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Report of 8th Kyoto Rail Exposition in Japan

Welcome to Rokuhan booth of 8th Kyoto Rail Exposition which was held in Kyoto from June/25 to Jun/26.

It was the first attendance to exhibit in west area of Japan.

The outstanding items which collected visitor's eyes were like this.

- 500 type Shinkansen EVA version

- e-Train Controller

- C57 Steam locomotive

Here are the summary scenes at Rokuhan booth in a day as well as other Z-scale exhibitors in Japan.

< ROKUHAN booth >


Whole view of Rokuhan booth

Main stage with Rokuhan rolling stock old & new

Rokuhan tracks full line-up

Rokuhan's coming new structures

500 type Shinkansen EVANGELION

e-Train controller

C57 Steam loco 

The peak time with crowded visitors

< Other exhibitors - Team "Z-Family" >

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< Other Z-scale makers >

ADVANCE (Structure)

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SANKEI (Structure)


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We hope "ROKUHAN" brand was recognized by most visitors.


We ROKUHAN, in addition, will make efforts to build a pleasant space in coming exhibition where the families can enjoy. 


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July 1, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Delivery of JNR 103 Emerald Green Jo-ban Line / JNR 103 Green Kansai Line starts on June/23 !

We Rokuhan start delivery of

T022-9      JNR 103 Emerald Green Jo-ban Line 4cars Basic set
T022-10    JNR 103 Emerald Green Jo-ban Line 3cars Extention set
T022-11    JNR 103 Green Kansai Line 6cars set

on June.23 in Japan. Also started delivery for overseas same day.

T022-9 JNR 103 Emerald Green Jo-ban Line 4cars Basic set】  JPY 15,800

T022-10 JNR 103 Emerald Green Jo-ban Line 3cars Extention set】    JPY 9,000

Jo-ban line starts from Ueno station for Toride station, runs in city area.

T022-11 JNR 103 Green Kansai Line 6cars set】  JPY 21,800


Yellow tie on the nose is called "Warning color".  A large head light is also the symbol of this connection, running between Nagoya and Osaka.

Combining basic set (T022-9) and two extension set (T022-10) will become total 10 cars connection which is same
 as full-size car connection. 

The car number 103-134 (head car) in T022-9 and the large head light (head car) in T022-11 are made by new mold which you've never seen.  

Let's go the retail shop nearby you for reservation !


Follow us on Facebook:Delivery of JNR 103 Emerald Green Jo-ban Line / JNR 103 Green Kansai Line starts on June/23!

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June 23, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

ROKUHAN will attend an exhibition in Kyoto, 8th Rail Expo Kyoto

We would like to announce to all Rokuhan lover that we are going to attend "8th Rail Expo Kyoto" !


    To access easier, this site may help you though it's in Japanese.

Date : Saturday June 25. 2016, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
          Sunday   June 26. 2016, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Please visit our booth to see Rokuhan's Z scale world!
We will sell some limited goods only available at the show!

Of course "500 Type Shinkansen EVANGELION" is coming!
And another big wave, our first ROKUHAN DCC system, "Smart Train Controller" is also coming at show!

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Kyoto! 

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June 17, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

[Breaking News] 500TYPE Shinkansen "EVANGELION" version will be released shortly!

【500 TYPE Shinkansen EVA will be miniatured by Rokuhan】

The 40th anniversary of "Sanyo Shinkansen" and 20th anniversary of popular animation TV program "EVANGELION" occurred in November 2015.

Due to the concurrence of two anniversary, the big project 500 type EVA was started.

An 8 cars consist of 500 type Shinkansen was decorated with EVA characters and will be in service until March 2017 between Hakata and Shin-Osaka.


Rokuhan has copied this sophisticated design on Z scare (1/220) model train despite its very small size!

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 * ckhara    *Merchandising rights has been applied for West Japan Railway Company.
*All images here is demo version and it might be different from actual product.

It will be released in August 2016. DO NOT miss the next new article from us!


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June 11, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Let's use "Connector Pin Remover" to hide the annoying cables from your Diorama !

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan Z scale products!

Today we are going to talk about the Pin removal tool.
Before talking about topic, we have a question for you.

How do you hide turnout control wire when making your diorama?
Would you like to avoid the annoying situation shown below? 

* Placing cables under tracks? 
* Making a big hole in your benchwork to drop your cable below the layout base? 


If so, here is the answer for you!

【A018 Connector Pin Remover】  JPY 400
*Only available at Rokuhan showroom and online shop.

How to use it?

1. This tool consists of two pieces, a straight tube and "L" shaped pusher tool.

2. Insert the tube in the connector over pin, and slide down until it reaches bottom of socket, then insert the pusher into the tube, to push the pin from connector body.
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Then, switch to another pin to repeat same process.

