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ljudice

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Kato AC4400's
« on: July 28, 2010, 04:00:23 PM »
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Kato has the new CP and UP AC4400 run up on their website...

Good news - the CP's have correct steerable trucks - and the dashed paint scheme...

The UP's have the new yellow frame stripe....

Hopefully this bodes well for the Kato GEVO's....


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Re: Kato AC4400's
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 06:44:00 PM »
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Awwwright!  The Dash-9s too:

http://katousa.com/N/C44-9W/index.html#road




Due in December!  Time to stock up on GMM stanchions and PB wire!   8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

BTW, how are those Digitrax sound decoders...?

Ed

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Re: Kato AC4400's
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 07:12:06 PM »
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Pool power!!!

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Re: Kato AC4400's
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 08:21:16 PM »
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Awwwright!  The Dash-9s too:

http://katousa.com/N/C44-9W/index.html#road




Due in December!  Time to stock up on GMM stanchions and PB wire!   8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Ed

Finally!!!

Between these and the forthcomming ES44DCs our intermodals will be set (for power)....

Has anyone picked Gary up from the floor yet?
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Re: Kato AC4400's
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 08:39:34 PM »
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I need about 10 of those steerable trucks. ;D
Which ever side of the track I am on is the right side.

ljudice

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Re: Kato AC4400's
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 08:55:34 PM »
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Another example of a fairly interesting announcement - 2 weeks AFTER the National Train Show.

Can it be assumed that perhaps the manufacturers just don't care about the NTS as a forum for announcements anymore?

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Re: Kato AC4400's
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 10:15:55 PM »
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More likely that they just didn't want to get buried in the deluge.

That's fairly common thesedays whether it be cars, video games, or just about anything that was traditionally launched at a show/convention/whatever.  There's just too much crap hitting the newswires on those days; its difficult to standout and difficult for consumers to separate the wheat from the chaff.

But, also, I'm sure the fact that with the Internet and online mediums being what they are, there's little benefit for launching at a show anyway.  It's not like they're not going to get coverage by talking about it now rather than then.  On the contrary they're likely to only get far more.
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Re: Kato AC4400's
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010, 11:13:49 PM »
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Kato does not care to much about the NTS, Ihobbie is there big show.
Which ever side of the track I am on is the right side.

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Re: Kato AC4400's
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2010, 12:15:08 AM »
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Vote for Kato.

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Re: Kato AC4400's
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2010, 08:33:52 AM »
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I watched the entire video. Did I miss the train?

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Re: Kato AC4400's
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2010, 09:29:22 AM »
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I watched the entire video. Did I miss the train?

Nope - just dancing with joy and happy applause.   :)

ljudice

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Re: Kato AC4400's
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2010, 10:19:44 AM »
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Holy cow - and people thought I was the Kato nut here...   :o

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Re: Kato AC4400's
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2010, 01:08:32 PM »
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Holy cow - and people thought I was the Kato nut here...   :o

Well, not applause for Kato per se, but this particular prototype.  As many of you know, this has been the first item on my wish list for quite some time.   Kind of like a CR SD40-2 for many of the brethren here. 

I am happy it's Kato, but FVM would have been fine too.  I'm easy to please.   :D

Now what was I reading the other day about the sad state of N scale....

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Re: Kato AC4400's
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2010, 02:10:28 PM »
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You BNSF guys need to get Kato to do a pair of "peaches"...

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Re: Kato AC4400's
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2010, 03:27:02 PM »
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You BNSF guys need to get Kato to do a pair of "peaches"...

No, what we need now are JB Hunt containers.... many of them.
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