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Joetrain59

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Kato N SD-45 in E-L paint???
« on: January 19, 2016, 11:03:54 PM »
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Am looking to get said model, but latest release. But after reading Spookshow's site, and included reviews from MR, which don't show E-L listed at all, I'm confused. Kato's site doesn't seem to list older models. Used "depot" dealer in FLA. list 1995 and 1996 versions, with E-L as '96. (stock#'s 176-3110/11). Can anyone shed any light on this, please?
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 Joe D

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Re: Kato N SD-45 in E-L paint???
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 11:17:26 PM »
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They are from the second run back in 96, same shell but they are not DCC ready, the truck detail is not as nice but the newer DCC ready mech and trucks can be fitted and they do not come with snowplows.

Wig-Wag is nice enough to keep most of the older release info on there site.

http://www.wig-wag-trains.com/KatoPages/Locomotives/EMD-SD-45_Page.html
« Last Edit: January 19, 2016, 11:20:31 PM by sundowner »
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Re: Kato N SD-45 in E-L paint???
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 11:20:44 PM »
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Thank you very much! I'll check that link.
 Joe D

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Re: Kato N SD-45 in E-L paint???
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 05:50:05 AM »
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I have several EL and Reading Kato SD45s, I also have a newer GN SD45, the older EL units run the same as the newer GN without speed matching.  A TCS CN-GP decoder works great and is fairly easy to install.

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Re: Kato N SD-45 in E-L paint???
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 09:19:03 AM »
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This is a old friend of mine in New York. I visited his house once he has the most N scale stuff i've ever seen. he may be a little pricy but you may be able to...... a little(can't say)
, plus he may/has equipment not listed just contact him, he's an EL fan so he has the stuff you need in all gauges. here is a linky
http://www.ebay.com/itm/N-SCALE-KATO-EMD-SD45-ERIE-LACKAWANNA-176-3110-ROAD-3613-/170745806097?hash=item27c13e3d11:m:mgMN47AMlP80fPDEBUiG5pQ
plus i just noticed he a couple of them.
JOHN

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Re: Kato N SD-45 in E-L paint???
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2016, 12:42:30 PM »
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Thanks John. But I got one for $65 from another vendor at the bay. Looks like I'll have to make up some # boards, and add some pilot details. Maybe a plow, too. Have to see proto pix. Like that flared end.
 Joe D