New Product Announcement: EMD F3 Locomotives
Estimated Delivery: February 2015

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F3 Locomotives

By popular demand, KATO is doing a new run of N scale F3 locomotives in Union Pacific and Southern Pacific freight schemes - both of these locomotives sold out immediately upon release the last time they were ran and as a result became quite hard to come by in the following years. These paints schemes will be coming with brand new road numbers with two A and one B unit variation each. In addition to re-running these two paint schemes, we will also be doing a brand new production of F3 Freight locomotives in CB&Q paint - these locomotives were ex-California Zephyr passenger units that were put into freight service later in their life, and thus they share some details with passenger units making them unique among their freight brethren. These locomotives will also look fantastic operating alongside KATO's previously released CB&Q Freight F2 locomotives!

 Model Features:

  • DCC friendly construction

  • Both A and B units have powerful 5 pole motors

  • All wheel electrical pickup

  • A units feature directional headlights and illuminated number boards

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
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176-1112 F3 A-Unit
Union Pacific
#1404
$90.00 Click the
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176-1113 F3 A-Unit
Union Pacific
#1405
$90.00 Click the
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176-1114 F3 B-Unit
Union Pacific
#1412C
$85.00 Click the
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176-1115 F3 A-Unit
Southern Pacific
#6101
$90.00 Click the
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176-1116 F3 A-Unit
Southern Pacific
#6104
$90.00 Click the
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176-1117 F3 B-Unit
Southern Pacific
$85.00 Click the
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176-1313 F3 A-Unit
CB&Q
#9960A
New Paint Scheme!
$90.00 Click the
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176-1314 F3 A-Unit
CB&Q
#9960C
New Paint Scheme!
$90.00 Click the
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176-1315 F3 B-Unit
CB&Q
New Paint Scheme!
$85.00 Click the
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New Product Preview:
Union Pacific #844 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive
Union Pacific Water Car Set
Union Pacific Excursion Passenger Car Set

Estimated Delivery: Late 2014/Early 2015

RESERVATION DEADLINE:  We have secured an additional allocation and will continue to accept reservations until it sells out or until product delivery - whichever comes first

 

NEW VIDEO!  Have a look at KATO USA's first production sample of the #844.  As you'll see this model is very easy to work with when installing a DCC or sound decoder.


 

 Prototype Information:

The Union Pacific FEF (Four Eight Four), along with the GS-4 is easily one of the most recognizable US steam prototypes still in operation today. The FEF-3 series of steam locomotives was delivered in 1944 and were the last, and some of the largest, steam locomotives delivered for use by the Union Pacific. Operated solely by the Union Pacific, the FEF's (sometimes referred to as "Northerns", due to the NP's being the first to build steam locomotives with the 4-8-4 wheel arrangement) were intended primarily to be passenger locomotives but the UP's large fleet of available diesels meant that the FEF's were put to work in secondary passenger and fast freight service. Today, FEF-3 #844 (at some times during history also known as #8444 to avoid numbering conflictions with a diesel loco) survives to pull excursion trains as a publicity locomotive for the Union Pacific, and is one the UP's oldest operating locmotives. Accompanying the "living legend" FEF-3 is always at least one of a pair of Union Pacific Water Tenders, carrying spare water for the steam engine (Water filling stations being a rarity in the diesel era). These unique re-built cars have seen service as both Steam and Gas Turbine Electric fuel tenders before finally settling into their current forms as part of UP's steam heritage fleet where they operate as separate (but always-present) cars.

 Model Information:

The Kato N Scale FEF-3 follows in the footsteps of its Southern Pacific 4-8-4 cousin, refining the basic concept of a high-power, flexible steam locomotive which is easily upgradable to DCC by coupling a special, isolated coreless motor drive system with heavy duty flywheels and a flexible cross-braced suspension system that gives the locomotive a high torque, high traction grip that ensures constant and consistent pressure spread across the primary drivers. Another benefit of the coreless motor system is that the locomotive will have an extremely low starting voltage, giving the locomotive slow creeping speeds that will allow modelers to appreciate the complex arrangement of moving side rods that make steam operation so exciting. Other features, such as the locomotive's unique "Centipede" style tender being fitted with special articulation mechanisms that appear seamless when observed but will bend and flex to allow the locomotive to navigate tighter corners than should otherwise be possible! The Water Tenders will be an all-new design and will be sold as a two-pack for modelers to supplement their FEF-3 or other UP steam locomotives. Just like the prototype models, the two tenders are not identical, having (in addition to one car having an externally mounted American Flag plate) different weld mark details which will be replicated on the models of the two cars, ensuring that their unique spirit is preserved when translated into model form. The third component of this Union Pacific release will be a 7-car Excursion train consist featuring two brand new cars - A Power Car (A modified/rebuilt Baggage Dormitory car prototypically used for providing head end power to the trailing cars) and a UP Business car "Kenefick" will form the head and tail of the excursion consist, which will include notable cars like the vibrantly decorated Promontory Museum car, with its full-body American Flag wrap, and a pair of Dome cars.

 Model Features:

  • FEF-3: Semi-modern appearance is appropriate for modern layouts behind UP Excursion trains as well as historical layouts operating freight and UP passenger services.

  • FEF-3: New coreless motor design with dual brass flywheels for silky-smooth performance at all speeds, even slow crawls.

  • FEF-3: Special cross-braced shock absorbers equalize the pressure on the locomotive drivers to maximize traction.

  • FEF-3: Illuminated headlight and locomotive numberboards. The FEF tender does not have operational lights, but lighting kits are available for the special Water Tender cars (sold separately)

  • FEF-3: DCC friendly design, allowing for easy drop-in installation of DCC. This locomotive is also available with DCC pre-installed from Kato USA!

  • Water Tenders: Can be upgraded with an optional light board to illuminate marker lights in either direction (sold separately)

  • Water Tenders: The separate "Flag" plate will be prototypically applied to the Jim Adams Car.

  • 11" (282mm) Minimum turning radius

  • All detail parts installed


KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

At the time of this announcement KATO could only offer ESTIMATED PRICES to dealers and distributors.  If the prices are adjusted at the time of delivery we will apply the same discount percentage to the adjusted MSRP.  

 

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126-0401 4-8-4 FEF-3 Steam Locomotive
Union Pacific
#844
$275.00
Estimated
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106-085 Water Car Set

2-Car Set

#809 "Jim Adams"

#814 "Joe Jordan"

$79.00
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106-086 Excursion Passenger Set

7-Car Set

Power Car #207 New Tooling!

Budd 10-6 Sleeper #202 "Willy James"

Museum Car #5779 "Promontory"

Dome Coach #7001 "Columbine"

Coach #5473 "Portland Rose"

Dome Diner #8008 "City of Portland"

Business Car "#119 "Kenefick" New Tooling!

$250.00
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Best Deal
Bundle!
126-0401B Union Pacific Excursion Train Bundle

Includes 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive
Water Car Set (2-Car Set)
Excursion 7-Car Passenger Set

$604.00
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New Product Announcement: GE ES44AC GE Evolution Series Locomotives
New Production with Updated Paint Schemes and Warning Labels
RESERVATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY 7-11-14

Estimated Delivery:  As noted below

 Prototype Information:

The ES (Evolution Series) of locomotives are built by GE Transportation Systems and designed to meet the U.S. EPA's Tier 2 locomotive emissions standards that took effect in 2005. These Evolution Series locomotives are equipped with AC traction motors and are powered by a newly designed "GEVO-12" 12 cylinder engine that produces the same power as the 16 cylinder AC4400CW, but with fewer emissions and greater fuel economy. It also carries a redesigned air-to-air dual-fan heat exchanger, which gives it its distinct "oversized" radiator; a common spotting feature for these new locomotives.

