Japanese N Scale Collectors

17 January, 2010

Tomy’s Collection series data

Filed under: Tomytec — redracer @ 9:19 PM

As you can see, today I have been adding the details of some of the Collection series that I just had stored as text-based data. This is on top of the vehicle & figure Collection data that is in Excel format (from the previous Yahoo! group database. I converted the Excel file to a table for the ‘My Home Town’ post, but it is difficult to fit on the page without overlapping the ‘widgets’ column on the right – WordPress doesn’t seem to be clever enough sometime to work this out automatically. Because of this I actually changed the theme recently to one that had a larger data column width.

I am not sure which is the best way to present all this data, and I would like to be able to add pictures of each of the items too at a later stage – thoughts anyone ?

6 February, 2011

Bandai ‘Working Vehicle’

Filed under: Bandai,Working Vehicle — redracer @ 2:26 PM

Brand Series No. Type Description/Owner Colour Length Released
Bandai Working Vehicles #01 01 Isuzu Giga large van / dual front axle Sagawa Express silver / blue cab 2004 Sep
Bandai Working Vehicles #01 02 Isuzu Giga large van / dual front axle Tonami Transportation silver / cream cab / red blue letters 2004 Sep
Bandai Working Vehicles #01 03 Isuzu Giga large van / dual front axle Nippon Express silver / orange cab / blue yellow letters 2004 Sep
Bandai Working Vehicles #01 04 Isuzu Giga large van / dual front axle Footwork Express white / red letters 2004 Sep
Bandai Working Vehicles #01 05 Isuzu Giga large van / dual front axle Meitetsu Transport silver / blue white letters 2004 Sep
Bandai Working Vehicles #01 06 Hino Profia large van / dual front axle Sagawa Express silver / blue cab 2004 Sep
Bandai Working Vehicles #01 07 Hino Profia large van / dual front axle Tonami Transportation silver / cream cab / red blue letters 2004 Sep
Bandai Working Vehicles #01 08 Hino Profia large van / dual front axle Nippon Air Cargo Express silver / white cab / blue letters 2004 Sep
Bandai Working Vehicles #01 09 Hino Profia large van / dual front axle Footwork Express white / red letters 2004 Sep
Bandai Working Vehicles #01 10 Hino Profia large van / dual front axle Meitetsu Transport silver / blue white letters 2004 Sep
Bandai Working Vehicles #01 secret S1 Hino Profia large van / dual front axle Hino Motors silver / blue cab 2004 Sep
Bandai Working Vehicles #02 01 Isuzu Giga Fx2 Tanker Idemitsu red / white 2005 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #02 02 Isuzu Giga Fx2 Tanker Exxon General silver / blue stripe 2005 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #02 03 Isuzu Giga Fx2 Tanker Exxon Mobile silver / blue 2005 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #02 04 Isuzu Giga Fx2 Tanker Kyushu Oil silver / blue letters 2005 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #02 05 Isuzu Giga Fx2 Tanker Cosmo Oil silver / red green blue letters 2005 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #02 06 Isuzu Giga Fx2 Tanker Taiyo Oil silver / red 2005 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #02 07 Nissan Diesel Big Thumb CV 6╫2 Tanker Exxon Mobile silver / red stripe 2005 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #02 08 Nissan Diesel Big Thumb CV 6╫2 Tanker Exxon General silver / blue 2005 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #02 09 Nissan Diesel Big Thumb CV 6╫2 Tanker Kigunasu oil silver / red blue stripes 2005 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #02 10 Nissan Diesel Big Thumb CV 6╫2 Tanker Japan Energy ‘ENEOS’ white / green 2005 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #02 11 Nissan Diesel Big Thumb CV 6╫2 Tanker Shell white / red / yellow 2005 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #02 12 Nissan Diesel Big Thumb CV 6╫2 Tanker New Nippon Oil silver / red 2005 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #02 secret S2 2005 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #03 01 Isuzu Forward Cargo FRR small van Expert Moving white 2005 Mar
Bandai Working Vehicles #03 02 Isuzu Forward Cargo FRR small van Calgamo Moving red / black / white 2005 Mar
Bandai Working Vehicles #03 03 Isuzu Forward Cargo FRR small van Pigeon Mark Moving silver / green cab / red yellow green stripes 2005 Mar
Bandai Working Vehicles #03 04 Isuzu Forward Cargo FRR small van Duck Moving white / red letters 2005 Mar
Bandai Working Vehicles #03 05 Isuzu Forward Cargo FRR small van Heart Moving white / black letters / coloured people 2005 Mar
Bandai Working Vehicles #03 06 Isuzu Forward Cargo FRR small van Moving white / red 2005 Mar
Bandai Working Vehicles #03 07 Hino Ranger Pro Cargo FC small van ARC Moving white / coloured figures 2005 Mar
Bandai Working Vehicles #03 08 Hino Ranger Pro Cargo FC small van ART Moving white / blue ‘0123’ 2005 Mar
Bandai Working Vehicles #03 09 Hino Ranger Pro Cargo FC small van Sakai Moving silver / yellow ‘panda’ 2005 Mar
Bandai Working Vehicles #03 10 Hino Ranger Pro Cargo FC small van Nippon Express silver / orange cab / blue yellow letters 2005 Mar
Bandai Working Vehicles #03 11 Hino Ranger Pro Cargo FC small van Mr Ant Moving silver / yellow green / red letters ‘ant’ 2005 Mar
Bandai Working Vehicles #03 12 Hino Ranger Pro Cargo FC small van Matsumoto Moving white / black letters ‘elephant’ 2005 Mar
Bandai Working Vehicles #03 secret S3 2005 Mar
Bandai Working Vehicles #04 01 Isuzu Giga FX2 large van / dual front axle Esraingifu silver / green orange blue logo 2005 Jul
Bandai Working Vehicles #04 02 Isuzu Giga FX2 large van / dual front axle Ouji Transport silver / blue letters / red logo 2005 Jul
Bandai Working Vehicles #04 03 Isuzu Giga FX2 large van / dual front axle Fukuyama Transport silver / green cab / red green stripes 2005 Jul
Bandai Working Vehicles #04 04 Isuzu Giga FX2 large van / dual front axle Fuji Film silver / green stripe / red logo 2005 Jul
Bandai Working Vehicles #04 05 Isuzu Giga FX2 large van / dual front axle Maruzen Showa Unyu silver / light blue cab / red letters 2005 Jul
Bandai Working Vehicles #04 06 Hino Profia FN (6×2) Cargo large van / dual front axle Kintetsu silver / red blue stripes 2005 Jul
Bandai Working Vehicles #04 07 Hino Profia FN (6×2) Cargo large van / dual front axle Seino Transport silver / yellow cab / yellow blue stripes / red kangaroo 2005 Jul
Bandai Working Vehicles #04 08 Hino Profia FN (6×2) Cargo large van / dual front axle Taisho Pharmaceuticals silver / red blue letters ‘ bottle’ 2005 Jul
Bandai Working Vehicles #04 09 Hino Profia FN (6×2) Cargo large van / dual front axle Niigata Transport silver / blue letters 2005 Jul
Bandai Working Vehicles #04 10 Hino Profia FN (6×2) Cargo large van / dual front axle Maruun silver / brown cab stripes 2005 Jul
Bandai Working Vehicles #04 secret S4 2005 Jul
Bandai Working Vehicles #05 01 Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. KC-RN210 mini-bus Keio Teito Bus cream / red blue stripes 2005 Dec
Bandai Working Vehicles #05 02 Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. KC-RN210 mini-bus Keihan red / white 2005 Dec
Bandai Working Vehicles #05 03 Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. KC-RN210 mini-bus Keibii Bus red / white / silver 2005 Dec
Bandai Working Vehicles #05 04 Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. KC-RN210 mini-bus Niigata Kotsu silver / blue stripe 2005 Dec
Bandai Working Vehicles #05 05 Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. KC-RN210 mini-bus Nishi Tokyo Bus cream / orange 2005 Dec
Bandai Working Vehicles #05 06 Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. KC-RN210 mini-bus Hitachi Dentetsu Bus white / blue 2005 Dec
Bandai Working Vehicles #05 07 Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. KC-RN210 mini-bus Fuji Kyuko Shizuoka Bus olive green 2005 Dec
Bandai Working Vehicles #05 08 Nishi Takumi KK-RN252 mini-bus Enoshima Bus cream / orange 2005 Dec
Bandai Working Vehicles #05 09 Nishi Takumi KK-RN252 mini-bus Kaga Hakusan Bus red / white 2005 Dec
Bandai Working Vehicles #05 10 Nishi Takumi KK-RN252 mini-bus Nankai Wing Bus red orange / white 2005 Dec
Bandai Working Vehicles #05 11 Nishi Takumi KK-RN252 mini-bus Nishitetu Bus white / red stripe 2005 Dec
Bandai Working Vehicles #05 12 Nishi Takumi KK-RN252 mini-bus Himeji City Bus light blue / green 2005 Dec
Bandai Working Vehicles #05 secret S5 2005 Dec
