Kato Greyhound FEF-3 announcement

Randy Clark Jul 12, 2021

  1. Randy Clark

    Randy Clark TrainBoard Member

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    Did anyone else see the Youtube announcement that Kato is re-runninh the FEF-3 in Greyhound paint with 8444 road number?

    Looks like I am going to end up with 4 of FEF-3's now.

    Hope it's available from KOBO shops.
     
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  2. Mr. Trainiac

    Mr. Trainiac TrainBoard Member

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    They have it on their website, and it looks like a normal release, not just a KOBO custom: https://www.katousa.com/N/FEF/index.html The sound version looks like a KOBO unit though, based on the 'built to order' note at the bottom. I didn't realize 844 ever wore this scheme, I guess the number of fantasy Mikados in Greyhound make me skeptical every time I see it.
     
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  3. tonkphilip

    tonkphilip TrainBoard Member

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    Yes, the Greyhound paint started in late 1945 and lasted through 1952 on UP Passenger steam locomotives. This obviously included the FEF 4-8-4 locomotives but also included some Challengers that were used on hilly passenger train routes in WA/OR and on the route to Los Angeles, (Union Pacific Trackside-Schmitz). Afterwards, all UP steam paint was black. The exception was 844(4) which initially received the Greyhound paint in its preserved role. - Tonkphilip
     
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  4. JMaurer1

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    I didn't buy one of the first run(s)...don't know why for sure, just didn't pull that trigger. Greyhound, on the other hand...I might have to get me one of these.
     
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  5. BNSF FAN

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    Saw the video and on the Kato website. Very tempted to go for one of these with sound. Hmmmmm………..
     
  6. freddy_fo

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    Same thing here. I hate to turn away from a kato steam but I figure I had enough then this is announced.
     
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