Model Information:

  • Multiple body styles to reflect different "as delivered" railroad specifications

  • 2014: Updated paint schemes with additional warning labels and printing

  • Powerful five-pole KATO motor with dual brass flywheels

  • Directional Headlight and illuminated, preprinted numberboards

  • Illuminated ditch lights

  • Kato magnetic knuckle coupler

  • DCC Friendly mechanism ready for drop-in decoder installation

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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176-8912 ES44AC
Union Pacific
#5353
Delivery: 8/14
$120.00 Click the
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176-8913 ES44AC
Union Pacific
#5591
Delivery: 8/14
$120.00 Click the
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176-8914 ES44AC
CSX
#737
Delivery: 9/14
$120.00 Click the
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176-8915 ES44AC
CSX
#800
Delivery: 9/14
$120.00 Click the
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176-8916 ES44AC
BNSF
#5834
Delivery: 8/14
$120.00 Click the
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176-8917 ES44AC
BNSF
#5896
Delivery: 8/14
$120.00 Click the
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176-8918 ES44AC
Canadian National
#2814
Delivery: 10/14
$120.00 Click the
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176-8919 ES44AC
Canadian National
#2822
Delivery: 10/14
$120.00 Click the
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176-8920 ES44AC
Canadian Pacific
#8706
Delivery: 10/14
$120.00 Click the
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176-8921 ES44AC
Canadian Pacific
#8759
Delivery: 10/14
$120.00 Click the
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New Product Announcement:
Auto Indexing Turntable and Accessories
Estimated Delivery: TBA

The turntable and the roundhouse are iconic railway structures, and at long last they are coming to the N Scale Kato UNITRACK system! Featuring a modular design that allows the easy addition and movement of up to 36 tracks, a sophisticated dual-motor driven indexing system that guarantees proper alignment, and an easy to use Turntable power system that takes full advantage of the power routing functions of Kato UNITRACK so that you can move and park locomotives onto parking tracks or in a roundhouse with minimal additional wiring, the Kato N Scale Modular Turntable is perfect for modelers looking to add something special to both their tabletop and their scenic layouts.

The Kato N Scale Unitrack Turntable uses special fitted 10° track sections which can serve as powered parking tracks or can be substituted with dead end pieces. It's a "snap" to swap around and add additional tracks!

While the turntable is necessarily elevated because of the need for internal motors and other below-track equipment, thanks to clever engineering it is a mere 12mm (just under half an inch) from the base of the turntable to the top of the rails. By using the flexibility of Kato Unijoiners it is possible to connect the Turntable to a tabletop layout without the need to sink the turntable into foam.

Swapping or adding tracks is as easy as removing a screw - the modular design of the Unitrack Turntable is specifically tailored to allow modelers to easily change their Turntable layout without the need for any additional wiring or soldering - simply pop the screw cover off, unscrew the single screw holding the plate in place, and either exchange it for a blank section or one with tracks. The Turntable's indexing and power routing design will take care of the rest!

IMPORTANT TECHNICAL NOTE!  Kato's N Scale Modular Turntable is available as a basic set with a number of add-on parts. It can be operated on its own with a single Kato Power Pack, but it is recommended that you use at least two Power Packs (one for the turntable and roundhouse area, one for your main line) so that you can independently operate the turntable without interrupting your mainline operations.

Click the below picture to watch a video presented by KATO USA

Click the below picture to download the instruction sheet in pdf format

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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20-283 Electric Turntable $299.00 Click the
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20-284 Turntable Extension
Track Feeder Kit

Kit to convert a Fitted Connecting Track into a power feeding track (3 ea.)

$11.00 Click the
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20-285 Turntable Extension
Track Set - Straight

Set of Fitted Connecting Straight Tracks (3 pcs), Bumper Tracks (3 pcs) and Track Turntable Sections (2 pcs)

$21.50 Click the
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20-286 Turntable Extension
Track Set - Curved

Set of Fitted Connecting Curved Tracks (Right + Left), 62mm (2 7/16") Straight Track, and Track Turntable Sections (2 pcs) for use with Wood 2-Stall Engine House (#23-225)

$21.50 Click the
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24-850 Power Feed Control Box

Control box allows you to turn on/off track feeders at will in order to isolate track sections at command. Usable with the Turntable Extension Tracks or in general with other UNITRACK Feeders or terminal Unijoiners

$24.00 Click the
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24-851 Power Direction Control Box

Control box allows you to reverse the direction of a track feeder at will in order to easily implement reversing loops

$25.50 Click the
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New Product Announcement:
Illinois Central and Via Rail Passenger Sets
plus matching E8 A and B Locomotives
Estimated Delivery: June 2014

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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176-5344 E8A Locomotive
VIA Rail
#1800
$95.00 Click the
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176-5345 E8A Locomotive
VIA Rail
#1802
$95.00 Click the
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176-5362 E8B Locomotive
Illinois Central
#4018
$95.00 Click the
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176-5363 E8B Locomotive
Illinois Central
#4025
$90.00 Click the
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176-5364 E8B Locomotive
Illinois Central
#4105
$95.00 Click the
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106-095 6-Car Smoothside Car Set
Illinois Central
RPO
Baggage
Coach
Diner
Sleeper
Observation
$175.00 Click the
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106-096 4-Car Smoothside Car Set
Illinois Central
Baggage
Coach
Dome Coach
Sleeper
$125.00 Click the
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106-097 6-Car Smoothside Car Set
VIA Rail
RPO
Baggage
Coach
Diner
Sleeper
Observation
$175.00 Click the
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106-098 4-Car Smoothside Car Set
VIA Rail
Baggage
Coach
Dome Coach
Sleeper
$125.00 Click the
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New Product Announcement:
Gunderson MAXI Well Car Sets
Estimated Delivery: March 2014

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Coming March 2014, brand NEW paint schemes for Kato’s MAXI-I and MAXI-IV well car sets!

Both the MAXI-I and MAXI-IV feature a steel compound plastic well, which creates a stable running car that can operate smoothly with-and-without the included container loads!  Included with each set is a full loadout of 40’ or 53’ (depending on the type of car) magnetic intermodal containers which can be run with the car or displayed separately.

