Purchased these while vacationing in Japan. AMAZING(!!!!!!) 15 day adventure in 4 cities, including multiple rides on the Shinkansen (we had JR Pass with unlimited rides). And then there was the 5 floor, all N-Scale, train shop in Tokyo! I'll try to start a thread on my adventures focusing on the N-Scale scene in Japan with a little bit of culture thrown in. As a tease, the Kato Shinkansen set was more than 50% cheaper than what you can get in the US, all, day, long! I bought the set because we actually rode in it. I have a screen shot showing how fast we were going. It was fast! I'll post it when I start the thread. The Tomix I have never seen in the US before! The price on that was also incredible! Yes, I did visit the Kato factory store in the Shinjuku neighborhood of Tokyo. Stay tuned... Finally, I just returned from Altoona. I don't have a ton of pictures as I usually do because the show was, in my opinion, so much better this year that I end up catching up with everyone. From my view, attendance, both vendors, participants and the general public increased. Lots of good deals. I didn't get a lot as I pretty much have what I need but I got these. The Kato Steeple Cab loco was $29. How could not not buy one! BTW, it runs awesome and when I have time I'll look into putting a decoder in it. I'll be posting a link to my Altoona photos once I get them all sorted out.