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clem24
maybe... but I started my collection more that 10 years ago so I think that's normal

 

you aren't so far away with Shinkansen roster but you need more locos (till now around 300....)

 

Haha crap.. Ok I'll work on that LOL.

 

Ooh I dunno.. The very first set that I bought was the Kato TGV 6 car set in 1995, and then the Tomix 300 series Shinkansen shortly after that in the same year. I even just found the receipt for the Kato TGV. $120 from World of Trains in Brooklyn (I think I ordered it off the Railroad Craftsmen magazine add LOL). It's so old the receipt used those carbon copy machines and my dad's credit card number is only 13 digits long hahaha. I still have both of those sets, and as of yesterday, I finally have the last 4 pieces of the 300 series (was missing the 4 326-500 cars), so that set took me 18 years.. Yes 18 years to complete. Although I think my collection really took off in the past 6 years or so.

 

I've also resigned myself to the fact that I am a collector, and will likely never have a real layout.

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Densha
I've also resigned myself to the fact that I am a collector, and will likely never have a real layout.

It's off-topic, and you are probably already doing so, but those Kato or Tomix double track sets for fast temporary layouts look pretty awesome to me.

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clem24
It's off-topic, and you are probably already doing so, but those Kato or Tomix double track sets for fast temporary layouts look pretty awesome to me.

 

Yeah I've got 1 semi-completed 4x2' module with grass and a canal and that's it.. My current temporary setup consists of 2 x 4x2' modules, 1 8 x 2', and 4 corner pieces. It's enough room to do a inside/outside loop (i.e. train goes in the outside loop then switches to the inside loop). Plus I can run 16 car consists without it looking weird. And most of track consists of Kato double track either at ground level or viaduct. Again the only exception being the semi-completed module which uses flex track.

 

While I like the Kato and Tomix track, I just hate how every turn is the same, and almost 45 degrees. I like flex track way more. My goal has always been to make a layout where I can have realy gentle sweeping curves for my Shinkansen. Maybe when I retire..

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marknewton

Time for an update - all models 1/80th (HO) scale:

 

Steam Locos

JNR B6/2120 0-6-2 Sango
JNR 6760 4-4-0 Toby
JNR 9200 2-8-0 Frateschi (conversion)
JNR C12 2-6-0 Tenshodo (x2 locos)
JNR C56 2-6-0 Kato
JNR C58 2-6-2 Tenshodo (x2 locos)
 
Diesel Locos
JNR DD13 Tenshodo
JNR DD13 Tramway
JNR DD16 Tramway
JNR DD90 Bachmann (conversion)
JNR DE10 Kato
JNR DF50 Tomix
 
Electric Locos
JNR EF60 Tramway
JNR EF65-0 Tramway
JNR EF65-1000 Kato
Chitetsu Toshiba 40-ton steeplecab Tenshodo (x2 locos)
BLW B-class steeplecab MTS Imports (conversion)
Akita Chuo Kotsu Dewa 3000 Neko Publishing

DMUs
JNR Kiha40 MicroAce
JNR Kiha52 MicroAce (x2 cars)
JNR Kiha58 Kato (2-car set)
JNR Kiha82 Limited Express Kato (6-car set)

EMUs
Meitetsu Moha 510 Tomix (x4 cars)
Kotoden Moha 3000  Tomix (x7 cars)
JNR Series 153 Ordinary Express Tomix (low cab, 4-car set)
JNR Series 165 Ordinary Express Kato (high cab, 3-car set)
JNR Series 485 Limited Express Tomix (4-car set)
 
Trams
Tokyu Tamaden Deha 80 Tramway 
Enoden Type 100 Modemo (x5 cars)
Hokuriku Rly Kanazawa city car Modemo (conversion)

Passenger Rollingstock
JNR Ohafu33 Kato (x2 cars)
JNR Oha35 Kato (x5 cars)
JNR Oha35 Tramway
JNR Suhani35 Modemo
JNR Mani36Aclass
JNR Suhafu42 Modemo
JNR Suhafu42 Kato
JNR Suha43 Kato
JNR Suhafu43 Modemo
JNR Suha44 Modemo
JNR Oha47 Kato
JNR Suro53 Modemo
JNR Oha50 Tomix (x2 cars)
JNR Ohafu50 Tomix
JNR Oha51Tomix

