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JNR in color, 1968

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Kiha66

Great mix of both busy urban lines as well as rural lines.  Shots of steam, DMUs, EMUs, Shinkansen construction and lots of Japan in transition to a modern urbanized culture.  Love all the short sleeved businessmen on the 101 series EMUs!

 

 

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marknewton

Wow. These films show so much that's interesting and useful for us Showa-era modellers. The Gono Line mixed train hauled by the 8620 at the start of the film is my favourite, though!

 

All the best,

 

Mark.

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Kiha66

I know, these have really rekindled my interest in the Showa era.  Now lets see how long I can refrain from picking up a 101 series...

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railsquid

Go on, what's stopping you then? You have a choice of Kato, MicroAce, Tomytec, Greenmax and WIN, though the WIN models don't really count as they are based on a Tomix chassis with a "box seat" arrangement.

 

The Kato ones are overall the nicest, except the cab window angles seem very "steep" compared to the prototype and other manufacturers.

 

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Kato/MicroAce 101 series comparsion by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

(Kato left, MicroAce right)

 

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WIN 101 series by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

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Tomytec Chichibu 1000 series (orange) by Rail Squid, on Flickr

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kevsmiththai

Fantastic details shots at every turn. When I do my Showa era Z layout this is going to be so useful. Just wish we had a source of the cars and trucks in 1/220

 

Kev

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Jimbo
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Thanks for posting this,,, most of my fright cars, an some of my passenger cars seem to come from this era.

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