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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2015, 02:21:14 AM »
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I believe these are built in Sacramento, CA and are delivered to Amtrak via Union Pacific trackage. Then run DIC on the Amtrak California Zephyr heading east.

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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2015, 08:15:58 AM »
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So I guess more Viewliners and Amtubes are also on the way. :D
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2015, 10:19:50 AM »
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That is one of the other benefits, as it justifies additional releases of those models.
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2015, 10:34:05 AM »
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Those are nice looking locomotives but too new so I have no use for them.  Wish someone would do E33 and E44s.
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2015, 11:11:37 AM »
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Those are nice looking locomotives but too new so I have no use for them.  Wish someone would be E33 and E44s.

They (E33s and E44s) sure would go nicely with the GG1s.

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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2015, 12:17:57 PM »
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Maybe I can paint one in CSX executive colors

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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2015, 02:18:19 PM »
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From the release information on NSCALESUPPLY.com and brooklynlocomotiveworks.com, it looks like they are not being released as separate units, but only as a set.  I would pick one up if I could get the loco alone, it would be cool doubled with my GG1 (JK).  I am sure it easier to DCC than the new MT SW1500 (sorry lots of  bitterness, see other thread...)
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2015, 03:33:17 PM »
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My modern Amtrak weakness compels me to buy a set with the extra Amfleets.  :facepalm:
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2015, 07:39:07 PM »
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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.

THIS!!!!


We have two new younger modelers (grade school) that have recently joined our Ntrak club. Both have come to the club modeling AMTRAK and loving Kato for all the AMTRAK releases of recent.

Edit: Too add to this, we are in Cincinnati where the only Amtrak presence is the Cardinal which is in town between 2 and 4AM. These kids never actually get to see Amtrak in person.
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2015, 10:05:32 PM »
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I'm all over this set, and I'm not all that young either  ;)   

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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2015, 03:31:47 PM »
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Hey... Its Monday...

Oh where, oh where is the announcement at.. oh where, oh where can it be...???

Never mind... I found it...

http://katousa.com/N/ACS-64/index.html
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2015, 04:35:28 PM »
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These are gorgeous locos in person.  I love watching them slide through Odenton as I wait for the MARC train.
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2015, 05:01:52 PM »
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Hey... Its Monday...

Oh where, oh where is the announcement at.. oh where, oh where can it be...???

Never mind... I found it...

http://katousa.com/N/ACS-64/index.html

And being a modeler of the the Coast Starlight and Southwest Chief, I'm partially annoyed that they are not available separately. 600 and 601 both got picked up by the Chief and hauled back to Chicago after testing in Colorado. Specially with they last section saying "The ACS-64 will be geared so that it will run at matching speeds to the Kato P42 locomotive for modelers wishing to show this locomotive "in transit", being pulled as a part of a consist on its way to an electrified location!" Sure I want spend MSRP $250 for 4 other cars I have no use or wish for.

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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2015, 05:27:18 PM »
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Ugh.

It's a cool model, but Kato just keeps getting in their own way of better sales with the Japanese passenger train mindset they're stuck in.

Maybe they'll come out as individuals after a while. They finally did that with the amfleets. Well, kinda, anyway.

But I still can't believe they did this, and have ignored the AEM-7.

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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2015, 05:51:54 PM »
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Did anyone note that, in addition to the electric, that Amfleet I cars are being introduced as well?  In Phase VI though.  Hopefully, they will appear in Phase III before long.
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