Freight Rollingstock
Chitetsu Wa1 Cooper Craft (conversion)
JNR Wara1 A-class (x4 cars)
JNR Waki1000 Hobbymodel (x2 cars)
JNR Taki1900 Tomix (x2 cars)
JNR Hoki2200 Kato (x5 cars)
JNR Hoki3000 scratchbuild
JNR Ka3000 Endo-Prus (x2 cars)
JNR Seki3000 HobbyModel (x4 cars) 
JNR Hoki3100 ConCor (conversion)
JNR Yo5000 Kato
JNR Taki7900 Atlas (conversion)
JNR Yo8000 Kato
JNR Taki9900 Tomix
JNR Re12000 Endo-Prus (x2 cars)
JNR Toki15000 HobbyModel (x2 cars)
JNR Wafu22000 HobbyModel (x2 cars)
JNR Wafu29500 Endo-Prus
JNR Taki35000 Tramway (x4 cars)
JNR Tora45000 Kato (x4 cars)
JNR Tora55000 Endo-Prus (x2 cars)
JNR Tomu60000 HobbyModel (x2 cars)
JNR Wamu70000 Endo-Prus (x2 cars)
JNR Wamu80000 Aclass (x2 cars)
JNR Tora90000 HobbyModel (x2 cars)
JNR Wamu90000 Kato (x4 cars)
 
Cheers,
 
Mark.
 
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SubwayHypes

we need PICTURES to go with this thread!  if i have an extra hour to waste today,  il take out all my train sets, remove at least one car from each for a mega photoshoot and roster. 

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JR 500系

Hi Subway!

 

I know what you meant. Is it something like this? Had some fun recently taking group shots.. Although i forgot to take out one more of my train for the group shot which is the MicroAce 5933 Kiha-40 'Fox-Squid-Crab' set...

 

*PS. The more i look at my group shot and layout, the more i feel the 800 feeling out of place. Anyone getting the same feeling? I'm seriously considering letting go the 800 series as ii'm really feeling it out of place....*

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Densha

I sort of know what you mean, but the 800 series feels out of place anywhere. It just doesn't look like most other Shinkansen. In Hakata it meets up with all other JR West Shinkansen: currently only the 700 and N700 series and on the Kyushu Shinkansen it is being used with a sub-series of the N700. So prototypically it's quite correct with the 300 and 700 series you have.

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JR 500系

Hhmmm.. Yes Densha. I guess the 800 is truely had to fit in, and only the 300, 500 and 700 would most probably meet the 800 i have at Hakata station... But i guess it will never meet the E3 and E4, right? Also, i'm more in tune into JR East where the E3, E4 and also the Tohoku shinkansen with their E5 and E2...

 

Having said that, guessing my 800 is going to the 'sell/ trade' section soon? But again, feeling very attached to it as it is the FIRST train i have in N scale that utimately pushes me over to N scale and all... You know, my first Lego set i wouldn't wanna let go too... Dilema...

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Densha

Whoops, forgot the 500 series indeed. I always forget that one. Nope, the JR East Shinkansen only go as south as Tokyo, and the 800 series only as north as Hakata, so that's not even close. JR East is very colorful and has that design thing, but JR Central/West/Kyushu is more moderate in terms of the outside appearance. Personally I don't know what I would choose because I like both, but I'd probably end up with the Shinkansen south of Tokyo.

One fact: running JR East Shinkansen alongside JR Central/West/Kyushu isn't prototypical anyway, they only terminate side by side at Tokyo. (if I'm correct)

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SubwayHypes

dont sell it...i have a few sets i dont care for as much anymore.  but id rather just relegate them to the display category instead of selling.

 

didnt have time yesterday maybe find some time today..

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John k

Well, I'll just log the Japanese trains for now....i just recently re-inventoried my US locomotives and the list is far too lengthy to put on here (unless i were to limit it to either road names, or types and skipped the road names as i have several roads to various types....)