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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106-6157 MAXI-I
5-Unit Set
 Maersk
#100000

Includes 10
40' Maersk Containers

$150.00 Click the
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106-6158 MAXI-I
5-Unit Set
 Maersk
#100059

Includes 10
40' Maersk Containers

$150.00 Click the
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106-6171 MAXI-IV
3-Unit Set
 TTX (New Logo)
#765483

Includes 6
53' UMAX Containers

$110.00 Click the
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106-6172 MAXI-IV
3-Unit Set
TTX (New Logo)
#765690

Includes 6
53' UMAX Containers

$110.00 Click the
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New Product Announcement:
Aluminum Auto Racks
Estimated Delivery: March 2014

Prototype Information:

The Autorack (or "Auto Carrier") is a piece of railroad rolling stock built for a specific purpose - to transport cars. Commonly used to transport cars from the manufacturer to larger automotive distributors (before they're loaded onto the semis that are commonly seen on highways), they are also used on services such as Amtrak's Auto Train - a special train which operates between Lorton, VA and Sanford, FL in which passengers can load their cars aboard any one of the 20-30 trailing Autorack cars and enjoy a luxurious ride down the United States' east coast, the end of which they can take their car with them for the continuation of their journey. This particular type of Autorack is quite modern - first introduced in 2004 in Canada, this fully enclosed autorack is built with an Aluminum shell that is more weather resistant than the older style "open" or "grated" Autorack cars, and with a roomier interior and smoother ride that better protects the cars within.

Model Information:

  • Shock absorber construction and all wheel electrical pickup on blackened metal wheels promise a smooth ride with the capacity for aftermarket additions such as FREDs or other EOT lights.

  •  Modern appearance matching the Amtrak body style (CP and CN versions will use finely printed detail to replicate the perforations along the side of the body).

  •  Arranged in packages of four with individually printed car numbers.

  • The Amtrak versions of this release will be an ideal match for Phase IVb Superliners for modeling the Amtrak Autotrain!

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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106-5501 Aluminum Auto Rack
4-Car Set
Amtrak #1
$90.00 Click the
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106-5502 Aluminum Auto Rack
4-Car Set
Amtrak #2
$90.00 Click the
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106-5503 Aluminum Auto Rack
4-Car Set
Canadian National
$90.00 Click the
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106-5504 Aluminum Auto Rack
4-Car Set
Canadian Pacific
$90.00 Click the
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New Product Announcement:
Alaska Railroad and Chicago & North Western Passenger Sets
plus matching E8 A and B Locomotives
Estimated Delivery: December 2013

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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176-5320 E8A Locomotive
Alaska Railroad
#2401
$100.00 Click the
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176-5321 E8A Locomotive
Alaska Railroad
#2402
$100.00 Click the
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176-5322 E8B Locomotive
Alaska Railroad
#P-30
$100.00 Click the
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176-5360 E8B Locomotive
Chicago & North Western
#5021A
$100.00 Click the
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176-5361 E8B Locomotive
Chicago & North Western
#5021B
$100.00 Click the
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106-091 6-Car Smoothside Car Set
Alaska Railroad
RPO
Baggage
Coach
Diner
Sleeper
Observation
$170.00 Click the
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106-092 4-Car Smoothside Car Set
Alaska Rail
road
Baggage
Coach
Dome Coach
Sleeper
Note: Dome car not shown
$120.00 Click the
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106-093 6-Car Smoothside Car Set
Chicago & North Western
RPO
Baggage
Coach
Diner
Sleeper
Observation
$170.00 Click the
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106-094 4-Car Smoothside Car Set
Chicago & North Western
Baggage
Coach
Dome Coach
Sleeper
Note: Dome car not shown
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New Product Announcements for April:
RESERVATIONS DUE APRIL 21, 2012
E6 "Super Komachi" Shinkansen
Swiss Glacier Express Train of the RhB (Additional Delivery in June/July)

E6 "Super Komachi": - The newest Bullet train in Japan, introduced just this past March, the E6 “Super Komachi” (so named for the Japanese waka poet Ono no Komachi who lived in the 800’s and was so renowned for her beauty that her name has become synonymous for elegance and femininity in Japan) replaces the E3 in service between Tokyo and Akita on the Northern end of Honshu, Japan’s largest Island. From Tokyo to around the midpoint, the E6 couples with the E5 “Hayabusa” (also produced by Kato in N Scale) to operate as a combined consist using a sophisticated hidden coupler system. This model replicates the sweeping lines and curving body shape of the prototype train as well as the distinct red back that serves to visually differentiate it from its similar E5 sister train. Despite a similar appearance, the E6 is a completely newly tooled train from the E5, making it a unique and beautiful train that epitomizes the modern, sleek design of Japanese bullet trains.

The Glacier Express is an international sightseeing train, one of the icons for Switzerland which is familiar to many people in the world. Running through the Swiss Alps from Zermatt to St. Moritz over two separate railways, it travels slowly, making the journey in a luxurious 8 hours so that the passengers can fully enjoy the magnificent Alpine landscape from the train’s panoramic viewing windows.The Kato N Scale Glacier Express will be a two-part boxed train set release, with one three unit set containing two of the train’s distinctive red and white cars and a Ge4/4-III Swiss locomotive and the second set containing the additional four cars, including the all-red Panorama Bar car.

Note: Kato USA will be accepting pre-orders for a limited quantity of Glacier Express sets to be shipped from Japan for May delivery in the USA. As these items are being imported from Japan and are not a regular part of the Kato USA product line, future availability may be limited and pre-orders are being accepted for a limited time only.

Note by nscaledivision.com: The prototype Swiss Glacier Express runs on meter gauge track but this model is designed to run on standard N-Scale track.  According to what we were told by KATO USA the model is produced to a slightly large scale (most likely 1:150) so that it looks right on standard N-Scale track.

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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10-1136 E6 "Super Komachi"
3-Car Powered Set
Includes:
2 End Cars
Powered Coach
$180.00 Click the
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10-1137 E6 "Super Komachi"
4-Car Add-On Set
Includes:
(4) Coaches
$130.00 Click the
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10-1145 Swiss Glacier Express
3-Car Powered Set
Includes:
Ge 4/4 III Locomotive
(2) Panorama Cars
Display Unitrack
Rerailing Ramp
$180.00 Click the
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10-1146 Swiss Glacier Express
4-Car Add-On Set
Includes:
(4) Panorama Cars
$140.00 Click the
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New Product Announcement: MAXI-I 5-Unit Well Car Sets
Estimated Delivery:  March, April & May 2013

RESERVATIONS DUE: FEBRUARY 25, 2013 FOR MARCH SHIPMENT
MARCH 22, 2013 FOR APRIL SHIPMENT
APRIL 23, 2013 FOR MAY SHIPMENT

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Model Information:

Five-unit well cars feature steel compound plastic wells with shock absorber construction for smooth running performance and magnetic compatibility with the six (10) included 40’ magnetic intermodal containers.

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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106-6143 MAXI-I 5-Unit Car Set
TTX - Maersk
#750977
March Shipment
$150.00 Click the
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106-6144 MAXI-I 5-Unit Car Set
TTX - Maersk
#751193
March Shipment
$150.00 Click the
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106-6153 MAXI-I 5-Unit Car Set
BNSF - MOL
#238782
April Shipment
$150.00 Click the
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106-6154 MAXI-I 5-Unit Car Set
BNSF - MOL
#239702
April Shipment
$150.00 Click the
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106-6155 MAXI-I 5-Unit Car Set
AOK - Hanjin
#58101
May Shipment
$150.00 Click the
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106-6156 MAXI-I 5-Unit Car Set
AOK - Hanjin
#58153
May Shipment
$150.00 Click the
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New Product Announcement: SD40-2 Mid Production Locomotives
Estimated Delivery:  April 2013

RESERVATIONS DUE: MARCH 22, 2013

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Model Information:

The original “floating truck” mechanism locomotive with new paint scheme releases, such as the hotly demanded BN “Standard” (previous releases were the BN White Face appearance), Illinois Central “Death Star”, and the one of a kind Norfolk Southern Maersk unit!

