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Re: New Kato Poll
« Reply #210 on: May 05, 2019, 10:25:47 PM »
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When you said "plain-jane brown" did you mean to say "tuscan red"?

Whatever . . .
Like "boxcar red" which is really just a mundane brown.   :D
It is a plain monochromatic livery which does nothing for me personally, but as I said, it is all in the eye of the beholder.
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Re: New Kato Poll
« Reply #211 on: May 06, 2019, 10:06:05 AM »
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Speaking of Kato SD70s… is there a reason Kato has not done the SD70M in the demonstrator paint scheme? It seems like they have the correct tooling to do this but haven't done so yet. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. I'd love to see them do this scheme as their mechanism and details are superior to the Athearn model which has been done in that scheme.

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Re: New Kato Poll
« Reply #212 on: May 06, 2019, 10:08:37 AM »
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Like "boxcar red" which is really just a mundane brown.   :D
It is a plain monochromatic livery which does nothing for me personally, but as I said, it is all in the eye of the beholder.
Would this be more to your liking?


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Re: New Kato Poll
« Reply #213 on: May 06, 2019, 10:26:28 AM »
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Regarding the Broadway Limited, if Kato had done an earlier (1940s) version with a K4, that would have been a big boost in sales.  It would have been before Bachmann came out with the K4, and most Pennsy folks were eager to have a K4 in N-scale.

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Re: New Kato Poll
« Reply #214 on: May 06, 2019, 03:42:03 PM »
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Would this be more to your liking?



Well, I never seen these around the area where I grew up.  I would rather see a model of SM30 which I saw, on a daily basis,  shunting brand new passenger cars between two huge manufacturing plants.  I lived nearby HCP, a large industrial manufacturer which at the time made railroad cars (mostly destined for the Sovien Union), diesel locos, and even huge marine diesel engines.

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Re: New Kato Poll
« Reply #215 on: May 06, 2019, 03:42:28 PM »
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Regarding the Broadway Limited, if Kato had done an earlier (1940s) version with a K4, that would have been a big boost in sales.

In that case, it would've had the Fleet of Modernism paint scheme, right?

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« Reply #216 on: May 06, 2019, 03:44:52 PM »
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In that case, it would've had the Fleet of Modernism paint scheme, right?

   Javier

Now that is a pretty paint scheme I would have bought in an instant (especially if it was pulled by a steam engine).
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Re: New Kato Poll
« Reply #217 on: May 06, 2019, 05:06:53 PM »
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 ;)  Please, Kato:  an FP-7 in Rock Island.  The Milwaukee one is nice, but others ran them too!  For a short Rock Island set, the Choctaw Rocket with FP-7, three bulk mail baggage cars, and a motorless RDC at the rear would be interesting.  While in college in Weatherford OK in the early and mid 1960s, I frequently saw that train but did not own a decent camera or even snap a Kodak photo.  Shame on me!

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Re: New Kato Poll
« Reply #218 on: May 06, 2019, 06:05:17 PM »
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Please, Kato:  an FP-7 in Rock Island.  For a short Rock Island set, the Choctaw Rocket with FP-7, three bulk mail baggage cars, and a motorless RDC at the rear would be interesting.  While in college in Weatherford OK in the early and mid 1960s, I frequently saw that train but did not own a decent camera or even snap a Kodak photo.  Shame on me!


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Re: New Kato Poll
« Reply #219 on: May 06, 2019, 07:04:33 PM »
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Speaking of Kato SD70s… is there a reason Kato has not done the SD70M in the demonstrator paint scheme? It seems like they have the correct tooling to do this but haven't done so yet. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. I'd love to see them do this scheme as their mechanism and details are superior to the Athearn model which has been done in that scheme.

Which demonstrator paint scheme? Solid Maroon or tri-tone? And its probably the same reason there why there hasn't been any UP done. They did one run of them in 2006 which was the undec, SP, and CSX. Heck by that time, there was patched demos on CSX, patched SP on UP, and over 1000 in non-flag, 4526-4528 first flags (which are different than current), current flag, Olympic units (will never happen), Z stripe variations on repainted SP (ie 3997 & others), there was NS' 10, NYSW's 3, and lets not forget the 55 standard SD70s.

Hell I'm sure if they ran a run and included UP 4014 as the number, and reran the flares with 4884, that they would have been hot sellers with people trying to recreate that scene when 4014 left Cali for colder weather.

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Re: New Kato Poll
« Reply #220 on: May 06, 2019, 07:54:46 PM »
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For one reason, not many people will buy a hobby item in the midst of a huge recession --

And it is the only way so far to get a BM70M, as KATO never released separate bodies, chassis and parts for that car. The BM70M was easily the most ubiquitous mail car on the PRR system.

And they'd probably now make killing on just a six piece set  'mail train' as well!
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Re: New Kato Poll
« Reply #221 on: May 06, 2019, 08:11:39 PM »
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Speaking of Kato SD70s… is there a reason Kato has not done the SD70M in the demonstrator paint scheme? It seems like they have the correct tooling to do this but haven't done so yet. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. I'd love to see them do this scheme as their mechanism and details are superior to the Athearn model which has been done in that scheme.

The original demos 7000 - 7002 has the cab door on the other side of the nose to the Kato tooling.... but yes, the miss-use of the flat radiator SD70M is pretty criminal considering UP has over 1,000 of them.
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Re: New Kato Poll
« Reply #222 on: May 06, 2019, 09:36:33 PM »
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When I see this thread at the top I keep hoping there's a new poll.

I want to vote for "larger radius Unitrack".

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Re: New Kato Poll
« Reply #223 on: May 06, 2019, 10:32:41 PM »
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Code 55 unitrack with American tie spacing. :D
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Re: New Kato Poll
« Reply #224 on: May 07, 2019, 01:04:03 AM »
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Kato polls are like US Elections in reverse.

Everyone votes and then two years of speculations, innuendo and prevarications ensue.