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Kato SDP40F in Maersk and ATSF N scale
« on: July 11, 2016, 08:38:54 PM »
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Kato SDP40F in Maersk and ATSF in N scale is getting announced tomorrow. As per the Kato twitter.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnHL36OWAAAyI88.jpg
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Re: Kato SDP40F in Maersk and ATSF N scale
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 08:46:53 PM »
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Nice, they have a picture of the shell and it has the notches.
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Re: Kato SDP40F in Maersk and ATSF N scale
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2016, 01:20:35 AM »
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Hmm, might have to get one of the ATSF units for pool power

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Re: Kato SDP40F in Maersk and ATSF N scale
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2016, 08:37:44 AM »
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Another really cool looking cowl unit that never ran in Baton Rouge . . . . :facepalm:
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Re: Kato SDP40F in Maersk and ATSF N scale
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2016, 09:20:01 AM »
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Cool.   That ATSF unit might be my second N purchase for the year.
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Re: Kato SDP40F in Maersk and ATSF N scale
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2016, 12:53:23 PM »
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If anyone is surprised by this they haven't been paying attention. :)

But those should be really nice models. I kinda wish I had an excuse for one...

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Re: Kato SDP40F in Maersk and ATSF N scale
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2016, 02:59:35 PM »
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Nice, but..., wait for it!  :-X
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Re: Kato SDP40F in Maersk and ATSF N scale
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2016, 06:27:19 PM »
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If anyone is surprised by this they haven't been paying attention. :)

I think the surprise is "this quickly", but the other thing is....with Kato, nothing is ever a given.   (see RDC's, SD40-2's, et al)
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Re: Kato SDP40F in Maersk and ATSF N scale
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2016, 08:17:37 PM »
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Looks like the Tehachapi helper set will get some new additions  :lol:
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This should be a link to the pdf:
http://www.katousa.com/cgi-bin/dl/dl.pl?dl.mif,SDP40F-ATSF-Maersk.July2016.pdf

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Re: Kato SDP40F in Maersk and ATSF N scale
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2016, 10:17:58 PM »
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I think the surprise is "this quickly", but the other thing is....with Kato, nothing is ever a given.   (see RDC's, SD40-2's, et al)

Ditto.  My wallet could have waited a little longer.

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Re: Kato SDP40F in Maersk and ATSF N scale
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2016, 02:16:17 AM »
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anyone know the era for the low headlight vs cab headlight?

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Re: Kato SDP40F in Maersk and ATSF N scale
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2016, 02:44:19 AM »
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I think the Santa Fe started moving headlights to the nose in the mid-late 80s.

But having a SDF40-2 will be Nice... Lets hope they play well with Athearn FP45s... Lol
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Re: Kato SDP40F in Maersk and ATSF N scale
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2016, 02:53:06 AM »
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anyone know the era for the low headlight vs cab headlight?

The headlights were converted to the low Position beginning in early 1988 and nearly all were converted by the end of 1989 The same period is when the notches/steps were cut in.

In fact as far as I can tell 5252 is the only unit that featured Notches + High headlight and this only lasted a couple years.

The Kato shell with the high headlight is for the Maersk unit. To allow room for the large Maersk logo on the nose, NRE moved the headlight back to the high position. Keep in mind that this unit was retired at this point and never ran on BNSF in that configuration. It was essentially a dummy being pushed around by NS 3329 for the opening of LA's Pier 400.

 
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Re: Kato SDP40F in Maersk and ATSF N scale
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2016, 07:43:56 AM »
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Why no undecs in either run?
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Re: Kato SDP40F in Maersk and ATSF N scale
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2016, 09:22:03 AM »
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I think the Santa Fe started moving headlights to the nose in the mid-late 80s.

But having a SDF40-2 will be Nice... Lets hope they play well with Athearn FP45s... Lol

Or maybe Kato will do some FP45's now that they have a chassis to put them on, all it needs is different trucks. They do make all those Super Chief and El Cap train set.
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