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Is This New from Tomy???
#1
Oh boy! Check out the new curved track items that look to be a new release from Tomy (I think). Anyone seen these where you can buy them individually? I like them because they are different especially the curved bridge :D.



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#2
Yes pretty new, cute little set
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#3
Hi Ucwepn

Yes it is a nice little set with 3 exciting new pieces but they are asking for a ridiculous amount of money. They have quite a few listed on Ebay but haven't seen a picture of the box yet. It looks as if that curved bridge might use a special blue curved track but I can't be sure. I got to get me some of those bridges. The color is pretty but I wish it would come in a more realistic color like brown or rust but I will take what I can get and maybe try some paint.

The curved train station and curved road crossing must be what was being offered for pre ordered at Hobby Search See the 2nd and 3rd listing but no bridge :-/. Does anyone know what the number 1 on the list might be referring too? Eco Block Piers? They must be reusing numbers for their products which makes for some confusion. They call the Classification yard (#4 on list) the J-06 which is the old Hypercity Crossing Bridge. They call the new Curved Railroad Crossing J-20 which is an old mini pier and the new Curved Train Station is being called the J-26 which is the old Underground Subway Station. I wonder if Hobby Search has all those numbers wrong as it would seem they could call the new items anything else.

Oh well...I don't care what they call it just gimmie some of those bridges. [Image: happy-yes-smiley-emoticon.gif]
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#4
Hi Super if you havent got the curve set this post is about it is a wonderful set I had pre ordered it and got it for a good price (compared to ebay) from Hobbysearch. and on your product numbering concern I have the answer to that, I just need to go find the other site I typed it up and copy Paste it here.

Yes it is a nice little set with 3 exciting new pieces but they are asking for a ridiculous amount of money. They have quite a few listed on Ebay but haven't seen a picture of the box yet. It looks as if that curved bridge might use a special blue curved track but I can't be sure. I got to get me some of those bridges. The color is pretty but I wish it would come in a more realistic color like brown or rust but I will take what I can get and maybe try some paint.

The curved train station and curved road crossing must be what was being offered for pre ordered at Hobby Search See the 2nd and 3rd listing but no bridge :-/. Does anyone know what the number 1 on the list might be referring too? Eco Block Piers? They must be reusing numbers for their products which makes for some confusion. They call the Classification yard (#4 on list) the J-06 which is the old Hypercity Crossing Bridge. They call the new Curved Railroad Crossing J-20 which is an old mini pier and the new Curved Train Station is being called the J-26 which is the old Underground Subway Station. I wonder if Hobby Search has all those numbers wrong as it would seem they could call the new items anything else.

Oh well...I don't care what they call it just gimmie some of those bridges. [Image: happy-yes-smiley-emoticon.gif]
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#5
So you have the set already Gerisplarail1? So is that a special blue track on the curved bridge. And from an engineering standpoint you don't see many (if at all) curved bridges due to all the weight being transferred to the outside part of the curve. Is that a special yellow riser they are using to support the curve? Is it possible to share some close up pictures and the box?

I always check out Hobby Search and have signed up for some items to be notified when they are available but have yet to purchase anything. I do like their site but wish there were more pictures of the soon to be released items.
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#6
I will take close up pictures of the bridge assembled and apart.











So you have the set already Gerisplarail1? So is that a special blue track on the curved bridge. And from an engineering standpoint you don't see many (if at all) curved bridges due to all the weight being transferred to the outside part of the curve. Is that a special yellow riser they are using to support the curve? Is it possible to share some close up pictures and the box?

I always check out Hobby Search and have signed up for some items to be notified when they are available but have yet to purchase anything. I do like their site but wish there were more pictures of the soon to be released items.
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#7
Look forward to see what they are really like close up. Thanks

I must say that I don't understand Takara/Tomy's business plan when they offer the curved station and curved crossing for sale separately from the set but not the bridge by itself, I wonder why? Maybe they think that no one will buy the set!
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#8
This will take place of the old R-17
The old R-17 will now be available only as J-06
Tomy does this all the time when they add new trains and discontinue others, hence different trains having same catalog number, this also applies to track and scenery pieces.

So HobbySearch's catalog numbers are correct.


I must say that I don't understand Takara/Tomy's business plan when they offer the curved station and curved crossing for sale separately from the set but not the bridge by itself, I wonder why? Maybe they think that no one will buy the set!
Or it is a trial of the track part it really isnt that great of a bridge.
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#9
Ok Tomy...this all reminds me of... [Image: hit-himself-with-a-bat-smiley-emoticon.gif]



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#10
http://s1070.photobucket.com/user/Gerisa...d%20Bridge
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#11
Thank you Gerisplarail1 for the detailed pictures. The bridge looks like it is more green than the teal one in the ad. Is it greener or is it the picture? I wonder why they didn't also make it so a regular 3" yellow riser could be used to brace the middle if one was so inclined? And what is the need for that special connector piece? Hmmm..bet they had a doozy of a time trying to design a curved bridge probably exactly why we don't see more of them in real life. :) Did the set come in a box?


If you are having difficulties posting a picture, this is what I do with Photobucket...just copy and paste the IMG link into your post for each pic. Like this...

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#12
It is darker Green than promo photo, that stuff sometimes changes between development and release. it is a shame you can't use a normal girder instead of the special one which doesnt give much support not to mention cant be used except for ground level of layout. The connector piece is actually the best part you can change the sex of either side of the bridge without 1/4 adapters
as is with the other 2 new curved track parts.

My assumption is, that this was trial of this bridge on the market, it also consists of many pieces that have trouble supporting a moving train properly. So if sold alone they may have problem with price to high because of the different pieces needed and then customer complaints on the bridges function.

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#13
Does anyone know the name of this set? I am going to try to get it for my birthday.
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http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10232024

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOMY-TRACKMASTER...2a3434f013
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#15
There is also this Import on Amazon which probably is the better deal since Amazon has such a great money back guarantee. $82.20 and free shipping

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B...dition=new
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