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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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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

A Happy New Year 2017

Thank you for your continued interest in Rokuhan products! And a happy new year 2017 for all Rokuhan enthusiasts!

We Rokuhan of course have great ideas and plans to develop ROKUHAN Z-scale world and provide satisfied needs for you and this is our goal!

Hopefully, your interest in Rokuhan products will be continued and we will keep being best Z-scale supplyer!

And thank you all for visiting at ROKUHAN SHOWROOM, not only those who lives in Japan, but also those who lives in other countries! 

For oversea Rokuhan enthusiasts, if you have any chance to visit Japan, please do not miss to visit ROKUHAN SHOWROOM! Your visiting is always welcome and willing to provide best service at ROKUHAN SHOWROOM!

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January 7, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Rokuhan 2nd Steam locomotive "C57" will come early 2017 !

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan products !

We are pleased to announce you about the 2nd Steam loco by Rokuhan, which will be released early 2017.


【T027-1 JNR C57 Steam locomotive #19 first version standard type 】 JPY17,800 (tax excluded)



C57 type Steam loco is one of the most famous Steam locos in Japan, which belonged to JNR and was used to connect passenger cars everywhere in Japan.

C57 type Steam loco is followed by water/coal tender car, which is different from C11 Steam loco with water/coal tank on its body. 

This model T027-1 is the primary version of this series and has thinner boiler than other old versions.  It looked like a lady with thin feet and was called as "a Noble lady".  

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< Feature of T027 series >

● Head lighting OK!
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● The Arnold coupler is enclosed as an accessory for double heading connection!
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● In addition to the Deflector (side panel) which is represented by Metal plate.
And cooling pipes, water supply pump etc., are also represented by detailed engrave !
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● Its can run on R145 curved track!
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C57 Steam loco will match such Rokuhan structures :

  S037  Digital turntable

  S038  Round engine house

Also new engine house will be released at the same timing like this :

  S051-1  Wood engine house (Dark brown)

  S051-2  Wood engine house (Brown)   

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Do not forget to make reservation at your retail shop nearby you !

The year 2016 is going to close and today is the last working day for ROKUHAN.

We released so many Z-scale items into the market this year, and the reaction from the market increased so much and we believe the brand name ROKUHAN was more known to many people in the world.

We ROKUHAN will continue to do our best to design and release more attractive products into the Z-scale model railroad market in 2017 and onward.

We appreciate more help of website readers onward. 



All the Rokuhan support, such as Rokuhan website, web support, Rokuhan Show-room will be closed until Jan.04,2017 and resume working on Jan.05,2017.

We ROKUHAN staffs now provide many thanks to all the people who were interested in Z-scale and ROKUHAN. 

You all may have a happy new year !

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