Bandai Working Vehicles #06 01 Hino Profia GVW20 Cement mixer Ube Industries light blue 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles #06 02 Hino Profia GVW20 Cement mixer Shin Meiwa white / blue yellow 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles #06 03 Hino Profia GVW20 Cement mixer Taiheiyo cement white / blue 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles #06 04 Hino Profia GVW20 Cement mixer Tokuyama blue / white red 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles #06 05 Hino Profia GVW20 Cement mixer Hitachi cement light blue / white 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles #06 06 Hino Profia GVW20 Cement mixer Mitsubishi material cream / orange 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles #06 07 Hino Profia GVW22 Cement tanker Aso Rafarju cement yellow 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles #06 08 Hino Profia GVW22 Cement tanker Ube Mitsubishi Cement turquoise / white 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles #06 09 Hino Profia GVW22 Cement tanker Shin Meiwa white / blue 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles #06 10 Hino Profia GVW22 Cement tanker Taiheiyo cement white / blue 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles #06 11 Hino Profia GVW22 Cement tanker Tokuyama blue / white red 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles #06 12 Hino Profia GVW22 Cement tanker Ryukyu cement yellow / blue 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles #06 secret S6 Eco gray / blue 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles #07 01 Isuzu Forward SNG NHK pale gray 2006 Nov
Bandai Working Vehicles #07 02 Isuzu Forward SNG Kansai TV ornage/green 2006 Nov
Bandai Working Vehicles #07 03 Isuzu Forward SNG Chukyo TV white/red/blue stripe 2006 Nov
Bandai Working Vehicles #07 04 Isuzu Forward SNG TV Tokyo white/blue stripe 2006 Nov
Bandai Working Vehicles #07 05 Isuzu Forward SNG Tomyo MX TV white/blue patterns 2006 Nov
Bandai Working Vehicles #07 06 Isuzu Forward SNG Fuji TV white/blue 2006 Nov
Bandai Working Vehicles #07 07 Misubishi Fuso Fighter SNG Chugoku Broadcasting white/red figues 2006 Nov
Bandai Working Vehicles #07 08 Misubishi Fuso Fighter SNG TBS white/blue stripe 2006 Nov
Bandai Working Vehicles #07 09 Misubishi Fuso Fighter SNG TVQ Kyushu white/purple/light blue 2006 Nov
Bandai Working Vehicles #07 10 Misubishi Fuso Fighter SNG TV Asashi white/silver 2006 Nov
Bandai Working Vehicles #07 11 Misubishi Fuso Fighter SNG Nippon TV light gray/yellow 2006 Nov
Bandai Working Vehicles #07 12 Misubishi Fuso Fighter SNG Hokkaido TV white//blue/green/yellow figures 2006 Nov
Bandai Working Vehicles #07 secret S7 Isuzu Forward SNG 2006 Nov
Bandai Working Vehicles #08 01 Isuzu Giga / 4 axle Sagawa Express silver / blue letters 2007 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #08 02 Isuzu Giga / 4 axle Shinshu Meitetsu Transport silver / red blue 2007 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #08 03 Isuzu Giga / 4 axle Dunlop yellow / black letters 2007 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #08 04 Isuzu Giga / 4 axle Nippon Express (Nittsu) silver / orange cab / blue yellow letters 2007 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #08 05 Isuzu Giga / 4 axle Bridgestone Tires white / red black 2007 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #08 06 Isuzu Giga / 4 axle undecorated silver / white cab 2007 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #08 07 Hino Profia FW / 4 axle Sagawa Express silver / blue letters 2007 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #08 08 Hino Profia FW / 4 axle Seino Transportation blue / cream 2007 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #08 09 Hino Profia FW / 4 axle Nippon Konpo Unyu Soko silver / red white cab 2007 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #08 10 Hino Profia FW / 4 axle Freight Liner light blue / yellow 2007 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #08 11 Hino Profia FW / 4 axle Bridgestone Tires silver / orange cab / black letters 2007 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #08 12 Hino Profia FW / 4 axle ADVAN red / black 2007 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles #08 secret S8 2007 Jan
Bandai Working Vehicles Nittsu set 01 Hino Profia FN (6×2) Cargo large van / dual front axle Nittsu (pelican) silver / orange cab / blue yellow letters 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles Nittsu set 02 Isuzu Forward Cargo FRR small van Nittsu (pelican) silver / orange cab / blue yellow letters 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles Nittsu set 03 Isuzu Giga FX2 large van / dual front axle Nippon Express Air Cargo silver / white cab / blue letters 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles Nittsu set 04 Hino Ranger Pro Cargo FC small van Nippon Express Air Cargo silver / white cab / blue letters 2006 Apr
Bandai Working Vehicles Nittsu set 05 Hino Profia FN (6×2) Cargo large van / dual front axle Nippon Express white / white cab / blue yellow letters 2006 Apr

