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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? 

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If so, here is the answer for you!

【A018 Connector Pin Remover】  JPY 400
*Only available at Rokuhan showroom and online shop.
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How to use it?

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

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Which is better ?

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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 


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



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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.




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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!


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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.



R079 MINI DOUBLE OVAL TRACK SET】  JPY 7,980

  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 !

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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

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

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[Features]

1. Expandable platform longer by connecting the extension set to the basic set.
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2. When the fence is placed like this, it is changed to "Platform end".
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3. The kiosk, Vending machine, Step to the basement, etc. are enclosed.
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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

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

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< 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.





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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 !


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April 28, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Introduction of 103 type Passenger car series with new colors !

Thanks for usual interest in Rokuhan Z-scale !

As 103 type Passenger car series, we already released like this.

T022-1 & T022-2  Sky Blue

T022-3 & T022-4  Canary Yellow

T022-5 & T022-6  Green

T022-7 & T022-8  Orange


In addition to above coloring, we will release another two colors in June 2016 like this.


T022-9 & T022-10  Emerald green

T022-10  Darker yellow-green



< Emerald green series >
T022-9 JNR 103 Emerald green Jo-ban Line 4cars Basic set】   JPY15,800

Car number: 103-134 + 102-293 + 103-294 + 103-617  

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T022-10 JNR 103 Emerald green Jo-ban Line 3cars Extension set】 JPY9,000

Car number:  103-270 + 102-425 + 103-226

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● The head car is called Kumoha which is equipped with Motor inside and pantograph ( *No motor in Rokuhan model). 

● Combining Basic set (T022-9) and two Extention sets (T022-10) becomes total 10cars connection which is same as full size car connection.



Darker yellow-green series >
T022-11 JNR 103 Green Kansai Line 6 cars set】  JPY21,800

Car number:  103-21 + 103-494 + 102-650 + 103-495 + 102-651 + 103-22

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● The head and tail cars have ONE head lights on the foreheads. 




【Common Feature】

● The head cars have low driver stands ! 

● R95 curve running OK. 

● Head light and Tail lights are turned on/off. 

● When dummy coupler is changed to accessory coupler, each head car can be connected. 

● Radio antenna can be installed.

● Name label (sticker) is included as accessory.

● A009 Room light suits.


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Head car with motor is called Kumoha type (T022-9)


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One head light was used on the earliest type only (T022-11) 


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Parallel running with 415 type at Jo-ban line (T022-9/10)


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Yellow tie on head car was just added to avoid mix-up with mountain green (T022-11)


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April 23, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

R079 MINI DOUBLE OVAL TRACK SET will be released in May !

ROKUHAN is going to release R079 Mini oval double track set in May.

This is the introduction of its outline spec with pricing info.


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.


R079 MINI DOUBLE OVAL TRACK SET】  JPY 7,980

  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


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Its layout view as well as package size is so small.


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Smaller than A3 size


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R95-45 deg curve is special for Rokuhan train / loco.


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Your desk is not so occupied like this.


Please contact retail shop nearby you for reservation !


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April 15, 2016  |  Permalink  |  TOP

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