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railsquid

Waiting for Kato to release the EF13 and associated rake of coaches next week here... Boring old stuff I know, but it's Chuo Line and I likes it.

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lighthouse
1 hour ago, railsquid said:

Boring old stuff I know, but it's Chuo Line and I likes it.

 

naaah, this old stuff is interesting history with many variations! :-)

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nah00

Now to decide whether I want the 4 car 701 series set or the 2 car or both...

 

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Kiha66
8 hours ago, railsquid said:

Waiting for Kato to release the EF13 and associated rake of coaches next week here... Boring old stuff I know, but it's Chuo Line and I likes it.

 

I dont know, the steam generator car is pretty cool to me!  I ended up paying about $300 usd for my set a few years ago just to get my hands on one.  Now you can model snow country.

http://ef58.info/tokushu/yukiguni-01.html

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railsquid

One of the things I like about the older stuff is the non-uniform nature of the trains, including things like the generator car 😄

 

Anyway I've been waiting for this release to fill in the EF13-sized gap in my collection of brown locos which ran on the Chuo line (or close enough to it).

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Gordon Werner
On 3/22/2019 at 8:08 PM, Gordon Werner said:

I wonder when we can expect Kato to announce the new Maple Green color of the Keihan Eizan Railway's DEO 901/902?

 

http://rail.hobidas.com/rmn/archives/2019/03/901f_1.html

 

 

 

 

 

huzzah!

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Kamome
On 6/8/2019 at 8:58 AM, railsquid said:

One of the things I like about the older stuff is the non-uniform nature of the trains, including things like the generator car 😄

 

Anyway I've been waiting for this release to fill in the EF13-sized gap in my collection of brown locos which ran on the Chuo line (or close enough to it).

It’s a nice set and I especially like the steam generator car. Running behind 2 brown DF50s or the EF13 always gets some approving looks on club running days.

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katoftw

Confused now. haha or grrr?

 

I already have the 6 car.  I knew the 4 car 787 was coming.  Which I thought would compliment the 6 car.

 

Didn't know about the 7+1 car version though.  And with new front couplers instead of dummy couplers.  And the ability to shut off directional lighting.  These new 4 and 7+1 car versions are somewhat better than the old tech 6 car version.

 

Decisions, decisions.

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Yavianice
8 minutes ago, katoftw said:

Didn't know about the 7+1 car version though.  And with new front couplers instead of dummy couplers.  And the ability to shut off directional lighting.  These new 4 and 7+1 car versions are somewhat better than the old tech 6 car version.

I am a bit confused why KATO would sell a car separately. Anyone know why they would do that? Is it some kind of special car, maybe a dining car?

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Kiha66

I believe the saha is to represent the unpowered car added when the train runs as an 8 car set.  The suggestion is when running as Midori/Kamome sets, which iirc are usually 4+8 going to Sasebo/Nagasaki.

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katoftw

Depending on the service.  They run throughout Kyushu as 4, 6, 7, 8 (8 or 4+4) and 12 (6+6 only) car consists.

 

As above stated, the +1 Saha-100 car is to make the 7 car set to be an 8 car.

 

So add a bit more also on the models, the new 4 car set has no traction tyres, then 7 car set does have the tyres.

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813817813

The kato 10-590 was my first train and I accidentally damaged the first car. Since the body will no longer be available, I am debating with myself whether I should renew the entire set by buying all 6 bodies. But then the price will probably be the same as buying an entire new set

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nartak

New product information as usual.

 

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nartak

Remaining.  Split due to the file size.

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Ultratram

I have put in a preorder for the E233 chuo line. I saw the prototype walking near Ochanomizu. It will look nice running along side my 201, 103 and 101! Lots of rustic orange.

 

I am still surprised about the E353. Did they underestimate initial demand? I guess I was lucky to pick the basic set up at Joshin super kids land in Osaka and ordered the rest of the set from MTP.  That sound card is tempting me even more to get that Joban c62. Uhhh.

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katoftw
On 6/11/2019 at 8:18 PM, 813817813 said:

The kato 10-590 was my first train and I accidentally damaged the first car. Since the body will no longer be available, I am debating with myself whether I should renew the entire set by buying all 6 bodies. But then the price will probably be the same as buying an entire new set

The bodies are around 1500 each.  The became available for pre order yesterday on Hobby Search.

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katoftw

The power unit for the 3 car attachment set of the E353 also is up for pre-order again.  You get the motor and additonal parts to add directional lighting to the no lit cad.

 

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10576599

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lighthouse

If I take a closer look at the numbers given in Hobbysearch of the D51 set, the D51 might have been found in the Niigata area.

It seems Kato is doing well if they decide to bring more containers to the market. If this continues, you can soon get Kato containers from every period.

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Kiha66

Kato announced a special upcoming run of kiha 28 driver training vehicles. 

 

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