Friday, April 20, 2012

Videos of Bay area Japanese N scale

Besides building the Musashi-Koyama modules and collecting Japanese N scale trains, I also belong to an Ntrak group called Peninsula Ntrak and do quite a bit of American prototype modeling.  I almost always bring one of my Japanese trains to our Ntrak layouts and am often joined by one or more of the other club members who also collect Japanese trains.

We recently were invited to set up a layout for a 15 day exhibit called Trains and Planes at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, California.  During this long run Earl and Julia Jackson brought their video camera and took several nice videos of the layout and put them on YouTube.  Here are two that relate directly to Japanese modeling.

Sunrise Corner had been one of the club's original corner modules was about 18 years old with worn scenery when Earl and Julia rebuilt it as a Japanese village.  This is now one of our most popular modules and we use it in every layout. 

Joe Freese models both European trains in HO scale and Japanese trains in N scale.  Here is a short video of his JR 181 Toki limited express passing by the Sunrise Corner module.