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Rokuhan will attend "Model Train and Toy Train Exhibition 2017"!

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan products!

We Rokuhan will attend "Model Train and Toy Train Exhibition 2017".


Place : Mibu Toy Museum 

Date : March/18-April/9

Open: AM9:30-PM4:30 * March/21(Thu), March/27(Mon), and April/3(Mon) will be close 

NOTE:This site is written by Japanese


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"This season" is coming again! Rokuhan official booth always will offer great "Z-Gauge" experience, not only enthusiasts but also family groups! "C57 Steam locomotive" series will be coming! And "Mibu Toy Museum" has official Rokuhan shop! Don't miss it!
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Feel Rokuhan technology!
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March 17, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Tips for improving detail of Wood Engine House!

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan products!

We Rokuhan already have released "Wood Engine House" series as Rokuhan structures and would like to get an opportunity to introduce tips for improving detail of "Wood Engine House"!

This time key item is "LED light".


Imagine if somebody who is one of your hobby friends say, "I'm finally done installing LED lights on my models!" Maybe you will assume that he is done installing LED lights for head/tail/room light on something his model trains.

But, Rokuhan is beyond your assuming! We Rokuhan already have been releasing LED lights set as accessory for installing on Rokuhan structures series.

Let's see how to install LED lights on your own Rokuhan structures taking example of "Wood Engine House" series to improve detail more real!    

【S051-1 Wood Engine House(Dark Blown)】 JPY1,980(tax exclude)
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【S051-2 Wood Engine House(Blown)】 JPY1,980(tax exclude)
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About Wood Engine House series
*2 colors line-up! Choose your favorite color!
*Includes consumer apply labels each!
*Light up inside using A017 LED set(sold separately)

【A017-2 LED Set B】 JPY680(tax exclude)

This LED color is "Orange", that is right for old-style building such as Japanese traditional shops and "Wood Engine House" are! 

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【A016 Accessory Power Terminal】 JPY880(tax exclude)

This terminal has five sockets for LED lights cables and own socket for connecting with RC03 Train Controller (sold separately) or C002 Accessory Switch (sold separately) to switch on-off.
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*Recommended Connection Pattern*
There are two recommended way of installation of LED lights .

Pattern 1. 
RC03 Train Controller 
A016 Accessory Power Terminal
A017-1 or 2, LED Set series 

Pattern 2.
RC02 Train Controller
C002 Accessory Switch
A016 Accessory Power Terminal
A017-1 or 2, LED Set series


How to install

*This instruction is based on "Pattern1", let's take a look at each step below!


1. Set LED in place first, then hook cable at every boss wall-side. 
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2. Insert socket from LED set (male) at socket from "Accessory Power Terminal"(female), then insert socket from "Accessory Power Terminal"(male) at socket from "RC03 Train Controller" (female).  
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Advanced Tip
To hide each cables(from LED light, controller, terminal) is very effective way to be more real, especially on diorama bench-works. This basic technique is just wiring at back side. Not so much complicated, but so much important for realism! Now you already know this tip, let's hide cable well to be more real!

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Have you ever thought about installing LED lights on structure component? This is good opportunity to install LED light!  

No doubt that Rokuhan train models are all sophisticated and precise, but let's enhance your own Rokuhan z scale world be more real, not just only trains, but also structures on your diorama bench-works! 

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March 3, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Tips for loading container on freight car!

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan products!

This time's theme is "Container" and "freight car".

We Rokuhan already have released freight car "Koki 106" for carrying containers and would like to have a time to let us introduce some tips and background to be more fun and realistic your Rokuhan Z scale world!


【T007-1 Koki 106 Blue ver 2cars set】 JPY3,200 (tax excluded)
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Car number 
Koki106-100(コキ106-100)
Koki106-151(コキ106-151)
*All Rokuhan container series (sold separately) are assembled OK!


【T007-2 Koki 106 Gray ver 2cars set】 JPY3,200 (tax excluded)
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Car number 
Koki106-374(コキ106-374)
Koki106-554(コキ106-554)
*All Rokuhan container series (sold separately) are assembled OK!


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All Rokuhan "Koki 106" series has red light reflector as consumer apply parts!
Just insert light reflector in place at rear side! Not needed any special works! 



Background of freight car in Japan
 
Before the period of dramatic economic growth in Japan, freight cars were main transportation way to carry many supplies by just one-time. But, situation was changed; thanks to high-demand of construction for highways because of economic growth at that period of Japan, people shifted to use trucks as main transportation way to carry supplies instead of freight cars. It seems trucks were monopoly of transportation way in Japan. But, recent years, they said that freight cars are eco-friendly - releases less gas emission than tracks, now freight cars got spotlight again. Rokuhan modeled up one, "Koki 106" is also one of freight cars got spotlight and is main factor of pushing sensational waves that its eco-friendly side.