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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176-8207 SD40-2
Santa Fe
#5039
$118.00 Click the
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176-8208 SD40-2
Santa Fe
#5077
$118.00 Click the
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176-4955 SD40-2
BN Standard
#7010
$118.00 Click the
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176-4956 SD40-2
BN Standard
#8023
$118.00 Click the
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176-4957 SD40-2
Illinois Central
#6201
$118.00 Click the
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176-4958 SD40-2
Illinois Central
#6250
$118.00 Click the
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176-4959 SD40-2
NS Maersk
#3329
$118.00 Click the
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New Product Announcement: SD40-2 "Early" Locomotives
Estimated Delivery:  April 2013

RESERVATIONS DUE: FEBRUARY 25, 2013

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Model Information:

  • Old favorites such as the CNW and UP accompany brand new paint scheme releases

  • Built on the original N scale SD40-2 Mechanism to imitate the “Early” body style variants

  • Kato precision quality

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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176-4814 SD40-2
Wisconsin & Southern
#4004
$118.00 Click the
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176-4815 SD40-2
Wisconsin & Southern
#4006
$118.00 Click the
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176-4816 SD40-2
Pan Am Railways
#605
$118.00 Click the
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176-4817 SD40-2
Pan Am Railways
#607
$118.00 Click the
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176-4818 SD40-2
Chicago & North Western
#6847
$118.00 Click the
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176-4819 SD40-2
Chicago & North Western
#6858
$118.00 Click the
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176-4820 SD40-2
Union Pacific
#2975
$118.00 Click the
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176-4821 SD40-2
Union Pacific
#2994
$118.00 Click the
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New Product Announcement: SD70ACe NS Heritage Fleet
Estimated Delivery:  Summer 2013

RESERVATIONS DUE: FEBRUARY 25, 2013

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Model Information:

This new run of N Scale SD70ACe locomotives will be retooled with Norfolk Southern specific details (not reflected in the pre-production lineart images above), including new isolated "comfort cab" and revised roof details. They will also have clear and bright light-piping through un-tinted lenses for both front and rear directional lighting and will be available at release in both DC (analog) and DCC equipped variations!

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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176-8501 SD70ACe
Norfolk Southern
Erie Heritage
#1068
$135.00 Click the
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176-8502 SD70ACe
Norfolk Southern
Illinois Terminal Heritage
#1072
$135.00 Click the
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176-8503 SD70ACe
Norfolk Southern
Lackawanna Heritage
#1074
$135.00 Click the
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176-8504 SD70ACe
Norfolk Southern
New York Central Heritage
#1066
$135.00 Click the
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176-8505 SD70ACe
Norfolk Southern
Virginian Heritage
#1069
$135.00 Click the
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176-8506 SD70ACe
Norfolk Southern
#1007
$135.00 Click the
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Closed
176-8507 SD70ACe
Norfolk Southern
#1009
$135.00 Click the
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Closed
176-8508 SD70ACe
Norfolk Southern
Reading Heritage
#1067
$135.00 Click the
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Closed
176-8509 SD70ACe
Norfolk Southern
Jersey Central Heritage
#1071
$135.00 Click the
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Closed
176-8510 SD70ACe
Norfolk Southern
Penn Central Heritage
#1073
$135.00 Click the
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176-8511 SD70ACe
Norfolk Southern
Savannah & Atlanta Heritage
#1065
$135.00 Click the
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176-8512 SD70ACe
Norfolk Southern
Wabash Heritage
#1070
$135.00 Click the
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176-850B SD70ACe
NS Heritage Fleet Bundle
Includes One Each Above
SPECIAL BUNDLE PRICING
$1620.00 Click the
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New Product Announcements: F-Units and Car Sets
Estimated Delivery:  As noted below

RESERVATIONS DUE: FEBRUARY 25, 2013

Model Information:

Amtrak "El Capitan" in Phase I paint: In 1971 Amtrak, “America’s Railroad”, was born, and with it was born the responsibility of maintaining America’s passenger services. Taking up among others the Santa Fe’s luxury “Super Chief” and coach class “El Capitan” trains, Amtrak quickly set about attempting to create its own image for these classic stainless trains, adorning them with bold red, white and blue stripes and the Chevron logo (known today as Phase I colors) which would be synonymous with Amtrak service for nearly three decades.  Amtrak continued to operate the “El Capitan” and “Super Chief” trains in combined consists for a number of years before retiring the historic “El Capitan” name, but the legacy of the train’s double decker cars would live on, both in the form of first-class “Pacific Parlour” lounge cars and in the design of the Superliners which would take form and inspiration from the Hi-level car’s revolutionary design.

EMD F7 Locomotives in "Yellow Bonnet" paint: In the early years of Amtrak service, when the Santa Fe was transitioning to a freight-only business, Amtrak was reliant on leased motive power for pulling its trains. The Santa Fe, wanting to differentiate their equipment that was to be used on the new Amtrak trains, began repainting the F7’s destined for Amtrak use in a new “Yellow Bonnet” scheme. A number of locomotives received this scheme, and although their service on Amtrak was brief many of these Yellow bonnets were returned to the Santa Fe for freight use after 1973.

Super Chief Passenger Train:  In 1935 the Santa Fe inaugurated its premier first class sleeping car only train the "Super Chief". The "Super Chief", often referred to as "The Train of the Stars", was frequently patronized by Hollywood stars because of its fine accommodations, fine dining and fast 39 hr 45 min trip between Chicago and Los Angeles through the rich scenery of the American Southwest. Setting a new standard for luxury rail travel, it quickly became the most recognized train in the United States with its sleek silver and red warbonnet painted F units in the lead.

EMD F3 Locomotives Late "War Bonnet": Being long lived units, Santa Fe’s F3’s were continuously being upgraded, with late era revisions having their distinctive “chicken wire” grills replaced by the stainless steel grills that EMD was fitting on their newer F7 productions. These F3’s ended up looking remarkably similar to their later built F7 cousins, though they still retained their early style roof fans.

Gunderson MAXI-IV Well Car Sets: New for 2013! Kato introduced two brand new paint schemes for the N Scale Gunderson MAXI-IV Double Stack car, with brand new ribbed containers.

