Dear Kato Wish you would make…….

Trains Apr 21, 2016

  1. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    Kato already does make a 718mm (28 1/4") radius curve track piece.
    It would be nice to see it in a longer length than the present 15º version - same for the 481mm (19") radius curve.
    Likewise, I'd like to see 685mm and 448mm radius curve track pieces in order to facilitate forming a double track line inside the existing 718mm (28 1/4") and 481mm (19") offerings.
     
  2. bremner

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    A Baldwin freight motor
     
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  3. Calzephyr

    Calzephyr TrainBoard Supporter

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    I still say... NCL...
    But...
    I agree with wider radii between 19" an 28". Better choice of turnouts...8 & 10... curved turnouts would be good too.

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  4. James Costello

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    Front door is on the other side on the demos is the main difference to my (untrained) eye.

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  5. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    Last edited: Oct 4, 2016
  6. steveparkinson

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    I wish they'd make more parts for items already out there.... specifically pins for the MAXI-IV stack cars.


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  7. DCESharkman

    DCESharkman TrainBoard Member

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    Nice photo James!
     
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  8. JMaurer1

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    That was my second pick! I'm so happy!

    Really, I've said it before: Kato, run what cha brung. Rerun the Mikados, the diesels, the GS-4's, the great stuff you have already run before...maybe just different paint and/or roads. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the SD-7s and 9s, the GP-9s, in fact all of your first generation diesels but they are getting very rare to find (maybe make the ones not already ready easier to convert to DCC). GS-4's are bringing in premium prices, how about another batch? Thanks for the new stuff you have brought out...the UP FEF is great...but not my road so I haven't bought one (I do have 4 GS-4's and need 1-2 more). How about a nice MT class 4-8-2 if you really want to make something new...but it isn't really needed. Rerun what you already have, please...
     
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  9. nightmare0331

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  10. silentargus

    silentargus TrainBoard Member

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    More GS4s? Great! I missed those the first time around. Hope they re-run the Daylight set with them. Wrong side of the continent, but what the heck. If their pricing stays consistent with what it has been in the past it'll probably be justifiable.
     
  11. JMaurer1

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    Two GS-4's, both 4449 :( but one in daylight one in war (black) paint AND the morning daylight passenger car set will be rerun with them! Now if only they would make a Baldwin AS-616...
     
  12. JMaurer1

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    My bad, second GS-4 is BNSF excursion paint scheme from 2000. Black paint with BNSF on tender.
     
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  13. Carl Sowell

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    Jeff,

    From the reading I have done I don't see anything about an upgraded chassis for the GS-4. I was hoping that they would somehow put the GS-4 shells, drivers, side rods, etc. on the excellent performing FEF. I am hesitant about buying the "same ole" chassis. They were not very good. I have read too many posts on TRW regarding the driver / bearing problems. In fact Max repaired my original loco once but it has passed out permanently now. Truth be know, I am such an SP fan I will most likely purchase one of the new ones and move my ESU sound set up into it. I second yor thought about a re-run of what they have done and done well. I could go for some SD7's or 9's in black widow or bloody nose with all of, or some of, the typical SP light packages. Some very unique stuff there.

    Carl
     
  14. Pie39

    Pie39 TrainBoard Member

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    I really like the BNSF scheme there. It's certainly unique!
     
  15. sundowner

    sundowner TrainBoard Member

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    On the Kato PDF announcement it says upgrade mech for the GS-4
     
  16. Hoghead2

    Hoghead2 TrainBoard Member

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    Damn- you're right. NH version would suit me..
     

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