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CaptOblivious

You are sick. But, thankfully, there is a cure.

 

(j/k, of course: Although it does look like a pig on wheels, it's intriguing, isn't it? A real conversation starter…)

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cteno4

no you are not sick at all, its got some wonderful retro lines on it. there was a period when blocky was part of the sleek look. i find it interesting that it can push the flat in the face of the speed. i am sorely tempted myself!

 

it really looks like something out of the japanese cartoons of the 60s i watched as a kid.

 

cheers

 

jeff

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lbriand_fr

I've seen it yesterdays on Hobby Search...

:grin  "pig on wheels" 

 

Well just another one on my long, long wishlist  :icon_santa:

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cteno4

I succumbed the other night, the hw 20% off was too tempting... now the sal wait, will be a great surprise when it shows up. really is an interesting looking beast. i collect the trains i find interesting the most...

 

cheers

 

jeff

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Guest ___

They finally did it! They released the "ugliest train of the history of train".

 

http://www.hwjapan.com/sh/ACE12674.aspx

http://www.hwjapan.com/sh/ACE12675.aspx

 

Sure he is a bit ugly but I find him appealing in a disturbing way. And I must admit that I'm quite tempted to order this "pig on wheels". Am I sick?  :grin

 

I've seen much uglier than that. I swear, look at the BQ33-7, it was like GE's industrial designer was smoking a bowl of crack laced with pasta, topped with anchovies. And don't even get me started on what I think of those new E5's.

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GrahamH

I had noticed it as well. It has an air of 50/60's tackiness. Sorry I looked at screen for quite a long times to think of a word to describe. Rather like tinplate Japanese model toys of the time. I'm not sure whether tackiness is understood by others.

It was on my strong possible buy. :grin

 

Graham

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cteno4

had something from childhood from me with the 60s japanese cartoons for me, space yamamoto and all with a bit of ultraman and thunderbirds thrown in.

 

jeff

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cteno4

Got my pig on wheels yesterday (Tobu DRC Series 1720Limited Express KINU 6-cars set -- Renewal). it is a really interesting looking train and glad i got it. really has something to say in the evolution of japanese train design. just screams late 50s - early 60s design. the brown is also a very interesting color for it.

 

very happy with the new train! have not gotten any trains in a while (only some trams) so its going to be something new to run at the next jrm show!

 

jeff

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disturbman

I'm officially jalous, I would crack too if I was not waiting for Microace to finally release their new Kiha261.

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cteno4

the Kiha261 is another interesting face! it too is tempting... this one has a beefy but sleek thing going on.

 

maybe hw will have it cheap and i wont be able to resist... a new job just came in...

 

cheers

 

jeff

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disturbman
the Kiha261 is another interesting face! it too is tempting... this one has a beefy but sleek thing going on.

 

The new release date for the Kiha261 sets was set to November according to MicroAce's release sheet on their website.

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Nozomi

I see this train for the first time in my life today. Is it a Volvo?

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cteno4

LOL i was trying to put my finger on it and thats it! must have been a designer that loved volvos!

 

good one!

 

jeff

 

I see this train for the first time in my life today. Is it a Volvo?

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disturbman

Microace is rereleasing the 283Kei Ocean Arrow Limited Express, pre-order are open. That's a nice looking train.

 

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2150/2247714121_0e20822600.jpg

 

There is three different sets being released. The complete 6 car set and two 3 cars add-on set, each with a different pilot car.

http://www.microace-arii.co.jp/poster/img/09_10.jpg

 

Also, the manchurian steam locs are available in stores:

http://popondetta.com/blog/2009/10/post_124.html

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Bernard

Also, the manchurian steam locs are available in stores:

http://popondetta.com/blog/2009/10/post_124.html

 

The colour of these 2 Pashina looks better in your links that in these ones:

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10090132

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10090131

The Hobby search pictures shows models with a plastic look.

 

 

 

 

 

I believe Westfalen just ordered 1 of these steam engines. I like to know his thoughts on it when he gets it. Also is it decoder friendly.

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disturbman

Also, the manchurian steam locs are available in stores:

http://popondetta.com/blog/2009/10/post_124.html

 

The colour of these 2 Pashina looks better in your links that in these ones:

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10090132

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10090131

The Hobby search pictures shows models with a plastic look.

 

Yeah, that's why I choosed to link Popondetta's blog. HW & HS pictures show both a model with a heavy plastic look.

 

But man, I do love the assorted carriages. They look incredible with their bulky look and their three axle bogies.

http://www.hwjapan.com/sh/ACE12920.aspx

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10090130

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lbriand_fr

I Have the 8404 set. It's a Pashina 12 and 7 cars.

The Pashina is in a black livery, and looks really great. But not DCC friendly.

I opened the Pashina since 3 month now, and I didn't found any time to put a DZ125 in it.

Obviously, it's the same work that for my C53-43.

 

The cars have a great look, with a very nice interior. But they don't run well.  The light's pickup almost block the wheels.

I have to fix this.

 

I'm waiting for this one:

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10100669

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disturbman

As of today started pre-order for MicroAce's April (or later if there is some postponements) products.

 

- JR East 719-0 Series (4 cars)

- JR 201 Series (8 cars orange version and 6 cars green version)

- JR 103 Series (6 cars light green version)

- JR Kiha 48 (2 cars set) - Joyfull train "Coaster View Winter"

- JR Kiha 40 and 48 (4 cars set) Hachinohe

- JNR EF56

- JNR EF53

- JNR Suha 43 (6 cars set in blue color)

- JNR Mail/Lugage train (6 cars set)

- JNR Moha 52 (4 cars in Shonan or maroon livery)

- Kintetsu 18400 (4 cars updated orange and blue livery and 2 cars Aozora livery)

- Soetetsu 6000 (4 cars old livery)

 

And HO, 183-1000 Series.

 

If someone has more informations or pictures on those two Kihas I wouldn't mind. ;)

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Kabutoni

- The first DMU is a dual-unit KIHA 48 Joyful Train rebuilt in 2000 in 'Torokko'-style, but for winter purposes. Sports classic light-bulbs in the interior for that old-skool feeling. This is a JR-East owned unit. (Japanese name reads: Byuu Koosutaa [Kazekko]; View Coaster Kazekko): http://www62.tok2.com/home/tsubame787/seat_dc48kazekko.html

 

- The second is a 4-car set made of two KIHA 40 and two KIHA 48 sets. These are in the typical 'Red Devil' livery for north-eastern Tohoku. These happen to be based in Hachinohe-depot, but there are also DMU in this livery based in Morioka. The KIHA 52, 58 and 65 series have similar liveries. This is a JR-East owned unit as well. http://sado-kin.sakura.ne.jp/railway/kinkou/ki40/ki40-06.htm

 

Hope this helps.

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disturbman

Thanks Toni, I was wondering if the "hachinohe" Kiha 40/48 was not a special train. The front livery is a tad different than the normal plain white and red stripe.

 

I allready put a pre-order on the Byuu Koosutaa Joyfull train. I've been waiting a long time on such panoramic train.

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Claude_Dreyfus

Some of those DMUs look rather tasty, and I'm certainly interested in the 201  :grin

 

I heard a rumour that Micro Ace were also planning to produce (re-run?) the EF55. Is this actually being planned....I do hope so :thumbsup:

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