Kato UP 4-8-4 844

rrunty Jun 12, 2014

  1. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Or.... they have us looking west, and out comes an Art Deco NYC Hudson, with 20th Cent Ltd cars? [Hysterical maniacal laughter]
     
  2. Calzephyr

    Calzephyr TrainBoard Supporter

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    That would be my next guess... for a future steam locomotive from Kato. But... they might show 'scenery' shot of the New York skyline.
     
  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    OK, I just got off the phone talking with a friend of mine who knows a family hosting a Japanese exchange student. This Japanese girl has an uncle who knows someone who lives next door to Hiroshi Kato in Kobi. While working in his garden this friend saw through the window, Hiroshi was playing with an N scale steam locomotive that had Union Pacific lettered on the side.
     
  4. santa fe 56

    santa fe 56 TrainBoard Member

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    So do we have a firm confirmation on a model or is this another red herring…. or later April Fool's…...
     
  5. santa fe 56

    santa fe 56 TrainBoard Member

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    and if it is true put me down for 3 of the little stinkers…..
     
  6. NorsemanJack

    NorsemanJack TrainBoard Member

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    I think it all hinges on whether or not folks actually read and believed the original post. If a person is willing to accept it at face value (I do), then there is little remaining doubt that we will have a formal announcement very soon.
     
  7. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    Where is Kobi?
     
  8. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Kobi is about 200 miles southwest of Tokyo./
     
  9. John Moore

    John Moore TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hmm Western leaning Kato is reported to be. What do you say Obi-wan is the 700 going to be next? I feel a vibration in the force field. Or was it those left over refried beans I had last night while visiting Luke.
     
  10. SP&S #750

    SP&S #750 TrainBoard Member

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    Do or Do not, there is no try to make SP&S #700.
     
  11. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    No they can't do that one. Mehano has reserved the right to make it.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    As distinct from Kobe, near Osaka?
     
  13. SP&S #750

    SP&S #750 TrainBoard Member

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    I thought Con cor had the rights :teeth:
     
  14. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Ops, so much for my spelling of Japanese Cities.
     
  15. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Maybe it was that Con Cor was going to import and sell the Mehano built SP&S 700 class?
     
  16. SP&S #750

    SP&S #750 TrainBoard Member

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    Ah, Ok, hmmm where to pre order lol!
     
  17. Calzephyr

    Calzephyr TrainBoard Supporter

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    So... here is the post in March of 2012... which alluded to a Kato steam locomotive in the 'works' for 2013 production:

    http://www.trainboard.com/grapevin...-Rumor&highlight=Union+Pacific+4-8-4+#844+FEF

    The 10th post on this thread from Robert3985... indicated an encounter with a Kato rep that essentially said a new steam locomotive would be produced.

    Obviously... we did not get a release of any NEW steam locomotive from Kato in 2013... so one would have dismissed this information as more rumor mongering.

    I personally feel that this may have been a slip-up from a Kato 'newbie' rep, rather than what an otherwise tight-lipped Kato representative would have said. It was just too early for a representative to say that something would be developed... particularly by Kato standards.
     
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  18. Spookshow

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  19. James Norris

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    Ok, so I just saw this on another forum.

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    Is it real, I don't know but I can recomend some nice water tenders. :teeth:

    -James
     
  20. rrunty

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    That's the flyer I saw!

    Bob


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