 

MicroAce A-0317 Farewell Doraemon

 

Kato Nozomi 500 (seems to be a very popular train here!)-full 16 cars

Kato Nozomi 700- full 16 cars

Kato Nozomi 800- fill 7 cars

Kato E-1 Max - 8 cars (Should i get another 4-car add-on or would 8 do?)

Kato E-4 Max - full 8 car set

Kato E-5  - full 10 car set

Kato E-6 - Full 7 car set

Kato  Dr Yellow- full set

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JR 500系

*Bump*

 

Made a few changes to my roster as the recent 'Sayonara 800 series'. No it's not a new set, just that sadly the 800 series was eventually sold off as it was really out of place....

 

Hi John K! Well i think the E1 Max looks good enough as a 8-car train, but if you are going for full consists, which i think you are based on your current consists, it would be good to get the last Add-on for the E1. Good collection of shinkansens! I've always wanted to run 16-car consists but if i run it on my current layout, i believe the train would just clear the station fully and 3 seconds later the head starts coming back in.... Yes the 500 series is a very popular shinkansen, probably because of it's design and shape. It's almost written 'shinkansen' for me~

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John k

Thanks JR 500.....i dont reallyu have a theme for my Japanese trains like most of you guys do (I dont know enough right now)...i just get what has eye appeal for me....and in truth, i run them at shows because kids love to watch them (You got them when a little girl is chasing your E6 all the way around the layout because she likes how the silver/grey/red looks....and it's FAST....)

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JR 500系

*Bump*

 

Added some new trains and sold off some trains that didn't fit into the region intended for my layout. *Updated list on page 3 of this thread*

 

Learnt an important lesson also; When buying trains, one cannot buy trains just because they look very nice or they are cheap.. cause if one is building a layout and having an intended region, some trains look too out-of-place for the layout... Yet my wife was asking me: "Who cares? What's the difference?"

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cteno4

Sure you can, the only rules in playing with trains is the ones you make for yourself. Rules others make don't apply to you, only them!

 

Your wife yoda wise she is...

 

Jeff

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Mudkip Orange

Yeah, you can pretty easily make up some fake-ass backstory. Maybe there's a rolling stock plant on your RR and they do testing there. Maybe your railway is some private job that buys everything used. Using that logic you can even change gauges - my Iga Railway 860's were originally gauged at 1435mm when they ran on Kintetsu but were regauged to 1067mm.

 

You can also posit alternate histories. For instance, WWII railway mergers put Keihan and Hankyu under common ownership and did the same with Kintetsu and Nankai. But you can just as easily posit that there was a Nankai-Hankyu and a Keihan-Kintetsu merger. In the alternate history where Keihan and Kintetsu merged, the Shin-Keihan line never gets transferred to Hankyu control, and given Kintetsu's early flirtations with quasi-high speed services (e.g. the 10100's were designed to operate at 170km/h) that line eventually becomes de facto HSR. You can also operate Keihan stock to Nara or Nagoya - there was a connection at Tanbabashi back in the day - which makes it entirely "prototypical" for me to have Aichi Loop 2000's parked across the same platform from a Keihan 8000 series.

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cteno4

You can also just enjoy your trains.

 

Jeff

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Mudkip Orange
You can also just enjoy your trains. Jeff

 

True that.

 

Personally, I like to envisage the existence of a "Mudkipu Densha Tetsudo Yugen-Gaisha" which also operates suburban buses, beachfront resorts, a department store and a crappy amusement park.

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cteno4

Sounds excellent! I especially like the amusement park!

 

Jeff

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JR 500系

Yes.. The amusement park will be nice to watch! I have the Lego Ferris wheel, which i especially kept in hopes of fitting it into my town, since it's the right scale for Takahashi Town - right scale as in almost 'London Eye' size for it ~~

 

@ Jeff - Thanks! My wife becomes even wiser near the Jewellery shop ~

 

Now that i'm viewing my roster, i'm thinking of buying even more trains! I'm intending to place all the available trains i have on the layout, so i'll most probably for a hopefully 4-line yard for that... Due to that, i can't have that rural line i was planning on to run my trams on... Hence the recent sale of the Kirara... The 313 Series was also out of region, and i needed the funds to get that E231-1000 (which i already bought) so that it fits beautifully into the layout region...

