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After riding the whole Hiroshima Dentetsu network this weekend, I've become rather interested in this tramway company.

 

I know that Tomytec released some older Hiroden cars and the 1000 type 'Piccolo', Kato the ex-Hannover Duwag tram and Modemo the infamous model of the 5000 type 'Green Mover'.

 

Have there actually other models been released at some point in time? I am rather interested in the green 1000 type trams, the 5100 type and the many articulated trams on the Hiroden network.

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Just jump on hs and have a search.  Anything you have likely missed, you will find.

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There have not been that many Hiroden trams. Actually none until a few years ago.

 

Hanover (Hiroden 200) by Kato    http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10003890  This only runs during the winter as its roof can't support an a/c unit.

Hiroden 5000 Green Mover by Modemo   http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10131951  A poor performer that doesn't come out of curves straight.

 

Tomytec Hiroden 350--#351  http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10157950

Tomytec Hiroden 350--#352  http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10209283

Tomytec Hiroden 1002 Piccola     http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10262223

 

Plus some Tomytec buses.

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A search of hs will net the result of what hiroden models are available still.

 

Yes, and reading the actual posts before responding will help you to comprehend the topic.

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Thanks for the list, Bill!

 

I made this topic because I wanted to find out whether for example special edition Hiroden models have been made that more often than not do not make it up websites such as Hobby Search.

 

Today I found an apparent Tomytec Hiroden 1000 type 'LEX' model on Amazon Japan. I also found one on Yahoo Auctions, but they go for ridiculous prices. https://www.amazon.co.jp/トミーテック-▽【トミーテック】限定品-鉄道コレクション(1-150)広島電鉄1000形-グリーンムーバ―LEXTOMYTEC鉄コレNゲージ/dp/B00J034EL4

 

Still, I am rather surprised that so few Hiroden models have been made. Hiroden has the largest tram network of Japan with a lot of variety in rolling stock after all.

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Eerrrmm... I don't supposed you would be interested in their buses now, would you?   :P

 

 

There are a couple from Tomytec that are Hiroden buses:

 

200 広島電鉄(広島県)<ガーラⅠ> from ザ・バスコレクション第17弾

138 広島電鉄 from ザ・バスコレクション 第12弾

日野新型セレガ 広島電鉄 from ザ・バスコレクション 第10弾

広島電鉄 HU/HT from ザ・バスコレクション 第2弾

広島電鉄 (広島県) 日野セレガ KC-RU3FSCB from ザ・バスコレクション 広島バスセンターセットA

 

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Thanks for the list, Bill!

 

I made this topic because I wanted to find out whether for example special edition Hiroden models have been made that more often than not do not make it up websites such as Hobby Search.

 

Today I found an apparent Tomytec Hiroden 1000 type 'LEX' model on Amazon Japan. I also found one on Yahoo Auctions, but they go for ridiculous prices. https://www.amazon.co.jp/トミーテック-▽【トミーテック】限定品-鉄道コレクション(1-150)広島電鉄1000形-グリーンムーバ―LEXTOMYTEC鉄コレNゲージ/dp/B00J034EL4

 

Still, I am rather surprised that so few Hiroden models have been made. Hiroden has the largest tram network of Japan with a lot of variety in rolling stock after all.

 

When it comes to which trams have been offered its almost as if the list has been dominated by sentiment.  For years Modemo's offerings were dominated by Enoden's small trains which Japanese seem to revere and the red cars of Meitetsu's 600v lines at Gifu which were suppressed 31 March 2005. Even Tomytec's early offerings included Kyoto cars in their time in Kyoto and on Iyotetsu, perhaps also something of an emotional choice also.  There is every little of offered of Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Kochi and Matsuyama trams, all of which have very active and interesting fleets.

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There have been several  other models offered by Tomica and DDF.

 

Tomica has offered two versions of the 750 series which were removed from regular service with the arrival of new articulated trams several years ago. These are 1/64 and commemorate a bombing scene in Western Police Japanese TV show.

 

http://www.tomytec.co.jp/minicar/lineup/seibu/seibu12.html

 

http://response.jp/article/img/2014/08/11/229771/734189.html

 

https://www.google.ca/search?q=%E8%A5%BF%E9%83%A8%E8%AD%A6%E5%AF%9F%E5%BA%83%E5%B3%B6%E9%9B%BB%E9%89%84&rlz=1C1CHBD_enCA722CA722&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiuvKSV0rzRAhUnjVQKHe8sDacQ_AUICCgB&biw=1360&bih=638#imgrc=_

 

Years ago DDF offered a couple of HO trams which actually are Kyoto and Osaka trams, but some of these trams went on to further life with Hiroden in their original paint scheme.  I have this static set.

 

 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10091873

 

None of these are motorized.

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With Tomytec announcing the double articulated power unit I now have a bit of hope that they will at least do the Hiroden 3000, which at a glance looks like it will fit on the same chassis.

 

I was also surprised to see 大阪市電 (Osaka Municipal Tramway) written on the inside of a Hiroden 900. Looks like they received quite a few cars from Osaka when the tramway was abolished there.

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Interesting I never knew tomica did trams, but makes sense.

 

Jeff

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1 hour ago, Densha said:

And remember that the Hiroden Miyajima Line 1030 type will be included in the Railway Collection Volume 25.

 

Yes, and high floor and street level stock both ran on the same line with modifications to platforms.

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