17 January, 2010

Tomytec ‘Machinami Collection’

Filed under: The Machinami Collection,Tomytec — redracer @ 9:21 PM
Tomytec (a division of Tomy) started releasing a series of traditional buildings, called the ‘Machinami Collection’ in March 2004, and it seems to be an ongoing series, even though as of 2007 they seemed to have stopped making new buildings and keep re-releasing older ones in different colour schemes. ‘Machinami’ means a row of shops of houses along a street. Each of the series so far has 6 different buildings in it, with 2 colour variations, for a total of 12 different items. Usually the 12 are packaged in one carton, so if you buy a carton, you will get the full variety. The items are actually designed to be sold separately, and the contents cannot be seen until you open the box, so it is random which item you get (like trading cards !!!). However the recent re-coloured re-releases have been sold separately so you can choose and get the one you want.
  • Mar 2004 – series 1 – 6 shop buildings – Post Office, Drug store, Watchmaker, Liquor store, Barber, Photographer
  • Oct 2004 – series 2 – 6 residential/shop buildings – Japanese-style house with European-style annex, Doctor’s office, Tenement house, Wooden one-storied house, corner General store, corner Restaurant
  • Mar 2005 – series 3 – 6 shop buildings with streets & interiors – Coffee shop, Fish shop, Confectionery/Butcher shop, Vegetable store, Bakery, BAR/Sushi bar
  • Sep 2005 – series 4 – 6 buildings around a small suburban station – Station building, platform, Koban, Bus depot, Taxi company office, Nittsu Transport office
  • Apr 2006 – series 5 – 6 larger type buildings  – Bank, fire station, cinema, office building, old type ryokan, bathhouse
  • Jul 2006 – series 1R – re-release of series 1 in a different set of colours
  • Nov 2006 – series 4R – re-release of series 4 in a different set of colours
  • Jun 2007 – series 6 – 6 old type wooden shops – soba noodle shop, soy sauce shop, tea shop, storage building & two type of ryokan
  • Sep 2007 – series 7 – 6 entertainment buildings around a city station
  • Aug 2008 – series 2R – re-release of series 2 in a different set of colours
  • Feb 2009 – series 3R – re-release of series 3 in a different set of colours
  • Apr 2009 – Public Bath (9x12cm) from Machinami #5 re-released individually in different colours
  • Apr 2009 – Bank (7x11cm) from Machinami #5 re-released individually in different colours
  • Apr 2009 – Fire Station (10x12cm) from Machinami #5 re-released individually in different colours
  • May 2009 – Ryokan (11x8cm) from Machinami #5 re-released individually in different colours
  • May 2008 – Cinema  (11x8cm) from Machinami #5 re-released individually in different colours
  • May 2008 – Cylindrical office building (11×7) from Machinami #5 re-released individually in different colours
  • Sep 2009 – Post Office & Drug Store 1 from Machinami #1 re-released individually in different colours
  • Sep 2009 – Post Office & Drug Store 2 from Machinami #1 re-released individually in different colours
  • Sep 2009 – Watchmaker & Liquor Store 1 from Machinami #1 re-released individually in different colours
  • Sep 2009 – Watchmaker & Liquor Store 2 from Machinami #1 re-released individually in different colours
  • Oct 2009 – Barber & Photographer 1 from Machinami #1 re-released individually in different colours
  • Oct 2009 – Barber & Photographer 2 from Machinami #1 re-released individually in different colours
  • Apr 2010? – Soy Sauce Shop & Warehouse 1 from Machinami #6 re-released individually in different colours
  • Apr 2010? – Soy Sauce Shop & Warehouse 2 from Machinami #6 re-released individually in different colours
  • Apr 2010? – Soba Noodle Shop & Tea Shop 1 from Machinami #6 re-released individually in different colours
  • Apr 2010? – Soba Noodle Shop & Tea Shop 2 from Machinami #6 re-released individually in different colours

    Tomytec ‘Tree Collection’

    Filed under: The Tree Collection,Tomytec — redracer @ 9:14 PM
    Starting in 2007 was the ‘Tree Collection’, which was made up of stiff but bendable plastic trunks and branches that you attached together and then glued scenery material on to simulate the leaves (or fruit).
    • Jan 2007 – series 1 – Zelcova (keyagi) x2
    • Jan 2007 – series 2 – Cedar (sugi) x3
    • Jan 2007 – series 3 – Pine (kuromatsu) x3
    • Jul 2007 – series 4 – Cherry Blossom (sakura) x3
    • Jul 2007 – series 5 – Bamboo (take) x3
    • Jul 2007 – series 6 – White Birch (shirakaba) x2
    • Aug 2007 – series 7 – Elm (muku) x3
    • Aug 2007 – series 8 – Sawtooth Oak (kunugi) x3
    • Aug 2007 – series 9 – Japanese Larch (karamatsu) x2
    • Nov 2007 – series 10 – large Japanese Cedar (sugi) x1 (20cm tall)
    • Oct 2008 – series 11 – Persimmon/Fuyu (kaki) x2
    • Oct 2008 – series 12 – Maple (momiji) x2
    • Oct 2008 – series 13 – Ginko (itchou) x2
    • Jan 2009 – series 14 – tree foliage material x3 – Zelkova (orange), Kuromatsu (green), Oak (bright green)
    • Sep 2009 – series 15 – Coconut Palm (koko yashi) x3 (8cm)
    • Sep 2009 – series 16 – Cycas Revoluta (sotetsu) x5 (4cm)
    • Sep 2009 – series 17 – Canary Palm (kanarii yashi) x3 (7cm)
    • Feb 2010? – series 18 – Cherry Blossom B (sakura) x4

    Tomytec ‘Scenery Collection’

