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Kato N scale steam
« on: May 15, 2017, 02:46:20 PM »
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There's a new poll on Kato's site, regarding N scale steam.

My apologies if this has already been posted.
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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 02:51:30 PM »
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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 02:51:48 PM »
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Your post is the first mention I've seen here. Thanks!

By the way, even though I'm out of model railroading, I voted for the Mikado, the Pacific, and the Mountain locos. Those would be my first choices if I were modeling a steam layout.


Hmm... Kiz done skewed
the poll all cockeyed and
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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 03:01:14 PM »
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I voted for the Mikado, the Pacific, and the Mountain locos.

Cast my vote for the same... We need more small workaday Steam in N scale...

Of course a DMIR Yellowstone would be a happy exception  :D
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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 03:04:40 PM »
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Unfortunately, what I really want isn't a choice on the survey.  A 2-8-2 or 2-8-0 Camelback/Mother Hubbard style for my NYOW layout! Joel

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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 03:07:33 PM »
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Thanks for the tip!  I would never have known about it.

I do wish they had some other choices.  No SMALL steam listed, really, like some 0-6-0 or 0-4-0 switchers, or
a 2-8-0.  Railroads far and wide had a plethora of those, and we need more options for engines like that.

But still, an update to the 2-8-2 and a USRA 4-6-2 would  be really nice.  To be able to get those engines, and their parts, from Kato would be great.

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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 03:15:43 PM »
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I'm hoping that by USRA 2-8-2, they mean the light one. That'd be nice. Same thing with the pacific.

And I totally agree with Max, I'd love more small steam. I've long wondered why nobody's just started working through the Baldwin catalog. I'd LOVE a Baldwin catalog 2-10-0. I'd imagine the "off the shelf" 2-8-0 would find a bunch of fans too.

Honestly, I bet they'd do pretty well if they did the entire Strasburg roster. More people have probably ridden behind those steamers than any of the other "big names" in mainline steam excursions.

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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2017, 03:18:59 PM »
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Not fair that they give the HO guys a chance to skew the results.. 

Not trying to be political but it reminds me of some recent national voting in various countries...

I might vote HO since I don't like any of the N choices..
« Last Edit: May 15, 2017, 03:20:57 PM by learmoia »
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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2017, 03:30:13 PM »
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Interesting. So they're considering the big UP articulateds even though (I thought) Athearn had that franchise well-covered. Kato must know something we don't.

Maybe a clue... I have two Athearn Big Boys and a Challenger. Two out of the three are not running, sitting on my bench needing work, the Challenger already repaired once by Athearn. All with under four hours of track time. The Kato FEF-3 I have "just runs". Hmm.
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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2017, 03:33:37 PM »
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I voted for Big Boy and Challenger because as much as I like my Ahearn model, I would like the Kato better because they would match the Kato FEF better. Also I would like to see what Kato can do with an articulate engine, plus I like there centipede tender design better. I also voted for the Santa Fe.
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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2017, 04:08:06 PM »
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I'd LOVE a Baldwin catalog 2-10-0.


I wonder why no one has tackled an N scale decapod of any type. 

How about a Baldwin Challenger!?  :drool:


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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2017, 04:33:20 PM »
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Looks like the results are pretty close so far.  I voted for the Mikado, Santa Fe, and Mountain.  If only there was an option for a USRA 2-8-8-2.  :|

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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2017, 04:39:31 PM »
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We could desperately use a Hudson in N scale; I don't need the Dreyfuss version, but if they do the Dreyfuss, maybe someone would do a 3D shell for the "regular" version, or maybe that would come later.

Don't see a need for the UP Challenger or Big Boy.   Let's get something new.  A light Mike would be terrific (the Model Power one is dated mechanism- and electrical-pickup- wise) and every Class I had them.  As for smaller steam, well, probably needed, but I'm just not into that era.

It's interesting, though, that they don't seem to want to expand their 4-8-4 lineup to the east coast roads, or do some other late superpower engines like the 2-10-4 which would span a number of eastern and western roads.  I'd kill for a Kato-made Berkshire, but I know it won't happen any time soon.

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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2017, 04:52:06 PM »
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Even though I'm out of modeling, I think I'd buy a Kato Southern Crescent Limited Pacific (if they ever make it) just to display it.


Hmm... then Kiz'll want
some passenger cars,
then who knows what
after that...(shudder)...


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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2017, 04:57:09 PM »
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I'd kill for a Kato-made Berkshire, but I know it won't happen any time soon.

if that ever happened... I would be broke.
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