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" Model train and Toy train exhibition 2016 " in Mibu, Tochigi

" Model train and Toy train exhibition 2016 " will be held at TOY MUSIUM in Mibu, Tochigi.

Rokuhan will take part in this exhibition with schedule and detail like this.


Place:  Mibu Toy Musium


Here is the link to this Toy Musium.

http://www.mibutoymuseum.com/


Date:  19/Mar (Sat) - 27/Mar (Sun)

   *  22/Mar (Tue) will be closed.


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Entrance of Toy Musium                                        Flyer


When you come to the exhibition, please come to Rokuhan Show-Room.

 -  20 min. by Tobu line from Kuniya station

 -  30 min. by car from the Toy Musium


We are looking forward to seeing you at  " Model train and Toy train exhibition 2016 " as well as Rokuhan Show-Room.


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March 18, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

R062 Rail set C Double track oval set - Reply to user quiries -

Thanks for usual interest in Rokuhan Z-scale !

When beginners start trying on R062 Double track oval set, there are several queries about wiring.

In this article, we re-introduce this set R062 with some wiring instructions.


【R062 Rail set C Double track oval set 】  JPY 9,500-

Curved track R195 45deg x 8pcs
Curved track R220 45deg x 8pcs
Straight track 220mm x 4pcs
Straight track 110mm x 6pcs (including 2pcs of trimmed track)
Remote turnout 110mm right hand x 2pcs
Rerailer x 1pc


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If we summarize the queries from users, it will be like this.

-  Where to insert the feeder cable when double track layout is built ?
-  How many train controllers necessary to drive the double track layout ?



Our replies depend on the number of cars on the double track layout and each running direction.  Here are case studies.


A.  When there is 1 car each on each track and independent operation is required,... 
2 train controllers are required.  One train controller to connect inner track and the other train controller to connect outer track  (See fig.1).

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When the car runs from outer track to inner track, the short-circuit will happen on the Turnouts.  Then please insert the Gap (Insulated) Joiner (A013) between the 2 turnouts (See fig.A).

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 Run through turnout becomes OK when A013 is used (See fig.2)

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B.  When there is 1 car each on each track and one train controller only is available,.........
Y-feeder cable (A029) between train controller and Feeder cable x 2 is necessary (See fig.B). 

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If each car on each track runs into same direction by one train controller, please insert each Feeder cable into inner / outer track with same direction (See fig.3).   In this case, the car runs through turnout without problem.

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If each car on each track runs into opposite direction by one train controller, please insert each Feeder cable into inner / outer track with different direction.   In addition, Gap (Insulated) Joiner (A013) is necessary to avoid short-circuit on turnout (See fig.4).

* The car can not run on the turnout in this case.

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C.  When you want to run cars on double track using one feeder cable only, ...........

When Rokuhan turnout is made into "Non-power routing" condition, the car will run on both tracks as well as Rokuhan turnout without care about short-circuit.  In this case, running direction is all same.


"Non-power routing" condition is given when the 2 screws on the bottom are fastened (See fig.C).

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Run on turnout is still OK (See fig.5).
 
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All the cars run into same direction (See fig.6).

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Please try on double track layout to see the cars run into different direction.


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It's great to see 2 cars run into opposite direction



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March 7, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Delivery of 24 type Sleeping car Hokutosei JR Hokkaido connection starts on Feb.25 !

We ROKUHAN start delivery of 24 type Sleeping car Hokutosei JR Hokkaido connection on Feb.25 in Japan.  Also started delivery for overseas same day.



【T016-1 24 type Hokutosei JR Hokkaido connection  7cars basic set 】 JPY18,000-

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【T016-2 24 type Hokutosei JR Hokkaido connection  5cars extension set】 JPY15,000-

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【What is Hokutosei JR Hokkaido connection? 】
24 type sleeping car connections which depart from Ueno station to Sapporo station (reverting also) is called as "HOKUTOSEI connection".

 Possible HOKUTOSEI connection with Rokuhan line-up is like this.

 T015-1 x 1 + T010-1 (7cars) + T010-3 (5cars) - JR-East connection (Ueno - Aomori) 
 T002-8 x 1 + T010-1 (7cars) + T010-3 (5cars) - JR-East connection (Hakodate - Sapporo) 
 T015-1 x 1 + T016-1 (7cars) + T016-2 (5cars) - JR-Hokkaido connection (Ueno - Aomori) 
 T002-8 x 1 + T016-1 (7cars) + T016-2 (5cars) - JR-Hokkaido connection (Hakodate - Sapporo)
  
   * (Aomori - Hakodate) line was handled by ED79 (Not released by Z-scale maker) 

【Feature of T016 series 】
 -  There is special emblem printing on body side, which is the symbol of JR Hokkaido.
 -  A head mark with Hokutosei printing is attached (T016-1 only) which will be attached on the head of T002-8.
 -  A Tail mark with Hokutosei printing and antenna part are attached (T016-1 only).
 -  A015 Room light suits (A009 suits Sushi 24-501 only). 


