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al camino

Shipment of KATO KOKI10000 came yesterday while working on my G20 van.

 

I placed the car on my shelf - with the other KOKI(FU)10000 I already have.

 

Hmmm - this one should donate the trucks to the SUNI41 - but ... isn't the 4 car KOKI too nice.

I think I will shorten the RESA10000/REMUFU10000 train by one RESA (7 car train instead of 8 car train) and wait until I find Aclass TR203 or another KOKI (leading to same problem again).

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al camino

The shipment 3 weeks ago brought an OHAFU13 to make a 5 car train from my 4 car train. 

And my first baggage car - a MANI36. A good addition to the SUYU13 that came to me in May.

Unfortunately the EF58 for my Tsubame (Aodaisho) suffered from a longitudinal impact 😟

 

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Martijn Meerts

rg-rokko sent me a little picture:

 

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The kit has arrived at their shop, they calculated total cost, sent me a payment request, and I've paid for it. Should be starting it's way over to the Netherlands sometime soon.

 

All in all, faster than I expected, and actually also cheaper than I expected, so that's good. Really looking forward to getting the kit. It's going to be quite a challenge building it, but I'm going to take my time and get it right. I definitely also need to start working on a little H0 dual gauge diorama to display stuff on, and take pictures.

 

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kevsmiththai

Just a sneak preview, full report to follow. I'm out nearly every weekend at shows at this time of year and when I get chance to get in the workshop wiring Hakuho takes priority but I'll get round to it sooon

 

Chichibu Deki 500 in 3D brass sat on Rokuhan Z shorty chassis

 

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Seen running on Republic Steel at Loughborough model railway exhibition last weekend it caused an enormous amount of interest. 

 

If anybody has got a decent drawing of the Chichibu hoppers I could use them to do them I 3D printed ABS to go behind it

 

Kev

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MichiK

Nothing really decent, unfortunately, but from the following you should be able to work out a convincing design:

- three World Kougei instructions: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10342413, https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10342415, https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10342416 (the isometric views will probably give more insight into, e.g., the outlets than conventional 3-views would)

- graphics of n gauge models: http://www.microace-arii.co.jp/products/img/A2086.jpg

- japanese wikipedia gives 7500mm as loa (though this seems a bit short for the hopper plus couplers?); TR41C trucks have a wheelbase of 1650mm AFAIK

- at about 3/4 of the page little side views; the scale is 50mm per pixel

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TimWay4

Today I ordered one of these..... (hopes he's linked properly...)

 

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10542071

 

It's a Z Shorty mini layout in a box, I've mostly gotten it so that I can take it to shows with my N-gauge layout as a size comparison, I didn't get mine from HS I bought it from ebay It's costing me £33 including postage from Japan, but I'm bound to get import fees to pay on top of that, but it is what it is. At some point I'll probably buy a couple of other locos to run on it, but for now I can just watch the one that comes with it go round and round 🙂 

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GDorsett

Ah, yes, that. That is a good little set. Bought it myself for the novelty. Runs off of a single AA battery for several hours.

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chadbag
On 9/3/2019 at 10:38 PM, cteno4 said:

 I couldn’t convince my wife to name the new dog scooby doo, had to settle for astro... I think they both said rut ro.

 

No one under 35 seems to get astro.

 

 

Both were voiced by the same gentleman, Don Messick.

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cteno4

Cool I did not know that, no wonder the rut ro accent was the same! Lately it’s beem “ri ront runt a raf” as he’s been rolling in a dead something somewhere in the woods...

 

jeff

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Welshbloke

The Z shorty layout reminds me of the boxfile layout craze which is doing the rounds here. Surprised it hasn't caught on for Z and B Train Shorties in Japan really.

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al camino
On 5/19/2019 at 4:16 PM, al camino said:

   -snip -

Curious filtering to 1/80 locomotives - the EF71 JNR is reduced by ~30% (29'808 yen down to 19'320) - <CLICK> mine.

Now I have the right helper engine for my キハ80 train #3.

   -snip-

About the other *bargains* I will post later.

This order became expensive (my budget level pointer now shows approx. late November 2019). 

   -snip-

 

I just noticed that I promised to tell about the expensive *bargain* order.

The EF71 to draw the KIHA82 consist #3 was the starter.

Then - you shouldn't do this - I know - i put in *bargain* for search ...

A blue Tramway EF58 - my favorite engine - reduced by 30%    <Cart> click     couldn't resist

The Twilight Express 4 car basic set - 25'080 instead of 41'800    <Cart> click

Then thinking with the support of glass of beer - 3 car addition set A unfortunately without any discount - but with the diner and the parlor  :love4:must have

And so half of the annual budged was gone.

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TimWay4
13 hours ago, GDorsett said:

Ah, yes, that. That is a good little set. Bought it myself for the novelty. Runs off of a single AA battery for several hours.

 

That's good to hear, I'll most likely see if I can hook it up to a mains controller 🙂 

 

11 hours ago, Welshbloke said:

The Z shorty layout reminds me of the boxfile layout craze which is doing the rounds here. Surprised it hasn't caught on for Z and B Train Shorties in Japan really.

 

I have an N gauge layout in a flight case which it's going to go with 🙂 I aim to have bigger layouts, but that requires a house move 😞 

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al camino

Topic today: What did I miss to order.

Surfing at lunchbreak I saw the Aoshima 0J museum EF66 kit as *bargain*  40% discount.

Back home and now able to place the PO I saw this has been sold out :sad1:

Sad moment - but tomorrow the shipment with the SUNI41 kit could arrive. Left customs today.

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al camino

First day of my vacation and postman rang.

 

Lot of work to do which will be fun.

