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Had one arrive this morning that I picked up on ebay for £3.95.

On a par with tomytec for quality but main difference in they are di-cast not plastic.

 

On closer inspection the windows are a little distorted around the edges as they have to protrude from inside the metal body.

 

Nice ~ Trying to order some Kyosho buses to try out the quality too. 

 

 

Saw this on Yahoo Auctions: http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e140036116

 

Man that's beautiful!

 

I wonder how N gaugers in Japan paint their buses so beautifully? There are alot of custom made buses on sale in Yahoo Auctions that sell very well and look very good ~

 

Anyone has experience in painting those 'empty' buses that come when you purchase with either the bus collection cases or the basic moving bus sets? 

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JR 500系
The  enoden bus looks so great!!  When you get it moving I hope to see some pictures or video. :)

 

Took sometime last night and converted the Enokun bus into a moving bus ~ Here's the video: 

 

 

Found the original Enokun bus video here: 

 

 

I have to say, the model is really very good and accurate! I'm glad i got it, and it's gonna remain as a moving bus on my layout ~~

 

Also had some fun converting the Ibaraki Girls & Panzer bus:

 

 

Now i'm very interested to turn more buses into moving bus! It's fun to watch!  

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Nice ~ Trying to order some Kyosho buses to try out the quality too. 

 

 

Saw this on Yahoo Auctions: http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e140036116

 

Man that's beautiful!

 

I wonder how N gaugers in Japan paint their buses so beautifully? There are alot of custom made buses on sale in Yahoo Auctions that sell very well and look very good ~

 

Anyone has experience in painting those 'empty' buses that come when you purchase with either the bus collection cases or the basic moving bus sets? 

 

This guy has a few kyosho buses and he posts worldwide

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/MINICAR-SPECIALS/_i.html?_dmd=2&_sid=527416953&_sop=10

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This guy has a few kyosho buses and he posts worldwide

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/MINICAR-SPECIALS/_i.html?_dmd=2&_sid=527416953&_sop=10

 

Thanks Bri! However, he only has local buses at the moment.. I'll like to get the highway bus types instead, but i'll hang around his shop for a while to see if any pops up...

 

Saw this on Yahoo Auctions: http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e140036116

 

Man that's beautiful!

 

Guess the final selling price for this 'Seven Star' bus? You'll be very very amazed! 

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Haven't been actively stalking the internet due to major work flow, but here's some fantastic news from Tomytec, especially good for bus fans like myself!

 

http://www.tomytec.co.jp/diocolle/index.html

 

There's just too many to list! Some include:

 

1) 3 sets of new 2-buses set, mainly from Tohoku region and 1 from Iwate. Mainly tour buses, think to accommodate with the going to release BM-03 for tour buses

 

2) Car Collection L1 photos, Railway collection 19, some train sets including a Tram...

 

3) New hot springs diorama base that accommodates the new 'One-Day Spa' and Spa Inn D releasing in December, and connects with the older version of the hot spring town

 

4) Some buildings, including 2 new farm houses, a Pachinko house and 2 'Real Estate offices' in Shonan style

 

5) Some diorama materials 

 

6) My favorite, the moving bus junction is going to be released in March! HORRAY! This news brings good planning for my bus layout ~~

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JR 500系

Ditto that Densha ~

 

Let's leave this solely for buses, shall we?

 

Speaking of which, Refer to the video links of the new 2-bus set buses, mainly running in the Tohoku region:

 

 

JRバス東北みずうみ号 - Coloured after the E5 Hayabusa ~

 

 

JRバス東北白樺号

 

 

I couldn't find the Super-Komachi colour bus or any related videos on it...

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JR 500系
Kids, get mad hype:

http://www.1999.co.jp/10250634

http://www.1999.co.jp/10250633

Road crossings are here.

 

I'm hyped! And pre-ordered! I guess the X-002 is the set to go since it gives you the junction itself, the stop roads required and the linking roads from the junction, together with some other curve road parts to link them all together ~ 

 

What's interesting is, there isn't a turnout switch? Would be interesting to know how the switching process works ...

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I dont know where those wires under the roadway connects to.........

 

 

Mardon

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JR 500系

Oh my god!

http://www.tomytec.co.jp/diocolle/news/1311/28_event01.html

I wished i stay in Japan! I need to get my dirty hands on this, and multiple sets of them! They look SOSOSOSO cute!!!

So videos to tempt more!


So videos to tempt more!
 

 
So videos to tempt more!
 