Do you know how do containers be loaded on freight cars in actual scene?

In actual scene of loading containers on freight cars, it seems containers just be loaded on freight cars as much as possible. But, actually no, there are important rules; according to safety point of view, weight of containers each and its total amount, its size, and its mounting position, are necessary factor for safe delivery, and avoiding critical accidents when running. Even there is enough space for loading, sometimes containers don't be loaded if condition of safe may not be met.

Now, let's see how to load containers using "Koki 106" and Rokuhan container series, and please try it with your "Koki 106" and Rokuhan container series to be same as actual loading containers scene on your Z-scale world to enhance realism! 



Example of loading containers on Koki 106

12ft Container (A103, A104 series)

12ft containers are most common size container in Japanese logistics scene, JRF has at least 50,000 pcs 12ft containers and carry anywhere nationwide. Maximum loading quantity on Koki 106 is 5 containers.

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20ft Container (A105,A106,A107,A108 series)

20ft containers are world-standard size container. Maximum loading quantity on Koki 106 is 3 containers.

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30ft Container (A102 series)

30ft containers are one of the biggest size container in Japanese logistics scene. Maximum loading quantity on Koki 106 is 2 containers.

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40ft Container (A101 series)

40ft containers are world-standard size container as sea transportation. Its size is quite big, so maximum loading quantity on Koki 106 is just 1 container.

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How can containers be loaded if each containers are different size?

-It's possible to load different size containers!-

Let's see a picture below. It's possible to load a few size containers by one "Koki 106". Of course, they are following rules to be safe in actual scene as you already know. Let's load containers on your Koki 106 based on these tips!

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Have you ever thought about loading containers on freight cars and knew that they are loaded based on rules for safety before read this time article? Now, you already know and could try to arrange with your Koki 106 and Rokuhan containers! You could make formations based on this tips with your needs and create busy-ness on your Koki 106, create a very long line of Koki 106 with fully loaded containers, or not so much containers loaded but it's still recognizable that line of regularity based on its safety! Why don't you load containers on Koki 106 to be same as real one to feel Japanese logistics scene with using Rokuhan products?

We Rokuhan will keep going on offering tips for your Z-scale more fun and hopefully stimulate your curiosity forever!
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February 20, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Delivery of T027-1 "C57 Steam Locomotive" starts on 24/Feb and IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR T027-2 and T027-3!

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan products!

We Rokuhan start delivery following products on 24/February in Japan, then will start delivery for overseas.

T027-1 C57 Steam Locomotive #19 first version standard shape type (Nitsu shed)


T027-1 C57 Steam Locomotive #19 first version standard shape type (Nitsu shed)】 JPY17,800(Tax excluded)
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【Feature of C57 Steam locomotive】
●Head-lighting OK
●Includes arnold coupler for double heading connection
●Deflectors are made by sharp etching parts and "Cooling pipe", "Water-Supply pump" etc, mechanical texture are molded with extremely realistic even 1/220 scales! 
●It can run on R145 curved tracks

Let's go to the retail shop nearby you for making purchase!



It was very long postponement and delayed to release T027-1 "C57 Steam Locomotive #19 first version standard shape type (Nitsu shed)", but finally we Rokuhan now can announce its release date officially. 

Hopefully this announcement is good news for all dealers, distributors, retailers, and Rokuhan enthusiasts! And again, thank you so much for understanding situation! 


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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT T029-2 and T029-3 C57 Steam Locomotive

As for 

T027-2 "JNR C57 Steam locomotive #111 type (Montetsu smoke deflectors)

and 

T027-3 "JNR C57 Steam locomotive #1 (Royal train)"


We Rokuhan already have announced that it starts delivery in February. However, we now decide to postpone its delivery date due to various circumstances in our production process side.

As present situation of new delivery date, will be in middle of March. And, we will announce exact date as soon as possible. 

We deeply apologize for this result of postponement and decision same as situation of T027-1 "C57 Steam Locomotive #19 First Version Standard Shape Type (Nitsu Shed).

We Rokuhan all staffs, will keep working harder to be best Z-gauge supplier for all dealers, distributors, retailers, and Rokuhan enthusiasts worldwidely.

Hopefully you understand this situation, and please keep your interest in Rokuhan products continue and that is our big goal! 

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February 18, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Delivery of Wood Engine House series start on 26/January!

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan products!