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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106-079 Amtrak "El Capitan"
10-Car Set
w/ Display Unitrack
Est. Delivery: March 2013
$285.00 Click the
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176-2125 F7 A-Unit
Santa Fe
Yellow Bonnet
Selectable Number Boards
Est. Delivery: February 2013
$90.00 Click the
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176-2212 F7 B-Unit
Santa Fe
Yellow Bonnet
Est. Delivery: February 2013
$85.00 Click the
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Closed
106-078 Santa Fe
"Super Chief"
8-Car Set
w/ Display Unitrack
Est. Delivery: February 2013
$210.00 Click the
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Closed
176-1121 F3 A-Unit
Santa Fe
War Bonnet - Late
Selectable Number Boards
Est. Delivery: February 2013
$90.00 Click the
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Closed
176-1122 F3 B-Unit
Santa Fe
War Bonnet - Late
Est. Delivery: February 2013
$85.00 Click the
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106-6167 MAXI-IV Car Set
BNSF - Swift
#25400
3-Units/6 Containers
Est. Delivery: February 2013
$110.00 Click the
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Closed
106-6168 MAXI-IV Car Set
BNSF - Swift
#25453
3-Units/6 Containers
Est. Delivery: February 2013
$110.00 Click the
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106-6169 MAXI-IV Car Set
AOK - CSX
#55353
3-Units/6 Containers
Est. Delivery: February 2013
$110.00 Click the
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106-6170 MAXI-IV Car Set
AOK - CSX
#55358
3-Units/6 Containers
Est. Delivery: February 2013
$110.00 Click the
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New Product Announcements for December:
Note:  Most products will ship early January leaving very little time to reserve!
Reservation deadline: Friday December 28, 2012

NW2's Santa Fe & CB&Q
P42 Genesis Locos (first time Phase Vb individual release)
Superliner Car Sets
Container Picker Vehicle
F40PH Chicago Metra

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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176-4365 NW2
Santa Fe
#2403
$115.00 Click the
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Closed
176-4366 NW2
Santa Fe
#2404
$115.00 Click the
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Closed
176-4367 NW2
CB&Q
#9205
$115.00 Click the
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Closed
176-4368 NW2
CB&Q
#9211
$115.00 Click the
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Closed
176-6025 P42 Genesis
Amtrak
Phase Vb
#61
$125.00 Click the
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Closed
176-6026 P42 Genesis
Amtrak
Phase Vb
#80
$125.00 Click the
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106-3515 Superliner Set
Amtrak
Phase IVb
Set A
$110.00 Click the
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Closed
106-3516 P42 Genesis
Amtrak
Phase IVb
Set B
$110.00 Click the
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for pricing
Closed
31-630 Container Picker
Yellow
$25.00 Click the
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Closed
31-631 Container Picker
Red
$25.00 Click the
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Closed
176-9101 F40PH
Chicago Metra
#137
"City of West Chicago"
$120.00 Click the
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Closed
176-9102 F40PH
Chicago Metra
#160
"City of Winfield"
$120.00 Click the
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Closed
176-9103 F40PH
Chicago Metra
#163
"City of Elmhurst"
$120.00 Click the
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New Product Announcement:  NW2 Locomotives
Estimated Delivery:  December 2012

 Prototype Information:

EMD’s NW2 switcher’s lifetime was nearly cut short just three years after its introduction, with the establishment of the War Production Board in 1942, which dictated that EMD was to halt all production of switching locomotives, manufacturing only road diesels during the years of 1942 to 1945. However, such was the popularity of this end cab switching locomotive that after the restriction was lifted, the NW2 sprung back as many railroads placed orders for this little 1000hp powerhouse; today these locomotives can still be found enjoying continued service in rail yards.

Model Information:

Kato’s own N scale NW2 replicates each and every rivet of prototype detail with pinpoint precision, while emphasizing low-speed, high-power pulling. It also features directional headlights (without any of the light piping equipment intruding on the interior cab detail), low profile wheels, illuminated number boards, and Kato magnetic knuckle couplers.

  • All locomotives will be equipped with body mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers

  • Locomotives feature directional LED headlights and illuminated number boards

  • Sophisticated light piping keeps the visible cab interior free of lighting equipment.

  • All new motor and mechanism design

  • Locomotives are DCC friendly

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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176-4369 NW2
Burlington Northern
#504
$115.00 Click the
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176-4370 NW2
Burlington Northern
#513
$115.00 Click the
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Closed
176-4371 NW2
Northern Pacific
#102
$115.00 Click the
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Closed
176-4372 NW2
Northern Pacific
#106
$115.00 Click the
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176-4373 NW2
Union Pacific
#1020
$115.00 Click the
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Closed
176-4374 NW2
Union Pacific
#1029
$115.00 Click the
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New Product Announcement: California Zephyr and F3 A & B Locos (New Run)
Estimated Delivery:  December 2012

RESERVATIONS DUE DECEMBER 7, 2012

The California Zephyr is one of the most famous and widely recognized transcontinental trains in the history of North American railroading. Kato will recreate and offer the complete original consist of eleven cars that initiated the service on March 20th, 1949. Said to be "a pretty train from any angle" the CZ was jointly operated by three railroads. The Chicago Burlington & Quincy handled the train between Chicago and Denver. The Denver & Rio Grande Western operated the middle portion of the route, between Denver and Salt Lake City, and the Western Pacific carried the train between Salt Lake City and San Francisco. Each of these railroads contributed specifically lettered cars for the make-up of the train. Because of its silver stainless-steel body, all of the cars of the CZ were given a name characteristic to the western territory it traversed with a "silver" preface. EMD F3 locomotives from all three railroads, as well as by AlCo PA and PB locomotives on the D&RGW, supplied the power for the CZ. The CB&Q operated their F3’s in an A-B-A lash-up. Kato will offer this as a complete 11 car train which will feature extensive new tooling to better match CZ prototype on Kato's well received passenger cars. With newly tooled cars, this set recreates the first-year consist of the CZ with eight different car types. The exact specification of car type and car name for each of the cars in the set is below. Each car will feature a silver corrugated-side body, accurate CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR lettering, blackened metal wheels and Kato semi-automatic knuckle couplers. The Observation car will feature lighted tail lights, marker lights, tail sign. The interior of each of the cars can be dramatically lighted with optional lighting kits. Because of the recognition and history of the California Zephyr, this unprecedented set is sure to be coveted by railfans, rail enthusiasts and railroad historians around the world, not to mention the hobbyists modeling the CB&Q, D&RGW and WP. As an added bonus, this 11-car set will include enough N scale Unitrack at no additional cost for a first-class presentation of the set on a desk or shelf when not in operation on a layout.

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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176-1202 F3 A-Unit
Western Pacific
#802A
$85.00 Click the
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176-1208 F3 B-Unit
Western Pacific
$85.00 Click the
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176-1303 F3 A-Unit
D&RGW
#5531
$85.00 Click the
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Closed
176-1304 F3 A-Unit
D&RGW
#5541
$85.00 Click the
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176-1308 F3 B-Unit
D&RGW
$85.00 Click the
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106-055B "California Zephyr"
11-Car Set
CB&Q/D&RGW/WP

Includes:

Baggage “Silver Beaver”
Dome Coach "Silver Lodge"
Dome Coach "Silver Mustange"
Dome Coach "Silver Thistle"
Dome Buffet Lounge "Silver Lounge"
10-6 Sleeper "Silver Mountain"
10-6 Sleeper "Silver falls"
Diner "Silver Platter"
16 Section Sleeper “Silver Larch”
10-6 Sleeper “Silver Cliff”
Dome Observation “Silver Crescent”
Display UNITRACK

 

$280.00 Click the
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New Product Announcement: Silver Streak Zephyr Train
with All New E5 Locomotives - First Time in N-Scale!
Estimated Delivery: November 2012

RESERVATIONS DUE OCTOBER 31, 2012

The next big thing is here! Wrapped in a specially decorated and printed bookcase style package, the “Silver Streak Zephyr” will be a complete classic named train in a single box, containing both the E5A locomotive “Silver Bullet” (complete with prototypical skirted trucks) and the five-car consist that made up this CB&Q streamlined and corrugated train. Also releasing this October, for modelers looking to supplement their fleet of locomotives for pulling the “California Zephyr”, Kato USA will be releasing additional individual E5 locomotives, without the distinctive skirting that would have been present when they were first built, making them appropriate for pulling later era CB&Q trains!