 

I think I'll start with attaching the name plates to my KIHA82s and the Twilight plate to my EF81.

(Oh - and I have to attach all the detail parts of the EF81).

Then continue with T15.

I still need some lettering. I could try to print decals with what I can find on the net.

This will be enough for tonight I think.

 

The SUNI shall be the ont to train my sleeping soldering skills.

Hopefully my soldering torch will still be o.k. - I did my last brass kit quite a while ago.

The final one will be the WOKIFU100.

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cteno4

Well, I guess this is an other scale... recent additions to my plarail capsule collection.

 

Jeff

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MichiK

Oh my, how long are your vacitions going to be? Half a year?! 😅

 

12 hours ago, al camino said:

 

Hopefully my soldering torch will still be o.k. - I did my last brass kit quite a while ago.

 

The final one will be the WOKIFU100.

I love the 2 pre-bent housing parts. To get the bending well done is not the easiest task.

 

 

Lucky incidence: Before you complete the kit, could you take the fundamental measurements of the WoKiFu for Kevin?!

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Martijn Meerts
13 hours ago, al camino said:

First day of my vacation and postman rang.

 

Lot of work to do which will be fun.

 

I think I'll start with attaching the name plates to my KIHA82s and the Twilight plate to my EF81.

(Oh - and I have to attach all the detail parts of the EF81).

Then continue with T15.

I still need some lettering. I could try to print decals with what I can find on the net.

This will be enough for tonight I think.

 

The SUNI shall be the ont to train my sleeping soldering skills.

Hopefully my soldering torch will still be o.k. - I did my last brass kit quite a while ago.

The final one will be the WOKIFU100.

I love the 2 pre-bent housing parts. To get the bending well done is not the easiest task.sIMGP4969.JPG

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Can't say anything about the other brands, but World Kougei kits are usually really good quality kits that go together well. I've only had an issue where something didn't fit according to instructions once in about 15 different kits.

 

I did find out that their kits go together quite well using a regular (good quality) soldering station. I've been able to get much better results with that compared to a small soldering torch, even without using any flux.

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al camino
3 hours ago, Martijn Meerts said:

 

Can't say anything about the other brands, but World Kougei kits are usually really good quality kits that go together well. I've only had an issue where something didn't fit according to instructions once in about 15 different kits.

 

I did find out that their kits go together quite well using a regular (good quality) soldering station. I've been able to get much better results with that compared to a small soldering torch, even without using any flux.

As I did once I will use SMD soldering paste and the iron for all small parts. Just for the large ones the torch shall give it's energy. I expect the roof parts of MANI41 to neet the torch.

Now I'm having my morning coffee to start in the day. First I have to do some wiring at the G20 van (1:1). The kit will be the late afternoon and evening business.

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al camino
On 9/8/2019 at 10:09 PM, kevsmiththai said:

If anybody has got a decent drawing of the Chichibu hoppers I could use them to do them I 3D printed ABS to go behind it

 

Kev

 

6 hours ago, MichiK said:

Lucky incidence: Before you complete the kit, could you take the fundamental measurements of the WoKiFu for Kevin?!

 

Hi Kev

 

There is no drawing with it.

But I will scan all papers that came with the kit.

And I could place the parts on my scanner. With the high resolution scan and a few main dimension I'll provide you should be able to set up your 3D printing file.

You'll get a PM within the next days (up to 2 weeks).

So stay tuned - and be patient . Mission accomplished!

6 hours ago, MichiK said:

Oh my, how long are your vacitions going to be? Half a year?! 😅

This would be really great. But I think my boss would not be amused if I opt for 6 month vacation ...

 

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al camino
On 9/8/2019 at 10:09 PM, kevsmiththai said:

If anybody has got a decent drawing of the Chichibu hoppers I could use them to do them I 3D printed ABS to go behind it

 

Kev

Hi Kev

 

I am not sure if I am allowed to post scans of the manual here.

So you got a PM - It is 8MB total.

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shadowtiger25

My hall from about  months ago just came in

8 Endo PRUS Seki 3000 

4 Kato Wham 380000

3 Tenshodo Tiki 5500 primary type 6000

2 sets of `Kasen Chui` stickers from RLF (Revolution Factory)

and a 2 car Tomix kit of Taki 3000

My total Sekis are now at 28

The rolling bearings on the Wham 380000 are super cool!

The Kasen Chui provides more detial to my Sl's and my Tensodo sekis

And that kit from Tomix just looks like its going to be a blast to  put together

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al camino
6 hours ago, shadowtiger25 said:

My hall from about  months ago just came in

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3 Tenshodo Tiki 5500 primary type 6000

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Great!

Where did you get the Tenshodo Container Wagon Chiki 5500 (w/Container Type 6000) from?

This type should join my collection also.

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GDorsett

I'd like to get some more WaMus, myself. Currently up to 14 with a mixture of 280000 and 80000

can run Wams at the back of a "small" KoKi train, right? 

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shadowtiger25
8 hours ago, al camino said:

 

Great!

Where did you get the Tenshodo Container Wagon Chiki 5500 (w/Container Type 6000) from?

This type should join my collection also.

I found them on Yahoo auction, a set of 2 popped up from a re-seller store, and one from an individual seller. I waited and watched for a while for some that could run with my D51 as part of a consist. If you lerk long enough you can find rare stuff pop up every once in a while. Half of what I picked up are new in box that where released over 10 years ago.

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shadowtiger25
11 hours ago, GDorsett said:

I'd like to get some more WaMus, myself. Currently up to 14 with a mixture of 280000 and 80000

can run Wams at the back of a "small" KoKi train, right? 

No idea..

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