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NW2 from Kato
« on: January 19, 2007, 10:57:06 AM »
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 just got this email from Kato:

Just announced! NW2 an "Industrial Powerhouse" announced January 19th.
"The Little Switcher That Could" is now available in N scale as Santa Fe #2408 and Santa Fe #2415.
This will have conical exhaust stacks, Phase I riveted air tanks, directional headlights, illuminated number boards,
 low profile wheels and Kato magnetic couplers.

See our February ad and please place your order with your distributor!

I assume delivery will be in February. Sta=range...a one road release? There was not any pricing information in the note. I'll post more after I take Gianna to school.



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Re: NW2 from Kato
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007, 11:02:03 AM »
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Wow, one whole road name, and two whole numbers!

No undecs, either, I'm assuming...

Stupid Kato.

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Re: NW2 from Kato
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007, 11:06:10 AM »
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The order deadline is pretty quick too....due in a week???
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Re: NW2 from Kato
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007, 11:53:45 AM »
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Chuck,

Any idea if this thing is DCC ready?

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Re: NW2 from Kato
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007, 12:16:35 PM »
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Kato uses the term DCC Friendly and it does in fact apply to this model.

No undecs. Early Bird Samples will be here next week. Delivery is expected in early February.

I suspect we are going to see a new road name of these NW2's every few months from Kato. That would be kind of cool.



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Re: NW2 from Kato
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2007, 12:24:10 PM »
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I could get an ATSF and paint/ letter it for D&RGWs sole NW-2, #100 . . . but I think I'll be lazy for now and wait to see it Kato releases the #100 at some point, like they did in HO.

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Re: NW2 from Kato
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2007, 12:43:15 PM »
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Wow, one whole road name,

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Re: NW2 from Kato
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2007, 01:16:41 PM »
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Well , I will pick up 1 and repaint it for my own W&LG . I am glad to get it , but I really hope they do the Union Pacific with " Road of the Streamliners / Serves All the West " lettering . Then I would buy 4 if they come out with 4 numbers .

Makes me wonder if this offering of 2 numbers by the same road is to beat out the competition . Could it be that Wal-Lik is going to offer a NW-2 shortly as well ? Or maybe somebody else ?

Well glad it's being made nonetheless .

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Re: NW2 from Kato
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2007, 01:39:50 PM »
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I suspect we are going to see a new road name of these NW2's every few months from Kato. That would be kind of cool.

That would be kinda like a miracle, too.  Do you think they'll do M&P #81?  Or the Canton Railroad's NW?

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Re: NW2 from Kato
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2007, 01:44:19 PM »
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If this NW-2 is a good runner (seems pretty likely) and if it can pull, would this be a good unit to repower Life-Like SW9/1200? Wheel bases the same or similar? Robbman?
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Re: NW2 from Kato
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2007, 02:49:30 PM »
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Releasing only one paint scheme could mean they have some space in the production the can fill with runs like that.
I will be interesting if they will do it every month or if we have to wait two years for the next one (UP, I am afraid).

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Re: NW2 from Kato
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2007, 03:04:53 PM »
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Re: NW2 from Kato
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2007, 03:21:10 PM »
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Ok, this reminds me, I've forgotten what the story is behind the "NW" as opposed to "SW" designation.

I heard the "W" had something to do with a welded frame, but what was the N vs S about?

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Re: NW2 from Kato
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2007, 03:27:39 PM »
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Re: NW2 from Kato
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2007, 03:29:53 PM »
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Ok, this reminds me, I've forgotten what the story is behind the "NW" as opposed to "SW" designation.

I heard the "W" had something to do with a welded frame, but what was the N vs S about?

Not Welded ?  ;D
Spot Welded ?  ;D