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Model train thread? Lionel, MTH, etc
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>>6937235
I got bit by the three rail O guate toy train bug hard. It started with a Lionchief Polar Express. Which is funny, since I'm not really a fan of the movie, but I like the toy train. It's a "Christmas" train that isn't festooned with snowflakes or red and green and whatnot. The passenger cars are a nice real with a burgundy stripe and black roof and the locomotive is a basic black that is at home in front of a passenger or freight consist. I ended getting most of the add on cars and dug a K-Line steam freight set out of the closet I got on clearance from Hobby Lobby back in the 1990's. I'm looking to set up a small permanent layout in the spare bedroom.
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Literally the most boring toy industry around right now.

If they had trains that were compatible with figmas, there could be some fun though.
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>>6945306
N scale, right?
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>>6945306
kato, kato everywhere ;)
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https://www.kaijuaddicts.com/building-city-environments-x-plus-vinyls-n-scale-buildings/
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You may have more luck on >>>/n/1148075 except you have to wrestle the bikefags instead of the actionfigurefags.

1/160 n-scale and 1/144 gunpla should work fairly well together.
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this is a real picture
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Are there any plastic train kits that do full interiors/engines/rooms/etc?
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Whatever happened to L.G.B. Trains?

Shame that name is now associated with something else entirely.
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>>6950548
I still LOVE and play with my LGB trains
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>>6947563
were can you buy the buildings?
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>>6950644

Tracks seem so expensive, i'm thinking about second hand I scale but track costs turn me off.
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>>6950665
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/165/0/1
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>>6952132
Second hand track is definitely the way to go especially if it'll be outside
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LGB garden trains are a good scale for some toy figures
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>>6945306
Japan is crazy
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>>6953961
goddamn, imagine how big a 1:1 model kit of an eva unit would be
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>>6957345
smaller, but still nice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx6HDKyVEOk
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>>6957105

I've seen this one live in japan.
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>>6947945
Need source for the airplane/spaceship thing and the building directly behind it. I eant both of them.
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>>6952863
They'd look better with Ghibli-esque characters.
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>>6960363
buildings look like Tomytec Machinami Collection #3
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>>6957345
not yet 1:1 but pretty big
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Seems like /n/'s /mtg/ isn't very active, might as well give it a go here -

I'm digging up some of my old trains from when I was a kid and realized I kind of want to get in the hobby. I'm almost certain that my trains are HO scale (I got them in a set) and am 100% certain pic related is the rails I have.

What's happened in the last 10-12 years that I should be aware of? I can't find my rails in any hobby shops and the set I had (yellow Santa Fe trains) is long gone, and unfortunately quite a few of my rails or trains are not in the best shape.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj0J-CKGHdM
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>>6962843
I wonder (((who))) designed that train.
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>>6964304
Looks about 1:4 scale.
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>>6968842

This is cool. Shit is that a real bike? Thats fucking sick.
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>>6968868
there is an real EVA racing bike, of course without that spike
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybg7K0q-pAI
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>>6966815
your pic related probably don't exist anymore,
the set you had will most likely be long extinct as an active brand

as a reference ho scale track is usually 4.8cm wide (rail width)


as for the last 10/12 years.....
quite a lot truthfully

Hornby now own the toolings for lima, jouef, rivarossi and electrotren (ho) and Arnold ( tt and n scale)

Bachmann is going strong still,
and do make a wide array of engines /stock etc.

even launching large scale (g) Thomas and friends models

digital control (dcc) is now an option across most models ranges (some even have digital sound fitted)

price wise everything has shot right up
so if you want to get a good little collection going , try any flea markets/thrift sales etc. look up any local toy fairs in your city
as they'll be a better starting point for cheaper stock

pretty much everything has one of two main coupling types (knuckle or hook and eye)

not really much else to add

but take a look in the hobby shops you have already visited and get a good guess in person of what is currently available, and where possible, buy second hand, cause some of the newer stuff is ridiculous money

hope this helps anon
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>>6974444
additional, lionel is still going good, but still mainly produce large scale stuff, slightly narrower track gauge than Bachmann large scale
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>>6974444
>your pic related probably don't exist anymore,
I'm pretty sure Life-Like still makes those tracks.
https://www.walthers.com/life-like-products/category/products/layout/track-and-accessories/scale/ho-scale
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>>6975222
you are correct,
turns out life like still exists under walthers ownership,
so >>6966815
you could try looking at walthers website they have lots of stuff
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I know they're not models, but do you guys like Shinkalion?
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>>6977169
Damn, this is amazing
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>>6977169
Reminds me of JRX/Rail Racer from RID.
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>>6945306
Not gonna lie, I'd love to do this if I had the space.
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>>6978255
there is always enough space for a micro layout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbIU-lUsz7c
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>>6978597
Yeah, but I want a little city for my gundam and kaiju to battle in.
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>>6978232
It's an anime too. Worth checking out if you like mecha
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VFfEZWn9P4

>>6978245
Both made by Takara Tomy!
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>I want a little city for my gundam and kaiju to battle in.

like this? >>6947563
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>>6978707
>a little city for my gundam and kaiju to battle in
does not need much space
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>>6937235
Hey,
Is there any kind of building that you can take apart and there's little apartment detail inside?
So you can place the figs in?
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>>6983477
a dollhouse?
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>>6983477
Smallest dollhouses I'm aware of are 1/48 scale, which is American O scale. There's furniture available for them. You could get an O scale apartment building and scratch build the interior.
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>>6997412
the smallest I've seen is 1:144 furniture, so you could build a doll-house in your doll-house
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>>7001777
Nice corner, how big is that layout?, is some mini jap diorama?.
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>>7007419
Amusing things can be done when you mix scales.
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>>7012931
Those are adorable. Looks like some kind of contest?
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>>7009096

Nice, is 2x the size of mine, the tram has his own circuit?
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I've been tinkering with my layout plan for a while and I think I've got it all sorted out now.