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The tail mark with Hokutosei print

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A special emblem on the body side


Please contact retail shop nearby you for order !


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February 24, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

This is an introduction of T011-1 JR Type 115 Passenger 3cars set Old Nagano Color on sale !

This is the 12th article of "Introduction of existing Rokuhan product" to let you know Rokuhan more!

We now introduce JR Type 115 Passenger car Old Nagano Color, which was launched in December 


【T011-1  JR Type 115 Passenger 3cars set Old Nagano Color 】  JPY 12,800
 Car number:  Kumoha115‐1001 + Moha114‐1001  + Kuha115-1001
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【 What is Type 115 ? 】
Type 115 was designed to suit snowy mountain area, i.e., its structure is suitable to the low temperature and the snowy climate.  In actual, there is the special window which prevents the snow coming-in and damage the motor. 

This old Nagano color was designed in 1989, based on the coloring of snowy white, green in the field and apple red.

The Olympic game was held in Nagano in 1997 and such old color was terminated before then.  It was almost 6 years with this old color.

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Type 115 suits mountain area

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Type 115 in red/yellow color (Autumn season) 


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February 17, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

A oval track set with siding !

The theme this time is "Siding".


When there are 2 sets of car connections on the single track, the siding system is necessary to operate the 2 car connections alternately.

Rokuhan provide R047 as the siding system.

When Track set A (R028) and Track set B (R047) are combined, a realistic oval track set with siding can be created.



【R047 Track set B (Siding set) 】  JPY 4,750
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【R028 Track set A (Oval set) 】   JPY 2,800
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Here is the actual image after R028 and R047 are combined.

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Feeder (A008) shall be inserted to one of the straight tracks.

Then how you operate the 2 Turnouts ?  The 2 Turnouts need to function at a time.  For this purpose, Y-cable for Turnout (A005) is necessary.


【A005 Y-cable for Turnout 】  JPY 380

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RC02 + C002 in this case


This Y-cable enables the 2 Turnouts to function at a time when connected to C002 or RC03.

This is all you need to do to build such oval track set with siding.

For any further additional extensions, it depends on your idea ! 


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Actual wiring


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C11 Steam loco connection + KIHA 52 Diesel car


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February 12, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

New layout plans are increased!

Thanks for usual visiting Rokuhan website !

New layout plans are increased like this.


Plan Z  - - - - -  A freight yard scene using Double slip turnout.

Plan AA - - - -  A plan to use the curved turnout, which can make realistic the freight yard.

Plan AB - - - -  A large plan using the Double Crossover, which can make easy to switch the viaduct line and normal line.


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Please try on such new plans !

Here is the link to Rokuhan layout plans 
 ROKUHAN Layout plan


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February 10, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

This is an introduction of 24-25 type Sleeping car "ELM version" !

This is the 11st article of "Introduction of existing Rokuhan product" to let you know Rokuhan more!

We now introduce Sleeping car 24-25 type "ELM" version, which was launched in Jun / 2015


T010-1 24-25 type ELM version 7cars basic set 】 JPY 18,000

Car number :ohanehu25-13 + ohanehu25-212 + ohane25-229 + ohane25-232 + ohane25-230 + ohanehu25-14 + kani24-505

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T010-2 24-25 type ELM version 2cars extension set 】 JPY 5,000

Car number :ohane25-239 + ohane25-234

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Feature
 -  A head mark with ELM printing is attached (T010-1 only).
 -  A Tail mark with ELM printing is attached (T010-1 only).


Feature of Sleeping car 24-25 type "ELM" version 

The sleeping car 24-25 type "ELM" version was built to help "Hokutosei" version when this kind of sleeping cars were so popular and crowded in 1980s. They were temporarily in service between Ueno - Sapporo.

They were in service without private rooms, which was different from "Hokutosei" version. 

DD51 or EF81 was used to compose the connection until August 2006.


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DD51 + ELM                                                EF81 + ELM

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DD51 double heading + ELM

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February 5, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Play time with Diorama layout (in trunk) !

Easy to carry Z-scale !
Easy to play Z-scale !
Easy to put away Z-scale !

Such EASY circumstances can be built by Rokuhan Briefcase layout.


The theme for this time is "TIME" in Diorama layout.  

We provide photo samples of the scene which cut-out the time in a day using the Diorama layout (in trunk) which we made previous time. 


Here is the link to D.I.Y diary:


The most important and the simplest is "Back ground".
It's not so difficult to prepare it and the printed paper of the photo is still OK.

The suitable paper size for above mentioned Diorama layout (in trunk) is 450mm x 570mm.

In addition, any room light and spot light will make it more realistic.


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Printed paper of the back ground photo

 

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The scenes in daytime


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 Various scenes in the sunset


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Various scenes in the night


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Wine and Diorama layout (in trunk)



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February 3, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP