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Kato ALC-42 #301 & #302 Due Dec '22
« on: July 29, 2022, 12:02:10 AM »
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17-736-K Amtrak ALC-42 Charger #301 "Day One" Paint Scheme
10-1788 Amtrak ALC-42 Charger #302 Phase VI Paint Scheme + 4 car Superliner set
10-1789 6 car Superliner Addon set
28-952 Vehicle case American double-decker passenger car for 6 cars (Hobby Center Kato product)

https://www.katomodels.com/product/n/alc42_superliner

Kinda surprised that 302 will only be offered with a 4 car set. Phase 6 in the set, no Phase 7.
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Re: Kato ALC-42 #301 & #302 Due Dec '22
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2022, 08:49:56 AM »
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Cool, different numbers for the superliners in phase IVb and the car cases are welcome addition.
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Re: Kato ALC-42 #301 & #302 Due Dec '22
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2022, 10:21:55 PM »
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Definite buy for me. And just in time for Christmas!

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Re: Kato ALC-42 #301 & #302 Due Dec '22
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2022, 06:02:38 PM »
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17-736-K Amtrak ALC-42 Charger #301 "Day One" Paint Scheme
10-1788 Amtrak ALC-42 Charger #302 Phase VI Paint Scheme + 4 car Superliner set
10-1789 6 car Superliner Addon set
28-952 Vehicle case American double-decker passenger car for 6 cars (Hobby Center Kato product)

https://www.katomodels.com/product/n/alc42_superliner

Kinda surprised that 302 will only be offered with a 4 car set. Phase 6 in the set, no Phase 7.


Awesome news, but that's the Kato Japan website with prices in Yen. Kato USA's site hasn't announced this nor a definitive release date to the US market. So we shall see if the US release date is the same or later down the line.
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Re: Kato ALC-42 #301 & #302 Due Dec '22
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2022, 07:03:15 PM »
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They are on the kato usa website due in december
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Re: Kato ALC-42 #301 & #302 Due Dec '22
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2022, 09:35:01 PM »
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Superliner's page is updated:
https://katousa.com/n-superliner/

There is a landing page for the ALC-42. But it seems to be linked to a bad page as it errors out and says it no longer exists.
https://katousa.com/alc-42-charger/
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Re: Kato ALC-42 #301 & #302 Due Dec '22
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2022, 12:08:17 AM »
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Locos are up now and they are doing 5 numbers 300, 301, 303 and 304, 302 comes with the car set.
The open section can be lit with the passenger car led kit and it sound ready.
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Re: Kato ALC-42 #301 & #302 Due Dec '22
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2022, 07:26:58 PM »
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Did anyone else notice that they’ve switched from ESU to Soundtraxx decoders?

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Re: Kato ALC-42 #301 & #302 Due Dec '22
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2022, 08:38:01 PM »
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Did anyone else notice that they’ve switched from ESU to Soundtraxx decoders?

Hmmmm. . .  IMO, not the best move (especially after ESU started making plug-n-play decoders for Kato).
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Re: Kato ALC-42 #301 & #302 Due Dec '22
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2022, 06:59:20 AM »
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I concur. I have had trouble with Soundtraxx decoders in the past. Notably, the Athearn F45s. Although the Bachmann steamers with sound have been fine, so far.
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Re: Kato ALC-42 #301 & #302 Due Dec '22
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2022, 09:03:19 AM »
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Re: Kato ALC-42 #301 & #302 Due Dec '22
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2022, 01:29:55 PM »
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for those who don't like Kato's current offering of sound decoder choice in these...

Myself and Lombard Hobbies will be offering a solution for that.

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Re: Kato ALC-42 #301 & #302 Due Dec '22
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2022, 11:08:56 PM »
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I’m curious if this “DCC ready” design will let me easily install alternating ditch lights.

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Re: Kato ALC-42 #301 & #302 Due Dec '22
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2022, 12:46:08 AM »
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Re: Kato ALC-42 #301 & #302 Due Dec '22
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2022, 07:34:41 AM »
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I’m curious if this “DCC ready” design will let me easily install alternating ditch lights.

It's gonna be exactly the same deal as the P42s. There's light pipes coming from the same front LED source. In the Kato preview video there's no evidence of separate LEDs for ditch lights. So if you want alternating ditch lights, you'll have to DIY using an aftermarket decoder with multiple function outputs.
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