Need Vintage Wood, Metal Kit ID, Japanese Instrustions.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TedTrain, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. TedTrain

    TedTrain Member

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    Hi All!
    I got ahold of some Vintage Kits. I was told they are from the 60's, maybe 50's. They are all in palin white boxes. I have more than I picture here. The instructions are in Japanese..at least I think they are. They are wood, with metal parts, maybe brass also. Can anyone ID them for me? Of course thay are HO scale.

    Many thanks, Ted
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  2. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    Wow, that is a neat find. I don't have a clue as to what manufacturer they are. Did you find them at a train show?
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    I never realized the Japanese made kits like that. The diagrams are good enough that you shouldn't need to translate the instructions.
    (On RMweb, someone posted a set of locomotive kit instructions that seemed to consist of "Install parts 1-80".)
  4. CNJ999

    CNJ999 Member

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    Ted, my guess is that they could be International Model Products items from the 1950's (an early Japanese import). However, I'd suggest posting your question to:

    vintageHO : Vintage HO Operators

    for their assessment. Those guys are truly up on ALL the old-time stuff.

    If you can get a firm ID, it might be possible to get copies of instructions in English through the NMRA's library, which has a large collection of same.

    CNJ999
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    I love that! Another good one is "assemble parts to make model pictured on box". ;) :D

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  6. CowDung

    CowDung New Member

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    It's difficult to read with the pics you posted, but the text does appear to be Japanese (not that it helps any). The bottom lines appear to be a Tokyo address and possibly a phone number...
  7. DeckRoid

    DeckRoid Member

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    Nice find.

    And as for reading the text... pffft... who reads the text unless something has gone wrong?!? Assembly by happenchance! Follow the pics and you can't go wrong.
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