 

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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106-090 CB&Q EMD E5A & Silver Streak Zephyr
6 Unit Set CB&Q

Includes:

EMD E5A #9909 “Silver Bullet"
Budd Baggage/RPO #1600 “Silver Sheen”
Budd Baggage Car #900 “Silver Light”
Budd Coach #4703 “Silver Gleam”
Budd Coach #4704 “Silver Glow”
Budd Observation #300 “Silver Spirit”
Specially designed bookcase packaging

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176-5401 E5 Locomotive
CB&Q
#9910A
 "Silver Speed"
$110.00 Click the
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176-5402 E5 Locomotive
CB&Q
#9911A
 "Silver Pilot"
$110.00 Click the
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Additional items of interest returning from KATO USA
176-8406 SD70ACe
UP - SP Heritage
#1996
$120.00 Click the
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176-8409 SD70ACe
UP - MKT Heritage
#1988
$120.00 Click the
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176-8408 SD70ACe
UP - MOPAC Heritage
#1982
$120.00 Click the
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176-8410 SD70ACe
UP - WP Heritage
#1983
$120.00 Click the
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New Product Announcement: Santa Fe "El Capitan" Passenger Train
SECOND RUN! New Car Names & Numbers!
Estimated Delivery: Winter 2012

Prototype Information:

Relive some great moments in history in miniature with KATO's "El Capitan" which was usually pulled by an F7 A+B+B+A combination with the model's time period during the last half of the 1950's.  The "El Capitan" offered coach travel between Chicago and Los Angeles using hi-level coaches, a diner and lounge.  It usually had 10 cars but during the summer it increased to 12 cars.  KATO has selected the most popular time period of 1956-1958 when this train was operated and promoted and advertised by the Santa Fe railroad as it's premier all-coach train between Chicago and Los Angeles with a transition car and step down cars and operating tail lights and a drumhead on the rear of one of the 68 seat coach cars.  In January 1958 the "El Capitan" and "Super Chief" were consolidated but during the high traffic periods of Christmas and the summer months the "El Capitan" ran separate from the "Super Chief".  You now have the opportunity to operate this "El Capitan" along with the "Super Chief" with all the correct cars.  This train can also be operated with 5 locomotives as F7 A+A+B+B+A.

Model Information:
  • Specific interior and exterior details

  • Shock absorber construction gives even traction and performance

  • Hi-level coach with continuous lighted drumhead and marker lights

  • All detail parts factory installed

  • DCC friendly

  • Designed to be pulled by KATO F7's

  • Comes with display Unitrack

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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106-077 "El Capitan"
10 Car Set
Santa Fe

(1) Baggage
(1) Baggage-Dormitory
(2) Step Down Coaches
(4) Hi-Level 72 Seat Coaches
(1) 80 Seat Diner
(1) Lounge

$290.00
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106-7116 "El Capitan"
2 Car Add On Set
Santa Fe

(1) Storage/Mail Car
(1) Coach

$55.00
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176-1109 F3 A-Unit
Santa Fe
#19
$90.00
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176-1110 F3 A-Unit
Santa Fe
#19C
$90.00
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176-1111 F3 B-Unit
Santa Fe
$90.00
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106-077B "El Capitan" Bundle
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A+B+B+A Locomotives
10 Car Set
2 Car Add On Set
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New Japanese Product Announcements:
500 Series Shinkansen Starter Set
700 Series Shinkansen Starter Set
Estimated Delivery: December 2012

IMPORTANT NOTE:  These items MUST be reserved by October 18th, 2011.
We will NOT be ordering these for stock so reserve them if you want them.  Please also note these sets tend to be large and heavy and depending on destination will sometimes need to ship as USPS Priority "oversize".  We ship from the east coast so if you are located in the Midwest or on the West Coast please be aware that these sets will require significantly more shipping than our shopping cart will estimate at checkout.

Information for the 500 and 700 Series Shinkansen Starter Sets

Kato USA is now taking orders for Japanese Bullet Train (Shinkansen) starter sets, with US-style power packs for a no-hassle way to start a modern high-speed rail layout at home! These two “Shinkansen” bullet trains represent some of the newest and most advanced in modern passenger railroading, operating consistently and smoothly at speeds of 170 miles per hour - even on curving track sections – while providing first class accommodations and comfort to passengers. Be sure to contact your dealer immediately if you are interested in getting one of these sets for yourself or as as gift!

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

With this announcement KATO could only offer ESTIMATED PRICES. The final price ultimately depends on the US Dollar/Japanese Yen exchange rate at the time the models are imported.

 

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10-003 500 Series Shinkansen
Starter Set

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Unitrack
U.S. Power Pack

$290.00
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10-007 700 Series Shinkansen
Starter Set

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Unitrack
U.S. Power Pack

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New Japanese Product Announcements:
Senseki Line 205-3100 Series "Mangattan Liner"
Series 800 Kyushu Shinkansen "Sakura & Tsubame"
Estimated Delivery: Late October/Early November 2011

IMPORTANT NOTE:  These items MUST be reserved by September 26th, 2011.
We will NOT be ordering these for stock so reserve them if you want them.

Information for the Senseki Line 205-3100 Series "Mangattan Liner"

Senseki Line 205-3100 Series “Mangattan Liner”

The Senseki Line 205-3100 series "Mangattan Liner" operates in the Ishinomaki region of Japan. The home of esteemed “manga” (Japanese comic) artist Shotaro Ishinomori, these “Manga Trains” are decorated with images of his creations, including “Kamen Rider”, “Cyborg 009”, and “Ganbare!! Robocon” and are a popular sight on the Senseki Line.

  • Four uniquely painted “Mangattan” cars with special paint, each depicting a different series of Japanese comic characters.

  • This powered car set has illuminated front and rear lights as well as an illuminated destination signboard, complete with alternate destination stickers.

  • All passenger cars can be lit with optional 11-209 or 11-210 LED interior lighting kits.

Information for the Series 800 Kyushu Shinkansen "Sakura & Tsubame"

In March of 2011, the Kyushu Shinkansen route was extended from its original layout to go all the way from Kagoshima-Chuo to Hakata (in order to allow it to join with JR West’s Shinkansen line). Accompanying this extension, the existing 800 series Shinkansen was modified as well to accommodate its longer journey. The Kato model, likewise, has been modified to accurately represent these changes, with modifications such as window glass arrangement, new “Sakura & Tsubame” lettering, and a new logo with “Around the Kyushu”.

  • This set has been designed to represent the modern 800 Series Shinkansen’s appearance and comes in a collector’s bookcase with six prototypical electric train cars.

  • A perfect running companion to the 10-590 Series 787 Kyushu Local Express “Around the Kyushu”, which is also available.

  • All passenger cars can be lit with optional 11-209 or 11-210 LED interior lighting kits.


 

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

With this announcement KATO could only offer ESTIMATED PRICES. The final price ultimately depends on the US Dollar/Japanese Yen exchange rate at the time the models are imported.

