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News of the weird: Greenmax Japanese Position Light Signal
« on: August 18, 2016, 12:52:23 PM »
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Ok, today I learned that PRR, N&W and B&O were not the only users of position lights:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_railway_signals

And Green Max makes a model:

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10359342p/10/1

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10359342

I wonder how large that target scales out to in "real" N scale (1:160).

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Re: News of the weird: Greenmax Japanese Position Light Signal
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 04:03:33 PM »
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Looks like it's non-operating. There are "clear," "approach," and "stop" aspects on the sprue.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10359342n/40/1
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Re: News of the weird: Greenmax Japanese Position Light Signal
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 04:33:00 PM »
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Wonder if someone developes a decent working CPL if modelers in Japan might just be interested as well?  The prototype sure looks a lot like the target faces on signals in this country!!!

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Re: News of the weird: Greenmax Japanese Position Light Signal
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 05:17:04 PM »
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Looks like it's non-operating. There are "clear," "approach," and "stop" aspects on the sprue.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10359342n/40/1

Good catch.  And right up my alley since I'm very good at making things "non-operating" that should otherwise operate!   :D
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Re: News of the weird: Greenmax Japanese Position Light Signal
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2016, 01:51:37 AM »
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The targets are probably the same as ours.  I wouldn't be surprised if they bought the first ones, at least, from the US.  They may have copied those later.
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