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There is a prototype for everything... (Japan Rail)

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Densha

Post your Japan-related links in this topic. Here is the topic for Worldwide Rail.

 

Part of Suica's post from the Worldwide topic:

 

22 minutes ago, Suica said:

Esslinger Type GT4 from Stuttgart in Kochi still with its German advertising and destination signs, which it proudly wears to this day (Now used in Fukui) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tosadentetsu_735_stuttgart.jpg

 

From 1981 Hiroshima received several Duewag type GT8 from Dortmund. One of them is now used as a cafe next to the depot.  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TRAIN_VERT_Express_20120715-4.JPG

 

And probably the most well known; The KSW/Aufbauwagen which the city of Hanover gifted to Hiroshima in 1988 https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/広島電鉄200形電車_(2代)

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Densha

When you are actually collecting JR Shikoku trains, but also really like that JR West one.

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Socimi
Densha

Remember to never run joint consists of Keikyu and JR West rolling stock on your layout, as this is not according to prototype.

 

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(original source offline)

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Densha

Don't make weird slopes to connect your private railway line to the Shinkansen viaduct on your layout! That's just completely unrealistic. #echizenshinkansen

 

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Densha

In Japan signboards always hang tidily attached to the ceiling of the station hall, so make sure they do so on your layout as well!

 

 

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railsquid

Looks like they didn't use enough glue.

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gmat

How about a park for watching trains?

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Yep, that's its name.

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Stone marker for the park.

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You can shoot the trains from the fence.

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Looking towards Shin-jinja-mae Station. It's on the other side of the crossing.

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kvp

That neko tram... 😍 Is it available in N?

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gmat

Modemo makes a number of Tokyu 300 trams, but they are the older solid color scheme, before the ads were applied to the sides. If Modemo made this one, there might be licensing problems with the Goto-kuji Temple. But it would be sold out in the blink of an eye. I wonder why the Setagaya Line doesn't commission Modemo to make a set for them to sell at three stations that are manned. 

 

Grant

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Kiha66

Japanese trains are always in perfect shape, and are never missing parts unlike our models.

 

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Densha

Twilight Express livery locos only haul passenger rakes, not maintenance trains.

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Densha

JR East E231 series EMUs are for transporting passengers, not mail!

 

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bill937ca

It's newspapers, not mail.

 

There is a thread for this:  

 

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cteno4

or fish...

 

 

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railsquid

Wow, it's been a while since I've seen smoking on platforms...

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Densha

Just taping off for some airbrushing...

 

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kvp
On 6/1/2018 at 1:07 AM, cteno4 said:

or fish...

This might be the reason many old time (pre 101 series) emu cars had a dedicated baggage section and later there were dedicated baggage/mail motors.

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Densha

If those baggage/mail compartments were meant for fish they would have called them fish compartments...

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cteno4

I seem to remember seeing a piece specifically on fish delivery being a long standing tradition of using the regular cars innvery early morning service where very few other riders. Then allows double use.

 

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railsquid

It's been a while (well 20 years or so) since I've seen any mompe-clad  baa-chans heading into the big city with rucksacks full of produce.

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cteno4

Yes I seem to remeber from the piece it was a dying tradition. 

 

Jeff

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