 

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10-865 Series 800 Kyushu Shinkansen
"Sakura & Tsubame"
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New Product Announcement: E8A & GG1 Locomotives PRR
Estimated Delivery: Fall 2011

General Information:

New power for the Broadway Limited! Coming this December is a brand new run of EMD E8A locomotives in Pennsylvania Railroad colors (matching the Broadway Limited in paint and in locomotive details), as well as a new run of GG1 locomotives consisting of a re-issue of the classic #4935 in Brunswick Green and a brand new paint scheme release in Tuscan Red “Solid Stripe” colors, featuring carefully matched numbering and lettering fonts to make the unit as true to prototype as possible!  These locomotives have been picked to run with the current release of the Classic Train Series Broadway Limited 10 car and 4 car sets, both of which are still available!

E8A Model Information:

  • Body mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers

  • Illuminated preprinted numberboards

  • Powerful five pole motor with all wheel electrical pickup and blackened wheels

  • DCC friendly

GG1 Model Information:

  • Blackened metal pantographs

  • Can handle down to 9-3/4 inch radius curves

  • Illuminated class lights that change with direction

  • Illuminated numberboards

  • DCC friendly frame and wiring

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

With this announcement KATO could only offer ESTIMATED PRICES and gave a range for each offering.  We opted to use the higher number in the range which virtually guarantees that we will not need to adjust the price any higher at the time of delivery.  If the price does come in at the lower end of the range then we will automatically adjust the prices lower at delivery.  Please be aware that other dealers have opted to use lower end of the range which means they will likely need to adjust their prices higher at the time of delivery.  We don't play games like that.  It has been our experience that whenever KATO offers a price range for a new product announcement that the actual price usually turns out to be the higher end of the range and that's why we decided to use the higher price range to begin with.  We always believe in being as open and honest with our customers as we possibly can!

 

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176-5311 E8A
Pennsylvania
#5711
$100.00
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176-5312 E8A
Pennsylvania
#5809
$100.00
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137-2001 GG1 Locomotive
Pennsylvania
5-Stripe
Dark Green
#4935
$145.00
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137-2013 GG1 Locomotive
Pennsylvania
Single Stripe
Tuscan Red
#4907
$145.00
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New Product Announcement: MP36PH Locomotives plus Bi-Level Cars
All New Tooling!
Estimated Delivery: Fall 2011

 Prototype Information:

The Motive Power International MP36PH is used by a number of cities across the country for commuter service, their often distinctive and colorful paint schemes serving to make these locomotives the “figureheads” for local commuter service.

The modern Nippon Sharyo-built Gallery Bi-Level is based off of the same concept as the original Santa Fe “El Capitan” Bi-level design concept, whose success went on to inspire such double decker cars as Amtrak’s Superliners and the Bombardier Bi-Level car which is also used in commuter service. Today, gallery Bi-Level cars such as those used by the Chicago Metra commuter service can be seen operating in several states across the United States, such as Virginia and California.

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

With this announcement KATO could only offer ESTIMATED PRICES and gave a range for each offering.  We opted to use the higher number in the range which virtually guarantees that we will not need to adjust the price any higher at the time of delivery.  If the price does come in at the lower end of the range then we will automatically adjust the prices lower at delivery.  Please be aware that other dealers have opted to use lower end of the range which means they will likely need to adjust their prices higher at the time of delivery.  We don't play games like that.  It has been our experience that whenever KATO offers a price range for a new product announcement that the actual price usually turns out to be the higher end of the range and that's why we decided to use the higher price range to begin with.  We always believe in being as open and honest with our customers as we possibly can!

 

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MP36PH Locomotive #427
and
(2) Bi-Level Coaches
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176-6121 MP36PH Locomotive
Chicago Metra
#416
$120.00
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156-0941 Bi-Level Coach
Chicago Metra
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New Product Announcement:
Union Pacific City of Los Angeles Passenger Train -
Second Run*
Estimated Delivery: April/May 2011

*The second run will be the exact same names/numbers as the first run and pricing will remain the same also.  The first run sold out so quickly that KATO USA asked KATO Japan for a second production to increase availability.


Storage Mail
#5643

Baggage-Dorm
#6008

Coach
#5401

Coach
#5417
       

Dome Coach
#7001

Lounge Car
#6203

10-6 Sleeper
"Pacific Guard"

Dome Diner
#8004
       

5-DB Lounge Sleeper "Cheyenne"

11-DB Sleeper
"Placid Valley"

Dome-Lounge-Obs
#9003
 

Prototype Information:

The City of Los Angeles was a streamlined passenger train that ran between Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California, via Omaha, Nebraska and Ogden, Utah. Between Omaha and Los Angeles, the train was operated by the Union Pacific Railroad. East of Omaha, the train was operated by the Chicago and North Western Railway until 1955, and by the Milwaukee Road thereafter. This train was the top-of-the-line for UP, which marketed it as a direct competitor to the Super Chief, a streamlined passenger train operated by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, and the Golden State, a streamlined passenger train jointly operated by the Rock Island and Southern Pacific railroads. As with the City of Los Angeles, many of the train's cars bore the names of locales in and around its namesake city. CNW / UP used one of only two EMC E2 locomotives ever built as motive power for the train beginning in 1937. The UP scored a public relations coup in the mid-1950s when the City of Los Angeles was prominently featured in two consecutive episodes of the then popular television series I Love Lucy. In 1955 the Milwaukee Road assumed the service, replacing the Chicago and North Western between Chicago and Omaha. Actor Ronald Reagan often traveled on this train and even did a full page print ad for it that appeared in the National Geographic magazine. In a cost-cutting move, the City of Los Angeles was combined with the City of San Francisco in 1960.

11-Car Passenger Set Includes:

  • Storage Mail #5643

  • Baggage Dorm #6008

  • 44 Seat Coach #5401

  • 44 Seat Coach #5417

  • Dome Coach #7001

  • Lounge #6203

  • 10-6 Sleeper "Pacific Guard"

  • Dome Diner #8004

  • 5 Double Bedroom Lounge Sleeper "Cheyenne"

  • 11 Double Bedroom Sleeper "Placid Valley"

  • Dome Lounge Observation #9003

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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106-080 City of Los Angeles
11-Car Passenger Set
Union Pacific
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176-5315 E9A Locomotive
Union Pacific
#944
$95.00 Click the
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176-5316 E9A Locomotive
Union Pacific
#952
$95.00 Click the
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176-5352 E9B Locomotive
Union Pacific
#953B
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176-5353 E9B Locomotive
Union Pacific
#970B
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106-080B City of Los Angeles Bundle
Union Pacific

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New Product Announcement: SD70ACe Locomotives
UP - D&RGW Heritage - Re-Stock
UP - George H.W. Bush - Re-Stock
BNSF - Swoosh  - New Road Numbers
CSX - New Road Number
UP - Flag  - New Road Numbers
Kansas City Southern -
New Paint Scheme!

