New Product Announcement:
Amtrak ACS-64 Locomotives and Cars
Estimated Delivery: October/November 2015
Reservation Deadline: September 18, 2015

New Product Announcement:
Amtrak P42 Locomotives Phase Vb
Estimated Delivery: August/September 2015
Reservation Deadline: July 24, 2015

New Product Announcement:
KATO Union Pacific Excursion Train
Estimated Delivery: October/November 2015
Reservation Deadline: May 27, 2015!

New Product Announcement:
MAXI-I Well Car Sets
Estimated Delivery: August/September 2015
Reservation Deadline: August 21, 2015

   

ASC-64 Locomotive Prototype Information:

The ACS-64, also known as the "Amtrak Cities Sprinter", is Amtrak's replacement of the aging AEM-7 and HHP-8 electric locomotives for operation in the Northeast and Keystone Corridors. Built by Siemens and based on the EuroSprinter European electric locomotive design, the Cities Sprinter is nonetheless a unique model to North America and is built entirely in the United States. The Prototype, entering service as of February 2014, is meant to pull as many as 18 Amfleet cars at speeds of up to 125 miles per hour! This release will be of a brand new tooling electric Locomotive from Kato in N scale as well as a brand new passenger car release! The Amfleet I, similar to Kato’s previously released Amfleet II, will replicate the prototype’s distinctive inside bearing trucks and body shape, while the ACS-64 is being built from the ground up to maximize pulling power and smooth running. Featuring all new molding and detailing, designed with assistance from both Siemens and Amtrak, the ACS-64 will have drop-in DCC compatibility, directional lighting, adjustable pantographs, and a seamless, modern look!

 ASC-64 Locomotive Model Features:

  • Model has been designed using information from Amtrak and Siemens

  • Mechanism will be DCC friendly

  • Exquisite roof detailing with all parts pre-installed

  • Model will be geared to match P42 models to replicate prototypical speeds

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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106-8001 Amtrak ACS-64 Set

Includes:

(1) ACS-64 Electric Loco #621
(1) Coach Phase VI #82500
(1) Coach Phase VI #82605
(1) Coach Phase VI #82741
(1) Cafe Phase VI #48178
(1) "Bookshelf" Case

IMPORTANT NOTE: Cars will be Amfleet I and are NEW TOOLING!

$250.00 Click the
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106-8002 Amtrak 2-Car Set A
(2) Coaches Phase VI
$55.00 Click the
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106-8003 Amtrak 2-Car Set B
(1) Coach Phase VI
(1) Cafe Phase VI
$55.00 Click the
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176-6027 P42 Locomotive
Amtrak Phase Vb
#12
$125.00 Click the
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176-6028 P42 Locomotive
Amtrak Phase Vb
#99
$125.00 Click the
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126-0401 4-8-4 FEF-3 Steam Locomotive
Union Pacific
#844
$275.00 Click the
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for pricing

106-085 Water Car Set

2-Car Set

#809 "Jim Adams"

#814 "Joe Jordan"

$79.00 Click the
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for pricing

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 Click the
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106-6190 MAXI-I Well Car
5-Unit Set
 Maersk
#100008

Includes 10
Maersk 40' Containers

$150.00 Click the
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for pricing

106-6191 MAXI-I Well Car
5-Unit Set
 Maersk
#100010

Includes 10
Maersk 40' Containers

$150.00 Click the
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for pricing

106-6192 MAXI-I Well Car
5-Unit Set
 TTX (New Logo)
#759300

Includes 10
CAI 40' Containers

$150.00 Click the
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for pricing

106-6193 MAXI-I Well Car
5-Unit Set
 TTX (New Logo)
#759392

Includes 10
CAI 40' Containers

$150.00 Click the
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for pricing

 

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.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

 

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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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Closed
176-1114 F3 B-Unit
Union Pacific
#1412C
$85.00 Click the
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Closed
176-1115 F3 A-Unit
Southern Pacific
#6101
$90.00 Click the
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Closed
176-1116 F3 A-Unit
Southern Pacific
#6104
$90.00 Click the
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Closed
176-1117 F3 B-Unit
Southern Pacific
$85.00 Click the
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Closed
176-1313 F3 A-Unit
CB&Q
#9960A
New Paint Scheme!
$90.00 Click the
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Closed
176-1314 F3 A-Unit
CB&Q
#9960C
New Paint Scheme!
$90.00 Click the
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Closed
176-1315 F3 B-Unit
CB&Q
New Paint Scheme!
$85.00 Click the
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New Product Announcement:
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

 

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 Click the
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Closed

106-085 Water Car Set

2-Car Set

#809 "Jim Adams"

#814 "Joe Jordan"

$79.00 Click the
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for pricing
Closed

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 Click the
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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.