Bus number 1
 
Bus number 2


It seems there are 5 different types of Rilakuma bus!

http://www.tachikawabus.co.jp/transit_2

Great to accompany withe the Kato Rilakuma E231-500 Yamanote train!

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AAhhh yes i finally got my dirty hands on one of this Rilakuma bus set! Can't wait for it to arrive!

 

Also, there is a Kato version of a painted bus:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SFHZezWO1s

 

http://ntmuseum.blog130.fc2.com/blog-entry-388.html

 

Very interesting and cute! 

 

 

More on painted cute little buses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting to love these short chassis buses! They're cute!

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More new buses up for pre-order on HS: 

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10254879    JB013

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10254883    JB014

 

No photos yet, but sounds interesting ...  

 

Some youtube videos that might suggest what the bus will look like:

 

JB013 Shizutetsu Just Line (Shizuoka Area)

 

   

JB014 Kitakyushu City Transportation Bureau (Fukuoka Area)

 

 

*Edit: While i was posting this Tomytec was working hard to update its website! Fresh off the press now! 

http://www.tomytec.co.jp/diocolle/items/1312/12_bus01.html

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JR 500系
Haven't been actively stalking the internet due to major work flow, but here's some fantastic news from Tomytec, especially good for bus fans like myself!

 

http://www.tomytec.co.jp/diocolle/index.html

 

There's just too many to list! Some include:

 

1) 3 sets of new 2-buses set, mainly from Tohoku region and 1 from Iwate. Mainly tour buses, think to accommodate with the going to release BM-03 for tour buses

 

2) Car Collection L1 photos, Railway collection 19, some train sets including a Tram...

 

3) New hot springs diorama base that accommodates the new 'One-Day Spa' and Spa Inn D releasing in December, and connects with the older version of the hot spring town

 

4) Some buildings, including 2 new farm houses, a Pachinko house and 2 'Real Estate offices' in Shonan style

 

5) Some diorama materials 

 

6) My favorite, the moving bus junction is going to be released in March! HORRAY! This news brings good planning for my bus layout ~~

 

Hi Densha:

 

Well, i did mention a little bit sometime back on this Super Komachi Livery bus.. It's a nice looking bus! But i couldn't find any videos on the Super Komachi Livery unfortunately...

 

On another note, Tomytec released more information on the 2 'Whole Japan' series bus:  http://www.tomytec.co.jp/diocolle/lineup/bus_zenkoku/index.html

 

The Rainbow bus looks really good!

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JR 500系

So... As mentioned in my other thread, i finally got my hands on the Rillakuma bus that was sold only at the fair on 07 Dec 2013:

http://www.tomytec.co.jp/diocolle/news/1311/28_event01.html

 

Following the delicious videos (posted above), i had to get my hands on at least one of them! They were selling like hotcakes off Yahoo Auctions! I was very lucky to secure one!

 

Here are the pictures... They're really very very cute! 

 

By the way, they're also compatible with BM-01 moving bus system so that means you can make them a moving bus (which i'll definitely do)... The base model of the bus is the Isuzu Erga, based off the bus models in bus collection 7.

 

So while i'm taking photos, i took out my Evangelion Odakyu bus and took some pictures. Also, the bus is compatible with the new BM-03 for high speed (tour) buses and boy they look good running around!

 

Enjoy the pictures!

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JR 500系

@JR500 - if you want to sell some of your taxis, by all means let me know :)  I will take as many as you can offer, especially the orange ones.  I would gladly take a whole 'car collection' 12 x 3 box of orange, yellow, and green taxis if such a thing were available!

 

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Attention! New Tomytec taxis, exactly like the ones shown above, are up for pre-order!

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10262160

 

Also, new buses spring up for pre-order!

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10262161

The Bus Collection Toei Bus Isuzu Erga 5-Car Set A

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10262166

The All Japan Bus Collection [JB015] Kawasaki Tsurumi Rinko Bus (Kanagawa Area)

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10262170

The All Japan Bus Collection [JB016] Meitetsu Bus (Aichi Area)

 

 

Definitely getting the Toei buses since they're my region of modelling! As for the other two, well need to see some pictures first, but the Meitetsu sounds so interesting... 

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Hi JR500 thanks for the heads up!  The price is a bit extortionate (JPY 2000 list for 4 cars?  These are the same cars that I was getting for JPY 150 each or so a few years ago?) but it is very good news.  The first taxi (yellow one) is perfect.  

