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Re: Big Kato Announcement Coming????
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2010, 09:29:43 PM »
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Before we go apedoodoo over rumors.

Lou, why don't you post the email on the forum so we can look for clues?

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Re: Big Kato Announcement Coming????
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2010, 10:32:31 PM »
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Mebbe Amtrak Horizon cars  ???
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Re: Big Kato Announcement Coming????
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2010, 11:23:15 PM »
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Andy - I did post the whole thing - almost nothing to it!!!

Logically if they are still on the eastern passenger kick it's got to be an AEM7 - I mean what else could it be?  Another possibility is the original Metroliner (which I might remind you guys was originally delivered in PRR Keystones - then relettered PC then Amtrak.)

However I find it hard to believe they won't do the UP 844 and the Heritage Fleet. I mean - come on - it's the most famous, operating steam loco in the world. The train goes everywhere (it goes to Superbowls, political conventions, etc...)  And it fits in with other stuff Kato makes - like UP diesels.

I would also suspect Kato will be announcing the UP 2010 Boy Scout loco - and the 7400 - which has not been unveiled yet - a lot of speculation, but the thought is that is an ES44AC being lettered for the Steam Program.

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Re: Big Kato Announcement Coming????
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2010, 12:01:08 AM »
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Re: Big Kato Announcement Coming????
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2010, 01:07:25 AM »
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I wouldn't exactly be jumping up and down if N scale got an E-33, but I'd definitely have to throw down some cash for a "Little Joe".  I have no intention of modeling the line and I'm certainly not a collector, but I have a Hiawatha set on order and have a real weakness for classic locomotives.  Besides, Chuck's new HO model got me drooling.

I'm really hoping it's an SW1500, but I wouldn't sneeze at a new U30B.  Or a Genset.  Heck, I'd even be thrilled with a new run of updated SD40s.
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Re: Big Kato Announcement Coming????
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2010, 03:06:16 AM »
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NS gensets would be cool in N

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Re: Big Kato Announcement Coming????
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2010, 10:42:40 AM »
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If the announcement is a Little Joe... I would be more then temped to forsake Canadian Pacific, and switch to Milwaukee across the Bitterroots...

Mind you if they announce The Canadian... well that's another story ::)
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Re: Big Kato Announcement Coming????
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2010, 12:40:11 PM »
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Gensets are an interesting thought...   Very possible...

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Re: Big Kato Announcement Coming????
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2010, 12:50:08 PM »
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Gensets? Bleck, too modern. What we need more modern stuff for? We need Alcos and Leetle Joes, comrade.
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Re: Big Kato Announcement Coming????
« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2010, 01:25:05 PM »
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Hmmm, the W is capitalized. That's obvious proof that they're hinting at the HiaWatha, because HiaWatha has a W in it too, in the middle, where it would look just as stupid being capitalized. Gotta be the Hiawatha... It's just gotta be... I mean, come on, if they don't do it first Walthers (OMG, another W, this is kismit) will. (Yea, right)

Maybe its like Japanese and Chinese menus where it is apparently law that words must be misspelled and have improper grammar.


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Re: Big Kato Announcement Coming????
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2010, 01:48:48 PM »
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Little Joes would make sense too, because there'd be at least one other road name for them, and it's Chicago area too: The Chicago, South Shore & South Bend.
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Re: Big Kato Announcement Coming????
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2010, 02:33:27 PM »
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Little Joes would make sense too, because there'd be at least one other road name for them, and it's Chicago area too: The Chicago, South Shore & South Bend.
http://www.michiganrailroads.com/RRHX/Stories/CSS&SBLineInThe1980s.htm

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Re: Big Kato Announcement Coming????
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2010, 02:37:55 PM »
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...MP54s?  They come in PRR (with name spelled out or just keystones), PRSL, LIRR, and Penn Central.  Just sayin'...!

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Re: Big Kato Announcement Coming????
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2010, 04:50:12 PM »
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What about McKeen cars? 

Okay, unlikely.  At least you wouldn't have to string cat.
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Re: Big Kato Announcement Coming????
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2010, 04:57:52 PM »
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For it to fit the hype it is creating it has to be something totally new, not a new paint scheme or re-release.  A whole new product.  If not than I will disappointed!
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