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Markn

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Markn

I have modelled a GWR OO gauge layout since I got back into the hobby however I am very much debating building a N Japanese layout. From what I have seen I have been very impressed by some of the Kato and Tomix models. I live in the UK and apart from Gaugemaster where is good to aquire Japanese N gauge stuff in the UK.

 

Thanks

 

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miyakoji

Hi Markn, welcome to the forum.  We have had quite a few UK members join recently.  I'm on the east coast of the US, but I'm a big fan of British detective shows :)

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Kiha66

Hey Markn, welcome to the forum!  I'm not in the UK myself, but if you don't mind the wait many of us order directly from japan.  The savings and better selection tend to offset the longer shipping time and cost.  The main shops that ship overseas that I've used are Model train plus, Hobby Search, Amiami and Loco1hobby.  And of course, sometimes forum members are looking to sell off some of their models too.  Be careful though, once you get started in Japanese trains it can be hard to stop!  :)

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cteno4

Welcome to the madhouse Markin!

 

Kiha hit it on the head, easy to order directly from Japan luckily and it's a very addictive hobby as there is a huge selection of trains to choose from and the bang for the pound is very good!

 

Cheers

 

Jeff

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Claude_Dreyfus

Morning. In the UK you have Traintrax (Kato specialist), Osborne's, Wellington Models and Conti Kits who have a good range of Japanese trains. Further afield you have Modellbahn Union in Germany. Then again, buying from Japan is just as easy.

 

Whereabouts in the UK are you?

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Markn

Thanks for all your advice. I'm from the Tyne and Wear.

 

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Wonderbolt

Amazon UK also have a few sellers who ship from Japan with free delivery.

Buying in the UK can be more expensive sometimes then direct from Japan, even UK secondhand prices for Japanese stock can be expensive.

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