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(Japanese Model Train Newsletter)

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 | 22 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

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

New releases from Tomix

Tomix have just announced their competition to Kato’s Unitram system, as well as a new Wireless controller !!!

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April 18, 2010 Posted by | Kato, Tomix | Leave a comment

Tomix 4103/4104 buildings under elevated track

These two items were first released in 2002, and at first I really didn’t really know what to do with them …

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March 6, 2010 Posted by | Enoshima, Tomix | 2 Comments

N-Gauge of the Year 2009

After analysing and translating the results from a popular Japanese new release blog page, I have tabulated the top 5 releases from last year …

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January 5, 2010 Posted by | Greenmax, Kato, Kawai, MicroAce, Modemo, Statistics, Tomix, Tomytec | Leave a comment

Tomix’s answer to Kato’s ‘Unitram system’ (updated)

Tomix has reacted to the interest in Kato’s new ‘Unitram’ system by announcing further releases in their street trackage components, and also by introducing some new vehicles …

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December 28, 2009 Posted by | Kato, Tomix, Tomytec | 4 Comments

New Tomix C57 SL

For those readers who are not using RSS (why not?) to be notified when I publish a new post, I have added a photo of the mechanism of the new Tomix C57 steam loco, so you can see how the motor, flywheels and weights are positioned inside the boiler shell …

November 29, 2009 Posted by | Tomix | Leave a comment

Tomix to re-release 300 Shinkansen :-)

The 300 series Shinkansen is one of my favourites, and Tomix have announced that they will re-release it next year …

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November 18, 2009 Posted by | Tomix | 3 Comments

New products from all the manufacturers

A number of exciting new releases were announced over the weekend at the 49th All Japan Model Hobby Show …

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October 11, 2009 Posted by | Kato, Modemo, Tomix, Tomytec | 1 Comment

New buildings for ‘Enoshima’

The release of more new buildings from Kato, Greenmax & Tomytec have forced many changes to the real estate landscape on Enoshima !!!

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May 23, 2009 Posted by | Enoshima, Greenmax, Kato, Tomix, Tomytec | 2 Comments

New Tomix Steam loco !!!

Tomix have announced their 4th attempt at modelling Japanese steam …

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May 15, 2009 Posted by | Tomix | 4 Comments

New Tomix ‘Wide PC’ rail system

Tomix have announced their new rail system, for tentative release in July …

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May 2, 2009 Posted by | Kato, Tomix | 2 Comments

Preview of new Tomytec items

At a recent Tomy sales meeting, the following new Tomytec & Tomix items were shown and/or announced …

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April 18, 2009 Posted by | Kato, Tomix, Tomytec | 2 Comments

Tomix vs. Kato E233-1000 model review

Having the unique opportunity to compare these two items side by side, I decided to write a review and make up a scorecard …

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February 22, 2009 Posted by | Kato, model review, Tomix | Leave a comment