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Frisco Larry

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Kato Japanese steam
« on: October 09, 2013, 06:53:03 PM »
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Anyone familiar with Kato N 2017-1 C62 4-6-4 Steam Engine?  Is it decoder ready/ decoder friendly?  Pulling power?

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Re: Kato Japanese steam
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 08:45:58 PM »
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                Kato Steam Locomotives are not decoder friendly unless Kato has revised the model recently. My C 62 will pull 30 cars, this is on level track I have not operated it on my branch line grade. Nate Goodman (Nato). Salt Lake, Utah.

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Re: Kato Japanese steam
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 06:31:55 AM »
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The C-62 (http://www.katomodels.com/n/c62/) locomotives were redesigned several years ago. The Kato custom shop lists Digitrax DN123K3 for 2019-1 and 2019-2. The website and the instructions with the 2017 locomotives don't list a specific decoder. I have no problems pulling the 12 car Niseko set, but haven't tried anything longer.

Doug