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 hi. I was running some searches today and I came across what appeared to be an HO KTM model of the JR500, is this a new model? I have been wondering about this I do not recall seeing a 500 series when I went through a KTM product list a few months ago.  http://www.ktm-models.co.jp/topics_500kei.html that's where I found it.

whether KTM makes the 500 or not either way I am planning on ordering the Tenshodo JR500 some time this year (its simply cheaper) and hopefully I'll get the Kato E5 series around the holidays.

 

I am about 2 hours north of Washington DC and their is a Japan modelers club from that area. I have seen them at a couple of shows in the past. If their is any one from that club on this forum who happens to own an HO gauge 500 series shinkansen or an E5 shinkansen in HO I would love to see it in person before I go out and spend a ton of money. Thank you for your help.

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Sorry speed, we don’t have any HO folks in the club.

 

jeff

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The KTM 500 is pretty old...  1995 I believe. I have one of the powered pantograph units I bought from Japan just to see how well it was built.

The KTM are ALL BRASS and go for $400-600 per car.

 

There is a 16-car set for sale right now if you have the $$ !!!

It's only $7,800 plus fees, shipping TWICE...  Probably close to $9,000 by the time you're done.
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/o225011958

 

 

THEN AGAIN.....   THIS IS MERIKA!!!   GO BIG, OR get the fk out the way !!!!
https://www.facebook.com/Shinkansen500

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Edited by Toy Maker

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Hobbyland Pochi in Hakata have a used 16 car KTM 500 for a small fortune. Sadly no items were out of the box to view.

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On ‎3‎/‎31‎/‎2018 at 9:52 PM, Kamome said:

Hobbyland Pochi in Hakata have a used 16 car KTM 500 for a small fortune. Sadly no items were out of the box to view.

F4EC45E9-3510-4F0E-BA7C-A087C1CE231C.jpeg

 

WoW, I didn't realize it would be that expensive. Well that would be covered buy a couple of bit coins if I had any. LOL. I would love to see it out of the box but at that price I guess not.

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