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Re: T gauge
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2007, 06:35:11 AM »
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T is delayed again. Details here--

http://1-450.blogspot.com/

I have a standing order for two sets.
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Re: T gauge
« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2007, 10:09:32 AM »
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Must be the same reason why the Kato Daylight was delayed.

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2007, 10:27:59 AM »
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Must be the same reason why the Kato Daylight was delayed.

I believe Kato is still using their own Japanese factory and not outsourcing to China. 

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2007, 06:30:27 PM »
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I still have not found a source (English Language) where I can pre-order. Japanese glyphs are too hard for me to read! :'(

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2007, 06:31:56 PM »
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At least they're communicating, and it sounds like a valid reason.

I would never be able to work in it seriously, but T guage fascinates me.  

I'm eagerly awaiting your first impressions, and further feedback on your sets.
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Re: T gauge
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2007, 07:28:22 PM »
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The letter on David's blog is from Japan. I know Kato is from Japan.

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2007, 07:42:04 PM »
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I'd really like to see what this stuff looks like once released. As near as I can tell, the only thing to be released are JNR commuter cars, so far. What kind of track and switches will be available? The cars might resemble MARTA's cars in Atlanta. Would Atlanta fit in 2 ft. by 4 ft. in T scale??  ;D ;D

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2007, 08:41:04 PM »
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As near as I can tell, the only thing to be released are JNR commuter cars, so far. What kind of track and switches will be available?

That's correct, the commuter cars are it, and I'm guessing it'll probably stay that way. The track is sort of like roadbed track, but it doesn't look like it has ballast (not that one could much tell). No switches, and I'm guessing there won't be, either. Several accessory sets are being made--buildings, bicycles, people, cars, trees, signs, catenary towers, and other stuff.

Here's a page with their accessory sets:

http://www.kk-eishindo.co.jp/englich2007tetsudo.html

A page of videos:

http://www.kk-eishindo.co.jp/englishvideo.html

One of their often-used promotions, a "T" spoon:

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2007, 08:45:09 PM »
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lol...

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"T" Spoon
Here are bicycle tracks in a table spoon.So many bicycles are running.Hey, you! Do not ride the bike in two!A deep breath with having a drink at the vending machine

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2007, 12:48:35 AM »
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The letter on David's blog is from Japan. I know Kato is from Japan.

Yes, the letter is from Japan, talking about the delay in shipping *from China* due to toy inspections.  So T gauge is being manufactured in China, hence the delay.  Kato is Japanese manufactured in Japan, and therefore not delayed by Chinese lead paint.  See where I was going now?   :-*

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2007, 01:04:21 AM »
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So why did Kato release a statement about the delay of the Daylight? They don't do that for anything else.

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September 28, 2007

 

 

 

Dear Dealer,

 

Thank you for your recent order for 126-0301 N GS-4 Southern Pacific #4449 and 106-060 N Southern Pacific ”Morning Daylight” Basic 10-Car set and 2-Car Add on sets.

 

I am very sorry to announce that these locomotive and car sets will be delayed. At this point I have no confirmed delivery date. We will try to expedite the production; it has been moved until after Christmas.

 

I sincerely apologize for this delay due to additional development period of the innovative performance. Nevertheless I am confident that the GS-4 and Daylight model will satisfy you and your customers. I appreciate your continued support of our products and thank you for your understanding.

 

Sincerely yours,


 

Hiroshi Kato

President

Kato U.S.A., Inc.


The 2 may not be related though.

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2007, 12:19:54 AM »
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So why did Kato release a statement about the delay of the Daylight? They don't do that for anything else.

Because too many people wanted them and they had to up the production significantly...
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