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Mudkip Orange

I can't imagine ever having a sufficient amount of yard space to store every train I own. That is what bookcases are for.

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sportinglife

All static:

 

Aichi

MoHa 100+KuHa 200

Tomytec

Choshi

DeHa 701

Tomytec

Choshi

DeHa 801

Tomytec

Choshi

DeHa 1002

Tomytec

Chosi

DeHa 1000

Tomytec

Echigo Kotsu

MoHa 1400+KuHa 1450

Tomytec

Eiden

DeHa 300

Tomytec

Eiden

DeO 301

Tomytec

Eiden

DeO 603

Tomytec

Entetsu

KiHa 802

Tomytec

Fujikyu

MoHa1201+KuHa 1301

Tomytec

Fujikyu

5000

Tomytec

Gakuan

MoHa 1103+KuHa 2106

Tomytec

Gakuan

MoHa 1107

Tomytec

Hiroden

351

Tomytec

Hitachi

3000

Tomytec

Hokutetsu

KiHa 5201

Tomytec

Ichibata Densha

DeHani 52

Tomytec

Ichibata Densha

MoHa 3829+KuHa 2829

Tomytec

Iyo

MoHa 106

Tomytec

JNR

D51 "Orient Express"

Amercom

JNR

D51

Del Prado

JNR

C50

Del Prado

JR East

Shinkansen 200

KATO

JNR

Shinkansen 100

Tomix

JNR

KiHa 81

Del Prado

JNR

Shonan 80

Del Prado

JNR

Kumoha 43 800+ KuHa 68 017

Tomytec

JNR

KiHa 36900

One mile

JNR

KiHa 04-8

One mile

JNR

KuHa 481

KATO

JNR

165

KATO

JR Kyushu

Shinkansen 800

Del Prado

JR West

Shinkansen 700

Del Prado

JRF

EF 210

Del Prado

Kanbara

KuHa 10

Tomytec

Katatetsu DOWA

KiHa 302

Tomytec

Keifuku

MoHa 1003

Tomytec

Kotoden

MoHa 601+KuHa 602

Tomytec

Kotoden

MoHa 723 + KuHa 724

Tomytec

Kumamoto

MoHa 121

Tomytec

Matsumoto Dendetsu

MoHa 103

Tomytec

Meitetsu

MoHa 5210+KuHa 5200

Tomytec

Meitetsu

MoHa 3762+KuHa 2762

Tomytec

Meitetsu

MoHa 3733 + KuHa 2733

Tomytec

Meitetsu

MoHa 5210+KuHa 5209

Tomytec

Nagaden

MoHa 1103

Tomytec

Niigata Kotsu

MoHa 16 + KuHa 45

Tomytec

Niigata Kotsu

MoHa 11

Tomytec

Odakyu

DeHa 1607+ KuHa 1657

Tomytec

Ohmi

MoHa 202 + KuHa 1202

Tomytec

Ohmi

MoHa 51

Tomytec

Ooigawa

MoHa 3829 + KuHa 2829

Tomytec

Ooigawa

KuHa 861

Tomytec

Sangi

Kumoha 607 + Kuha 601

Tomytec

Tomii Railway

ED 101 + merci

Tomytec

Tomii Railway

MoHa 12

Tomytec

Tosa Denki

802

Tomytec

Toyama Chihō

MoHa 14718 + KuHa 18

Tomytec

Toyama Chihō

MoHa 14735

Tomytec

Toyama Chihō

Centram 9000

Tomytec

Manyōsen

LRV 1001

Tomytec

Toyotetsu

MoHa 1721 + MoHa 1771

Tomytec

Toyotetsu

MoHa 1751+ KuHa 2751

Tomytec

Toyotetsu

MoHa 1903+MoHa 1953

Tomytec

Ueda Kotsu

Moha 4257

Tomytec

Ugo Kotsu

KiHa 3

Tomytec

Hokuetsu Kyūkō

681/683

KATO

Nishitetsu

20

One mile

Okayama

Momo 9000

Tomytec

Sōbu Nagareyama

MoHa 105

Tomytec

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sportinglife

  1. Aichi    MoHa 100+KuHa 200            Tomytec

Choshi DeHa 701        Tomytec

Choshi DeHa 801        Tomytec

Choshi DeHa 1002      Tomytec

Chosi   DeHa 1000      Tomytec

Echigo Kotsu   MoHa 1400+KuHa 1450        Tomytec

Eiden   DeHa 300        Tomytec

Eiden   DeO 301         Tomytec

Eiden   DeO 603         Tomytec

Entetsu KiHa 802        Tomytec

Fujikyu MoHa1201+KuHa 1301         Tomytec

