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Shizuoka Hobby Show 2016

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Some early video from the Shizuoka Hobby Show 2016. Shizouka is the first trade show of new fiscal year and has two public days after two trade days. It used to be that I could look for weeks before finding video, but not this year.

 

 

The rest of the videos were taken during the public days and the scenes are more chaotic with the large crowds.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6sOz3oNF6g

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTrf-Ptx7ls

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNwuM6IHRk0

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCIwHBHMMg8

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwI0zHzD3co

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1954G

Thanks for posting these. I especially liked seeing two TGV Lyrias coupled together on Kato's layout--that formation isn't as unwieldy as I expected, only about the length of a 16-car 500 series.  The Greenmax layout looked much more professional, though, as seen in the last video.

 

Also noticed that Tokyo Marui (and another airsoft company?) hired some attractive personnel to staff their displays (starts around 18:18  in the first video).  Hope Kato, Tomix, MA, etc. learn from the airsoft companies' example.

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cteno4

Looks like an articulated tomytec bus coming!

 

Thanks bill!

 

Jeff

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mrp

Yes, thanks.  In the first clip there's a brief shot of what seems to be a Tomytec Moving Bus System intersection with working traffic lights.  Haven't seen any mention of that before.  I wonder if it's going to be a real product…

 
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JR 500系

 

Yes, thanks.  In the first clip there's a brief shot of what seems to be a Tomytec Moving Bus System intersection with working traffic lights.  Haven't seen any mention of that before.  I wonder if it's going to be a real product…

 

 

 

Sharp eyes mrp san! I totally missed that! That would be really interesting!  :)

 

 

Looks like an articulated tomytec bus coming!

 

Thanks bill!

 

Jeff

 

Yap. But I do wonder how the mechanism would work... Perhaps it can also be modified for container trucks, since they are about the same concept?

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beakaboy

Just received via email a newsletter from MTP about the show with photos and details. The articulated bus set will be 12800yen and he is saying the traffic lights will be working ones. The bus using the same batteries and USB charging as the American bus versions sold through Walthers. Hopefully there will not be any problems with batteries exploding, like the hoverboard!!

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cteno4

Here are the Picts from Nariichi on fb.

 

https://www.facebook.com/modeltrainplus/photos/pcb.579438458892737/579437335559516/?type=3&theater

 

Ouch on the bus price. Don't know why that's such an increase over the previous bus prices. The fallers have used rechargeable batteries for a long time, not much cost there. The tomytec mech takes up a lot more space with the circuitry than in the faller (just a reed switch, on/off switch, power in out, battery and motor wired up simply!) so not that much room for the bulkier rechargeable.

 

I had the thought when the tomytec busses first came out to do the articulated idea by just grafting a bus end on the back with a pivot and use it as a place to stuff a rechargeable battery for the tomytec mech in the front.

 

Jeff

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Gordon Werner

ooh! 

 

grass track (and brick)

 

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pic: Nariichi

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katoftw

I just noticed that also. Awesome!

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Kabutoni

Too bad it's printed on and not a relief pattern or a grass structure fibre. I'd be down for grassy tracks, but a print isn't rustling my jimmies.

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katoftw

I'd just go the old style then if the new ones are prints.

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kvp

For grass, i would say gluing a paper based grass mat on top of the existing tracks is just as good if not better. For bricks, the old style pattern is weatherable and more 3D and not to forget, supports turnouts too...

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Gordon Werner

IDK ... most well-kept grass track is kept to like putting green (or thereabouts) lengths ... in 1:160 that's pretty much the equivalent of printing ... and no fibers to much up any axles / gears / motors ... 

 

that being said ... until I see it in person ...

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