    Filed under: The Scenery Collection,Tomytec — redracer @ 9:05 PM
    Starting in 2007 was the ‘Scenery Collection’, which were miscellaneous items to use on a layout.
    • Oct 2007 – series 1 – Double & Single Track Level Crossing (1 each)
    • Nov 2007 – series 2 – 3 Festival stalls – cotton candy stall (wataame), goldfish catching (kingyo sukui) & water balloon catching (yo-yo matsuri)
    • Nov 2007 – series 3 – 3 Festival stalls – menthol pipe candy (hakka paipu), fried egg noodle (yakisoba) & octopus balls (takoyaki)
    • Nov 2007 – series 4 – 3 Festival stalls – quoits (wanage), target practice (shateki) & apricot candy (anzu ame)
    • Nov 2007 – series 5 – 3 Festival stalls – face masks (omen), alcohol sales (sakaya demise) & a haunted house (obake yashiki)
    • Nov 2007 – series 6 – 2x Portable Shrine & stands with 12 bearer figures + 10 street lanterns
    • Aug 2008 – series 7 – Bus stop A x2 (urban type)
    • Aug 2008 – series 8 – Bus stop B x2 (rural type)
    • Sep 2008 – series 9 – Fishing boat A – 15m (trawl net fishing)
    • Sep 2008 – series 10 – Fishing boat B – 14m (pole & line fishing)
    • Sep 2008 – series 11 – Fishing boat C – 13m (gill net fishing)
    • Sep 2008 – series 12 – Station square & park accessories A – clock tower, fountain, pay parking gates & ticket machines, bench
    • Sep 2008 – series 13 – Station square & park accessories B – signboard, public toilet, drinking fountain, stone monument, bronze statue, bench
    • Sep 2008 – series 14 – Station square & park accessories C – playground equipment (a mountain with tunnel), arbor, pergola, flower bed x2, bench
    • Oct 2008 – series 15 – Traffic lights A – 60’s style (4 with red light, 4 with green light, 4 control boxes)
    • Oct 2008 – series 16 – Traffic lights B – 90’s style (4 with red light, 4 with green light, 4 control boxes)
    • Nov 2008 – series 17 – Oden cart + wall, 4 figures, table/chairs/benches etc
    • Nov 2008 – series 18 – Ramen cart + wall, 4 figures, table/chairs/benches etc
    • Nov 2008 – series 19 – Baked Sweet Potato cart & bicycle + wall, 4 figures, power pole, garbage bin etc
    • Jan 2009 – series 20 – Single track catenary pole A single pole type (x8)
    • Jan 2009 – series 21 – Double track catenary pole B (x8)
    • Feb 2009 – series 22 – Grave A x3 sets of 3 modern stone/marble Japanese type
    • Feb 2009 – series 23 – Grave B x3 sets of 5 modern stone/marble Western type
    • Feb 2009 – series 24 – Grave C x3 sets of 17 Edo era style stone tablets, lanterns & statues
    • Mar 2009 – series 25 – Motorcycles & Bicycle A1 – motorcycle x3 + bicycle x3 + figure x6
    • Mar 2009 – series 26 – Motorcycles & Bicycle A2 – motorcycle x3 + bicycle x3 + figure x6
    • Jul 2009 – series 27 – Single track tunnel portal A (stone) straight x2, curved x2, retaining wall x4
    • Jul 2009 – series 28 – Single track tunnel portal B (brick) straight x2, curved x2, retaining wall x4
    • Jul 2009 – series 29 – Telegraph pole x9 + 3 with transformer
    • Jul 2009 – series 30 – Obon festival stage with 2 drummers & 12 dancers
    • Aug 2009 – series 31 – Wooden fence x16 (7cm)
    • Aug 2009 – series 32 – Concrete fence x16 (5cm)
    • Sep 2009 – series 33 – Bridge A – small stone x2 (5 x 3 x 1.5 cm) + culvert x2 (2x2cm) + wooden board x2 (3.5x1cm)
    • Sep 2009 – series 34 – Stone wall A x3 (10x6cm)
    • Sep 2009 – series 35 – Stone wall B (random) x3 (10x6cm)
    • Sep 2009 – series 36 – Stone wall C  (brick) x3 (10x6cm)
    • Sep 2009 – series 37 – Single track catenary pole C double pole type (x8) + 2 level crossing barriers & lights
    • Sep 2009 – series 38 – Old wooden fence x7 (6cm) & stone path x9 (5.5x1cm)
    • Sep 2009 – series 39 – seaside accessories – Breakwater (Straight x2, V-shaped x1), small lighthouse, wave breaker blocks (3 types x5), sea  sheet
    • Nov 2009 – series 40 – New Year accessories – Kadomatsu x2, Engimono-Yatai, tent, Komodaru, Chinowa  + 7 figures
    • Dec 2009 – series 41 – Japanese garden accessories – earthen wall, deep water of the pond, bamboo fence, garden stone, hedge, stone pavement, stone lanterns, Kobashi, sheet
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    • Dec 2009 – series 42 – Bridge B – brick (16 x 12.2 x 6 cm)
    • Dec 2009 – series 43 – Bridge C – steel (16 x 12 x 6 cm)
    • Dec 2009 – series 44 – Bridge D – wooden & concrete (16 x 12.2 x 6 cm)
    • Jan 2010? – series 45 – Pedestrian footbridge x2 (13×7×5cm)
    • Jan 2010? – series 46 – Fire lookout tower (2.5×2.5×10.5cm) and garage (3×5cm)
    • Jan 2010? – series 47 – Police box (Koban) with 2 figure, bicycle etc (6x4cm)
    • Feb 2010? – series 48 – Concrete wave breaker blocks A x25
    • Feb 2010? – series 49 – Concrete wave breaker blocks B x25
    • Feb 2010? – series 50 – Concrete wave breaker blocks C x30
    • Mar 2010? – series 51 – Construction site A – 2 story pre-fabricated office house, steel x3, cover sheet x1, scaffolding x4, step board x6, stairs x2, One wheeled cart x3, Road cone x6
    • Mar 2010? – series 52 – Construction site B – Gate (open) x1, Gate (closed) x1, Fence (long) x5, Fence (short) x3
    • Mar 2010? – series 53 – Construction site C -Scaffolding x3, Cover sheet x1, wooden frame x4, step board x6, Stairs x2, One wheeled cart x3, Road cone x6
    • Apr 2010? – series 54 – 2 lane double track level crossing

    Tomytec ‘People Collection’

