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Kato ACS-64s
« on: May 08, 2015, 07:47:45 PM »
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Apparently, it's a thing.

I wish it were AEM7s, but still cool.
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2015, 08:23:23 PM »
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Apparently, it's a thing.

I wish it were AEM7s, but still cool.

I'm with you, Ed. I have no need for electric locomotives, but I would buy (and run when no one was looking) an Amtrak AEM7 in Phase III paint.

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Re: Kato ACS-64s
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2015, 08:33:48 PM »
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Too modern for me.  If they were AEM-7s, I'd be in for a pair.
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2015, 08:38:39 PM »
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Apparently, it's a thing.

I wish it were AEM7s, but still cool.

Torn on this one. Amtrak is one of those things that I model what I experienced. The amtubes coming through 30th street when I was in college were pulled by toasters. On the other hand, these would be appropriate for my "modern PRR" modeling.
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2015, 09:11:06 PM »
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I'm waiting for the whining about "Kato only does Western stuff, and only if it ran on UP."

:trollface:
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2015, 09:16:27 PM »
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I think these might've run dead in tow on UP. Maybe out to Pueblo?

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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2015, 10:42:04 PM »
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Ah....the Eurosprinter Wannabe. lol :trollface:
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2015, 10:52:06 PM »
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Sweet!  I can double head it with my AMTK GG1!!!!!!
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2015, 11:17:00 PM »
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Thinking about it for, oh, a couple of hours, this is a "Why?" Are there scads of modern NEC modelers in N scale? Maybe saying that out loud is heresy around here, but, really, I'm not exactly holding my breath for seeing pix of one under N scale catenary. Is it a build it and they will come?

Or... maybe this is supposed to correct the gaping imbalance in spacetime created by the FEF-3, before we all get sucked into a black hole or whatever.

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I think these might've run dead in tow on UP. Maybe out to Pueblo?

Close... I think they had a road show somewhere in the Bay Area with one. That would have more than likely come into town on the UP. FWIW, I think the DOT facility in Pueblo has a connection to the BNSF only, so I would suppose the favored routing would be BNSF all the way once it left NS or CSX.
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2015, 11:30:39 PM »
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Thinking about it for, oh, a couple of hours, this is a "Why?" Are there scads of modern NEC modelers in N scale? Maybe saying that out loud is heresy around here, but, really, I'm not exactly holding my breath for seeing pix of one under N scale catenary. Is it a build it and they will come? ...

My guess is that one of the reasons is to help lure new younger modelers into the fold.  Most model railroaders began in the hobby by modeling what was familiar to them in real life, most likely during their younger more impressionable years.
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2015, 12:10:30 AM »
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Maybe they're making them because they're cool?  ;)
Also, modern, Amtrak, suited to trainsets seems to scream Kato...

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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2015, 12:30:21 AM »
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Has it not been said more than once on these very forums by wiser heads than mine that it is what the Japanese market demands that determines
what US outline models are produced by Kato.