Kato NYC 20th Century Limited "name train" release

NorsemanJack Jun 25, 2018

  1. NorsemanJack

    NorsemanJack TrainBoard Member

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    +1000 on the NCL. That said, I welcome any new high quality, prototypical Kato named train release. My wallet is already experiencing the emptiness.....
     
  2. DCESharkman

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    Finally, a passenger train to buy that I do not have! FYI, I am crazy nuts about passenger trains!
     
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  3. Calzephyr

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    Same here... that is why I will buy the TCL even if it doesn't fit my geographic area.
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  4. NorsemanJack

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    The above is from the OP in this thread. It appears to align very well with Kato's announcement. Everything matches up except it will be 13 cars instead of 15, and there will be one less 4-4-2 sleeper and one less 10-6 sleeper.
     
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  5. ogre427

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    If it goes well Kato may offer another two-car add on set at a later date. You never know...
     
  6. NorsemanJack

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    It could happen. I think they'll stick with the current offering. Also, I'm not sure if that consist I found included any run through sleepers that might have been for Western roads. The Broadway Limited releases included run through ATSF 4-4-2 sleepers, so something similar might apply here. We likely need a NYC expert to advise us on what run through cars might have been applicable for the TCL era in question.

    Regardless, I'm really excited about this release. Not that it's necessarily any better than other Kato name train releases (I get really excited about all of them LOL )
     
  7. Point353

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    According to a 1951 timetable, the through sleepers to/from LA, via the Santa Fe, were one each of the 10-6 and 4-4-2 configurations.
    It seems, then, that Kato may be omitting the two through sleepers.

    Were Kato so inclined, they could offer an NYC two-car add-on set consisting of a "River" series 10-6 car and a "Bridge" series 4-4-2 car.
    Another possibility would be a Santa Fe two-car add-on set consisting of a "Pine" series 10-6 car and a "Regal" series 4-4-2 car.
     
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  8. NorsemanJack

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    Thanks for the info. I'm sure a lot of us already have at least one Super Chief set, so if we want to add some ATSF through sleepers we can do so without Kato's help. (y)
     
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    Well luckily, I have all the ATSF cars so I can outfit TCL correctly!
     
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    They do look nice.

    I am glad that Kato got the windows and lightning stripe correct on the observation. Those are important spotting features of the NYCS smoothside observation; large windows and the zig-zag stripe. For comparison, here are the older Kato and the C-C.

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    The E-7 does look pretty good. I will not buy these, as you would not have seen them on the P&LE during my era, but I am glad for you NYCS boys and passenger train collectors. As usual, I would expect pretty good quality, as it is Kato.


    Next, I am hoping for B&Os and a Capitol Limited.
     
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