    Filed under: The People Collection,Tomytec — redracer @ 8:55 PM
    Starting in 2006 was the ‘People Collection’, which were sets of figures (usually 12) in various poses. Most of these came out at the same time to compliment one of the buildings series releases. Whilst the detail quality is not as good as Kato’s figure sets (which are re-painted sets from Preiser), they are a lot cheaper, and are good to fill streets and areas where they will not get close inspection.
    • Nov 2006 – series 1/2/3 – Farm workers – series 1, 2 & 3 were the same 12 figures but in 3 colour variations
    • Mar 2007 – series 4/5/6 – Factory workers – as above
    • Jul 2007 – series 7/8/9 – Railway passengers – as above
    • Aug 2007 – series 10/11/12 – Railway & Bus workers – as above
    • Oct 2007 – series 13/14/15 – Entertainment area people A – as above
    • Oct 2007 – series 16/17/18 – Entertainment area people B – as above
    • Nov 2007 – series 19/20/21 – Festival people – as above
    • Mar 2008 – series 22 – Students (4 boys & 8 girls – summer uniform)
    • Mar 2008 – series 23 – Students (4 boys & 8 girls – winter uniform)
    • Jun 2008 – series 24 – People at a Shinto shrine – priest & helpers + visitors praying & washing hands
    • Sep 2008 – series 25/26/27 – People standing still – as above
    • Dec 2008 – series 28 – People at a Buddist temple – priests, pilgrims, and visitors
    • Mar 2009 – series 29/30/31 – People walking – as above
    • Jul 2009 – series 32/33/34 – Obon dancers – as above
    • Aug 2009 – series 35/36/37 – Fishing port workers – as above
    • Dec 2009 – series 38/39/40 – Wedding guests – as above
    • Jan 2010? – series 41 – Showa era people A
    • Jan 2010? – series 42 – Showa era people B
    • Mar 2010? – series 43/44/45 – Construction site workers – as above

    Tomytec ‘Diorama Collection’

    Filed under: The Diorama Collection,Tomytec — redracer @ 8:51 PM
    Starting in 2006 was the ‘Diorama Collection’, which were buildings on a base with walls, outbuildings and other accessories. In all cases you got the building(s) that was on the packaging – there were no secret or random items. Many of these have been re-released in different colours. I have used the ‘series’ numbers arbitrarily, as I don’t see these listed on any of the packaging, so I have grouped together similar items that came out at the same time.
    • Oct 2006 – series 1 – Farmhouse A with thatched roof
    • Oct 2006 – series 1 – Farmhouse B with metal roof
    • Oct 2006 – series 1 – Farmhouse C with tiled roof
    • Feb 2007 – series 2 – Farmhouse D with tiled roof
    • Feb 2007 – series 2 – Farmhouse E with combination metal/tile roof
    • Feb 2007 – series 2 – Farmhouse F small type with drying racks and greenhouse
    • Mar 2007 – series 3 – Small Factory A – woodworks
    • Mar 2007 – series 3 – Small Factory B – ironworks
    • Mar 2007 – series 3 – Small Factory C – food processing
    • Nov 2007 – series 4 – large Shinto Shrine complex
    • Feb 2008 – series 5 – modern suburban house A  – 70’s Japanese house
    • Feb 2008 – series 5 – modern suburban house B  – 80’s concrete house
    • Feb 2008 – series 5 – modern suburban house C  – modern 2-tone house
    • Apr 2008 – series 5 – modern suburban house D – 70’s retro flat roof house
    • Apr 2008 – series 5 – modern suburban house E – 80’s European style house
    • May 2008 – series 6 – narrow 3 floor house with parking underneath A – with angled roof x2
    • May 2008 – series 6 – narrow 3 floor house with parking underneath B – with flat roof x2
    • Aug 2008 – series 7 – Station & platform A – old woodern style
    • Aug 2008 – series 7 – Station & platform B – modern suburban type
    • Aug 2008 – series 7 – Platform extension set to make Station A or B double track + 3 Double track catenary poles
    • Aug 2008 – series 7 – Wooden train shed (16cm) & inspection platform A1
    • Aug 2008 – series 7 – Wooden train shed (16cm) & inspection platform A2
    • Aug 2008 – series 7 – Station C1 (warehouse & freight platform)
    • Aug 2008 – series 7 – Station C2 (warehouse & freight platform)
    • Sep 2008 – series 8 – Fishing Port A – Breakwater, lighthouse & fishery cooperative office (19x14cm)
    • Sep 2008 – series 8 – Fishing Port B – Fish market and food processing ground (16x14cm)
    • Sep 2008 – series 8 – Fishing Port C – Shipyard and unloading place (18x14cm)
    • Jul 2008? – series 1 – Farmhouse A2 – re-release in different colours
    • Jul 2008? – series 1 – Farmhouse B2 – re-release in different colours
    • Jul 2008? – series 1 – Farmhouse C2 – re-release in different colours
    • Jul 2008? – series 2 – Farmhouse F2 – re-release in different colours
    • Jul 2008? – series 3 – Small Factory A2 – re-release in different colours
    • Sep 2008 – series 9 – Bus Depot A – Office, waiting room & refueling stand
    • Sep 2008 – series 9 – Bus Depot B – Garage & washing machine
    • Dec 2008 – series 10 – Buddist Temple A – Main building
    • Dec 2008 – series 10 – Buddist Temple B – Gate & belfry
    • Dec 2008 – series 10 – Buddist Temple C – 5 story pagoda (20cm high)
    • Mar 2009 – series 11 – Apartment House A – 2 floor row house (8x12cm)
    • Apr 2009 – series 11 – Apartment House B – 2 floor mortar house (7x12cm)
    • Apr 2009 – series 11 – Apartment House C – single floor wooden house (8×13)
    • Apr 2009 – series 2 – Farmhouse D2 – re-release in different colours
    • Apr 2009 – series 2 – Farmhouse E2 – re-release in different colours
    • Apr 2009 – series 3 – Small Factory B2 – re-release in different colours
    • Apr 2009 – series 3 – Small Factory C2 – re-release in different colours
    • Jun 2009 – series 12 – 70’s 2 floor Built-for-Sale house A – with tile roof x2
    • Jun 2009 – series 12 – 70’s 2 floor Built-for-Sale house B – with sheet metal roof x2
    • Aug 2009 – series 13 – Used Car Dealer A – older type (10x15cm)
    • Aug 2009 – series 13 – Used Car Dealer B – newer type (10x15cm)
    • Oct 2009 – series 14 – Gas Station A ‘Apollo’ – older type (10x10cm)
    • Oct 2009 – series 14 – Gas Station B ‘Idemitsu’ – newer type (10x10cm)
    • Nov 2009 – re-release of series 4 – large Shinto Shrine complex + Scenery series 40 – New Year accessories
    • Dec 2009 – Series 15 – Church A – brick (7.5x12cm)
    • Dec 2009 – Series 15 – Church B  – whitewashed stone  + small meeting room (6x12cm)
    • Dec 2009 – Series 15 – Church C – stone/timber (6×10.5cm)
    • Jan 2010?- series 9 – Bus Depot A2 – re-release in different colours
    • Jan 2010? – series 9 – Bus Depot B2 – re-release in different colours
    • Feb 2010? – series 16 – Construction Equipment Rental Shop (20x15cm)
    • Feb 2010? – series 6 – narrow 3 floor house with parking underneath A2 – re-release in different colours
    • Feb 2010? – series 6 – narrow 3 floor house with parking underneath B2 – re-release in different colours
    • Mar 2010? – series 17 – Tenement Shops/houses A – peaked roof with verandahs (6x8cm)
    • Mar 2010? – series 17 – Tenement Shops/houses B  – flat roof & front (6x8cm)

    16 January, 2010

    Takara

    Filed under: Takara — redracer @ 11:41 PM

    As part of the Tomy empire, this series was only released in convenience stores in February 2004, and consisted of a square block of plastic with nice upper floor details but the ground floor was reproduced using colourful stickers. Even though they were 3 & 4 storey buildings with apartments on top of ground floor shops, the size was smaller than N scale, but they could be used in the background to simulate perspective. There were 5 types of buildings with 2 variations of each, and the series consisted of stores like a fish shop, barber, dry cleaner, sweets shop, bar & stationery. One building came with a battery operated interior lighting kit, and the others included details so you could order more of these if you wanted them.

    Apparently in July 2004 another series was released which included a 7/11 store and other shops. I have not seen these at all😦

    I will add photos of these shortly …

    Happinet Robin

    Filed under: Happinet Robin — redracer @ 11:39 PM

    In April 2004, this strange sounding company produced a series of Showa era buildings, which consisted of 4 trams (2 x Toden 6000 series + 2x Enoden 600 series), 3 buildings (one type being a post office & a barber, and another type being an electrical appliance store) & a different secret building.

    In August 2004 another series was released, this time with 2 different coloured Toden 6000 trams and 2 Hanshin trams, as well as 3 more shops (one of which was the same type as the secret version in the first series !!!!

    I will add photos of these shortly …

    Bandai ‘My Home Town’

    Filed under: Bandai,My Home Town — redracer @ 10:33 PM

    This company has produced a range of buildings to go with their ‘shorty’ range of train models. They are theoretically advertised as ‘N’ scale, but appear smaller when place with buildings from other manufacturers. The style is an older, often wooden, type of building, and the series is called ‘My Home Town’. Each series has had 12 different buildings (sometimes the same type but different colours) except for series 1, which had 6 buildings and 12 buses in 2 types. They are made from cast plaster (I think !) and look like they are hand painted. Each item usually comes with some sort of accessory – figures, street lamp or electricity pole etc. This series started in 2003 and so far there have been  …

    • November 2003 – series 1 (Itchome) – contained the following … electric appliance shop, mom-and-pop candy store, back-street factory, tenement house, vacant lot, and two halves of a public bath house. Alos included were old style buses of Tokyo City, Tokyu Railway, Keisei Railway, Odakyu Railway, Nagoya City & Osaka City.
    • March 2004 – series 2 (Nichome) – contained the following … coffee shop, wooden apartment building, Chinese restaurant, barber, two halves of a movie theatre, stationery shop, electrical appliance shop, back-street factory, unoccupied land & 2 different coloured tenement houses.
    • July 2004 – series 3 (Sanchome) – contained the following … two halves of a school hall, physical education warehouse, unoccupied land, school small set A (with delivery tricycle), school small set B (with car), model shop, bookstore, post office and mortar apartment.
    • October 2004 – series 4 (Yonchome) – contained the following … mostly small stores & restaurants (including 2 corner shops), as well as a police box with 2 ‘mini’ police cars.

