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disturbman

Yeah, I know, my sense of humour is quite... unique. But I do love the idea that collectible-fever comes from our primitiv self.

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scott

I do hope our ancestors were not feeding on trains...  :laugh:

 

probably the reverse in the 19th century

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disturbman

For sure Scott, for sure.

 

Back on topic, MicroAce released today a new poster. In it, some re-issues:

- Keikyu Series 1500 in 8 & 4 cars formation.

- Keikyu Series 1000 in 2 cars formation.

- JR East E501 in 6 (with a 4 cars add-on) & 5 car formation.

- A train I don't know about.

- And the return of the Boso View Express, JR East Series 255 in the usual 9 cars formation.

 

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I must say I wasn't expected MicroAce to re-release a 255 Key. On set was released in November 2007. This one wears the same serial number of a 2003 released.

 

And I love this train but I'm allways so disapointed to see that MicroAce didn't bother to use smoked glass for the front window. It's all clear unlike the prototype. :(

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Kabutoni
Back on topic, MicroAce released today a new poster. In it, some re-issues:

- Keikyu Series 1500 in 8 & 4 cars formation.

- Keikyu Series 1000 in 2 cars formation.

- JR East E501 in 6 (with a 4 cars add-on) & 5 car formation.

- A train I don't know about.

- And the return of the Boso View Express, JR East Series 255 in the usual 9 cars formation.

 

That's the Metropolitan Metro (Eidan) 03 Series.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Metro_03_series

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disturbman

Thanks Toni, Metros are not my strongest point.

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Kabutoni

Mine neither, but I've ridden the Hibiya-Line often enough to remember this, quite anonymous and dully painted, metro. I rather have the Eidan 6000 Series :3 Was produced by Micro Ace a while ago in both original 1986 and the more recent refurbished version (With the original having fans above every door as airconditioners and doors with small windows still in 2003 IIRC :3 ).

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disturbman

Micro Ace summer releases are now announced. Lot of suburban trains.

 

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- Odakyu Series 5000, single arm pantograph (6 cars set)

- JR East Series E231, Sobu Line colors (6 cars set + 4 cars set add-on)

- JR Series 205-1000, early type (4 cars set + 4 cars set add-on)

- JNR Series 101, Akabane Line in yellow livery (8 cars set)

 

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- Eidan Series 5000, Tozai Line (7 cars set + 3 cars set add-on)

- JNR Series 113, in a mixed Shonan & Yokosuka livery (7 cars set)

- JNR Express Tokaido line 347M, Shonan livery (8 cars and 4 cars set, both motorized)

- Kumoyuni74 + Kumoyu141, Tokaido line in Shonan livery (2 cars set)

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scott

I don't know whether to be relieved or annoyed that I don't want any of those...  :grin

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disturbman

Be relieved my friend, be relieved.  :grin

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CaptOblivious

Relieved, to be sure!!

Finally Micro Ace has stopped releasing items that fit my focus. (Normally, I would relish this situation, but it's frustrating when you can't even begin to afford all these fine releases!) I wish Kato would give it a rest too; they seem to be on a Trains Departing Ueno Station kick lately: Hokutosei, Noto (in many guises), Akebono, Super Hitachi re-release, Cassiopeia re-release. Micro Ace has, since July 2009, announced Fresh Hitachi (got that one!), a 200-series shinkansen, variants on the 185-200, Joban-line 415s, Joban-line E501, Keisei 3000-series (OK, that departs from Keisei-Ueno). Too much!

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Claude_Dreyfus

Well, I have been thinking about a Sobu line set, so the E231 looks promising! I'm also fascinated by the 347M set

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disturbman
Finally Micro Ace has stopped releasing items that fit my focus. (Normally, I would relish this situation, but it's frustrating when you can't even begin to afford all these fine releases!)

