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    Thread: Anyone know what this switch/turnout is for?
Post: RE: Anyone know what this switch/turnout is for?

https://blueplastictracks.com/showthread.php?tid=1068
chrisjo General Forum 4 118 Yesterday, 06:35 AM
    Thread: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES
Post: RE: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES

18th March 2023, limited edition Tokyu Corporation 3020 Series Meguro Line [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/7LNFpHdG/image.png]
chrisjo Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 1,837 1,256,277 02-03-2023, 08:36 PM
    Thread: Inside an OTT Monorail
Post: RE: Inside an OTT Monorail

Super is right that the 2-car and 3-car OTT monorail trains are completely different from each other mechanically. My question now is whether there's any evidence anywhere of either the 2-car or the ...
chrisjo Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 3 189 02-03-2023, 02:36 AM
    Thread: Bikes and Trains
Post: RE: Bikes and Trains

Well, I didn't expect to see any trains while watching the Saudi Tour, but life's full of surprises.  This is what popped out of the desert today: [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/yNh9w9cC/image.png] A ...
chrisjo Real world trains 17 5,827 02-01-2023, 05:53 AM
    Thread: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES
Post: RE: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES

Well, well, I take it all back!!! [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/zfLFDD40/image.png] 客車はクリアカラー仕様! The passenger car is a clear color specification! C58形239号機 青のナンバープレートVer. C58 Type 239 Blue Drumhead...
chrisjo Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 1,837 1,256,277 02-01-2023, 12:59 AM
    Thread: Manufacturing Date???
Post: RE: Manufacturing Date???

Conventional wisdom says that the sticker indicates a production date of April 2001, and the only red DD51 with yellow wheels came in the 2001 First Try Set. https://blueplastictracks.com/showthrea...
chrisjo Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 2 149 01-31-2023, 09:57 PM
    Thread: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES
Post: RE: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES

(01-31-2023, 08:16 AM)leylandvictory2 Wrote: the only differences from the August 2015 release is that the coaches are transparent or clear. Please explain? There is certainly no difference discerni...
chrisjo Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 1,837 1,256,277 01-31-2023, 09:47 PM
    Thread: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES
Post: RE: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES

(01-31-2023, 06:03 AM)Mister No Wrote: Plarail Ginga Dreamline C58 Type 239 SL Ginga - March 2023 This appears to be identical with the August 2015 one, even the pre-release pictures are exactly the...
chrisjo Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 1,837 1,256,277 01-31-2023, 06:17 AM
    Thread: What the Heck???
Post: RE: What the Heck???

This is the website of the brand LDCX: https://www.chinaldcx.com/ They seem to be best known for a range of shinkalion-style transformers. [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/qgFXnZfM/image.png] But look...
chrisjo General Forum 11 390 01-30-2023, 10:04 AM
    Thread: The New 3D Printing Thread
Post: RE: The New 3D Printing Thread

It would be very interesting to see a bit of video of one of them being printed. Is it printed in three pieces as per https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5390179 ? What's your rough estimate of the ...
chrisjo Modification Guides 281 162,737 01-25-2023, 08:47 PM
    Thread: Inside an OTT Monorail
Post: Inside an OTT Monorail

I just thought I'd put this here in case anyone needs to see where all the gears go. This is the insides of the 2013 2-car Tokyo Monorail 2000 type which was a limited edition set sold at Plarail Expo...
chrisjo Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 3 189 01-25-2023, 08:36 AM
    Thread: The New 3D Printing Thread
Post: RE: The New 3D Printing Thread

I haven't got one that works - split gear needs replacing. Maybe this is the impetus I need to source a replacement. Edit: https://blueplastictracks.com/showthread.php?tid=5342
chrisjo Modification Guides 281 162,737 01-24-2023, 09:46 AM
    Thread: The New 3D Printing Thread
Post: RE: The New 3D Printing Thread

Considering that it was a first-pass print, as it were, it's more than good news.  The joint in the middle is a more-or-less perfect fit, so the four parts fitted together exactly as intended.  I did ...
chrisjo Modification Guides 281 162,737 01-24-2023, 08:04 AM
    Thread: The New 3D Printing Thread
Post: RE: The New 3D Printing Thread

[Video: https://vimeo.com/791958504]
chrisjo Modification Guides 281 162,737 01-23-2023, 10:40 PM
    Thread: The New 3D Printing Thread
Post: RE: The New 3D Printing Thread

(01-21-2023, 08:36 PM)Super Wrote: Curious if you tried printing the tracks whole (not split lengthwise) and have two pieces instead of four so they don't have to be sandwiched glued together or is ...
chrisjo Modification Guides 281 162,737 01-21-2023, 10:22 PM
    Thread: The New 3D Printing Thread
Post: RE: The New 3D Printing Thread

You can never have too many clamps........ [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/SKCzvPrV/DSC06873a.jpg]
chrisjo Modification Guides 281 162,737 01-21-2023, 03:18 AM
    Thread: Strange Wagons
Post: RE: Strange Wagons

New in 2022, Roco HO gauge, £200 / US$240 for the set of three: [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/J4MCwCCf/image.png]
chrisjo Real world trains 24 5,945 01-20-2023, 08:56 AM
    Thread: Strange Wagons
Post: RE: Strange Wagons

Hmm.  "Finished" and "project" are two words that don't often get used together around here!  Started again from scratch yesterday using higher resolution shape elements, i.e. curved surfaces with les...
chrisjo Real world trains 24 5,945 01-19-2023, 08:34 PM
    Thread: The New 3D Printing Thread
Post: RE: The New 3D Printing Thread

Benkei tender cover - see here: https://blueplastictracks.com/showthread...5#pid64505
chrisjo Modification Guides 281 162,737 01-19-2023, 05:04 AM
    Thread: Original (1972) Benkei
Post: RE: Original (1972) Benkei

Well, that's turned out nice, I just had to file off a few little bumps remaining from the 3D printing supports and it fits pretty much perfectly.  I do seem to have made the half-moon shaped bits at ...
chrisjo Show Us What You Bought 10 700 01-19-2023, 05:00 AM