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Try on Scale speed of Z-scale !

Thanks for your usual interest in Rokuhan Z-scale !


This time, we talk about "Scale speed & Actual speed"

"Scale speed" is to measure how fast the Z-scale car runs in relation to the full size actual car.

When a modeler let Z or other scale cars run, he sometime sets it at higher speed which does not match actual speed.  It's because the modeler looks down cars from higher position and the cars looks so small.

If we watch Z car running from eye level, we recognized car running speed is so fast, it is more faster than our expectation.

It will be convenient if there is a table containing the time of one turn running on the fixed track and Scale speed.




The figure mentions Scale speed and the time to run on R028 Track set (R195-45 oval). 

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Please concentrate your eyes on the Dial

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Scale speed and running time on R028 Oval course


Actual speed and actual Japanese trains will be like this.

500 type Shinkansen :  285Km/hr
115 type / 103 type   :  100Km/hr
Electric loco             :  100Km/hr
Steam loco               :   60 - 85 Km/hr


You can see the movie talking about Scale speed.



Please watch your speed control dial of your controller. (* Such dial location will vary dependent on loco spec and number of connected cars.) 


Please feel more realistic by running cars at Scale speed !




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April 9, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

ROKUHAN Super Elevated track series !

Thanks for your usual interest in Rokuhan Z-scale !

The theme for this time is "Super Elevated Track"



There are total 8 items as the Rokuhan "Super Elevated Track" series


R064 Super Elevated Track Set R195-30°】  JPY1,880-

R065 Super Elevated Track Set R220-30°】  JPY1,880-

R073 Super Elevated Track Set R245-30°】  JPY1,880-

R074 Super Elevated Track Set R270-30°】  JPY1,880-

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R066 PC Track Super Elevated Track Set  R195-30°】  JPY1,880-

R067 PC Track Super Elevated Track Set  R220-30°】  JPY1,880-

R075 PC Track Super Elevated Track Set  R245-30°】  JPY1,880-

R076 PC Track Super Elevated Track Set  R270-30°】  JPY1,880-

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"Super Elevated Track" will provide the solution for trains to run at the corner with more safe.  


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The outer track is higher than the inner track.


Outer track is inclined.  This angle will help the passengers on the train can feel less centrifugal power. 



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Rokuhan Super Elevated track can be also used on the Viaduct series.


"Super Elevated Track" will more suit high speed running cars, such as Shinkansen, etc.

When Super elevated track is connected to Straight track, please do not fix each end.  The step between both tracks will be absorbed by this "No-fix"condition and smoother running will become available.


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Please do not fix each end

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April 1, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

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

This is the report of " Model train and Toy train exhibition 2016 " in Mibu, Tochigi, which is going-on.



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Whole view of display


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So many cars are displayed


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Buildings / shops are equipped with room lights


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EF66 loco, 113 type Passenger car as well as KIHA52 car are running on the Rokuhan special Diorama.  A movie on the display is also going-on. 



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Mibu Toy Museum original Diorama


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Rokuhan products are sold there.



Here are the scenes on last holiday 21/Mar.  Many children with parents came there.

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We are looking forward to seeing you at Rokuhan booth !


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March 25, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Delivery of T015-3 & T015-4 EF81 Electric Locomotives starts on Mar.25 !

We ROKUHAN start delivery of 2 styles EF81 Electric locomotives on Mar.25 in Japan.  Also started delivery for overseas same day.



【T015-3 EF81 Electric locomotive  Rainbow color No.95 】 JPY12,800

* This model was used for the Sleeping car connection "HOKUTOSEI" until 2010.7. Then a headmark with "HOKUTOSEI" print is attached as the accessory part.

* The large print "EF81" was the symbol of special car connection 'Super Express Rainbow'.


【T015-4 EF81 Electric locomotive Former type New color 】 JPY12,800

* A white tie on body side was added when this model was transfered from JNR to JR.


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T015-3


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T015-4



[ Common Feature ] 
* Min.running radius is R95.
* Head light is turned on.
* Roof pipes are made of etching parts.

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T015-3 in connection "Hokutosei".

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T015-4 with freight cars


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March 24, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

" 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


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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