 

For sure, I know the feeling. I'm feeling quite relieved that Micro Ace didn't announce a new JR Hokkaido or a JR Shikoku train... I hope they will announce some in the coming months.  :grin

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bill937ca

MicorAce released recently some more views of their upcoming Setouchi Marine View. I must say, this train exterior design/deoration is strange.

- http://www.microace-arii.co.jp/news/sm.html

 

Its just fish and chips or seafood restaurant decor on steel rails!!  :laugh:

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scott

MicorAce released recently some more views of their upcoming Setouchi Marine View. I must say, this train exterior design/deoration is strange.

 

"Ladies and gentlemen, in the event of a water landing..."

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disturbman

Huge release announcement:

 

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- Series 813-300 (3-car set)

- Series 813-100/500, Fukuhokuyutaka Line (3-car Set)

- Series 119 in Suruga Shuttle livery (4-car set)

- Series 119 in Tokaï test color (2-car set)

- Series 119-5000 in Kokutetsu revival color (2-car set)

 

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- Kiya 95 Doctor Tokaï, DR1 and DR2 (3-car sets)

- Kiha 48 Shirakami Resort (runs between Akita & Aormori), in two different livery: Kumagera ((3-car set) & Aoike (4-car set).

 

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- Kintetsu Series 23000 Ise Shima Liner (6-car sets), two different sets.

- Series 207-900 (10-car set) in a Thanks Series 207 Trip version.

- DD53+ventilator (?) in a track maintenance set.

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jappomania

Huge release announcement:

 

- Series 813-300 (3-car set)

- Series 813-100/500, Fukuhokuyutaka Line (3-car Set)

- Series 119 in Suruga Shuttle livery (4-car set)

- Series 119 in Tokaï test color (2-car set)

- Series 119-5000 in Kokutetsu revival color (2-car set)

 

- Kiya 95 Doctor Tokaï, DR1 and DR2 (3-car sets)

- Kiha 48 Shirakami Resort (runs between Akita & Aormori), in two different livery: Kumagera ((3-car set) & Aoike (4-car set).

 

- Kintetsu Series 23000 Ise Shima Liner (6-car sets), two different sets.

- Series 207-900 (10-car set) in a Thanks Series 207 Trip version.

- DD53+ventilator (?) in a track maintenance set.

 

 

ouch! f...k!

this month is really danger for my heart (and for my C.C.)

2 months without Microace pre-order and now around 1000 euros of items to buy...(poster 2 and 3 excluding 207)

mumble mumble.... it's better I brake, just a little bit

 

ciao

Massimo

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Kabutoni

Microace attacking Greenmax on the 119 Series? Oh dear...

 

However, finally an affordable model of the DD53 is coming out! The most beautiful diesel engine of JNR ever. World Kougei made one of these as a brass model, but hugely expensive.

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scott

Those 119s are nice, but at those prices, I think I can resist....

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disturbman

Those 119s are nice, but at those prices, I think I can resist....

 

And I thought that, at around Yen 7800, the 2-car set were cheap.  :grin

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westfalen

It's amusing to look at these release announcements from Japanese manufacturers then go over to Trainboard where there is a discussion going on to guess what Kato's one passenger train for this year will be. :grin

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disturbman

Today, HS restock some items:

- Series 183 Azusa (9-car set)

- Keisei 3200 Series (4-car set)

- Odakyu 2400 Series (4-car set) a weird looking train with front cars slightly shorter than the midle ones.

 

But tomorow (04/17/10) MicroAce should release its upgraded version of the 283 Series Ocean Arrow.

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Kabutoni
- Odakyu 2400 Series (4-car set) a weird looking train with front cars slightly shorter than the midle ones.

Yeah! Front cars 16m and middle-cars 19m O_o what a strange combination...

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cteno4

#@%! i had missed the Dr. Tokai on that poster when i first looked at it! was not able to stop the mouse hand from clicking the pre-order button. at least now with HS doing sal its not quite as painful, especially with the 20% off still happening....

 

cheers

 

jeff

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SONIC883_de

Both Series 813 preordered!

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