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Kato's next Passenger train....
« on: January 16, 2012, 03:15:48 AM »
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Sooo....I have been causing a ruckus over on trainboard about the New, Yet to be announced Next passenger train set, I have been asked to keep it hush hush......But...... :trollface:

PM me if you wanna know, I get my information from reliable sources. Us PNW modelers should find a home for this one, Pud, you'll be intrested in some of the new cars, assuming they do they model the years I think they are going to.
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Re: Kato's next Passenger train....
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 08:02:50 AM »
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The Milwaukee Road Olympian is hardly a secret at this point.
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Re: Kato's next Passenger train....
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 09:52:34 AM »
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Its a good time to be a mid west modeler.
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Re: Kato's next Passenger train....
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 09:55:07 AM »
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The Milwaukee Road Olympian is hardly a secret at this point.

You must have incorrect information... It's confirmed to be the 1969 Broadway Limited - with factory weathering,  cold snack bar, broken air conditioning and on board muggers.  The dusty PC GG1's and E8's offered with the train have a new feature "Realistic Breakdown" - they randomly just stop dead on the track until you complete a puzzle on the Road Foreman of Engines APP which is supplied for IOS or Android devices.

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Re: Kato's next Passenger train....
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 09:55:18 AM »
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Its a good time to be a mid west modeler.

And with so many midwest modelers, it's a good time to manufacture midwest stuff too!   :trollface:
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Re: Kato's next Passenger train....
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012, 10:04:08 AM »
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It's the Polar Express with a 1:160 Tom Hanks figure.............
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Re: Kato's next Passenger train....
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2012, 10:07:01 AM »
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You must have incorrect information... It's confirmed to be the 1969 Broadway Limited - with factory weathering,  cold snack bar, broken air conditioning and on board muggers.

You never know when the Olympian will get pushed back again, but at this point it's the worst kept secret in N scale. 

The best was the recent published question in the Milwaukee Railroader along the lines of, "I'm helping gather information for a major manufacturer doing the Olympian in N scale and am looking for Touralux sleeper drawings and photos."  I don't think that was supposed to go to the public Q&A pages in the Historical Societies publication...  :facepalm:
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Re: Kato's next Passenger train....
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2012, 10:12:58 AM »
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Seriously that's great news - a cool train!  Milwaukee Road modelers are among the luckiest out there!


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Re: Kato's next Passenger train....
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2012, 10:51:28 AM »
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With Little Joe power as well...

Can't wait. Now we just need FVM to do the twin-cities version.

Hopefully Kato does a North Coast Limited at some point.

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Re: Kato's next Passenger train....
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2012, 10:55:15 AM »
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Heard its the 1911 version ...  :P

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Re: Kato's next Passenger train....
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2012, 03:08:01 PM »
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It's the Polar Express with a 1:160 Tom Hanks figure.............

You have no idea how much that offering would help me in the layout building department,

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Re: Kato's next Passenger train....
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2012, 12:22:28 PM »
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 :|    Are we talking about the Streamlined "Olympian Hiawatha",the heavyweight train which was named the "Olympian",there was also the "Columbian",originally heavyweight later a mix of cars. And then there was in 1947 the "Olympian Hiawatha"which begs to be modeled,devivery delays of the lightweight sleepers and Sky Top obs cars resulted in a train that was partially lightweight equipment,but with HW sleepers and open platform obs car. Kato should just get the Brass model train that came out a few years back and the add on "Super Dome" car to get details and leingth's etc. Nate Goodman(Nato). "Who was hoping it was a two tone green NP NCL. W-a-a-a!"I already have a brass Oly Hi."

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Re: Kato's next Passenger train....
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2012, 03:47:25 PM »
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:|    Are we talking about the Streamlined "Olympian Hiawatha",the heavyweight train which was named the "Olympian",there was also the "Columbian",originally heavyweight later a mix of cars. And then there was in 1947 the "Olympian Hiawatha"which begs to be modeled,devivery delays of the lightweight sleepers and Sky Top obs cars resulted in a train that was partially lightweight equipment,but with HW sleepers and open platform obs car. Kato should just get the Brass model train that came out a few years back and the add on "Super Dome" car to get details and leingth's etc. Nate Goodman(Nato). "Who was hoping it was a two tone green NP NCL. W-a-a-a!"I already have a brass Oly Hi."

This is a rhetorical question, right? 
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Re: Kato's next Passenger train....
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2012, 05:14:58 PM »
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This is a rhetorical question, right?

I'm not sure I even follow.

Que?

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Re: Kato's next Passenger train....
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2012, 12:05:03 AM »
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When you sober up it will make sense.  Nato is asking if it's the streamlined version with skytop and superdome or a prior heavyweight version.  Since it's obvious which one of those would actually sell, I think it's a rhetorical question.   ;)
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