Building the 'new' Setagaya Japanese layout

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by redracer, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member

    Looking good Doug.

    Great to see more progress on Setagaya.

    Keep us posted.

    (I LOVE those Modemo Series 300 articulated trams (light rail vehicles?).

  2. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    Looks like a crowded Japanese city to me. :)
  3. redracer

    redracer Member

    Thanks - that certainly was my intention :D
  4. redracer

    redracer Member

    Here is this weeks progress ...

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  5. redracer

    redracer Member

    Looking in the other direction ...

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  6. redracer

    redracer Member

    Denny's has gone, and a bus interchange terminus is being planned .

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  7. pdt

    pdt Member

    This is simply astounding! Excellent work. I don't miss my lapsed magazine subscriptions one bit when I see this!
  8. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member

    That's a great "busy" city scene Doug. Love the bus interchange idea. Looks good.

  9. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Amazing work! There is so much detail in everything!
  10. redracer

    redracer Member

  11. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member

    Excellent work Doug!

    Love the "hustle & bussle" at the bus station.

    The workshop area has been really well scenicked. Top work.

  12. shibby

    shibby New Member

    I would just like to say that is frekin awsome I could only wish for the time and money to build somthing like that!!! awsome work!!!1
  13. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member


    I liked your idea for a bus station so much I talked myself into buying a 4-pack set of Tomix buses that just arrived at Perth Hobby Centre (where I work on Saturdays).

    They're quite nice little kits which I can paint up in the livery of a freelanced city transit company.

    My decision to run with Japanese buses forces me to change the direction of traffic on my layout from RH driving to LH driving!! (I get sick of answering questions about why my cars are on the wrong side of the road anyway).

    Perth Hobby just received their first Kato DioTown roadway sets in the same shipment. Rather nice but a bit pricey! I'll stick with doing my own.

    Gavin Miller
    Perth, W. Australia
  14. redracer

    redracer Member

  15. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member

    Those new Kato buildings look great Doug. I am glad the Japanese manufacturers (Kato, Tomix, Green Max, etc) release such a wide range of modern buildings. I find them so much more useful than most of the European building models which don't look "generic" enough to look appropriate on non-European layouts. The Japanese kits will look good even on any non-Japanese layout.

    Your Setagaya photos continue to inspire...

  16. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Looks Great :thumb: Keep up the great work and hope to see more soon :wave: :wave:
  17. docsnavely

    docsnavely Member



    Just wanted to say thanks for all the inspiration you've given me! After seeing your setagaya layout, I decided to go with the subway layout (#309) from the kato layout book. You have set the standard for the few of us actually doing a japanese plan. I live in Kanagawa, and have all the resources available to select from when choosing what to use on my table. I just finished my benchwork, and have almost set my mind on using unitrack. Could you tell me why you decided to go with the finetrack? I know it is a tad cheaper, but kato just looks more reliable. Thanks, and if you have any advice at all regarding japanese modeling, please let us know!!!:thumb:

    -docsnavely:D :D :D
  18. nobusan

    nobusan New Member

    :wave: Hi Doc, I note that you are building a subway layout in Zushi, Japan. I lived in Akiya, Japan in 1955 and 1956. I wrote you a separate email giving more information . Hope we can correspond about Japanese N Scale. I live in Louisiana now and I am a retired CTOC, USN.


  19. redracer

    redracer Member

    I hope you have lots of access space for cleaning and maintenance !!!

    In case you did not see this in another thread, the extended version (#4) of the layout has now been to two exhibitions, and won 'Best Exhibit' at Canberra.

    There are lots of new pictures on the home page, including a new Bullet train line ...

    Thanks for all the comments :thumb:
  20. redracer

    redracer Member

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