I agree the Toei bus set is great.  Happy i got multiple copies of the same set when it came out a few years ago - again, at less than half the current list price. :(  I also have 7 copies of the keio 5-bus set that is now selling for crazy money on yahoo jp.  if i had the time to reverse sell them, i probably should as i bought them for JPY 1200 each and now they're going for upwards of 7000 and even 10000 each (none on yahoo now, i just checked).

 

however, there are still bargains to be had:  http://page14.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/s359270020#enlargeimg

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Tomytec has posted some new pictures of the coming buses:

 

http://www.tomytec.co.jp/diocolle/items/1402/27_bus02.html

 

 

【商品名】  ザ・バスコレクション 全国バスコレクション <JB015>川崎鶴見臨港バス 【発売日】 2013年6月予定 【価格】 980円(税抜)
三菱ふそうエアロスター
型式:QKG-MP37FK
実車ホイールベース4800mm

 

【商品名】  ザ・バスコレクション 全国バスコレクション <JB016>名鉄バス 【発売日】 2013年6月予定 【価格】 980円(税抜)
三菱ふそうエアロスター
型式:QKG-MP37FM
実車ホイールベース5300mm

 

Also, something I have already pre-ordered and will not miss....

 

http://www.tomytec.co.jp/diocolle/items/1402/27_bus01.html

 

 

【商品名】  ザ・バスコレクション 都営バスいすゞエルガ5台セットA 【発売日】 2014年5月予定 【価格】 4,800円(税抜)

 

Box set of 5 Toei buses! Definitely the buses for my model region! 

 

Now this caught me:

 

http://page8.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h183234741

「【バスコレ】奈良交通 八木新宮特急50周年ラッピング2種類セット」

 

I have never seen this set before! It's nice!

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Dropping a link here that is very interesting for bus lovers like myself, especially those living near Toyko...

 

http://pluto.xii.jp/wp/?p=1322

 

It has all information and models of buses used from old to new for all 都営バス or Toei Buses.

 

Specially loving the colour banding of Toei buses... Lovely..

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Recently got my hands on a few Tomytec bus collection sets, especially those special ones, or '事業者特注品' Made for Bus Companies, bus sets that are otherwise difficult to get. These are either sold at special events or places, usually at the bus terminus of the respective companies, or some local (Japanese) hobby shops might carry them.

 

There are tons of such 事業者特注品 bus sets around, almost endless to state all. Although the 'Perfect Bus Manual' did mention some, there were much more than those listed inside, including the newer ones (compatible with moving bus system).

 

I was lucky to be able to get my hands on some of them. As such, would like to share some of the pictures of them here for fellow bus lovers like myself:

 

They include a list of 事業者特注品 sets as follows:

 

1) Osaka bus CNG type  

2) Osaka bus set 1

3) Osaka bus set 2

4) Itami City bus set

5) Hakone Local bus set

6) Odakyu Evangelion High speed bus set

7) Hokkaido bus set 1

8) Hokkaido bus set 2

9) Nishitetsu Bus set 100 Anv

10) Kobe bus set

11) Hato bus set

12) Enoden bus set 1 (Painted bus with Enokun)

13) Kawasaki bus set 70 Anv

14) Keihan bus set

15) Enoden bus set 2

16) Kure City bus set

17) Keihan bus set 90 Anv

18) Sotetsu bus set

19) Hanshin bus set (Salad Express <- cute name! Love the vegetables)

20) Tokyu bus set

21) Odakyu bus set 2

22) Nara bus set 50 Anv

23) Alpico bus set

24) Tachikawa city Rilakuma special bus set

 

And a nice combination picture of them all, and how they are stored.

 

Hope you guys enjoy the bus pictures as much as I do! I love them buses!

 

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Jr, I think we may need to have a bus intervention with you!

 

Looks like you are having fun with them!

 

Jeff

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JR 500系

Jr, I think we may need to have a bus intervention with you!

 

Looks like you are having fun with them!

 

Jeff

 

Thanks Jeff!

 

Aside from trains, I love Japanese buses too. There's something that Japanese people do that I really like. Their passion for doing things right, professionalism and the desire to always improve can also be seen in bus drivers. They're just doing everything in view to give the best services to customers. Take efforts to paint them and celebrate various milestones like anniversaries with special paintings, just beautiful. It's the spirit Singapore can really need to learn from.

 

Little off point there, but these Tomytec buses are just beautiful. Although they are more or less the same models around, the different painting schemes are just so nice and the multitude of bus companies around makes collecting the fun! Sure! Let me know if there ever was a chance for me to show my bus collections!  :)

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yes very true and such a variety is available and in such good detail for the price to boot!

 

bus fanning is big in japan as well!

 

jeff

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