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disturbman

Maybe we could put this type of information in the same old thread... the one about microace.

 

They are also releasing some DE11 (which I'm a lot more enthousiastic about) for the same tentative date. :)

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disturbman

MicroAce just announced loads of re-released (like both version of Series 789, Series 785 and Series 215) and some other goodies. I'm waiting for the poster to show up to put it up here.

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keitaro

lol yeah the link is there but they forgot to upload the picture haha

 

update i find it really frustrating they don't have an email contact anymore. I wanted to ask them to do the Kegon Express again :(

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David

Looking forward to pictures of the 15 car set.

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Fenway Park

One of the releases is for a 15 car set of Kyushu coal hoppers Sera1 and Semufu to go with the 9600 49654.

All will have the yellow band.  This means they are restricted to 65 kmh max.

 

I have also found a photo of them being hauled by an ED72 and an ED73.

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Fenway Park

Here is the photo with the ED73 but with a different brake van.

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westfalen

One of the releases is for a 15 car set of Kyushu coal hoppers Sera1 and Semufu to go with the 9600 49654.

All will have the yellow band.  This means they are restricted to 65 kmh max.

 

I have also found a photo of them being hauled by an ED72 and an ED73.

 

 

I'll be getting a set or two of these.

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keitaro

bad translation but for anyone wondering

 

Will be released in July 2011

 

New Products

● A0022 Series 215 6-Car Set 24,675 yen

● A0023 Series 215 4-Car Add-on Set 13,755 yen

 

● A3661 Series 783 with 782-0 "Hyper Nichirin" 4-Car Set 15,960 yen

● A3663 Series 783 with 782-400 "Kirameki" 4-Car Set 15,960 yen

 

● A8704 DE10-1131 "Panorama Liner Southern Cross" livery 7,140 yen

● A0951 ED76-78 "Panorama Liner Southern Cross" livery 7,665 yen

● A2686 Series 12 "Panorama Liner Southern Cross" 6-Cars Set 16,590 yen

 

● A1770 EF65-123 "Yuu Yuu Salon Okayama" livery 8,190 yen

● A2685 Series 12 "Yuu Yuu Salon Okayama" 6-Car Set 16,590 yen

 

● A9716 9600 Type 49564 Goto Temple Engine Depot 11,550 yen

● A3002 Coal train 15-Car Set 13,125 Set

 

● A4131 Series 185-200 "Express 185" 7-Car Set 24,990 yen

● A4132 Series 185-200 "Kusatsu" Shonan Color livery  7-Car Set 24,990 yen

 

Reruns

● A0984 Series 785 "Suzuran" 5-Car Set 18,690 yen

● A0844 Series 789-1000 series "Rapid Airport" 5-Car Set 18,690 yen

● A0840 Series 789 "Super Hakucho" 5-Car Set 16,800 yen

● A0843 Series 789 "Super Hakucho" 3-Car Add-on Set 8,925 yen

 

● A3950 Series 485 + DE10-1701 "Sylphide" 4-Car Set 17,850 yen

● A3952 Series 485 "NO·DO·KA" 3-Car Set 13,650 yen

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disturbman

Arf... very bad translation indeed. It hurts my head to read it. Thanks anyway. :)

 

So "Hakucho" means "Swan"?!

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Martijn Meerts

I might just end up ordering the 9600 and coal car set. Steam era freight is just too cool to pass up ;)

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clem24

 

New Products

● A0022 Series 215 6-Car Set 24,675 yen

● A0023 Series 215 4-Car Add-on Set 13,755 yen

 

 

Whoa what is this? A split up/re-release of their old 215 Shonan Liner/View Yamanashi train or is this new tooling? Also what's with those insane prices?!? I think the old 10 car set had MSRP less than this 6 car set!

 

Reruns

● A0840 Series 789 "Super Hakucho" 5-Car Set 16,800 yen

● A0843 Series 789 "Super Hakucho" 3-Car Add-on Set 8,925 yen

 

Any info on this? I assume it'll look the same as the old model but with an updated mechanism similar to 789-1000 Airport? Man why can't they just sell me the new mechanism... Arrrrgggghhhh!!!!!

 

Eagerly anticipating the release of the HOT7000!!!

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David

I might just end up ordering the 9600 and coal car set. Steam era freight is just too cool to pass up ;)

 

I already have several 9600, but I will have to wait and see - I bought some of the previous little coal cars when it was a set of 2, and they have big pizza cutter wheels. Not a problem on most track, but the short wheel base makes it really obvious when the wheels go (up and) over the frog on a Kato #4 switch. If the 15-car set uses newer Bachmann blackened low profile wheels I'll buy it even if the unit price is higher then Microaces previous release.

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scott

● A0844 Series 789-1000 series "Rapid Airport" 5-Car Set

 

cool!

 

18,690 yen

 

Ouch.

 

● A0840 Series 789 "Super Hakucho" 5-Car Set

 

cool!

 

16,800 yen

 

Ouch.

 

● A3950 Series 485 + DE10-1701 "Sylphide" 4-Car Set

 

cool!

 

17,850 yen

 

Ouch.

 

● A3952 Series 485 "NO·DO·KA" 3-Car Set

 

cool!

 

13,650 yen

 

Hmmm....welllllll.....ouch-ish, but maybe.......

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keitaro

there up on hs now prices seem correct

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angusmclean

I might just end up ordering the 9600 and coal car set. Steam era freight is just too cool to pass up ;)

 

I already have several 9600, but I will have to wait and see - I bought some of the previous little coal cars when it was a set of 2, and they have big pizza cutter wheels. Not a problem on most track, but the short wheel base makes it really obvious when the wheels go (up and) over the frog on a Kato #4 switch. If the 15-car set uses newer Bachmann blackened low profile wheels I'll buy it even if the unit price is higher then Microaces previous release.

 

The problem with the switch is probably the same as with the Peco models, as the wheels drop into the gap immediately before the frog. I have used a small triangle of old film stock to pack up this drop on a couple of switches and this cures the problem.

 

Anus

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clem24

I also might like to add.. They couldn't have timed the release of the 215 set any better. I've search for the 10 car set for the past, I don't know HOW long, at least 5-6 years. After a few screw ups trying to acquire one, I finally got one last month. And now they release a new version. FML.

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disturbman

there up on hs now prices seem correct

 

That's because the price given here are MA prices. Retailers usually sell those 15/20% off. No need to get overworked. :)

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disturbman

And as promised, the last posters. An interesting view for sure.

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Martijn Meerts

They sure are doing a lot of re-releasing these days.. Which isn't really a bad thing of course, always nice being able to get models you missed the first time around.

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disturbman

 

New Products

● A0022 Series 215 6-Car Set 24,675 yen

● A0023 Series 215 4-Car Add-on Set 13,755 yen

 

 

Whoa what is this? A split up/re-release of their old 215 Shonan Liner/View Yamanashi train or is this new tooling? Also what's with those insane prices?!? I think the old 10 car set had MSRP less than this 6 car set!

 

From what I can see on the posters I think it's an updated released of the 215. Those insane prices are the ones you never pay on Internet, as usual take off 20%.

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clem24

From what I can see on the posters I think it's an updated released of the 215. Those insane prices are the ones you never pay on Internet, as usual take off 20%.

 

Look again... That's Y36,600 before tax LIST for a 10 car set. Y29,280 discounted. To put this into perspective - the original 215 ten car set was Y21,000. This new set is a whopping Y15,600 more. This better be a very special re-release!

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keitaro

There was a post on mixi group about this I found. Not sure how accurate it was but basically updated detail on car and obviously better running performance ?

 

anyway it can get optional lights ... for that price i would be wanting them to be included. I guess they are miling there re-releases for extra $$$ due to knowing alot of people want them.

 

Thats how the wife translated the page anyway.

 

if they ever release the kegon express again i can see that being really pricey $$$ but i will have to pay it becasue i am desperate to get it.

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westfalen

They sure are doing a lot of re-releasing these days.. Which isn't really a bad thing of course, always nice being able to get models you missed the first time around.

That's what I say on an American forum I'm on, I have more Santa Fe F7's than I'll ever need and would like manufacturers to have a go at something different but a Santa Fe modeller starting out today will still want them.

 

I've been waiting years for Micro-Ace to rerun those 4 wheel coal hoppers.

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clem24

There was a post on mixi group about this I found. Not sure how accurate it was but basically updated detail on car and obviously better running performance ?

 

anyway it can get optional lights ... for that price i would be wanting them to be included. I guess they are miling there re-releases for extra $$$ due to knowing alot of people want them.

 

 

LOL How much more detail can you put on a train that is mainly comprised of double deck cars and no underbody detail hahaha. For that price, I am expecting a train of Tomix HG quality (since this thing costs even MORE than an equivalent HG model). So definitely SHOULD come with body mount couplers and end car details like toilet tanks and whatever else. And what kind of optional lights..? Other than interior lighting, what more can they possibly have? Anyway if it wasn't so much $$$ I'd totally put in a pre-order but man oh man...

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