-p

 

Jeff

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railsquid

And today's lesson is... the Yamanote Line.

 

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The Squidlet loves to go through his book and point at trains and make me say the name multiple times, which is kind of educational for me when it comes to wierd Kansai stuff (I am now aware of the existence of such things as a "Kintetetsu Aaban Rainaa Nekusuto" and a "Nanpuu") but after having to repeat "Yamanote-sen" for the dozenth time I decided it was a good opportunity for some strategic Youtube, and I do love the expression on his face when he realises "train thing in book is same as train thing on TV".

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Kabutoni

Hahaha, I recently realised that my son is as terrible as I am. While watching tv, somewhere far in the background of a scene, a glimpse of a E231-500 passed, and instantly "A! Yamanote-sen!" Was uttered. The same in a train last weekend when he spotted a far away advertisement and shouted "Kirakira Uetsu da!"... My wife just stared at me with that 'things are getting out of hand' look.

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Densha

Haha... the "trainwashing" is complete!

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cteno4

Hahaha, I recently realised that my son is as terrible as I am. While watching tv, somewhere far in the background of a scene, a glimpse of a E231-500 passed, and instantly "A! Yamanote-sen!" Was uttered. The same in a train last weekend when he spotted a far away advertisement and shouted "Kirakira Uetsu da!"... My wife just stared at me with that 'things are getting out of hand' look.

Well she should be happy he could not be an observant kid or he could be observing much less desirable things!

 

Unfortunately he sounds like a chip off the old block, but not bad as your wife loves you (even with your proclivities!)

 

Cheers

 

Jeff

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Kabutoni

Well she should be happy he could not be an observant kid or he could be observing much less desirable things!

 

Unfortunately he sounds like a chip off the old block, but not bad as your wife loves you (even with your proclivities!)

 

That's true. The only thing that can distract him when he's focussing on trains are pretty girls, so there is some room for improvement.

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cteno4

Like I said a chip off the old block!

 

Jeff

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marknewton

Earlier tonight at the club:

 

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Cool t-shirt courtesy of forum moderator Jeff. :)

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

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marknewton

Coming home from the club the following day we saw this bendy bus and stopped to have a look at it. It's a very unusual bus to find in Port Kembla - can anybody guess why?

 

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Cheers,

 

Mark.

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railsquid

Umm, slight parental failure here... But the socks...

 

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cteno4

I want those! Do they make them in size 14? Would go great with my usual Birkenstocks!

 

Jeff

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railsquid

Japanese size 14, yes.

 

Meanwhile, you've worn the socks - now read the book.

 

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railsquid

Bored Squidlet, too hot and humid to play outside, so what better idea than to take a series of nice air-conditioned buses and trains to see some genuine Shinkansen? The ticket machine only wanted to issue a platform ticket in conjunction with the excess fare to Tokyo Station, but the nice lady at the ticket counter very happily sold us one for cash, no questions asked other than to check I wasn't intending to exit the system at the same station we entered. And gave us a little strip of Shinkansen magnets.

 

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marknewton

My wife and I had some book-off days that coincided, so we headed south to Canberra to visit my brother and his tribe. We also paid a visit to the railway museum there:

 

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Cheers,

 

Mark.

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railsquid

The Squidlet inspects the on-board Catalogue of Wacky Stuff Aimed At the Older Demographic Set on the Super Azusa.

 

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Kabutoni

Live from a little red train from Odawara to Hakone Yumoto.

 

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JR 500系

Live from a little red train from Odawara to Hakone Yumoto.

 

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This is so cute... he even has the VSE50000 Plarail train and the Odakyu bus with him! Looks like an upcoming hardcore Odakyu fan!  :)   

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Kabutoni

This is so cute... he even has the VSE50000 Plarail train and the Odakyu bus with him! Looks like an upcoming hardcore Odakyu fan! :)

The bus is actually a German M.A.N. bus from Siku, but it looks a bit like the Mercedes Citaros we have running in nearby Machida on the Machi-13 Express (on top of my head). I'm considering getting a real Kanachu Tomica bus for him though, plus I'm seriously considering getting a few Odakyu model trains at the moment...

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