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disturbman

There is a lottery here in Germany where you can win a lifelong pension of sorts. The actual amount of money per month depends on your age and gender, but if I understand the rules correctly it is never below 7,500 EUR :lipssealed: . Gee, just think about all the trains I could buy with that money!

 

Where can I play???  :grin

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SubwayHypes

 

No, I only got the 10 car E217 at this time as HWJ did not stock the 5 car one. I'll keep looking for that one, though. But as I said before, I will have to consider the length of those units and therefore where I could put them on display in the future :grin .

 

Yea i wanted to make my e217 yokosuka a 8+4 but my layout is only 8 feet long and it wouldnt fit in my stations.  I might still grab a 5 car set and just run it as a 4+4 or something stupid like that.   I have 3 sets of 221 series that i sometimes run as 6+6 and it struggles up my inclines so i just shortened everything to 8 cars tops.  

 

although i just realized that since my e217 motor isnt working properly, i might as well buy another 5 car basic set right?

 

so to stay on topic, i should be having a e217 set in the mail.

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EWS60008

I'm still eagerly awaiting my Kato RENFE AVE100 in AVE Operadora livery (Spanish TGV) to arrive from Japan and my StartTrain/Roco RENFE GM Class 319.4 in AVE Operadora livery to come in the post from Spain. Not sure how long this locomotive from Spain will be as I have never bought an N gauge train from Spain before, but when I buy trains from Japan, its normally about a week by EMS including customs clearence so my AVE100 should arrive to me anytime this week. Can't wait! :grin.

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Guest ___

I'm waiting on a vending machine and a chick on a scooter. And it's cleared customs and waiting at Jeff's.

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Martijn Meerts

My Galaxy Express TV Version base set and add-on got shipped today, should be getting those soon ;)

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scott

A bunch of Japanese rail and modelling books and magazines from eBay, and (off topic) some Fleischmann rolling stock that I got for cheap (two DB coaches and a speisewagen).

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marknewton

Books, eh! What did you get?

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

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scott

Books, eh! What did you get?

 

Nothing too unusual, I don't think--three or four of those magazine-format books with lots of layout and diorama pictures, a 1995 issue of Railway Journal,  and this collection of electric-railway photographs. I'm also bidding on a book called (in translation) ""1/150 Color Illustrations of JR/JNR Rolling Stock."

 

Speaking of which, how did that illustrated book of electric railcars/EMUs that you won turn out? I'm hoping that another copy of that will turn up. :)

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NGT6 1315

The two E531 carriages which had been missing from the original package arrived a few minutes ago :grin . But, is it normal to be quite literally jittery from some trivial matter like receiving a package? ???

 

I'll be away from home until tomorrow, though, so no images of the full E531 set right now. Stay tuned :grin .

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scott

Eeek--I just got seven packages in my mailbox! (The front-office staff is going to kill me.....)

 

One package is from Japan--probably a magazine. The others may or may be rail stuff, since I also order some other books.

 

Now I have to leave for a meeting, so they'll have to wait.... :-\

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marknewton
Nothing too unusual, I don't think--three or four of those magazine-format books with lots of layout and diorama pictures, a 1995 issue of Railway Journal,  and this collection of electric-railway photographs...

 

Good on you. My wife gave me a copy of that book for Christmas last year - it's a beauty!

 

Speaking of which, how did that illustrated book of electric railcars/EMUs that you won turn out? I'm hoping that another copy of that will turn up. :)

 

It's really good. It has feature articles on the JNR Tsurumi line, the Nokami Tetsudo, the Ueda Maruko Tetsudo, the Kambara Tetsudo, and the various 762mm electric railways of the past - the Hanamaki, Tochio, Kusukaru, Okuyama, Matsusaka, Yunoyama, Utsube, Hokusei and Shimotsui lines are all included. Plus there's photos and rosters for about all of the smaller interurbans. I don't think you'd be disappointed if you got it.

 

All the best,

 

Mark.

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scott

I don't think you'd be disappointed if you got it.

 

Well, I'll keep my fingers crossed that it shows up again....

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EWS60008

My RENFE GM Class 319 locomotive has arrived from Spain, just need 2 more items to come from Japan now :icon_thumright:.

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NGT6 1315

The following T&T information is for my E217 set:

 

02.07.2009 10:20 Frankfurt Import

02.07.2009 10:32 Frankfurt Handed to customs

04.07.2009 11:17 Frankfurt Handed in from customs

04.07.2009 22:13 Umschlagbasis Arrival Consignment has arrived at the sorting office

04.07.2009 22:19 Umschlagbasis Departure Consignment has left the sorting office

06.07.2009 05:38 Frankfurt Arrival Consignment has arrived at office of collection

06.07.2009 06:45 Frankfurt Handed to courier Consignment is on its way to consignee

06.07.2009 13:41 Frankfurt Delivery Consignment was delivered to Mister/Miss/Company Customs:Miss *****

07.07.2009 13:10 Frankfurt Collection Consignment was collected from sender by courier

07.07.2009 16:53 Frankfurt Arrival from pick-up tour Consignment arrived at office of collection

07.07.2009 17:03 Frankfurt Departure Consignment has left office of collection

08.07.2009 04:40 Frankfurt Arrival Consignment has arrived at office of collection

08.07.2009 16:36 Frankfurt Departure Consignment has left office of collection

 

 

Seems as if the package took a little detour via another customs office ???:grin .

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NGT6 1315

09.07.2009 08:58 Frankfurt Handed to customs

 

 

Huh? Why another turn through customs? ???

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Bernard

Wow, unbelievable!

Your package has spent more time in Frankfurt I think it's about to take up residency.

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NGT6 1315

Wow, unbelievable!

Your package has spent more time in Frankfurt I think it's about to take up residency.

 

Don't scare me like that :lipssealed: !

 

I don't think all those stations are actually located within the limits of Frankfurt. The DHL Express depot which serves my area is located at Raunheim, which is a separate town altogether. I would believe they are just being grouped under the "Frankfurt" header for convenience or something like that.

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NGT6 1315

Well, it seems the E217 is now moving on to its next leg. Wonder if tomorrow might be the day...? :grin

 

The EH200 is now in customs as well. Oh, the joys of officialdom... :lipssealed:

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scott

(Off topic--three more TEE coaches from eBay; enough to complete that train, so I can stop shopping for it!)

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alpineaustralia
Wow, unbelievable!

Your package has spent more time in Frankfurt I think it's about to take up residency.

 

It started off from Japan as a Japanese train. But due tot he amount of time it has spent in Frankfurt, I bet you by the time it arrives it will have turned into a German train perhaps as a "Fyling Frankfurter"

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NGT6 1315
Wow, unbelievable!

Your package has spent more time in Frankfurt I think it's about to take up residency.

 

It started off from Japan as a Japanese train. But due tot he amount of time it has spent in Frankfurt, I bet you by the time it arrives it will have turned into a German train perhaps as a "Fyling Frankfurter"

 

 

:grin :grin :grin Could I sue the customs service if the item I ordered should have turned into another one entirely due to all the handling they did? :cheesy

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NGT6 1315

Oh, I almost forgot to post a photo of my 15 car E531. Here it is, sitting on my windowsill...

 

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:cool:

 

Somewhat difficult to fit such a long train in one image and have all details stand out, though.

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Bernard

Tsubasa - That is one long train! I have to thank my friend Peter when he saw my track plan, took it upon himself to re-design my yard for longer trains. But I don't even think your E531 would fit in there.

 

Any more word on your package, I just hope you don't get a postcard from it saying, "Had a lovely time in Frankfurt now off to Kitzbuhel, Austria. I write to you as soon as I get there!" :grin

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disturbman

I never had and will never have such a train!!! My longuest train for the moment, except my basic Eurostar set, is a 6 cars Keikyu... Arghhh!!!

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grumbeast

I'm new here, but in the spirit of the thread, I'm waiting for my first Japanese prototype train, a Kato Series 0 Shinkansen 8 car set.

 

I can't wait!

 

Graham

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