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Re: Kato Power Chassis In At Kleins
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 09:30:19 AM »
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Cool.. Now we can all kitbash our favorite critters.
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Re: Kato Power Chassis In At Kleins
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 02:21:13 PM »
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Nothing against MB, but Plaza Japan on ebay has (pretty much) every type of motorized chassis available in N-scale, including some I had never heard of.
http://stores.ebay.com/Plaza-Japan/Motorized-Chassis-/_i.html?_fsub=10&_sid=169030440&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322
They are a very reliable seller.
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Re: Kato Power Chassis In At Kleins
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 02:39:17 PM »
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Good to have both resources. Agree PJ has been a good reliable source (just check my PayPal account), but now we also have MBK for quick delivery of units when they may be out of stock at PJ.
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Re: Kato Power Chassis In At Kleins
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2014, 11:02:40 AM »
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That's good because the 'problem' has been that the relationship between Kato, KatoUSA, and distributors had been such that the 'middleman got no more margin', so US retailers had to go directly to Kato Japan to make the numbers work.   Which is why you saw NOBODY but Japanese e-tailers handling these.   If somebody has chipped a hole in the wall, that is truly good news.    But I will say that except for the expected long mailing time, I've had simply excellent service for myself and my customers via Plaza Japan.

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Re: Kato Power Chassis In At Kleins
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 02:07:16 PM »
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I agree that it is nice to see these at MBK, but OTOH I had no problem dealing with Plaza Japan either.   I don't even think that the shipping is all that slow (considering the shipping cost and where it comes from).  For $10 I don't expect overnight delivery half-way across the world.
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