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Kato E8 - Easy Fix?
« on: February 22, 2021, 05:46:07 PM »
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This just came in the mail :D

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Re: Kato E8 - Easy Fix?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 06:12:31 PM »
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 Move to Australia ?   :D

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Re: Kato E8 - Easy Fix?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 07:36:45 PM »
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Is the number board on the other side upside down also? 

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Re: Kato E8 - Easy Fix?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 11:35:42 PM »
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Very easy fix.  Take the shell off, use a toothpick to pop the number board out from inside, then put it back in right side up.
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Re: Kato E8 - Easy Fix?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 01:28:02 AM »
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Re: Kato E8 - Easy Fix?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 07:04:08 AM »
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Very easy fix.  Take the shell off, use a toothpick to pop the number board out from inside, then put it back in right side up.

Just be sure when you pop it out you are over a large towel or something! The space underneath my workbench has a rip in the time-space continuum.
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Re: Kato E8 - Easy Fix?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 07:15:09 AM »
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Thanks everyone, I knew it was relatively easy - I just thought I would share my amusement.  :D

I'll fix it when I get around to installing DCC or DCC/sound in it.

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Re: Kato E8 - Easy Fix?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2021, 02:27:06 PM »
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that's what i figured...your post was for the amusement of the upside down number board.
no need to give you a solution as it is well within your paygrade.

thanks for sharing...i got a goood chuckle out of it the day you posted.


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Re: Kato E8 - Easy Fix?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2021, 05:13:18 PM »
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Holy mold lines Batman!...

So the headlight and number boards are separate pieces?

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Re: Kato E8 - Easy Fix?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2021, 05:45:21 PM »
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Holy mold lines Batman!...

So the headlight and number boards are separate pieces?

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Yes, they are backlit too.  But the older E8 shells had those molded with the shell.
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Re: Kato E8 - Easy Fix?
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2021, 10:03:12 PM »
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that's what i figured...your post was for the amusement of the upside down number board.
no need to give you a solution as it is well within your paygrade.

thanks for sharing...i got a goood chuckle out of it the day you posted.


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Re: Kato E8 - Easy Fix?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2021, 01:09:06 AM »
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no, sorry...but nothing wrong with being so  :)


fixed the R


all in good fun


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Re: Kato E8 - Easy Fix?
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2021, 03:32:31 AM »
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Yes, they are backlit too.  But the older E8 shells had those molded with the shell.

But you can drill out the solid number boards on the old KATOs and buy numberboard parts from the company and upgrade the old units. You'll have to trim away or drill out holes in the inner light shield so the LED can light the boards too.

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Re: Kato E8 - Easy Fix?
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2021, 06:00:54 PM »
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How do you know it's the number board that is upside down and not the engine? Maybe see if someone in Australia has a unit to swap with a similar number board rotation?

Fixed it for ya.

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Re: Kato E8 - Easy Fix?
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2021, 08:02:27 PM »
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Nice  :D

Speaking of mold lines it looks as if Kato finally cleaned up the tooling a bit recently. This is (also?) a recent release:

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