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Kato 14-070 Hiroshima Type 200 tram

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I think many of you have this lovely small tram. It was released again by Kato at the end of 2013, but I think there is no difference compared to the previous series: no forward, backward or interior lights, no detailed interior, no under the floor motor.

I ordered one for myself and it arrived on the last week, so I made a short video about it at the weekend:

 

 

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Vato

nice tram

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stevenh

This tram was available at a hobby store in Canberra, Australia back in the early 2000's and is the sole reason I got into Japanese railway modelling.

It cost around AUD$40.

It still runs to this day... dirty wheels, completely mishandled... and I love it.

So much that I now have two :)

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cteno4

I too have a very old one, one of my first Japanese trains and still runs great. Got the re-release to have a pair for ttrak and they run remarkably the same.

 

Jeff

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marknewton

I have a number of these cars in HO to run on our "generic Euro" tramway layout. They're lovely models in HO as well.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

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Vato

I just order mine :) waiting :)

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katoftw

I have it in my wish list at HS.  Good value for $26AUD.

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Vato
I have it in my wish list at HS.  Good value for $26AUD.

try plazajapan ebay store, they have for 25.80 USD

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kvp

Once I saw this tram in white windows/yellow body paint on the net with 1 or 2 trailers. Does anyone know it's kato product number?

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katoftw
try plazajapan ebay store, they have for 25.80 USD

$3 more than HS.  why should I try PJ?

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IST

Maybe because PJ has it while HS don't? :-)

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katoftw

they had it when i posted.  just checked now as you got me curious.  HS is sold out.  so PJ becomes next option.  probably add it so a EH200 order later on.  make sense now why he posted what he did.

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TimsUniTramUK
Maybe because PJ has it while HS don't? :-)

Yeah sorry, I contributed to that, my three arrived today :blush: but I am fond of them since I picked up my first in a little hobby shop in Yamanouchi which got me started on the whole n-gauge thing... :P

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katoftw

PJ has none now.  And I just visited MTP and lowered their stock to 1.

 

Cheap postage with MTP.

 

Mircosoft warm me they failed the fraud tests/checks for the account confirmation and order confirmation emails. haha

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TimsUniTramUK

MTP also lacking in Modemo stock now :P Decent sale prices, picked up the last Toyohashi Railway 'Sala' and SKIP II & III which were both £20 cheaper than PJ

 

Thanks for the link :icon_thumleft:

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Densha
Once I saw this tram in white windows/yellow body paint on the net with 1 or 2 trailers. Does anyone know it's kato product number?

Those were probably one of these:

http://www.1999.co.jp/search_e.asp?Typ1_c=104&scope=1&scope2=0&itkey=kato+Duwag

http://www.1999.co.jp/search_e.asp?Typ1_c=104&scope=1&scope2=0&itkey=kato+hannover+tram+n+scale

They are German Düwag trams. The Hiroshima version is the same type.

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cteno4

I have a vague memory of a kato pocket train pair in the duwag/Hiroshima style, very simplified.

 

Jeff

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kvp
They are German Düwag trams. The Hiroshima version is the same type.

Yes, thanks! Now i just have to find the one with the white windows/yellow body. Unfortunately i don't know the number of this set, but i'm actually looking specifically for this color combination.

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kvp

I'm afraid what i saw was custom painted. Actually this is the old color of the budapest trams, so that's why i would like to find them. One of the trailers: http://villamosok.hu/nza/5960.jpg (the colors are grey roof, white windows, thin brown stripe and bumpers and a yellow body)

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Densha

Ah I see. I think Budapest trams have a very nice livery. Also interesting is that the some TW6000 were previously used in The Hague in the Netherlands which I actually used there. :)

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katoftw

HS has these in stock again.

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