I've acquired some foreign trains

 
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
That's right, I'm now in the possession of some trains that aren't operated on these golden shores. Plus they're also of a size I've never dealt with before: N. The only reason why I started with them is an anime I like has some carriages done up as a rolling billboard. I've completely missed out in acquiring the HO version, so I put my name down for one of the upcoming N gauge release.
Which then led to thoughts of; 'once it arrives what do I run it on?' That led to some trips over to Branchline where I started pawing though their rack of unitrack, the discount wagon for scenery and the sibling to the itasha train. A left over bit of 0.6m x 1.2m foamboard got turned into the work surface and a few trackplan revisions later I'm currently at this:


Which roughly turns into physicality below:

This was taken just before I realised that I could replace that curve in that siding with a RH #4 and get another siding and the second train is not available at Branchline I found it from a japan-based ebay seller.
I've now got a functioning layout that's got space for four two-car DMU or EMU (or any other train of similar length) and is probably also something challenging to Australianise as I don't believe that Sprinters or VLocities have N gauge models yet.

I may even do some 'proper' t-trak modules with the left over unitrack.

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  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
Right, lately I've been doing more with my Japanese N scale trains then my Australian HO ones. Probably down to the fact that I don't have to leave the house in order to play with them. Since the last time I posted I've acquired some more structures and trains.

The train that started it all has yet to leave the retailer in Tokyo, but I expect it to arrive some time this month. Sooner than a certain local train that I'm interested in.
  nscaler69 Deputy Commissioner

Location: There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
as I don't believe that Sprinters or VLocities have N gauge models yet.
ARodH
Shapeways has the VLocities: N Scale V/Line VLocity DMU
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
as I don't believe that Sprinters or VLocities have N gauge models yet.
Shapeways has the VLocities: N Scale V/Line VLocity DMU
nscaler69
I was hoping for RTR over a kit. Not sure how well a sole powered & feeder bogie would run. I'd try and add a Greenmax power unit chassis, but their longest chassis is for 21m cars and would probably require modification in order to work.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Just be careful though they are all N gauge models from different places but they are not all the same scale though. All run on the same track though. Just in case you decide later to mix and match a bit!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N_scale
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
I'm basically going by if it fits within the Kato track gauge - the unitrack joiner removal tool - it'd be right. Currently on this board I'll only be running 1/150 stock, if I make some t-trak modules the scale differences will be planned for. Also most of the curved track I've got are of radiuses less than the minimum requirement for shinkansens so none of that train type's on want list. Even if there's two that are on my maybe list.

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