We Rokuhan start delivery following products on 26/January in Japan

S051-1 Wood Engine House (Dark Brown)
S051-2 Wood Engine House (Brown)


【S051-1 Wood Engine House (Dark Brown)】 JPY1,980(Tax excluded)
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【S051-2 Wood Engine House (Brown)】 JPY1,980(Tax excluded)
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【Feature of S051 series】
●There two color choice as line-up to suit landscape at your diorama layout(S051-1: Dark Brown wall color, S051-2: Brown wall color)
●Includes consumer apply labels
●Suits A017 LED lighting system(sold separately) to make up light-up

Let's go to the retail shop nearby you for making purchase!


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January 27, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT T029-1, C57 Steam Locomotive

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT T029-1 C57 Steam Locomotive

As for T027-1 "C57 Steam Locomotive #19 First Version Standard Shape Type (Nitsu Shed)", we Rokuhan already have announced that it starts delivery in January. However, we now decide to postpone its delivery date due to various circumstances in our production process side.

As present situation of new delivery date, will be end of February. But, we will announce exact date as soon as possible. 

We deeply apologize for this postponement and decision.

We Rokuhan all staffs, will keep working harder to be best Z-gauge supplier for all dealers, distributors, retailers, and Rokuhan enthusiasts worldwidely.

Hopefully you understand this situation, and please keep your interest in Rokuhan products continue and that is our big goal! 



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January 24, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Spotlight on 50 Type Passenger car!

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan products!

This time we Rokuhan would like to spotlight on "50 Type Passenger car"  to provide examples of formation with using Rokuhan products!

Of course, they were in actual service in Japan, so we Rokuhan would like you all to know deep information of "50 Type Passenger car" of formations to get more fun! 


[Brief history of 50 Type Passenger car]

50 Type Passenger car was born in 1977, and it was designed as local commuter passenger car by JNR(=Japan National Railways). Nickname was "Red Train", it's came from its body color.

It has been in service in every local lines and finished service in 2001 because of aging update by each JR. Now, small number of 50 Type passengers car is in service for some old train shows purpose only in Japan!

That's quiet introduction of "50 Type passenger car".


Now, we would like to provide Rokuhan "50 Type Passenger car" line-ups, then show specific formations each!

[T014-1 JR Type50 Passenger car 6cars set] JPY 18,500(tax excluded)

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[Feature]

* set includes Ohafu50(オハフ50)x2, Oha50(オハ50)x4

* models up car for Tohoku and Hokuriku district lines 

Ohafu50(オハフ50) has head/tail light function with swich system

* suits A009 Room light A(sold separately)

* printed "JR" marks on body side

* includes detachable diaphragm 

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[T014-2 JNR Type50 Passenger car 4cars set] JPY 12,800(tax excluded)

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[Feature]

* set includes Ohafu50(オハフ50)x2, Oha50(オハ50)x2

Ohafu50(オハフ50) has head/tail light function with swich system

* printed different car number from T014-3 and T014-5

* suits A009 Room light A(sold separately)



[T014-3 JNR Type50 Passenger car 2cars set] JPY 5,800(tax excluded)

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[Feature]

* set includes Oha50 (オハ50)x2

* printed different car number from T014-2 and T014-5

* allows to make extra formations to combine with basic set, T014-2(sold separately)

* suits A009 Room light A(sold separately)



[T014-5 JNR Type50 Passenger car OHAFU50] JPY 3,800(tax excluded)

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[Feature]

* includes Ohafu50 (オハフ50)x1

printed different car number from T014-2 and T014-3

* allows to make extra formations easly and reasonable price to add one by one

* suits A009 Room light A(sold separately)


Now, let's us introduce details of each formations as follow!

Formation A

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Morioka← EF81 - Ohafu50-2000(オハフ50-2000) - Oha50-2000(オハ50-2000) - Ohafu50-2000(オハフ50-2000) →Aomori

This formation was service in Tohoku main line in around 1993, between Morioka and Aomori.
EF81 Hokutosei color was head car for hauling 3 passenger cars.


Detail usage
* T015-1  EF81 Electric Locomotive - Hokutosei color x1
* T014-1 JR Type50 Passenger car 6cars set  x1


Formation B
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Akita ←EF81 - Ohafu50-2000(オハフ50-2000) - Oha50-2000(オハ50-2000) - Oha50-2000(オハ50-2000) - Ohafu50-2000(オハフ50-2000) → Murakami

This formation was service in Uetsu main line in around 1992, between Akita and Murakami.
Head Car was EF81(normal color) for hauling 4 passenger cars.


Detail usage
* T015-2 EF81 Electric locomotive - normal color x1 
T014-1 JR Type50 Passenger car 6cars set x2 


Formation C
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Haruda← DD51 - Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Oha50(オハ50) - Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Oha50-(オハ50) - Ohafu50(オハフ50) →Mojikou

This formation was service in Sanin main line in around 1978, between Haruda and Mojikou. Head car was DD51 for hauling 5 passenger cars.


