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(Japanese Model Train Newsletter)

New items from all manufacturers

At a recent exhibition, many previews of future releases were on display …

KATO

Kato showed off the details of the new C62 SL …

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… as well as their (unpainted) version of the N700 Shinkansen. Their interpretation of the full width diaphragms looks a lot better than Tomix’s version.

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Here is a diorama showing their shrine-carrying festival figure set.

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This is their new suburban station.

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Kato also now have a nice web page showing the new station items.

MODEMO

Modemo were showing their new Enoden 500 series set.

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BANDAI

Bandai had lots of displays of their ‘Shorty’ train series, as well as this interesting mini-layout, complete with subway 🙄

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 TOMIX

 Tomix had their version of the ‘Yume Kukan’ passenger set.

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This is their version of the N700 Shinkansen – they are still using the same old connection system as on all the other older sets 😦

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TOMYTEC

Had a nice little diorama showing many items from their ‘Collection’ series.

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The ‘trucks’ in their ‘Car Collection’ #5 were on display, and you can see more about them in this post.

This is the new Shrine complex, including the amusement stands and festival people.

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The next items in the ‘Diorama Collection’ are these 5 modern residential buildings – a fabulous addition to the range.

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These are the items in ‘Bus Collection’ #11 – don’t know the company names yet.

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‘Truck Collection’ #4 will include this fire engine.

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There will also be some Keio ‘HO’ buses.

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Here is a preview of the characters in ‘Tetsudo Musume’ #5.

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GREENMAX

Had a nice diorama showing many of their new sets.

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They also announced a new modular building series. A range of different shaped base buildings, with a selection of finishes and entrances, gives you the option to make many different business type buildings or even multistory mansions.

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MICROACE

Showed their new MCR600 snowploughs.

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They also had many of their new sets on display, including the new Joyful train series, but they were mostly all just unpainted shells.

KYOSHO

Among new bus releases was the ‘Hato’ bus 🙂

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OTHERS

And finally, a compnay I have never heard of had a nice 1/144 scale model of Kumamoto castle (with interiors), for just Y27,300 🙄

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most photos courtesy Railcraft Awaza

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October 20, 2007 - Posted by | Greenmax, Kato, MicroAce, Modemo, Tomix, Tomytec

1 Comment »

  1. […] they have released this time look quite different from samples shown at trade shows last year (see this post), so hopefully this will be the start of a series of different types of city buildings with […]

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