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jnevis

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Kato release-updated
« on: March 13, 2013, 07:33:42 AM »
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So I just got the new Kato upcoming release email and no one has started a thread yet so here goes...

Amtrak El Cap 10 car set with associated Yellow bonnet F7s
http://www.katousa.com/N/AMT-ElCap/index.html

SD40-2s in WSOR, Pan Am, C&NW, UP, AT&SF, BN Standard, Illinois Central, NS Maersk
http://www.katousa.com/N/SD40-2/index.html#road

Maxi-Is in TTX (Maersk), BNSF (MOL), AOK (Hanjin)
http://www.katousa.com/N/MAXI-I/index.html#road

SD70ACe in NS Heritage
http://www.katousa.com/N/SD70ACe/index.html

I really hope they release the El Cap Lounge seperately at some point.  I need a Pacific Parlor car :)
« Last Edit: March 19, 2013, 03:10:16 PM by jnevis »
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Re: Kato release
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 07:38:40 AM »
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I think 3 threads were started when this news broke a month or two ago....I'm surprised you got the email so late.

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Re: Kato release
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 08:18:34 AM »
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I think 3 threads were started when this news broke a month or two ago....I'm surprised you got the email so late.

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Re: Kato release
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 08:30:07 AM »
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I think the poster just got the Kato Newsletter for March which I also received this morning, 13 March 2013.
Some of us are not privy to the releases to hobby shops, so our news comes a bit later.   ;)
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Re: Kato release
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 07:18:30 PM »
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I think the poster just got the Kato Newsletter for March which I also received this morning, 13 March 2013.
Some of us are not privy to the releases to hobby shops, so our news comes a bit later.   ;)

However Kato also sent the same email out a month ago. Can't find it as I deleted it, but this is just a rehash of the email from a month ago

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Re: Kato release
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2013, 08:27:24 PM »
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It's actually not a rehash.   There is updated information since many of the announcement items now how photos up versus drawings when the original was sent.   (and very large photos, at that!)
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Re: Kato release
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2013, 08:46:28 PM »
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I am not trying to be a jerk.
I am not trying to be a jerk.
I am not trying to be a jerk.

But the color match for the handrails on the WS isn't......very good.
http://www.katousa.com/N/SD40-2/176-4814.jpg

I was thinking about picking up a couple of these because I like the RR and their scheme. The other photos look much better.

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Re: Kato release
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2013, 08:55:19 PM »
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But the color match for the handrails on the WS isn't......very good.
http://www.katousa.com/N/SD40-2/176-4814.jpg


Mmmmmm... candy cane
red...


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Re: Kato release
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 06:18:24 AM »
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:scared:
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Re: Kato release
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2013, 08:05:33 AM »
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Horrendous ...Ewwwwww . Go figure. Saves me money.

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Re: Kato release
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2013, 08:51:08 AM »
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I am not trying to be a jerk.
I am not trying to be a jerk.
I am not trying to be a jerk.

But the color match for the handrails on the WS isn't......very good.
http://www.katousa.com/N/SD40-2/176-4814.jpg

I was thinking about picking up a couple of these because I like the RR and their scheme. The other photos look much better.

Best wishes, Dave

They're too big anyway.   :ashat:

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Re: Kato release
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2013, 09:24:01 AM »
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I am not trying to be a jerk.
I am not trying to be a jerk.
I am not trying to be a jerk.

But the color match for the handrails on the WS isn't......very good.
http://www.katousa.com/N/SD40-2/176-4814.jpg

I was thinking about picking up a couple of these because I like the RR and their scheme. The other photos look much better.

Best wishes, Dave

It will end up being just one more data point for Kato to justify selling only UP, SP, SF and BNSF in the future. "We did WS and nobody bought it..... back to UP and BNSF."
« Last Edit: March 15, 2013, 06:46:06 PM by SkipGear »
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Re: Kato release
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2013, 11:30:45 AM »
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I am not trying to be a jerk.
I am not trying to be a jerk.
I am not trying to be a jerk.

But the color match for the handrails on the WS isn't......very good.
http://www.katousa.com/N/SD40-2/176-4814.jpg

I was thinking about picking up a couple of these because I like the RR and their scheme. The other photos look much better.

Best wishes, Dave

You know, I love Kato stuff, but you're right about those handrails...

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Re: Kato release
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2013, 12:39:24 PM »
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Somebody needs to introduce Kato to the 64-pack of crayons...
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Re: Kato release
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2013, 02:59:22 PM »
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I should have qualified my statement by pointing out that I have no idea how easy or hard it is to color match a painted shell with handrails. It must be difficult because this seems to happen a fair bit. In a case like this, I would prefer black handrails, even though they are the wrong color because the red they use is so different. Matt is correct though, and this would be a sharp scheme with replacement handrails.

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