Fujikyu 5000    Tomytec

Gakuan            MoHa 1103+KuHa 2106        Tomytec

Gakuan            MoHa 1107     Tomytec

Hiroden           351      Tomytec

Hitachi 3000    Tomytec

Hokutetsu        KiHa 5201      Tomytec

Ichibata Densha           DeHani 52       Tomytec

Ichibata Densha           MoHa 3829+KuHa 2829        Tomytec

Iyo       MoHa 106       Tomytec

JNR     D51 "Orient Express"   Amercom

JNR     D51     Del Prado

JNR     C50     Del Prado

JR East            Shinkansen 200           KATO

JNR     Shinkansen 100           Tomix

JNR     KiHa 81          Del Prado

JNR     Shonan 80       Del Prado

JNR     Kumoha 43 800+ KuHa 68 017         Tomytec

JNR     KiHa 36900    One mile

JNR     KiHa 04-8       One mile

JNR     KuHa 481       KATO

JNR     165      KATO

JR Kyushu       Shinkansen 800           Del Prado

JR West           Shinkansen 700           Del Prado

JRF      EF 210            Del Prado

Kanbara          KuHa 10         Tomytec

Katatetsu DOWA        KiHa 302        Tomytec

Keifuku            MoHa 1003     Tomytec

Kotoden          MoHa 601+KuHa 602            Tomytec

Kotoden          MoHa 723 + KuHa 724          Tomytec

Kumamoto       MoHa 121       Tomytec

Matsumoto Dendetsu   MoHa 103       Tomytec

Meitetsu           MoHa 5210+KuHa 5200        Tomytec

Meitetsu           MoHa 3762+KuHa 2762        Tomytec

Meitetsu           MoHa 3733 + KuHa 2733      Tomytec

Meitetsu           MoHa 5210+KuHa 5209        Tomytec

Nagaden          MoHa 1103     Tomytec

Niigata Kotsu   MoHa 16 + KuHa 45  Tomytec

Niigata Kotsu   MoHa 11         Tomytec

Odakyu           DeHa 1607+ KuHa 1657        Tomytec

Ohmi    MoHa 202 + KuHa 1202        Tomytec

Ohmi    MoHa 51         Tomytec

Ooigawa          MoHa 3829 + KuHa 2829      Tomytec

Ooigawa          KuHa 861       Tomytec

Sangi    Kumoha 607 + Kuha 601        Tomytec

Tomii Railway  ED 101 + merci           Tomytec

Tomii Railway  MoHa 12         Tomytec

Tosa Denki      802      Tomytec

Toyama Chihō MoHa 14718 + KuHa 18        Tomytec

Toyama Chihō MoHa 14735   Tomytec

Toyama Chihō Centram 9000  Tomytec

Manyōsen        LRV 1001       Tomytec

Toyotetsu         MoHa 1721 + MoHa 1771     Tomytec

Toyotetsu         MoHa 1751+ KuHa 2751       Tomytec

Toyotetsu         MoHa 1903+MoHa 1953       Tomytec

Ueda Kotsu     Moha 4257      Tomytec

Ugo Kotsu       KiHa 3 Tomytec

Hokuetsu Kyūkō         681/683           KATO

Nishitetsu         20        One mile

Okayama         Momo 9000    Tomytec

Sōbu Nagareyama       MoHa 105       Tomytec

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Keikyu

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This is basically all my powered trains and 2 trailer ones that aren't powered. (The Keikyu 1000 and 115.)

 

I forgot to put my DD51 in the first picture so I took that last one a while ago. And I decided against a picture of my freight cars and passenger carriages.

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