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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #60 on: May 16, 2015, 07:15:18 AM »
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You should hear them complain about Atlas and MT in Tokyo.   :trollface:


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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #61 on: May 18, 2015, 10:59:38 AM »
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As of Kato's latest newsletter the loco will be road #621.
So it seems they changed plans...
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #62 on: May 18, 2015, 11:10:29 AM »
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We as in North America.... If Kato actually listened to us we would probably have more locomotives than we do now... Heck we would probably have a AEM-7 already too.... But we don't... We might even have something that is more correct for a 2900 series or 3750 series ATSF Northern... K4 perhaps.... When was the last time a SD70M was released?
I could go for a Bolt on Nose P42 too, cause doing that modification to my current line up of P42s scares the crap out of me... (all four anniversary units... and a couple others)

Just saying, it's quite clear Kato doesn't listen...
And don't bring up the FEF... That was a whim... HO has had one for years... Thanks to Athearn..

Kato listens just fine.  They are paying enough attention to change the road number on the ACS-64.  Their marketing logic is sound as well, in going after the newbie audience by making models of what are currently active in order to keep the comsumer pool strong.

They've released a large number of North American models over the past 30 years.  The overwhelming bulk of their clientele and business is in Japan.  The North American market is not their primary focus, and probably not even their secondary focus.  Be happy you see models of the North American prototypes that you do.
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #63 on: May 18, 2015, 12:00:09 PM »
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... Just got the email today.. Did anyone notice Amtube I cars tacked onto the announcment..?   -Ian
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #64 on: May 18, 2015, 01:25:10 PM »
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... Just got the email today.. Did anyone notice Amtube I cars tacked onto the announcment..?   -Ian

They were part of the original announcement.
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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #65 on: May 18, 2015, 03:39:10 PM »
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... Just got the email today.. Did anyone notice Amtube I cars tacked onto the announcment..?   -Ian

Yup.

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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Re: Kato ACS-64s
« Reply #66 on: May 19, 2015, 11:40:42 PM »
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I will get a set just because its a NE Corridor train and that is awesome. Wish it was a toaster, but oh well.

Actually, I'm really surprised they did not do a Surfliner. I always thought that was right in Kato's wheelhouse.
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