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#16
True but they have mass produced many other 'metallic' trans.
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#17
Yes, this is true, but the 'chromed' trains tend to be normal white plastic with the chrome, gold or whatever overlaid on it, you can see that if they pick up any damage as the white under layer shows through.  That expo one is not chromed, it is just solid plastic by the look of things and it does look very much like some of the gold silk filaments I've used many times Smile
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#18
So could that type of Gold Silk Filament material also be used in a production line injection mold too?
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#19
it appears so:

https://xy-masterbatch.en.made-in-china....uding.html
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#20
Thanks Dr Chris

Only the last picture looks like gold to me but because it isn't a clear image I have to assume that the photo has been enhanced...maybe to look more gold like?, the others just look like colored plastic.
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#21
@Super,

The youtube video looks like it was enhanced and appears more saturated.

I have seen the Aru ressha from outside the box only so I don't know for sure.

However, the Twilight Express Mizukaze, Alfa-X and Shikishima sets are all shiny with quite some metallic powder. I guess they reserve the metallic powder for the more expensive sets?

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#22
Good point about the Mizukaze and Shikishima releases Plarnold. Even though they both aren't the 'pure gold' shiny I was expecting, I definitely would have taken the shiny looks of those over the muted, muddled look of the yellow/tan we got.
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#23
This Gold is what I was expecting so we know they can do it....

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#24
Ah...shiny. Might need to dig deeper into the pockets for this kind of gold.  Big Grin

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