Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Geocraper



Geocraper is a fun little product. I'll have to see about picking a set up at some point. I just need to figure out if it's a gashpon style, secret box thing or if you get the whole set when you purchase a box - 8 pieces to a box, evidently. 

HOBBY SEARCH - http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10288092

Not that I should be spending $30+ on something that's not N scale right now! hehehe That toy fund cash I've been getting selling my unwanted toys should be spent getting the items I want for the layout, but these are just....really neat! :)












Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monorail

16th International Model Train Convention monorail

Convention site - http://www.att-japan.net/en/event/guide?code=EE000059

 I'm trying to find out more information about this - I just stumbled across it on YouTube and it looks like a lot of fun! However, it seems like there may be some issues with it.

From the YouTube posting:

It is a monorail of the model that was taken in the " 16th International Model Train Convention " . 

Terrible is , I work at the point is properly electric .  

Also of the room model railroad blog iron N gauge of your own layout , railway facilities , state of the diorama exhibition such as

I'm trying to get more details now.





Friday, August 21, 2015

More Factory progress and additions


I've tossed in a few more additions here and there. I finally have some three wheelers on my layout! :)



The Tomytec offerings are fantastic in general. The car sets are a great deal. They have the classics in Japanese auto styles - a drag seeing as I have to order them all from Japan to get them. Worth it, however.





I've also added to my extension items. (Again, ordered from Japan) I finally got my tanker cars and tanker trucks along with that final piece of my factory - a Greenmax Factory that should play nicely with my current pieces. 



The Greenmax kits are grand and require a good amount of painting and detailing, but they go together really well. The molding is fab. I'm looking forward to completing it so I can get my factory space set in place.  

I got a few other items as well to go with the factory area as well. Tanker trucks, tanker cars and a fe other items for the scene. 






Things are looking pretty good - the kind of thing that I was aiming for, which is grand. Of course, this also means that I have a lot....a lot of work to do. :)  It's going to be fun. I'm looking forward to it. The tunnel entrance is going to be a bit of a challenge. The size was a bit smaller than I expected. I need to adjust a bit, but it will work out.

I love the way the tanker trucks look in the factory setting.





The Tankers are looking good in the factory area as well.




 And...of course...there are strange goings on at the factory as well. It seem the army makes regular appearances there and spend a lot of time taking soil and water samples. Hmmmm.....


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Memory Lane - HO and N scale factory


I made a trip over to my parents house and snagged a few boxes of HO scale model rail stuff she had under the house. My Father built me a layout when I was 10, it was up for a while then it got taken down when we moved.

I have no idea what the "value" of all this is if anything, but they mean so much to me. I see this stuff and think, "Wow...my Dad built a lot of this stuff. Bought a lot of it. Set it all up." I loved going through the boxes and remembering.

Sadly, some of the engines need a lot of work. They've been sitting in boxes for over 30 years! The trucks fell off when I lifted them out of the boxes. I might take them into a shop for repairs. 










And...a lot of track. :)


The original plan was to build a shelf layout - maybe a switcher. However, I'm finding that I'm starting to fill in my office / layout room space. I'm not sure where it will go. So, I'm sitting with it all a while and we'll see what will happen in the future. I'm going to focus on cleaning things up and selling more of my random toy crap to make more room.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015