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#1 kbreck

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:48 AM

hello all!!  It is a beautiful sunny 70 degree day here as I browse ebay looking for my first Japanese railway purchase.  I believe I have been bitten by the Keihan bug so either a 600 or 700 will be the first purchase.  A big thank you to all who have helped me so far.  Big question is which one to go for, Thomas, K-On or tea time??  

#2 bill937ca

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:47 AM

Hello and welcome!  There is an existing thread with information on the Keihan Otsu line and trains.   




What you can go for will depend to a large degree on what is available.  Items in the Japanese distribution system have shorter shelf lives than in North America.  Brand choices are mainly Tomytec or B-Train Shorty from the English language dealers.


Here are a couple of Keihan searches on the Hobby Search website:


http://www.1999.co.j...hkey=Keihan 700


http://www.1999.co.j...hkey=Keihan 600


Other dealers are ModelTrainPlus (he doesn't carry B-Train Shorty anymore) and Amiami .

#3 cteno4

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:10 AM


Welcome! You got bit by a specific bug first, but beware they spread!


Japan Rail Modelers of Washington DC

#4 miyakoji



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:57 PM

Hi kbreck, welcome to the forum!

If it's not perfect. It is.

#5 enodenlover

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:22 PM

Welcome kbreck. I'm another fan of the Keihan Otsu line.

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