For the longest time I was torn between modeling in HO with with an Australian setting/locomotives as it is where I live,
OR modeling in OO with british trains as I have always loved the look and variety of steam locos in the UK.

So right now I am building the layout in OO scale. It has a over-under loop on the inner circuit with the steepest grade being 2% aka 1/50, so I think most locos should handle it fine.
It can run 3 locos simultaneously, one around the outer most circuit, another on the looping circuit and one more in amongst the inner branchline with sidings/yard.

I have already built the table and flat baseboard and the next step will be laying some temporary foam risers to get the track inclines sorted so I can do some test runs to make sure the locos can make it up and down the grade.

Any suggestions/comments/tips?

The plan doesn't show everything that I will have on the final layout, the buildings are just for reference so the model will be much more detailed than what is shown here.
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>>7014904
This is the 3D render of the layout to show how the different levels work.
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>>7014904
>>7014907
Shit, I really like that. Good job, anon! Personally, I'd cast my vote for British over Australian; there's just something that feels *natural* to me about the look of the lines and colours of British locomotives and rolling stock. Granted, I'm well aware of my biases, just as I'm sure you have your own biases towards Aussie locos.

I wish I had the time or space to spend on a layout of my own, but as it is space is at a premium in my house so I only ever dig out a circle of track to lay around the tree come Christmas.
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>>7015189
Thanks mate!

>Personally, I'd cast my vote for British over Australian
I agree. As much as I like the Australian locos, the options to get the trains in model form are very limited. Plus when you find one that is a good quality model, the cost of it is ridiculous.
British locos have A LOT more options at a decent price.

>I wish I had the time or space to spend on a layout of my own, but as it is space is at a premium in my house so I only ever dig out a circle of track to lay around the tree come Christmas.

I know the feeling brother. It's only recently I've moved into a new house that has a large garage that I've made into my workshop. My layout will be but suspended from the ceiling of the workshop with a pulley system. So I can retract it up to the roof when I'm working, then lower it and crack a beer and run trains after.
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>>7014907
Is the inner line merging with the center line in a tunnel? isnt that a little problematic if theres a derailment?
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>>7016934
Look at >>7014904
They're not merging in the tunnel.
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>>7016934
This pic might explain the layout a bit better.
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Another shot from the back of the layout
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>>6944403
Time is Money
and the people that the model companies aim their sales at (Boomers/People nearing retirement) dont have much time left
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HanqNOWgiNs
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>>6954802
I hope the train is taking them to a scale-model auschwitz
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>Want a Bachmann 10-12-D because of how nice it looks
>£131.70
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>>7019777
I'd love to get into narrow gauge modelling but the prices are fucking extreme. Not to mention there's a lack of RtR stock.
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>>7019777
Yeah, they're pretty dear. £200 for a 3d printed body on a Kato chassis!
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my first serious model purchase. bought this beauty a couple weeks ago. absolutely in love with it but i have no layout to run it. plus being a UK steam fan living in the US is tough. wish i had the space for a proper layout.
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>>7024926
>SECR P Class
Excellent taste anon!

>being a UK steam fan living in the US is tough
>wish i had the space for a proper layout.
Are you me?
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>>7024926
Thats a quality model from Hatton's!
I want to get the SECR P class but in the ROD green livery.
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>>7024302
>£200
>for THAT print quality
I feel like you're getting screwed out of your money. How big are those? You could absolutely get that printed cheaper if it were SLA or DLP printed - that looks like regular old FDM, which is not great for small details (not as crisp and takes a lot of time).
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>>7024926
Bluebell or Primrose?
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I have been thinking of getting into trains myself. But I'm only interested in art deco streamliners. But I've been finding it hard to find many models, any suggestions?
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>>7025032
I am indeed you, and I totally thought it was going to take at least a month but Hatton’s had it to me in just 9 days. Definitely want to expand my southern railways collection. The liveries are just beautiful. Just might have to get their Bluebell P Class. Shame the Bachmann C Class is sold out, too cause I want a variety of tender and tank engines.

>>7025183
Yes it is! I’m only just now discovering quality suppliers and Hattons seem to have the right idea about affordable detail. Check out their entire P Class I believe they have more liveries on the way.

>>7025560
That model is No. 178 but I do want the Bluebell model as well
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>>7007422
O and N scale?
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>>7026738
OO and I think Z.
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>>7014904
It'll change your layout, but one idea is to have two seperate lines on the same layout. I plan on having a HO gauge line and a 009 gauge narrow gauge railway in the same layout.
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>>7027839
>HO and OO9
Don't you mean OO and OO9 or HO and HOn30/H0e?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIYQn645v6A
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>>7027363

The coupler on the smal loco is marklin mini club for sure so Z.
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>>7021991
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>Want to get into model trains
>Never decide what I want to model
>Look at prices
>Give up
Sucks having my main interest being UK narrow gauge, Japanese Steam, and Shinkansens. I can never decide what I want, and my wallet never agrees with me.
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>>7033528
I need this in my life. Link? Name?
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>>6945495
No its HO you retarded MLP poster
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>>7035205
Type 500 EVA. You're not gonna find any now that aren't overpriced as fuck.
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>>7027363
Neat. I saw a guy who had a three rail O scale garden layout with an n scale train set up as an amusement park ride on one end of his layout.
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>>7035608
Well, someone is awfully defensive.
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Why the fuck are streamlined locos so fucking expensive? Is Raymond Lowey still getting a royalty?
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>>6945495
>N scale, right?
it's Japanese, of course it's n-scale
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