Why model Japanese railways?
Have a look at this
page, for some movies of Japanese N scale trains in action !!!
A new layout with a new concept - a
Soon to be seen in
Even if you are not interested in Japanese trains specifically, but would like something that is guaranteed to attract attention when you run it on you own or your club's layout, have a look at this page. Also a mine of information for the Japanese model train enthusiast !!!
The current layout I first exhibited in October 2002, but many changes have been made since then. Sadly, this layout is now also history !!!
Progressive history of the first model railway I know of that was designed and built over the Internet. Now it is only history !!!
A large layout that was planned as the next exhibition layout, but will now be built as a home layout, when time and space permits.
small layout that was planned to be
Shin-Yamanote, but will probably not be built now.
The project is on hold - maybe someone else would like to use the idea for a small rural-type layout ???
Details of the main transportation systems in the Tokyo area, together with train types, connection details, times etc ...
Details and recollections of my first visit to Japan in Jan/Feb 2001, particularly regarding the railway aspect.
Also tips and hints for the unsuspecting foreign traveller !!!
My second visit to Japan, in Aug 2002.
My third visit to Japan, in Mar/Apr 2004.
My fourth visit to Japan, in Aug/Sep 2005.
in the 4th visit was a visit to
EXPO2005, and this included the JR Central pavilion which had a Maglev
See this page for details and pictures of this experience, and the N scale models of the Maglev trains that I bought.
visit in Dec 2008 and 6th visit in July/August 2009, will be
listed when I get time :-)
The 7th visit in October 2009 for a family funeral, and will not be listed :-(
footage of many aspects of the railways of Japan will be released
on DVD ( in English),
as well as a preview service of the many Japanese titles available.
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email address: "info@Japanese-Trains.com"
Yahoo! discussion groups
Other than the multitude of items I can obtain, there are lots of other goodies from Japan that are not available though any other source, so please visit the "J-List" site, and be amazed at the variety of items you can find. Your purchases though this link will give you credits towards purchases at THIS site.
You can also search their site directly using the box
Japan HQ - a comprehensive resource of links to all things Japanese.
Of course, there are 'other' type of Japanese models too, and some can be seen on this page.
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