Kato UP 4-8-4 844

rrunty Jun 12, 2014

  1. rrunty

    rrunty TrainBoard Supporter

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    This may be old news, but I was in my somewhat local shop today and saw a flyer from Kato that announced UP's excursion 4-8-4 , 844. I know many have expressed the desire for such and it's a reality. The availability date was late 2014-2015.

    Bob
     
  2. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

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    This is good news. Just throwing out some caution. I've yet to see something from Kato, in the way of an e-mail as in a monthly announcement. Great news if this proves out. I'd have to get busy and collect cans.
     
  3. Doug A.

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    Yes, this would be interesting news, indeed! I would probably have to add this to my Christmas list! ;-)
     
  4. arbomambo

    arbomambo TrainBoard Member

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    wow!...no cellphone pic of the flyer?
     
  5. Point353

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  6. arbomambo

    arbomambo TrainBoard Member

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    that's what I was thinking...just a joke...oh well...would enjoy being very wrong on my skepticism!
    Bruce
     
  7. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Supporter

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    I think Kato would do well to do the current and recently passed 4-8-4 excursion steam locomotives. They have lots of cars that could be made or used for excursion cars as well, you can put nearly any scheme on them and get away with it.
     
  8. rrunty

    rrunty TrainBoard Supporter

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    We'll this shop had just got the flyer today. Should of taken a picture but didn't think fast enough before he slid it back into the envelope after showing another employee. I don't have any interest in one so I really didn't pay that close of attention, and this is the same shop that had the F-2's in a couple of weeks before everyone else.

    Bob
     
  9. Point353

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    If it is true, would Kato deserve a skewering for releasing a turntable and then following it up with a new steam loco model that doesn't fit on it?
     
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  10. JMaurer1

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    It's TRUE! Kato 844 (it says so right on the box)!

    KA-24-844_02_lg.jpg
     
  11. Carl Sowell

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    J - That's a good one! ! ! Most likely the only 844 we'll see from Kato,.

    Carl
     
  12. Ghengis Kong

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    Well I think it's official! Kato posted a pic of the business train headed by 844 on their Twitter about 15 min ago!

    https://twitter.com/KatoUSAInc
     
  13. WPZephyrFan

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    Ghengis beat me to it! What's really interesting is the text of the tweet.
    "We thought we'd take a break from posting info on models we've already released to stop and admire some scenery"
    Perhaps a tease??
     
  14. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    Who can explain why a business even needs an outlet on social media, especially when they already have a website, and why information posted to one site isn't made available concurrently on the other?
     
  15. WPZephyrFan

    WPZephyrFan TrainBoard Member

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    Ghengis beat me to it! What's really interesting is the text of the tweet.
    "We thought we'd take a break from posting info on models we've already released to stop and admire some scenery"
    Perhaps a tease??
     
  16. Ghengis Kong

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    I think its a tease and Im going to go ahead and say that an announcement is probably coming in the next few days especially if Bob saw an official flyer
     
  17. Spookshow

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    Kato's a little slow. I figured the announcement would come within seconds of me putting the finishing touches on my custom UP excursion train. But that was almost two weeks ago, lol.

    Cheers,
    -Mark
     
  18. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Mark, someone had to do it. I really truly appreciate your sacrifice and efforts. Now enjoy the heck out of you accomplishments while you are still the only kid on the block with a UP FEF.
     
  19. Spookshow

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    Actually, my train is pulled by Challenger #3985. But I assume Kato is also going to make cars and water tenders for #844 to pull. Probably should dump all of mine on eBay while the dumping is good :)

    Cheers,
    -Mark
     
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  20. Carl Sowell

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    I second that Mark. Your train is awesome and you should be proud of it. As far as KATO goes; I stopped buying green bananas because I may not be around to see them ripen.

    Carl
     

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