3. To pass the cable below the turnout, drill 3.5 mm hole at edge of turnout as shown and pass pins throughout one at a time and pull balance of wire through hole.

4. There is a polarity to this and its pins. 
"+" belongs to the cable with white stripe and it goes into the plug in first hole below latch release as shown.  
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5. Install pins by pushing them back into connector body until click in.

Here is the one more tip.

You can also use this tool for removal of pins in "Feeder cable (A008)".
"+" cable goes into connector with white stripe as shown.
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As you can see, with this small tool from Rokuhan, will allow you to hide your wring below your diorama or layout. 

Which is better ?

In such complicated layout, appearance is so cool.

Please consider using this tool to push the envelope to build a better looking Z scale diorama or layout.

For order, if you are located nearby Japan, you can contact Rokuhan Online shop directly.  Then A018 Connector Pin Remover is available at JPY 400 /set (Postage will be required separately).

If you are located in USA, you may contact Z-scale Track
If you are located in Euro, you may contact Rokuhan NOCH 

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June 3, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Enjoy your taste by adding "Diaphragm" on your train !

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan Z scare products.
Today we are going to talk about the Diaphragm

First of all the purpose of the diaphragm is to provide a safe weather proof way for passengers and crew to move between cars while the train has been made up.
In a traditional Japanese Commuter consist (made up train set) the diaphragm's are in place on all center line doors except front door of head end and rear door of tail end car, so no need for a diaphragm, however there are occasions when two consists are to be connected, then diaphragms must be installed on these doors.   
Diaphragm is detached when not needed and attached when required.
Rokuhan diaphragm is designed to be attached or detachable.

Here is the list of Rokuhan train to which Rokuhan diaphragm can be installed on head end or tail end cars.

Type 113, Type 115, Type 415, KIHA 52, KIHA 24 and Type 50 

Rokuhan diaphragm was copied successfully based on full sized train, but is very small.

It's designed to be very simple to install or remove without using any tools!

Let's compare head end cars with and without diaphragm attached.

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Appearance is dramatically changed when diaphragm is attached.

It also makes head end cars connect more realistically!

Now you know the diaphragm is very important to make your train more realistic, please consider adding them to your trains!


We have also posted on Facebook. Your comments are welcome!

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May 24, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Delivery of R079 MINI DOUBLE OVAL TRACK SET starts on Mar.17 !

We ROKUHAN start delivery of 

R079 Mini oval double track set 

on Mar.17 in Japan.  Also started delivery for overseas same day.


  Contents: R95-45° Curve track x 8 pcs

        R120-45°Curve track x 8 pcs

        L110mm Straight track x 2 pcs 

        L55mm Trimmed straight track x 2 pcs

          L55mm Turnout (right hand) x 2 pcs

This item, R079 Mini double oval track set consists of 2 curve tracks R95-45° & R120-45°, and L55mm Turnout.  This curve track R95-45° is special angle for Rokuhan train / loco and it enable to make total size smaller. 

Its total size is 260 x 370 mm which is smaller than normal copy paper size A3 (297 x 420 mm) (11.69 x 16.54 inch).  It will be great to place double oval track set in such small area.

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We built a simple layout (diorama) using R079, which would not occupy your desk so much.

So small but realistic layout can be built if you combine R079 and Rokuhan structures (sold separately).

Please contact retail shop nearby you for order !


We have also posted on Facebook. Your comments are welcome!

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May 13, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Rokuhan Island Platform molded sample !

This is an introduction of Rokuhan Island Platform series which is under development.

【S046-1 Island Platform basic set 】 JPY1,980
Contents: Island platform left / center / right, accessory parts and label


【S046-2 Island Platform extension set 】  JPY1,600
Contents: Island platform center, accessory parts and label



1. Expandable platform longer by connecting the extension set to the basic set.

2. When the fence is placed like this, it is changed to "Platform end".

3. The kiosk, Vending machine, Step to the basement, etc. are enclosed.

4. Platform width (track pitch) will be 50mm.  Its condition is like this.
    For curve line:  L110mm Turnout + L112.8mm straight track + R490-13 deg curve track
    For straight line:  L110mm straight track


5. A017 LED room light will suit in this case and can light-up the platform.


< Layout image >

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Decorated sample images will be posted later on.

We are going to launch it in June 2016.
Please start reservation to talk with the retail shops nearby you.


We will have National holidays from 29/Apr (Friday) through 05/May (Thursday).

In this connection, Rokuhan Show-Room will be closed in the same period.

We will resume working on 06/May (Friday) and our replies to the enquiries to Rokuhan web shop as well as Rokuhan support (E-mail and TEL.) will be also provided after 06/May (Friday).

Thanks for your understanding in advance !


We have also posted on Facebook. Your comments are welcome!

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April 28, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP