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Hi can anybody help, i've a friend going to Tokyo who has offered to browse model shops for me with a view to buying som modemo tram items on my behalf. Can anybody recommend any easy to get to shops in central Tokyo

 

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Akihabara is the place to go in Tokyo. Have been there 1 week ago, i'll try to put a little list together later (lets see if i can recall the focus / manufacturers being sold in each one).

 

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So here is the list of the places i have been to:

1  TamTam 

large selection of new trains, scenery and accessory (busses, etc..) from all common manufacturers, some b-train shorties and a lot of car models

2  F-Models 

large selection of new trains, scenery and accessory (busses, etc..) from all common manufacturers, some b-train shorties, rental layout.

3  Liberty (i guess?) 

lot of new trains, some little scenery, accessory, some b-trains, some 2nd hand trains, trams and b-trains (also other 2nd hand collectibles like cars, planes, tanks..)

4  Popondetta

large selection of new trains, scenery and accessory, large selection of 2nd hand trains and b-trains, rental layout, foreign trains, books, ...

5 Rail Meister

small shop, new trains, mainly the common stuff

6 small shop on 3rd floor, right under the Chou-line tracks

small selection of new trains, some 2nd hand, rental layout

7 Yodobashi Camera

model train section in department store, "mainstream" trains and some scenery, accessory, b-train

8 Radio Kaikan

small train shop (i think in 6th floor, not sure), some new, some 2nd hand trains

and some random 2nd hand trains throughout the whole building

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this list is not conclusive, is just the ones i have been to and know they still exist. 

also found this list   https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1GYLSEVULxVwOGn4a69tbllkGsKo&hl=en&ll=35.6987973210789%2C139.7714407962951&z=18   but it is out of date (AsoBitCity-Laox doesn't exist anymore, changed from hobby shop to department store).

You'll have to go around and check. I also found 2nd hand b-trains randomly in collection / robot / fanboy shops. I can't recall a specific one since they all look alike and there are soooo many... Akihabara still fries my brain after being there more than 3hours, haha. 

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Forgot to mention that you can also find train stuff in Tokyu Hands (not in all though). The one in Shibuya has some train stuff. The one in Tokyo station doesn't. And I think the one next to Yokohama station also has a hobby section (last time I was there was 9years ago though)...

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Pony Hobby Shop

 

Out of the way near Nerima Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line. Less than 5 minutes from the station. A mom and pop store with a fairly large selection of older N gauge trains. Yesterday, I bought a Modemo NT96 Cherry Red 305F, 10, 057 yen, so it probably won't be a bargain place. But the older couple that runs the place are very nice. 

 

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Go down Chuo Street. It's after the Family Mart on the left. 

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Get out of the station and cross the street and head right. (Away from Ikebukuro) 

 

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You would be going left on this photo.

 

Grant

 

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