Kadee & Micro Trains Line

porkypine52 Jun 26, 2021

  1. porkypine52

    porkypine52 TrainBoard Member

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    I have heard that Kadee and Micro Trains Lines will be rejoining back together. Any truth to this? When? MTL home page says more information on 1 July 2021 HMMMMMMM
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Five more days and hopefully we will have all the answers. :)
     
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  3. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    See, we older guys who have kept calling them "Kadee's" instead of "MT's" are paranoi...er...paranorm...er...clairvoyant.

    :D

    Doug
     
  4. Shortround

    Shortround TrainBoard Member

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    We 'Older Guys' are many things. I'm hoping things work out with this.
     
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  5. Hytec

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    Thank goodness for Kadee giving us an alternative coupler that actually worked. Finally we were able to replace all our Mantua hook-n-loops, Devore knuckles that kinda worked, Varney whatever they were, and Bowser/Penn Line, don't remember what they used. :cool:

    I'm not an "Older Guy". My tee-shirt says, "I'm Not Aging, I'm Fermenting".
     
  6. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Unsure on this one...……

    When a predominantly N & Z company gets into HO, it tends not to favor the N scalers :unsure:
     
  7. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    The founders of Kadee were brothers who had a falling out. One left Kadee to form Micro-Trains. Dunno what's happening today.
     
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  8. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes sir they were.
     
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  9. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    I'm getting into the older guy category. Clairvoyancy is a tad intermittent, though.

    Just plain voyancy already needs reading glasses...:D

    As for fermenting, let me age a few days and I'll smell like it....:sick:
     
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  10. Hardcoaler

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    A sincere thank you for your post! (y) I still call them Kadee cars and people at train shows think I'm a misinformed newbie. When I explain the history, they look dubious and puzzled. Yes, the old boxes show "Kadee Micro-Trains", but nobody I knew called them Micro-Trains back in the day -- they were Kadee Cars.
     
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  11. Shortround

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    Same for us back in the '90s when I was into N. Then moved in '07 and switched to HO. Now I'm headed back to N.
     
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  12. BNSF FAN

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    I still catch myself calling them Kadee's as well. Have a bunch of those older Kadee/MT cars too. :)
     
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  13. Doug Gosha

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    Both brothers have passed on and I imagine the descendants have decided to remerge the scales. Makes sense.

    Doug
     
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  14. Doug Gosha

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    My old friend Emmett DeVaney, who was always an enthusiastic and instrumental member of the Austin Model Railroad Club, passed on a few years ago and, in the mid seventies when he was 56 years old and I was 22, he related how his dexterity deterioration had made installing Kadee couplers on his N scale cars much more difficult than the HO couplers were some years before. So, l would install them for him which, at my age at the time, was a snap.

    And now, I am almost thirteen years beyond his age at that time.

    Doug
     
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  15. Ike the BN Freak

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    Based on the shadowed item in the photo they posted, it appears to be a Hummer, so looks like MTL is just getting into the HO vehicle market. A couple of MTL employees have posted on other forums that this is not a merger or project that is combining MTL and Kadee again. I think you are just reading too much into a vague teaser.
     
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  16. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yup. I agree.
     
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  17. NARLIE

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    Humvee in HO scale!
     
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  18. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    In my younger days, I felt that Kadee Microtrains were a luxury and stuck to mainly supplementing my Lone Star with Atlas, Con Cor and Arnold Rapido. They looked nice but I had to keep my expenses down. It wasn't until years later and after a stint helping my dad with his HO empire that I got back into N and started obtaining MT rolling stock.
     
  19. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    I have some very early Kadee cars, including those numbered in the original numbering system (the 21110 Missouri Pacific car, for instance) but, since they were more expensive, I rarely ever had them on the track so they are still like new in their boxes. Like Russell, I ran Atlas, Con-Cor, and various other brands made by RoCo and Bachmanns which were nice cars early on.

    Doug
     

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