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Delivery of "C57 Steam Locomotive" start on 25/April! NEW!

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan products!

We Rokuhan start delivery of
T027-4 C57 Steam Locomotive Number 5 First Version Standard Type

on 25/April in Japan, also start delivery for overseas soon after.


【T027-4 C57 Steam Locomotive Number 5 First Version Standard Type JPY17,800(exclude tax)
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About T027-4

*Includes "Snow Plow"
*Head-lighting OK
*Includes arnold coupler for double heading connection

*Deflectors are made by sharp etching parts and "Cooling pipe", "Water-Supply pump" etc, mechanical texture are molded with extremely realistic even 1/220 scales! 
*It can run on R145 curved tracks

Let's go to the retail shop nearby you for making purchase!

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April 26, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Under development!new Rokuhan rail, "Deck Girder Bridge" & "Iron Bridge Single" ! Let's see

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan products!

We Rokuhan are now under development for Rokuhan new rail, "Deck Girder Bridge (Short)" and "Iron Bridge Single 
(Short)".


Let's introduce molded samples with pictures each! 

【R085 Deck Girder Bridge (Short)Dark red JPY1,180(tax excluded)

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【R086
 
Deck Girder Bridge (Short)Green】 JPY1,180(tax excluded)
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【R087 Deck Girder Bridge (Short)Dark gray JPY1,180(tax excluded)
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【Feature of Deck Girder Bridge
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*Its total length is 55mm. (half size of R070,R071,R072)
*It offers realistic rendering even its size is 1/220!

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This "Deck Girder Bridge" series are good way to use for small layout!

【R088 Iron Bridge Single (Short)Red】 JPY1,280(tax excluded)
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【R089 Iron Bridge Single (Short)Green】 JPY1,280(tax excluded)
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【R090 Iron Bridge Single (Short)Dark gray】 JPY1,280(tax excluded)
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【Feature of Iron Bridge

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*Its total length is 110mm (harf size of R041 and R042, R061)
*We Rokuhan developed newly mold for this "Iron Bridge" series! Feel its realistic texture!
*Available to attach "S020 Overhead Mast(Single)".

Note: R088, R089, R090 are not included track. Please purchase "R045 Straight Track 110mm without track bed" separately.

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It provides multi- level crossing area on your diorama bench-works easily!

"Deck Girder Bridge (Short)" and "Iron Bridge Single (Short)" will be release in June! Don't miss it !

Note: All "Deck Girder Bridge (Short)" and "Iron Bridge Single (Short)" in photos are molded samples.
It will be different from actual products.







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April 21, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Introduce of 115 Type 1000 electric car series in Shinano Railway!

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan products!

Breaking news in March 2017 from Shinano Railway Co.Ltd(しなの鉄道株式会社); 115 Type 1000 electric cars with Old Nagano color(旧長野色), which is already on Rokuhan line-up will be coming back as revival project, from 8/April!

This old Nagano color version 115 Type electric cars have been in service in Nagano prefecture area such as Shinetsu main line(信越本線) between Karuizawa(軽井沢) - Nagano(長野) station from in 1989 to in 1992.

Taking this opportunity, we Rokuhan would like to introduce of our line-up "115 Type" series!


【History of 115 Type electric cars in Shinano Railway (Shinetsu Main Line)】

115 Type 1000 electric car which were in service on Shinetsu main line(信越本線), and which was under administration of East Japan Railway company(JR東日本) between Karuizawa(軽井沢) - Shinonoi(篠ノ井) or Nagano(長野) - Myoko kogen(妙高高原) was developed by following base design of 115 Type 300 for update package of 70 Type and 80 Type commuter cars and its main point features were anti-snow and cold resistant equipments. 

In 1989, Old Nagano color version 115 Type 1000 electric car was started to be in service until 1992. Old Nagano color is based on mainly ivory white, fresh green, and red line.

In 1992, 115 Type electric car was re-painted with Nagano color(長野色). This color was same as 183 Type electric car "Azusa(あずさ)". Nagano color is based on mainly white, sky blue, and green line.

After then, in 1997, East Japan Railway company transferred ownership of line between Shinonoi(篠ノ井) - Karuizawa(軽井沢) to Shinano Railway Co.Ltd(しなの鉄道株式会社). Then, 115 Type electric cars are still in service with new color decoration, it's called Shinano color(しなの色). This color based on mainly gray, red, and white line. Here are our line-up of 115 Type electric cars in Shinano Railway(Shinetsu Main Line) below!


【T011-1 JR 115 Type Electric car Old Nagano color】          JPY12,800(exclude tax)
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Old Nagano color cars will be good way for first your experience for feeling Japanese old local line "Shinetsu Main Line".



【T011-6 JR 115 Type Electric car Nagano color】                JPY12,800(exclude tax)
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Nagano color cars are best idea to make more realism with your diorama benchworks at green mountain area.



【T011-8 Shinano Railway 115 Type Electric car】                JPY12,800(exclude tax)
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If you prefer to modernized color of 115 Type electric car, here will be your answer! 



