Kato SD80/90 Mac

thomas Jun 28, 2000

  1. thomas

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    Since I'm new to this forum maybe this subject has already been discussed. Has anyone heard the rumor about Kato putting out this new release in the near future?
    My local train store puts out a newsletter twice a year and this was something they mentioned in Dec. of 99. I checked with them recently and they said their sources told them maybe in the spring or summer of next year. Anybody heard anything to this effect?
     
  2. Maxwell Plant

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    It is my undersanding that the Kato SD80/90MAC's will be ready near Christmas time. Now, if we could just get Atlas to do the SD70 series of loco's and release them at the same time...WE'D BE SET! [​IMG] If at any time you think a subject was talked about before, you can always set your topic window to see "all topics". This will give you a chance to see what has been talked about in the past. You just might find some other interesting topics besides what you are looking for. [​IMG]

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  3. Craig Martyn

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    I doubt that the SD90's will be out for Christmas time.

    The SD40-2's were due in early Dec, but didn't get here until the middle of Jan. But who knows.......the sooner the better! [​IMG]

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  4. bnfan99

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    brent dont hold your breath on the atlas 70 mac's. they have thousands of trainmasters to produce first.just a little sarcasm again.

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  5. Inkaneer

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bnfan99:
    brent dont hold your breath on the atlas 70 mac's. they have thousands of trainmasters to produce first.just a little sarcasm again.

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    Not to mention the Baby Trainmasters and all those two bay coal hoppers to go with them. My guess is that Atlas will announce the SD7/9 as their newest "Classic" release. An SD 70 may come late this year or possibly early next year unless they decide to do the GE U boat series.
     
  6. thomas

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    I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm kind of tired of seeing the old classics
    rereleased. A lot of us I'm sure are modeling in the present and would like to have a bigger choice of what's really on the roads today. There is however one classic I would love Kato or Atlas to release,and that is the Alco 636. Then I would know that I died and gone to heaven.
     
  7. Inkaneer

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by thomas:
    I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm kind of tired of seeing the old classics
    rereleased. A lot of us I'm sure are modeling in the present and would like to have a bigger choice of what's really on the roads today. There is however one classic I would love Kato or Atlas to release,and that is the Alco 636. Then I would know that I died and gone to heaven.
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    But what about all those who whine and moan about the "Limited Runs"? The re-release of "classics" albeit with upgraded features keeps them quiet. Besides that, the collectors are discouraged from hoarding a production run and new people to the hobby as well as the rest of us have a better selection. Now isn't this what we all have been striving for? Now if Kato would re do some of their past offerings lke Atlas does, N scale would be humming.
     
  8. Alan

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  9. BC Rail King

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    A few things, so I will use numbers.

    1-The "Classic" lines stinks. The product is horrable. the shells are great, but the drive, after a week isn't! I replaced the motor after 5 days of use with the drive from a Kato GP30 I found at a local shop cheap.

    2- The SD90 was due for November, but now they are saying December, maybe they are trying to have a first and deliver the darn thing in time!!!

    3-Paint schemes, I am 99.999999999999999999999999999999999% sure you will see one of the CPR 9100 series produced, as Pacific Scale Rail of Vancouver, BC was asked to send photos of the unit (s) to Kato.

    4-and last, I am not sure if u guys are joking, but there seems to be a small amount of excitiment thinking that there will be a SD70. Atals is already booked in both scales through the next century (well, 8 months, give or take) but still, I would be suprised A) if one came out before 2002
    B) If one does come out from Atals, if it is announced before January.

    Well-thats about it, he he he [​IMG]

    Happy Railroading!!

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  10. Ben

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    I agree with Thomas; more models of the big locos currently running are needed; there are more than enough 60s, 70s and 80s prototypes, nice as the Kato and Atlas products are.

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  11. SD75I

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    I read a thread that retailed the SD80/SD90 at $200! Anybody else hear or see this?

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  12. BC Rail King

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  13. Maxwell Plant

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    Nahh! Unless it's made of brass, it won't be that high. Every release of Kato is always posted to be $90 to $120 US, and they end up selling for about $70 US at the first train show after release. Nope, they won't be $200!

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