    Since Tomytec started their many cheap plastic ‘Collection’ series, Bandai seem to have stopped their efforts in this area. Unfortunately, because of the way the hobby distribution system works, these items were not often carried by the ‘strict’ model train dealers, and therefore were hard to locate and purchase. Also once they were sold out, they have not been re-run, and cannot be ordered again.

    I am not happy with the way the tables are currently displayed, so this may change in the future🙂

    Brand Series No. Type Description/Owner Colour Released Notes
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01)
    01 Mom-and-pop candy
    store
    2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01)
    02 Electric appliance
    shop
    2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01)
    03 Vacant lot 2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01)
    04 Back-street factory 2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01)
    05 Tenement house 2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01)
    06 Public bath (half) 2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01)
    07 Public bath (half) 2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01) Bus
    01 Hino BH-14 Tokyo City dark/light green 2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01) Bus
    02 Hino BH-14 Tokyu Bus light
    blue/silver/red
    2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01) Bus
    03 Hino BH-14 Keisei Electric
    Railway
    dark blue/white 2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01) Bus
    04 Hino BH-14 Odakyu Bus red/white 2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01) Bus
    05 Hino BH-14 Nagoya City cream/light green 2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01) Bus
    06 Hino BH-14 Osaka City cream/dark green 2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01) Bus
    07 Hino RB-10 Tokyo City cream/red 2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01) Bus
    08 Hino RB-10 Tokyu Bus light
    blue/silver/red
    2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01) Bus
    09 Hino RB-10 Keisei Electric
    Railway
    dark blue/white 2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01) Bus
    10 Hino RB-10 Odakyu Bus red/white 2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01) Bus
    11 Hino RB-10 Nagoya City cream/light green 2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome (series
    #01) Bus
    12 Hino RB-10 Osaka City cream/dark green 2004 Mar
    Bandai Itchome
    (series #01) secret
    2004 Mar
    Bandai Nichome (series
    #02)
    01 Coffee shop 2004 Oct
    Bandai Nichome (series
    #02)
    02 Wooden apartment
    building
    2004 Oct
    Bandai Nichome (series
    #02)
    03 Chinese Restaurant
    (LH corner)
    2004 Oct
    Bandai Nichome (series
    #02)
    04 Barber 2004 Oct
    Bandai Nichome (series
    #02)
    05 Theatre (half) 2004 Oct
    Bandai Nichome (series
    #02)
    06 Theatre (half) 2004 Oct
    Bandai Nichome (series
    #02)
    07 Sweets shop 2004 Oct
    Bandai Nichome (series
    #02)
    08 Electric appliance
    shop
    2004 Oct
    Bandai Nichome (series
    #02)
    09 Back-street factory 2004 Oct
    Bandai Nichome (series
    #02)
    10 Vacant lot 2004 Oct
    Bandai Nichome (series
    #02)
    11 Tenement house A 2004 Oct
    Bandai Nichome (series
    #02)
    12 Tenement house B 2004 Oct
    Bandai Sanchome (series
    #03)
    01 Schoolhouse
    (middle)
    2005 Mar
    Bandai Sanchome (series
    #03)
    02 Schoolhouse (end) 2005 Mar
    Bandai Sanchome (series
    #03)
    03 School Hall (half) 2005 Mar
    Bandai Sanchome (series
    #03)
    04 School Hall (half) 2005 Mar
    Bandai Sanchome (series
    #03)
    05 Physical Education
    storeroom
    2005 Mar
    Bandai Sanchome (series
    #03)
    06 Unoccupied land
    (with baseball track)
    2005 Mar
    Bandai Sanchome (series
    #03)
    07 School Set A
    (playground equipment\ fences)
    2005 Mar
    Bandai Sanchome (series
    #03)
    08 School Set B
    (playground equipment\ fences)
    2005 Mar
    Bandai Sanchome (series
    #03)
    09 Model Shop 2005 Mar
    Bandai Sanchome (series
    #03)
    10 Book Shop 2005 Mar
    Bandai Sanchome (series
    #03)
    11 Apartment 2005 Mar
    Bandai Sanchome (series
    #03)
    12 Post office 2005 Mar
    Bandai Yonchome (series
    #04)
    01 Beefsteak
    restaurant
    2005 Sep
    Bandai Yonchome (series
    #04)
    02 Gentleman Fcten 2005 Sep
    Bandai Yonchome (series
    #04)
    03 Second-hand
    bookshop
    2005 Sep
    Bandai Yonchome (series
    #04)
    04 Small restaurant 2005 Sep
    Bandai Yonchome (series
    #04)
    05 Stationery shop 2005 Sep
    Bandai Yonchome (series
    #04)
    06 Sushi parlor 2005 Sep
    Bandai Yonchome (series
    #04)
    07 Police box with
    cars
    2005 Sep
    Bandai Yonchome (series
    #04)
    08 Chemist & road
    arch
    2005 Sep
    Bandai Yonchome (series
    #04)
    09 Ramen Shop 2005 Sep
    Bandai Yonchome (series
    #04)
    10 Rice cracker bean
    cake shop (corner)
    2005 Sep
    Bandai Yonchome (series
    #04)
    11 Life buckwheat shop
    (corner)
    2005 Sep
    Bandai Yonchome (series
    #04)
    12 Restaurant &
    road arch
    2005 Sep



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