Detail usage
* T002-7 DD51 1000 Semi- cold district type JNR color x1
* T014-2 JNR Type50 Passenger car 4cars set x1
* T014-5 JNR Type50 Passenger car OHAFU50 x1


Formation D
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Kyoto ← DD51 - Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Oha50-2000(オハ50) - Oha50(オハ50) - Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Oha50(オハ50) - Ohafu50(オハフ50) →Fukuchiyama

This formation was service in Sanin main line in around 1985, between Kyoto and Fukuchiyama.
Head car was DD51 for hauling 7 passenger cars.


Detail usage
* T002-7 DD51 1000 Semi- cold district type JNR color x1
* T014-2 JNR Type50 Passenger car 4cars set x2

Formation E 
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Nagato ← DD51 - Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Oha50(オハ50) - Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Ohafu50(オハフ50)→ Shimonoseki

This formation was in service in Sanin main line in around 1991, between Nagato and Shimonoseki. Head car was DD51 for hauling 4 passenger cars.


Detail usage
* T002-7 DD51 1000 Semi- cold district type JNR color x1
* T014-2 JNR Type50 Passenger car 4cars set x1
* T014-5 JNR Type50 Passenger car OHAFU50 x1


Formation F

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Wada ← DD51 - Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Oha50(オハ50) - Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Oha50(オハ50) - Oha50(オハ50) - Ohafu50(オハフ50)→ Himeji

This formation was in service in Bantan line in around 1989 between Wada and Himeji. Head car was DD51 for hauling 7 passenger cars.


Detail usage
* T002-7 DD51 1000 Semi- cold district type JNR color x1
* T014-2 JNR Type50 Passenger car 4cars set x2

Formation G
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Takamatsu ← DE10 - Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Oha50(オハ50) -  Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Oha50-2000(オハ50) - Ohafu50-2000(オハフ50) → Kotohira

This formation was in service in Dosan line in around 1985 between Takamatsu and Kotohira. Head car was DE10 for hauling 5 passenger cars.


Detail usage
* T012-5 DE10 1500 B cold district type A Renewed Design color x1
* T014-2 JNR Type50 Passenger car 4cars set x1
* T014-5 JNR Type50 Passenger car OHAFU50 x1


Formation H
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Takamatsu ← DE10 - Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Oha50(オハ50) - Ohafu50(オハフ50) → Kochi

This formation was in service in Dosan line in around 1986 between Takamatsu and Kochi. Head car was DE10 for hauling 3 passenger cars.


Detail usage
* T012-5 DE10 1500 B cold district type A Renewed Design color x1
* T014-2 JNR Type50 Passenger car 4cars set x1

Formation I
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Izuka ← DD51 Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Oha50-(オハ50) - Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Ohafu50(オハフ50) → Wakamatsu


This formation was in service in Chikuhou main line in around 1993 between Izuka and Wakamatsu.
Head car was DE10 for hauling 4 passenger cars.


Detail usage
* T002-7 DD51 1000 Semi- cold district type JNR color x1
* T014-2 JNR Type50 Passenger car 4cars set x1
* T014-5 JNR Type50 Passenger car OHAFU50 x1


Formation J
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Izuka ← DD51 Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Oha50(オハ50) - Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Oha50(オハ50) - Ohafu50(オハフ50) - Ohafu50(オハフ50) → Wakamatsu

This formation was in service in Chikuhou main line in around 1996 between Izuka and Wakamatsu.
Head car was DE10 for hauling 6 passenger cars.


Detail usage
* T002-7 DD51 1000 Semi- cold district type JNR color x1
* T014-2 JNR Type50 Passenger car 4cars set x1
* T014-5 JNR Type50 Passenger car OHAFU50 x2



* Car specification and number may be different from actual .

* Some car numeber may be duplicated when making formation based on  above formations.



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That's all for introduction of making of formation of "50 Type Passenger car" in local area lines with using just Rokuhan products! There are unlimited way to make more formation and get fun! 

We will keep providing deep information and Z-gauge to push the envelope!


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January 20, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Rokuhan is on local TV!

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan products!


Rokuhan was introduced as Z-scale models manufacturer by Japanese local broadcast!

We got some interviews about Rokuhan history and demonstrated running performance of trains on a diorama layout! And you can see inside of ROKUHAN SHOWROOM!

Even all audios are spoken in Japanese, it's great opportunity to be familiar with Rokuhan more!


Here is a link to actual TV program page! It's started first 7 minutes! (Whole TV program is 14minutes)

Let's jump to page!


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January 14, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP