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(Japanese Model Train Newsletter)

Driver’s eye view of ‘Enoshima’ part 2

As previously promised (, here is the footage taken at the recent Epping exhibition …

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June 26, 2011 Posted by | Enoshima | 4 Comments

Kato to release Tokyo subway train series

A poster from the recent 3rd Kyoto Rail Expo would seem to indicate that Kato will release a ‘series’ of models of all of Tokyo’s subway system trains !!!

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June 6, 2011 Posted by | Kato | 4 Comments

Tomix’s Track & Wheel Cleaning Systems (updated again)

I have decided to document the history of Tomix’s various products used for cleaning track & wheels …

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May 9, 2011 Posted by | MicroAce, Tomix | 26 Comments

Driver’s eye view of ‘Enoshima’

Now I know what it looks like for the ‘drivers’ of my trains when they go round and round the layout …

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April 7, 2011 Posted by | Enoshima | 6 Comments

New trains & buildings on ‘Enoshima’

Here are some photos of my latest acquisitions/changes on the layout from last weekend’s Canberra exhibition …

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April 5, 2011 Posted by | Enoshima, Kato, Modemo, Tomix, Tomytec | 4 Comments

Buying a limited release Bandai B-train Dr Yellow

In a Japanese train magazine recently, I saw advertising of a limited release of a Dr Yellow 923 T4 set. So of course I had to have one 🙂

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February 5, 2011 Posted by | Bandai | 4 Comments

Kato Diotown 23-433 & 23-434 building kitbashes

Here are some kitbashes I just completed on these 2 Kato city buildings …

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January 29, 2011 Posted by | Enoshima, Greenmax, Kato, Tomytec | 1 Comment

Tomytec Ryokan ‘B’

Recently Tomytec released 3 different Ryokan buildings with a ‘Hot Spring Resort’ theme …

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January 15, 2011 Posted by | Enoshima, Tomytec | 1 Comment

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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January 2, 2011 Posted by | Statistics | Leave a comment

ONE train – FIVE names – SIX different colours !

Japan is well know for it’s variety of colourful trains, but in this case I think they have even outdone themselves … Continue reading

December 29, 2010 Posted by | MicroAce, model review | 1 Comment

Tomytec Showa era buildings A & B

Here is what I have done so far with these two buildings …

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December 9, 2010 Posted by | Enoshima, Tomytec | 1 Comment

Bandai’s ‘B-Train Shorty’ models

In case you haven’t noticed the link, I have started a new page to document Bandai’s ‘B-Train Shorty’ models – specifically to …

research the history of Bandai’s “B-Train Shorty” range of N scale model trains, and promote them outside of Japan where there are virtually unknown.

  1. advertise new and upcoming releases.
  2. show how they can be assembled/modified.
  3. document the building of TWO layouts that will feature these trains :-)

October 26, 2010 Posted by | Bandai | Leave a comment

Tomytec Showa era city buildings

These have finally arrived, and there are some good points and bad points about them …

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October 20, 2010 Posted by | Enoshima, Tomytec | 1 Comment

Enoshima update (updated again)

Here is a summary of the latest changes made to the layout for the Castle Hill show last weekend …

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July 31, 2010 Posted by | Enoshima, Greenmax, Kato, Tomix, Tomytec | 2 Comments

More new Kato city buildings – now here !

They have finally arrived – in the largest, heaviest & most expensive EMS parcel I have ever received 😦

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July 12, 2010 Posted by | Kato | 4 Comments