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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2017, 09:01:53 PM »
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Since Bachmann has several releases of the N&W J, if they did a Spectrum A, and a Y6b, they would clean house.

I'd rather not see Bachmann do the A & Y - I'm hoping that Broadway will bring these down to N.

That said I voted for the USRA Pacific, USRA Mountain (they dont say heavy or light lol), and Dreyfuss (much needed improvement to the old Concor model).

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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2017, 09:14:33 PM »
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Auto incorrect changed wifi to wife. Just did it again. My tablet is out to get me.

Yeah, my mind read wifi but when I looked at it and seen wife, I had to point it out.  Terrible you have to hack up your neighbors wife just to vote  :scared:

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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2017, 09:19:05 PM »
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I'd rather not see Bachmann do the A & Y - I'm hoping that Broadway will bring these down to N.

That said I voted for the USRA Pacific, USRA Mountain (they dont say heavy or light lol), and Dreyfuss (much needed improvement to the old Concor model).

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True, but the EM-1 was pretty darn good!  I don't understand why they haven't made a shrouded K2a for their USRA mountain.  Those four models would cover most of the N&W bases!

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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2017, 09:49:04 PM »
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True, but the EM-1 was pretty darn good!  I don't understand why they haven't made a shrouded K2a for their USRA mountain.  Those four models would cover most of the N&W bases!

True the EM1 was good. The latest N&W J is good. The Berkshire was bad. The K4 seems good. Inconsistent.

Bachmann couldn't even get the tender right for the as built Heavy Mountain (should be a USRA medium). But when they are good, sometimes very good (the 2-8-0).

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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2017, 09:58:11 PM »
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I voted for the Pacific  (I think this is the greatest need in steam since the Model Power locos are just not as good as they could be.)

Mountain (hope to kitbash a Milwaukee rd steamer for the gap)

Hudson  (hey, it's a cool loco. Lots of kitbashing possibilities.  I know they would never make a C&O Hudson, but I love #490 at the B&O museum in Baltimore)



Hmmmmm.  Two out of my three choices I'm planning on cutting up......  :ashat:
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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2017, 02:06:25 AM »
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             :D  I voted as often and as frequently as I could. unfortunately the KATO Site would only count my votes once. Does the Streamlined Central Hudson mean they are considering the 1937 "Twentieth Century Limited"? And the oft asked question, what has happened to the Rock Island "Peoria/ Texas/ Denver Rocket" with a cool EMC TA diesel? Nate Goodman (Nato).  :D

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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2017, 02:15:33 AM »
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             :D  I voted as often and as frequently as I could. unfortunately the KATO Site would only count my votes once. Does the Streamlined Central Hudson mean they are considering the 1937 "Twentieth Century Limited"? And the oft asked question, what has happened to the Rock Island "Peoria/ Texas/ Denver Rocket" with a cool EMC TA diesel? Nate Goodman (Nato).  :D

Do you mean 4-6-4 Dreyfus Hudson?  That to me is a pretty sure indication that it's the locomotive that pulled the NYC 20th Century Ltd. in the late '30s.  I recommended that model to Kato few times - it is nice to see them include it as one of the choices.  The entire train (made by Kato) would be awesome.
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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2017, 02:33:59 AM »
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             :D  I voted as often and as frequently as I could. unfortunately the KATO Site would only count my votes once. Does the Streamlined Central Hudson mean they are considering the 1937 "Twentieth Century Limited"? And the oft asked question, what has happened to the Rock Island "Peoria/ Texas/ Denver Rocket" with a cool EMC TA diesel? Nate Goodman (Nato).  :D

I, too, want to see the Rocket produced with the sweet EMC TA diesel locomotive.

But in this poll I voted for 4-6-2, 4-8-2, and 4-6-4.

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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2017, 03:03:32 AM »
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Does the Streamlined Central Hudson mean they are considering the 1937 "Twentieth Century Limited"? And the oft asked question, what has happened to the Rock Island "Peoria/ Texas/ Denver Rocket" with a cool EMC TA diesel? Nate Goodman (Nato).
It would be the 1938 or 1940 version of the 20th Century Limited.

Kato seems to plan very far in advance.
It was at least several years ago when I first heard a rumor about the Olympian Hiawatha and the official announcement was made only relatively recently.
The TA and the Rockets could well be in the pipeline for release a year or two from now.
Whichever new steam loco gets selected for production might not go into production until at least three years from now.

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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2017, 12:44:34 PM »
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 :|           To be somewhat correct Kato did produce a streamlined J3a for Con Cor, is was not highly detailed ,but a great runner like their unstreamlined verson and had plastic siderods. Yes the streamlined Century was placed in service in 1938 and it's first departuer was on the same date as the new Pennsylvania Railroad Broaway Limited . The cars for both trains were sort of a joint order colabaration  between PullmanCompany and the two railroads to order identical cars , particullarly the sleepers, but the NYC train had light weight diners (2 per train) PRR had rebuilt heavyweights , same for headend cars, NYC lightweights, PRR rebuilt heavyweight RPO cars. Two different interrior and exterrior designers Henry Dreyfus New York Central, and Raymond Lowie Pennsylvaniia  resulted in both different exterrior color schemes and interrior designs.      Nate Goodman (Nato).   :|

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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2017, 01:41:47 PM »
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I'd imagine the "off the shelf" 2-8-0 would find a bunch of fans too.

Have you seen the Consol. that BLI has announced in HO?  Talk about a beautiful model!!!  Would love to see these trickle down to N-scale... would definitely replace a number of Bachmann 2-8-0s as well as interest a number of others who have resisted the current champ.

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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.

Boy, what I would do for a N&W Mollie... heck, I would even settle for an ESPEE Twelve Wheeler if someone would finally choose to do one of these unique steamers.  As for Kato... nothing here for me... too much has already been offered up to the USRA gods (little "g"), now its time for something different!!!

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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2017, 01:46:58 PM »
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Greetings,

Like Joel, Max and Ed have already pointed out, some smaller steam would be great.  Anything of the x-x-0 variety would be great for matching with the new Atlas passenger cars.  Some camelback 2-8-0's would be very welcome for my Central New England and Western themed road (so that puts me solidly in the 1890's.) 

I would think that some manufacturer would jump at this time period seeing as builders like Baldwin were producing locomotives for world consumption.  Japan bought 100's of Baldwin loco's.  These locomotives would have a worldwide market.  Of course the Nscale desire for this time period in the US is not great, but I would think they could broaden that market to include other countries (South America, New Zealand, Australia for example.probably some Europe also and Africa.) 

Oh, and no one has mentioned an Atlantic (4-4-2), nothing in the Nscale market at all except for a streamlined version.

Cheers,
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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2017, 02:23:16 PM »
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No one mentioned the 2-6-2 prairie either, I'll take 10= of those.


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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2017, 02:38:20 PM »
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I remember back after the first run of GS4, I spoke with a Kato rep at a show somewhere about the next steam.  His comment was that the head guys in Japan had just developed the new small coreless motor, so it was likely to be a small steamer to compliment.  A few years later, we have that coreless motor in the FEF.   So, I guess that's their definition of "small steam".   :|

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Re: Kato N scale steam
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2017, 04:12:02 PM »
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I voted for the ones I can turn into HOn30 locomotives  :D

No I voted 2-8-2, 2-10-2, and 4-6-2.