Estimated Delivery: June 2011

 Prototype Information:

The SD70ACe is similar to the SD70MAC; however, it has been updated to meet the latest EPA regulations for road locomotives. Several other changes were included as well. The radiator on the locomotive is nearly as wide as the cab, and looks similar to the radiator on the SD80 and SD90 series of locomotives. The nose has been modified, producing a much more angular nose than previous models. The cables and brake lines have been routed beneath the walkways, allowing for easy access by maintenance workers. SD70ACe models are rated at 4,300 horsepower. As of 2005, 185 examples of this model locomotive have been produced. Purchasers include BNSF Railway, CSX Transportation, Ferromex, Kansas City Southern Railway, Montana RailLink, CVG Ferrominera Orinoco and Union Pacific Railroad. This locomotive model is also being produced for export. In 2004, BHP Billiton of Australia ordered 14 SD70ACe/lc locomotives for use in iron ore hauling; the "lc" in the model designation stands for "low clearance" as these locomotives are designed to negotiate the tight clearances under the mine equipment. BHP has also ordered an additional 10 SD70ACe/lcs, these will have a newly designed isolated cab. On 29 August 2007, EDI Rail announced that BHP Billiton has placed an additional order for 13 SD70ACe/lcs locomotives, due for delivery in early 2009. Six unique UP "Heritage" paint schemes on SD70ACe locos (such as 1989 and 1995) came to life in Horicon, Wisconsin. In October 2005, UP 4141 was renumbered from UP 8423, and was re-painted in a Air Force One style white/blue and silver paint scheme commemorating the nation's 41st President, George H. W. Bush. Numbers: BNSF 9130-9329 (delivery underway) 9330-9399, CSXT 4831-4850, FXE 4000-4019, KCS 3997-3999 (ex EMD demonstrators), 4000-4029, 4030-4059, 4060-4129, MRL 4300-4315, UP 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1995, 1995 (Heritage Fleet), 4141 (Bush unit), 8309-8423, 8424-8523, 8524-8623 (Actually 8521-8620 because 8521-8523 carried their #'s for the 3rd time).

Model Information:
  • Newly designed prototype-accurate bolsterless non-radial HTSC truck and five chime airhorn

  • Exceptionally crisp molding to accentuate the distinct angular lines

  • Powerful five-pole KATO motor with dual brass flywheels

  • Directional Headlight and illuminated, preprinted numberboards

  • Kato magnetic knuckle coupler

  • DCC Friendly mechanism ready for drop-in decoder installation

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

With this announcement KATO could only offer ESTIMATED PRICES and gave a range for each offering.  We opted to use the higher number in the range which virtually guarantees that we will not need to adjust the price any higher at the time of delivery.  If the price does come in at the lower end of the range then we will automatically adjust the prices lower at delivery.  Please be aware that other dealers have opted to use lower end of the range which means they will likely need to adjust their prices higher at the time of delivery.  We don't play games like that.  It has been our experience that whenever KATO offers a price range for a new product announcement that the actual price usually turns out to be the higher end of the range and that's why we decided to use the higher price range to begin with.  We always believe in being as open and honest with our customers as we possibly can!

 

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176-8405 SD70ACe
UP - D&RGW Heritage
#1989
$115.00
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176-8411 SD70ACe
UP - George H.W. Bush
#4141
$120.00
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176-8418 SD70ACe
BNSF
#9372
$115.00
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176-8419 SD70ACe
BNSF
#9399
$115.00
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176-8423 SD70ACe
CSX
#4838
$115.00
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176-8425 SD70ACe
UP - Flag
#8453
$115.00
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176-8426 SD70ACe
UP - Flag
#8518
$115.00
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176-8431 SD70ACe
Kansas City Southern
#4034
$115.00
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176-8432 SD70ACe
Kansas City Southern
#4057
$115.00
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New Product Announcement:

GG1 Locomotive Penn Central & Amtrak
Estimated Delivery December 2010

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Locomotive Features:

  • Blackened metal pantographs

  • Can handle down to 9-3/4 inch radius curves

  • Illuminated class lights that change with direction

  • Illuminated numberboards

  • DCC friendly frame and wiring

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

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137-2004 GG1 Locomotive
Pennsylvania Railroad
5-Stripe
Tuscan Red
#4876
$139.00 Click the
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137-2002 GG1 Locomotive
Pennsylvania Railroad
5-Stripe
Dark Green
#4929
$139.00 Click the
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137-2011 GG1 Locomotive
Pennsylvania Railroad
Single Stripe
Dark Green
#4889
$139.00 Click the
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137-2012 GG1 Locomotive
Pennsylvania Railroad
Single Stripe
Dark Green
#4929
$139.00 Click the
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137-2021 GG1 Locomotive
Amtrak
#913
$140.00
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137-2022 GG1 Locomotive
Amtrak
#918
$140.00
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137-2023 GG1 Locomotive
Penn Central
#4885
$140.00
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137-2024 GG1 Locomotive
Penn Central
#4923
$140.00
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New Product Announcement: SD80MAC's CSX & Norfolk Southern
Estimated Delivery: June 2010

Previous production models shown

 Prototype Information:

The EMD SD80MAC is a 6000 horsepower (4.5 MW) C-C diesel-electric locomotive produced by General Motors Electro-Motive Division. It is one of the largest single-engined locomotives produced by that company, surpassed only by the dual-engined DD series. The SD80MACs feature radial steering trucks and an isolated cab which was mounted on shock absorbers to lessen vibrations in the cab. All SD80MACs use AC traction motor technology. They are all hood units fitted with safety cabs. The SD80MAC, like the SD90MAC, SD70ACe, and SD70M-2, has a wide radiator section, nearly the entire width of the locomotive, which along with their size makes them easy to spot.

Model Information:

The Kato SD80MAC locomotives have all the features you would expect in a top quality model.  Power will be provided by a 5-pole motor with skew wound armature mated to a pair of balanced brass flywheels.  All wheel power pickup is provided by blackened metal wheels with low flanges.  Maintenance free LED headlamps and a DCC friendly frame with easily replaceable circuit board round out these outstanding models.

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  This is a limited offering.  We will take reservations until our allocations are sold out.  Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Any units left for stock will be sold at a higher price than shown below so reserve yours in advanced to get our best price and best selection.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

 

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176-5511 SD80MAC
CSX
#4594
$110.00 Click the
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176-5512 SD80MAC
CSX
#4599
$110.00 Click the
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176-5513 SD80MAC
Norfolk Southern
#7208
$110.00 Click the
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176-5514 SD80MAC
Norfolk Southern
#7210
$110.00 Click the
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New Product Announcement: Unitram Light Rail Vehicles and Set
Reservation Deadline: Thursday February 4, 2010
Estimated Delivery: March

 Prototype Information:

A new transit system called Light Rail is employed more and more in cities in USA and Europe for its eco-friendliness. In Japan as well, the first LRT (Light Rail Transit) began operation in 2006 in Toyama. While the railroads have been made to match with the speed of trains, LRT is rather made with the concept of matching it with people's speed and convenience, making the distance between stops short and the floor low.

Model Information:
  • Smooth low-speed running just like the prototype

  • Head and tail lights

  • Factory equipped with interior lighting

  • Easily runs on tight curves

  • Red, blue and green color versions available

  • Unitram Track Layout is compatible with standard KATO Unitrack

KATO Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy in effect:  All authorized KATO dealers now must advertise new products at the suggested list price however this does not change our discount pricing policy.  To see our discount price simply add the products to your shopping cart.  You can always empty the shopping cart if you are not ready to order or reserve at this time.

Note:  Your reservation must be received by Thursday February 4, 2010.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

 

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14-801-1 Light Rail
TLR-0600
Red
$125.00 Click the
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14-801-4 Light Rail
TLR-0600
Blue
$125.00 Click the
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14-801-5 Light Rail
TLR-0600
Green
$125.00 Click the
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40-800 Unitram Track
Layout Set
$150.00 Click the
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Closed