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Re: New Kato power chassis
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2019, 11:28:20 AM »
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I have a number of those Tomytec chassis I've picked up over the years...they're inexpensive and good runners. Easy to find on the secondary market at trolley shows...
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Re: New Kato power chassis
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2019, 02:50:25 PM »
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Guess these are out in Japan now:
https://www.katomodels.com/product/n/chibiloco

2500 yen to USD is $23.40.

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Re: New Kato power chassis
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2019, 04:59:09 PM »
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Old part 11-103 is now 11-109
 and old 11-104 is now 11-110

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Re: New Kato power chassis
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2019, 07:15:20 PM »
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Re: New Kato power chassis
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2019, 03:45:55 AM »
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This is Twitter, but it shows the inside of the new chassis:
https://twitter.com/mattommmm/status/1193559538286264320?s=21

The motor is offset slightly to one side and a bunch of spur gears going over to the other wheel.

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Re: New Kato power chassis
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2019, 03:49:11 AM »
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This is Twitter, but it shows the inside of the new chassis:
https://twitter.com/mattommmm/status/1193559538286264320?s=21

The motor is offset slightly to one side and a bunch of spur gears going over to the other wheel.

I had a feeling that it would be a single-shaft motor. Maybe similar to what they used in the FEF loco and other Japanese-prototype stem locos.

You can now reserve them from plazajapan on eBay.
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Re: New Kato power chassis
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2019, 06:31:03 PM »
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It's an interesting design. I like the giant flywheel.
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Re: New Kato power chassis
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2019, 04:18:58 PM »
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More "inner" shots:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bandmbill/

I ordered one to play with.

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Re: New Kato power chassis
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2019, 05:11:28 PM »
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More "inner" shots:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bandmbill/

I ordered one to play with.

That is a retentively large (long) coreless motor.  Probably same one used in the Kato FEF-3. I also reserved couple from plazajapan (supposedly out by the end of November).
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Re: New Kato power chassis
« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2019, 03:42:52 PM »
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I got mine in the mail today from Plaza Japan. Can't believe how well it runs! I didn't even have to nudge it to get it going. Nice and smooth and slow. Of course it still has warp top speed if that is your thing  :P

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Re: New Kato power chassis
« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2019, 05:25:21 PM »
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I got mine in the mail today from Plaza Japan. Can't believe how well it runs! I didn't even have to nudge it to get it going. Nice and smooth and slow. Of course it still has warp top speed if that is your thing  :P

Darn!  Mine is still in the mail (also from Plaza Japan).  Top speed too high?  DCC has a fix for that.  :D :trollface:
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Re: New Kato power chassis
« Reply #41 on: December 26, 2019, 05:26:40 PM »
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Just sayin' the speed freaks can still have fun too :lol:

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Re: New Kato power chassis
« Reply #42 on: December 26, 2019, 05:38:56 PM »
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Just sayin' the speed freaks can still have fun too :lol:

Just bustin' your chops Chris!   :D
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