【About T011 series】

*Available A009 Room Light A(sold separately)
*Printed own car number
*It can run on R95 curved tracks
*Head/Tail lightning OK
*Include "Fuse" and "Antenna" as consumer apply parts
*Includes "Diaphragm" for head cars
*Includes car number label as consumer apply 
*Louver for cooling duct is rendered at body side of one head car and middle cars each 


How do you like 115 Type electric cars? We Rokuhan could offer 115 Type electric cars in Shinano Railway(Shinetsu Main Line) for your collection. Taking this opportunity. why don't you give these classic style Japanese train spotlight on? 

We Rokuhan will keep offering deep story about Japanese train and we hope you will be interest in Japanese train and Z-scale model railway world!

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April 7, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Delivery of "C57 Steam Locomotive" and "Straight Track 440mm" will start soon!

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan products!

We Rokuhan will start delivery of

T027-4 JNR C57 Steam Locomotive Number5 First Version Standard Shape Type

in April in Japan, also start delivery for overseas soon after.

Then,

R083 Straight Track 440mm
R084 PC Straight Track 440mm

will be started delivery in May in Japan, also will start delivery for overseas soon after.


【T027-4 C57 Steam Locomotive Number5 First Version Standard Shape Type JPY17,800(exclude tax)

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About C57 Steam Locomotive

*Head-lighting OK
*Includes arnold coupler for double heading connection
*Includes "Snow Plow"
*Deflectors are made by sharp etching parts and "Cooling pipe", "Water-Supply pump" etc, mechanical texture are molded with extremely realistic even 1/220 scales! 
*It can run on R145 curved tracks



【R083 Straight Track 440mm JPY1,180(tax exclude)
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【R084 PC Straight Track 440mm JPY1,180(tax exclude)

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About R083&R084


* The most longest Rokuhan straight track ever
* Typical Rokuhan commuter cars can stop until 4 cars
* Matches Rokuhan viaduct series(sold separately)
* Best way when making long straight sections on your layouts or diorama benchworks
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Let's go to the retail shop nearby you for making purchase!

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March 31, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Delivery of "C57 Steam Locomotive" series will start on 28/March!

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan products!

We Rokuhan will start delivery of

T027-2 JNR C57 Steam Locomotive #111 Type(Montetsu Smoke Deflectors)
T027-3 JNR C57 Steam Locomotive #1 (Royal Train)

on 28/March in Japan, also start delivery for overseas soon after.


【T027-2 JNR C57 Steam Locomotive #111 Type(Montetsu Smoke Deflectors)】 JPY17,800(tax exclude)
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【About T027-2】

*Head-lighting OK
*Includes arnold coupler for double heading connection
*Its symbolized deflectors are made by sharp etching parts and that makes whole appearance of C57 extremely realistic even 1/220 scale!
*It can run on R145 curved tracks


【T027-3 JNR C57 Steam Locomotive #1 (Royal Train)】 JPY17,800(tax exclude)
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【About T027-3】

*Head-lighting OK
*Includes arnold coupler for double heading connection
*
Deflectors and pole for national flag (pole for national frag is only included for T027-3)are made by sharp etching parts
*It can run on R145 curved tracks

Let's go to retail shop nearby you for making purchase!


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March 28, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Rokuhan will attend "Model Train and Toy Train Exhibition 2017"!

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan products!

We Rokuhan will attend "Model Train and Toy Train Exhibition 2017".


Place : Mibu Toy Museum 

Date : March/18-April/9

Open: AM9:30-PM4:30 * March/21(Thu), March/27(Mon), and April/3(Mon) will be close 

NOTE:This site is written by Japanese


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"This season" is coming again! Rokuhan official booth always will offer great "Z-Gauge" experience, not only enthusiasts but also family groups! "C57 Steam locomotive" series will be coming! And "Mibu Toy Museum" has official Rokuhan shop! Don't miss it!
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Feel Rokuhan technology!
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March 17, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Tips for improving detail of Wood Engine House!

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan products!

We Rokuhan already have released "Wood Engine House" series as Rokuhan structures and would like to get an opportunity to introduce tips for improving detail of "Wood Engine House"!

This time key item is "LED light".


Imagine if somebody who is one of your hobby friends say, "I'm finally done installing LED lights on my models!" Maybe you will assume that he is done installing LED lights for head/tail/room light on something his model trains.

But, Rokuhan is beyond your assuming! We Rokuhan already have been releasing LED lights set as accessory for installing on Rokuhan structures series.

Let's see how to install LED lights on your own Rokuhan structures taking example of "Wood Engine House" series to improve detail more real!    

【S051-1 Wood Engine House(Dark Blown)】 JPY1,980(tax exclude)
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【S051-2 Wood Engine House(Blown)】 JPY1,980(tax exclude)
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About Wood Engine House series
*2 colors line-up! Choose your favorite color!
*Includes consumer apply labels each!
*Light up inside using A017 LED set(sold separately)

【A017-2 LED Set B】 JPY680(tax exclude)

This LED color is "Orange", that is right for old-style building such as Japanese traditional shops and "Wood Engine House" are! 