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

 

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176-8912 ES44AC
Union Pacific
#5353
Delivery: 8/14
$120.00 Click the
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Closed
176-8913 ES44AC
Union Pacific
#5591
Delivery: 8/14
$120.00 Click the
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Closed
176-8914 ES44AC
CSX
#737
Delivery: 9/14
$120.00 Click the
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Closed
176-8915 ES44AC
CSX
#800
Delivery: 9/14
$120.00 Click the
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Closed
176-8916 ES44AC
BNSF
#5834
Delivery: 8/14
$120.00 Click the
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Closed
176-8917 ES44AC
BNSF
#5896
Delivery: 8/14
$120.00 Click the
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Closed
176-8918 ES44AC
Canadian National
#2814
Delivery: 10/14
$120.00 Click the
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Closed
176-8919 ES44AC
Canadian National
#2822
Delivery: 10/14
$120.00 Click the
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Closed
176-8920 ES44AC
Canadian Pacific
#8706
Delivery: 10/14
$120.00 Click the
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Closed
176-8921 ES44AC
Canadian Pacific
#8759
Delivery: 10/14
$120.00 Click the
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Closed

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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.

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

 

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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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Closed

106-6158 MAXI-I
5-Unit Set
 Maersk
#100059

Includes 10
40' Maersk Containers

$150.00 Click the
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for pricing
Closed

106-6171 MAXI-IV
3-Unit Set
 TTX (New Logo)
#765483

Includes 6
53' UMAX Containers

$110.00 Click the
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for pricing
Closed

106-6172 MAXI-IV
3-Unit Set
TTX (New Logo)
#765690

Includes 6
53' UMAX Containers

$110.00 Click the
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Closed

 

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.

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

 

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176-5320 E8A Locomotive
Alaska Railroad
#2401
$100.00 Click the
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Closed
176-5321 E8A Locomotive
Alaska Railroad
#2402
$100.00 Click the
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Closed
176-5322 E8B Locomotive
Alaska Railroad
#P-30
$100.00 Click the
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Closed
176-5360 E8B Locomotive
Chicago & North Western
#5021A
$100.00 Click the
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Closed
176-5361 E8B Locomotive
Chicago & North Western
#5021B
$100.00 Click the
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Closed
106-091 6-Car Smoothside Car Set
Alaska Railroad
RPO
Baggage
Coach
Diner
Sleeper
Observation
$170.00 Click the
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for pricing
Closed
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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Closed
106-093 6-Car Smoothside Car Set
Chicago & North Western
RPO
Baggage
Coach
Diner
Sleeper
Observation
$170.00 Click the
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Closed
106-094 4-Car Smoothside Car Set
Chicago & North Western
Baggage
Coach
Dome Coach
Sleeper
Note: Dome car not shown
$120.00 Click the
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Closed

 

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.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
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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.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
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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.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
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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
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176-4819 SD40-2
Chicago & North Western
#6858
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176-4820 SD40-2
Union Pacific
#2975
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176-4821 SD40-2
Union Pacific
#2994
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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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176-8507 SD70ACe
Norfolk Southern
#1009
$135.00 Click the
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176-8508 SD70ACe
Norfolk Southern
Reading Heritage
#1067
$135.00 Click the
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176-8509 SD70ACe
Norfolk Southern
Jersey Central Heritage
#1071
$135.00 Click the
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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
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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
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176-4370 NW2
Burlington Northern
#513
$115.00 Click the
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176-4371 NW2
Northern Pacific
#102
$115.00 Click the
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176-4372 NW2
Northern Pacific
#106
$115.00 Click the
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176-4373 NW2
Union Pacific
#1020
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176-4374 NW2
Union Pacific
#1029
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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
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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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176-1304 F3 A-Unit
D&RGW
#5541
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176-1308 F3 B-Unit
D&RGW
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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

 

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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!

 

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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
Includes:
A+B+B+A Locomotives
10 Car Set
2 Car Add On Set
$705.00
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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
$270.00 Click the
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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
$95.00 Click the
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176-5353 E9B Locomotive
Union Pacific
#970B
$95.00 Click the
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106-080B City of Los Angeles Bundle
Union Pacific

Includes A+B+B+A
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11-Car Passenger Set

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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
Estimated
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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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