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by petit panda
01 May 2020, 18:34
Forum: Modelling work
Topic: chinese buildings
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: chinese buildings

As an alternative to building a typical Chinese countryside railway station by kitbashing 2 or even 3 of these cheap plastic toy models on sale on Aliexpress (my current project), a nice HO scale grade model kit of a large Chinese countryside railway station is available on Taobao https://world.taob...
by petit panda
25 Apr 2020, 00:09
Forum: Modelling work
Topic: Rice field reproduction in HO scale
Replies: 0
Views: 880

Rice field reproduction in HO scale

I noticed recently a reproduction of a rice field in HO scale on sale on ebay and Aliexpress. This part may be of interest for those of you like myself who are building, or aim at building, a diorama reproducing a Chinese or Korean countryside. https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/H04279157788249bc885d7f5258b...
by petit panda
21 Apr 2020, 22:03
Forum: Modelling work
Topic: chinese buildings
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: chinese buildings

Dear Jos You may find on Aliexpress a plastic model of a typical countryside railway station. It is a toy but it is actually at 1:87 scale and its dimensions are 4.56" x 2.17" x 1.81" or 11,6 x 5,5 x 4,6 cm. Price is only 2,8 € + 0,5 € for shipping. Search for MagiDeal HO Scale Building House Model....
by petit panda
17 Feb 2019, 22:00
Forum: Market place
Topic: 2018 PRODUCTION QJ FOR SALE MINT TR0
Replies: 1
Views: 914

Re: 2018 PRODUCTION QJ FOR SALE MINT TR0

Dear Paul I have in double in new condition the following QJ references possibly available for swapping CS00103 #7207 CT00304 #7141 CT00302 #6800 Of course, these references are older models released in 2001and 2004 with no DCC on board. I have also a lot of Bachmann Industries non-prototype K70 3-b...
by petit panda
02 Feb 2019, 20:34
Forum: Model news
Topic: Models coming
Replies: 120
Views: 34967

Re: Models coming

I was recently told by Hong Kong hobby shops' owners that Chinese manufacturers changed their distribution policy and are prioritizing their internet shops. They are now asking street retailers to order a minimum quantity of 100 or so for a single model and are offering a very limited price discount...
by petit panda
14 Jan 2019, 01:21
Forum: Freight rolling stock
Topic: KD60 dump cars - used on ballast trains?
Replies: 4
Views: 2190

Re: KD60 dump cars - used on ballast trains?

Do you actually mean KF60 dump cars?

I confirm that in France ballast is dumped using mainly hoppers with a central dump or less often right and left lateral dump. A confusion may come from a rubble train used to brace the railway embankment.

Petit Panda
by petit panda
21 Aug 2018, 14:12
Forum: Rolling stock
Topic: HO scale model toys for populating your Chinese layout
Replies: 1
Views: 1085

HO scale model toys for populating your Chinese layout

I recently noticed on eBay HO scale model toys which intend to reproduce real passenger or freight cars. Considering their pricing, two of these models may be of interest to populate a Chinese layout at low cost. The first model is 4-bay hopper which replicates the former non-prototype K70 hopper fr...
by petit panda
12 May 2018, 00:02
Forum: Problems / Suggestions
Topic: Attaching or posting photos, how to do so?
Replies: 9
Views: 2352

Re: Attaching or posting photos, how to do so?

This problem is still pending after more than one year.
I never got any answer from the admin to my messages about this issue.
It sounds like this forum was no more administrated and is running freewheel. I hope to be wrong.

Petit Panda
by petit panda
01 May 2018, 22:38
Forum: Modelling work
Topic: China Rail decals
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

Re: China Rail decals

One year ago, I noticed on sale on eBay water slide decals in HO scale for Chinese railroad models. A quick investigation today raised these two offers : 1. HO Scale China Shanghai Train Marking Model Kit Water Slide Decal https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Detail-Up-1-87-HO-Scale-China-Shanghai-Train-Marking-...
by petit panda
28 Feb 2018, 22:41
Forum: Narrow gauge / Lightrail
Topic: Yunnan-Kopei Railway map.
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

Re: Yunnan-Kopei Railway map.

Dear Bill This meter gauge railway line was an outstanding engineering work and it is fortunate that this line was preserved. The best map in HD of the line that I found online is at this URL http://belleindochine.free.fr/images/Yunnan/Itineraire.JPG To help you with geodesic conversions you may hav...