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(Japanese Model Train Newsletter)

More new Kato city buildings (updated)

At the recent Shizuoka Hobby Show, Kato announced a new series of modern city buildings …

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May 30, 2010 Posted by | Kato | 2 Comments

New Tomytec city buildings

Tomytec have announced a series of city buildings, that will complement those already out from Kato …

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April 28, 2010 Posted by | Kato, Tomytec | 3 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

Quick Greenmax kit tutorial

After having put together my umpteenth Greenmax kit, I though I would photo-document the process …

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March 13, 2010 Posted by | Greenmax | 4 Comments

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

Tomytec Construction Vehicle Collection #1

Recent production meetings have displayed the first of Tomytec’s ‘The Construction Vehicle Collection’, as well as other related accessories …

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February 14, 2010 Posted by | Tomytec | Leave a comment

Modifications to ‘Enoshima’

Construction has commenced on the changes I want to make before the layout goes to Japan …

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January 16, 2010 Posted by | Enoshima | Leave a comment

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

100,000 page views !!!

I am pleased to announce this milestone, during only this blog’s second year …

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November 16, 2009 Posted by | Statistics | 8 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

Greenmax’s own Business Buildings kit samples

At recent Hobby Exhibitions, Greenmax had some ambitious (and expensive) samples on display to show what can be done with their new Business Buildings kit …

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September 5, 2009 Posted by | Greenmax, model review | Leave a comment

‘Enoshima’ gets a new Freeway

There have been more changes made to Enoshima, in time for the Newcastle exhibition this weekend …

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August 24, 2009 Posted by | Enoshima, Kato, Tomytec | 2 Comments