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【A016 Accessory Power Terminal】 JPY880(tax exclude)

This terminal has five sockets for LED lights cables and own socket for connecting with RC03 Train Controller (sold separately) or C002 Accessory Switch (sold separately) to switch on-off.
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*Recommended Connection Pattern*
There are two recommended way of installation of LED lights .

Pattern 1. 
RC03 Train Controller 
A016 Accessory Power Terminal
A017-1 or 2, LED Set series 

Pattern 2.
RC02 Train Controller
C002 Accessory Switch
A016 Accessory Power Terminal
A017-1 or 2, LED Set series


How to install

*This instruction is based on "Pattern1", let's take a look at each step below!


1. Set LED in place first, then hook cable at every boss wall-side. 
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2. Insert socket from LED set (male) at socket from "Accessory Power Terminal"(female), then insert socket from "Accessory Power Terminal"(male) at socket from "RC03 Train Controller" (female).  
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Advanced Tip
To hide each cables(from LED light, controller, terminal) is very effective way to be more real, especially on diorama bench-works. This basic technique is just wiring at back side. Not so much complicated, but so much important for realism! Now you already know this tip, let's hide cable well to be more real!

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Have you ever thought about installing LED lights on structure component? This is good opportunity to install LED light!  

No doubt that Rokuhan train models are all sophisticated and precise, but let's enhance your own Rokuhan z scale world be more real, not just only trains, but also structures on your diorama bench-works! 

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March 3, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP

Tips for loading container on freight car!

Thanks for your continued interest in Rokuhan products!

This time's theme is "Container" and "freight car".

We Rokuhan already have released freight car "Koki 106" for carrying containers and would like to have a time to let us introduce some tips and background to be more fun and realistic your Rokuhan Z scale world!


【T007-1 Koki 106 Blue ver 2cars set】 JPY3,200 (tax excluded)
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Car number 
Koki106-100(コキ106-100)
Koki106-151(コキ106-151)
*All Rokuhan container series (sold separately) are assembled OK!


【T007-2 Koki 106 Gray ver 2cars set】 JPY3,200 (tax excluded)
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Car number 
Koki106-374(コキ106-374)
Koki106-554(コキ106-554)
*All Rokuhan container series (sold separately) are assembled OK!


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All Rokuhan "Koki 106" series has red light reflector as consumer apply parts!
Just insert light reflector in place at rear side! Not needed any special works! 



Background of freight car in Japan
 
Before the period of dramatic economic growth in Japan, freight cars were main transportation way to carry many supplies by just one-time. But, situation was changed; thanks to high-demand of construction for highways because of economic growth at that period of Japan, people shifted to use trucks as main transportation way to carry supplies instead of freight cars. It seems trucks were monopoly of transportation way in Japan. But, recent years, they said that freight cars are eco-friendly - releases less gas emission than tracks, now freight cars got spotlight again. Rokuhan modeled up one, "Koki 106" is also one of freight cars got spotlight and is main factor of pushing sensational waves that its eco-friendly side.



Do you know how do containers be loaded on freight cars in actual scene?

In actual scene of loading containers on freight cars, it seems containers just be loaded on freight cars as much as possible. But, actually no, there are important rules; according to safety point of view, weight of containers each and its total amount, its size, and its mounting position, are necessary factor for safe delivery, and avoiding critical accidents when running. Even there is enough space for loading, sometimes containers don't be loaded if condition of safe may not be met.

Now, let's see how to load containers using "Koki 106" and Rokuhan container series, and please try it with your "Koki 106" and Rokuhan container series to be same as actual loading containers scene on your Z-scale world to enhance realism! 



Example of loading containers on Koki 106

12ft Container (A103, A104 series)

12ft containers are most common size container in Japanese logistics scene, JRF has at least 50,000 pcs 12ft containers and carry anywhere nationwide. Maximum loading quantity on Koki 106 is 5 containers.

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20ft Container (A105,A106,A107,A108 series)

20ft containers are world-standard size container. Maximum loading quantity on Koki 106 is 3 containers.

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30ft Container (A102 series)

30ft containers are one of the biggest size container in Japanese logistics scene. Maximum loading quantity on Koki 106 is 2 containers.

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40ft Container (A101 series)

40ft containers are world-standard size container as sea transportation. Its size is quite big, so maximum loading quantity on Koki 106 is just 1 container.

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How can containers be loaded if each containers are different size?

-It's possible to load different size containers!-

Let's see a picture below. It's possible to load a few size containers by one "Koki 106". Of course, they are following rules to be safe in actual scene as you already know. Let's load containers on your Koki 106 based on these tips!

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Have you ever thought about loading containers on freight cars and knew that they are loaded based on rules for safety before read this time article? Now, you already know and could try to arrange with your Koki 106 and Rokuhan containers! You could make formations based on this tips with your needs and create busy-ness on your Koki 106, create a very long line of Koki 106 with fully loaded containers, or not so much containers loaded but it's still recognizable that line of regularity based on its safety! Why don't you load containers on Koki 106 to be same as real one to feel Japanese logistics scene with using Rokuhan products?

We Rokuhan will keep going on offering tips for your Z-scale more fun and hopefully stimulate your curiosity forever!
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February 20, 2017  |  Permalink  |  TOP