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Viperjim1

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Kato lighting
« on: January 17, 2015, 04:55:48 AM »
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Does anyone have the slightest idea which Kato cars take the lights part number 11-204 I have been on the Kato website and can't find anything in the search portion or anywhere else for that matter thanks in advance .

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Re: Kato lighting
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 03:11:15 AM »
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A quick Google search (for Kato 11-204)  shows that the item you are asking about is the original (incandescent bulb) lighting kit.  As I say: old-school.  It is dim compared to the LED-based versions and it gets warm. When used with DCC, the bulb can get hot enough to melt the plastic car's roof near the bulb.  That lighting kit (along with the 2 newer revisions which use LEDs) are all all the same size designed to fit most Kato passenger trains (U.S., Japanese and European prototype).

The Google search also has some useful reading material: http://www.jnsforum.com/community/topic/5735-kato-lighting-kits-old-vs-new/

« Last Edit: January 26, 2015, 03:14:00 AM by peteski »
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Re: Kato lighting
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 08:56:30 PM »
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Kato introduced the LED lighting kit to replace their old incandescent bulb kit back in 2004.