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  The Plarail Museum
Posted by: Super - 12-06-2019, 01:47 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (9)

I certainly would like visiting the Plarail Museum.

Has anyone heard, know any information on or have any more pictures or videos for the below train shown at the museum? I don't think I have ever seen it before.

At the 1:02 minute mark.

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  Very Vintage
Posted by: Super - 12-02-2019, 11:01 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (3)

I am not sure what this vintage street car is called but I have been wanting one For a very long time. Most that come up are in bad condition or are missing parts and the ones that are good go for a high price. What this video showed me is that I had no idea that the motor vehicle also had a crude bell system that sounds pretty good although might prove to be annoying after a while.

Anyone know its actual name and year of release? I am assuming it wasn't available for long considering you don't see them show up a lot.
Could the name be 'Yuenchi Motor'? and released late 60's or early 70's?
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I really like the PlaKid size Handcart in this picture too although I am not sure if its an official PlaKid accessory...does anyone know?

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  Plarail S-34 Car carrier
Posted by: leylandvictory2 - 12-02-2019, 09:57 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (1)

I can't find the thread where we discussed the unique 5 cars car carrier.  Sadly the preorder period has been closed argh.  

 If you are interested in this set, click the link below

As you can see, the rolling stock is about the length of a regular straight track.  

Based on the photos, I spotted 2 issues:
1) As expected there is an overhang issue I wonder how well it is able to clear inner curve on the double curve tracks.  
2) Height clearance.  The cars parked on the upper deck will be taller than the engine.  If I recall, Tomy tunnels barely have extra heights to clear the regular engines.  They can barely clear vintage tomy trains.  It will be interesting to see how it turns out.  

Sadly the reservation has been closed after 2 days.  Man this item must be very popular.

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Thumbs Up Noodle Campaign has started
Posted by: Super - 11-27-2019, 09:35 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (3)

Looks like the Noodle Campaign (contest?) has started for the Black Cat train. Sure wish I could understand the explanation.

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  Plarail Shopping in Japan
Posted by: Finno - 11-25-2019, 11:58 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (14)

I'm making this thread to post some pictures of my recent Plarail shopping in Tokyo. 

This might help you see the retail price for a lot of stuff we have to buy mail order (and see how much we get ripped off on eBay). All pics in high res so you should be able to zoom right in and see the shelf price tags.

First stop - Plarail Shop in Tokyo Station. Also has a Tomica Shop next door.

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And an item that made me chuckle but I couldn't bring myself to purchase:

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I have no idea why they need a 'sample' on the shelf. Take a few sheets to test it out?  Huh

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  An Amazing Japanese Youtube Channel
Posted by: PlarailTown - 11-25-2019, 12:19 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (2)

Check out this channel! 

His customs are neat and realistic. Check out this video of how to insert a coupling in Japanese trains

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Question Limited 60th Anniversary Station Platforms???
Posted by: Super - 11-21-2019, 07:29 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (18)

Saw these starting to appear on the Japan Auctions. Could these be Plarail Expo Exclusives? I hadn't seen or heard about them. Looks to be a special 60th Anniversary sticker release. Wonder if its really called a "Potato Station" as the Seller titles or just a translation issue. Potato Station?

Might someone be able to translate this?

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  shuttle train
Posted by: trevor369 - 11-17-2019, 11:48 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (11)

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any one know anything about this set?

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  All The HK MTR Trains and Sets
Posted by: Finno - 11-16-2019, 08:43 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (3)

I just put these into the DB and didn't realise there were so many variations of the MTR sets and trains.

Here they are all in one place for you to search:

Let me know if I missed any.

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  Tomica Wagons in Plarail Form
Posted by: chrisjo - 11-15-2019, 03:33 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (11)

This is the contents of the Tomica Hypercity 'Long Cargo Train' #85115 (UK), or 'Super Freight Liner' #70529 (USA)

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I was curious as to why I haven't seen the lurid green van or the red caboose anywhere else, but I've just come across them in Plarail form in the April 2009 ' 50th Anniversary C12 Steam Locomotive Arch Bridge and Rail Set', where they're identified on the back of the box as a ReMu5000 (レム5000) refrigerated van, and a WaFu25000 (ワフ25000) brake van.

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I would like to know if they've ever appeared in any other set?  An hour spent Googling suggests not. It seems strange to make the mould and then hardly use it.

And another thing, that stone bridge is pretty cool, has it ever appeared anywhere else either?

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