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Kiha66

Nothing huge for me it looks like, I'll get the EF66 pantographs as ASSY parts so I can back date the current model I have, but other wise a quiet month.  If I happen to have a lot of spare spending money I'll consider picking up the Series 43 express, but I suspect after all the releases in march I'll probably be pretty stocked up for a time.

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katoftw

Maybe some koki 50000s if i can find some grey bogies.

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changkh

so KATO is not releasing N500 Hello Kitty?

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katoftw
Just now, changkh said:

so KATO is not releasing N500 Hello Kitty?

No word as of yet

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Suica

Great timing for that Wide View Hida/Nanki Re-release. 

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Gryphr

I love the attention they've been giving the Hokuriku Area/Line recently, lots of great models coming out there. I wonder what's next, maybe the 413 series?

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nah00

Hey more Echigo TOKImeki cars, take my money Kato!

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lighthouse

Oh, more koki´s to buy 😀

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Das Steinkopf

Lucky me nothing for the era I model, that said Tomix and Popondetta will be getting my money that month.

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gavino200

I'm tempted to get the ET 122. I like the silver and blue waves paint scheme, and I don't have any single or double unit trains.

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JR 500系

Great ~ Already having 2 units of the 521 series, I think I will pass on that ET122, which leaves cash for that Iseshima Liner Red formation which I am missing out on ~  🙂

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JR 500系

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10579765

 

And they had to make something like this... when I was so confident I can avoid Kato for April... 

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Yavianice
Just now, JR 500系 said:

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10579765

 

And they had to make something like this... when I was so confident I can avoid Kato for April... 

Perfect train for spring

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nah00
On 12/6/2018 at 9:39 AM, nah00 said:

Hey more Echigo TOKImeki cars, take my money Kato!

 

Ok with the Roundhouse release now I'm POSITIVE someone at Kato looks at this board to gauge response. 

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ecfitzgerald
On 11/26/2018 at 4:29 AM, katoftw said:

Regards E353, Roundhouse is releasing a pack to motorize the 3 car additional set. And add the missing directional lights.

 

But 4200 yen for the set on HS. Plus 9350 for the 3 car set. Works out more than the 12XXX 4 car basic set. Not sure they did there sums on this?

Any history to go on if this will take the EM13 if the normal one does?

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katoftw

Yeah same motor unit.

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bill937ca

 

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katoftw

Got a good view of the directional lighting on the end car. As discussed much earlier in the thread.

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gavino200
4 hours ago, bill937ca said:

 

 

 

At exactly 1:25 in the video, can anyone tell what instructions Kato are giving? Are they saying to apply some tape to join the light board to the diffuser?

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JR 500系

Lovely video, which only reinforced the decision to get the Seven Stars! Only regret is why they didn't include in the lights and now we have a nerve wrecking experience to opn the shell of such an expensive train again, like what we went through for the Shikishima… 

 

5 hours ago, gavino200 said:

 

 

At exactly 1:25 in the video, can anyone tell what instructions Kato are giving? Are they saying to apply some tape to join the light board to the diffuser?

 

Ii my limited Japanese serves me well, i believe they are saying to double-check that the white strip printed on the light tube is in the correct position, i.e. facing upwards.. 

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katoftw

Smallworld in Yamaguchi made a video

 

 

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JR 500系
18 hours ago, katoftw said:

 

Would expect so, since it is thought to be an expensive and collector's item, like the Shikishima, so probably 2 book cases... It would look a little 'too cheap' if all the 7 cars plus the loco were to squeeze into one book case... 

 

7 hours ago, katoftw said:

Smallworld in Yamaguchi made a video

 

 

Kato released the set on the 15th December, but many of the locals have already gotten their sets on the 14th, as Facebook was spurting with tons of videos and photos of the Seven Stars... It's really one of the sets that I will keep and treasure for a long time! 

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