Kato UP 4-8-4 844

rrunty Jun 12, 2014

  1. steamghost

    steamghost TrainBoard Member

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    Yaaay!! That means new scalloped track from Kato!! I just hope it's code 40 to code 200 and not that horrible code 45 to code 205 stuff.
     
  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    They had a big poster of this one below at the Kato booth at the N Scale Enthusiast convention in Roanoke. I had a long discussion with the Kato rep about the locomotive and the issues they had developing it. It is for real and not a hoax.
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  3. NorsemanJack

    NorsemanJack TrainBoard Member

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    I commend you for your effort Russell, but if anybody still thinks this is not real they simply aren't paying attention. :rolleyes:
     
  4. kmcsjr

    kmcsjr TrainBoard Member

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    Anyone not paying attention won't be ahead of me whe it comes in!
     
  5. robert3985

    robert3985 TrainBoard Member

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    Time to start saving my nickels and dimes. Mr. Wallet is going to go into a sweat when I buy at least four of these!

    Cheerio!
    Bob Gilmore
     
  6. arbomambo

    arbomambo TrainBoard Member

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    even though my main focus is ATSF, I'm going to buy two...my plan is to, eventually, build a LA River/LAUPT central themed layout with peninsulas, branching off, that represent iconic areas that the three LAUPT railroads traversed in their travels to LA. At the very least, I'll need to represent a steam powered (or 'helped') freight drag and a COLA train with E units to represent the UP.
    Lokking very forward to this one!
    ~Bruce
     
  7. Railhead22

    Railhead22 TrainBoard Member

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    Hope they make a 2 tone gray version also.
     
  8. robert3985

    robert3985 TrainBoard Member

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    I think there's a very good chance that'll happen on the first run. I hope it's the later yellow stripe version which would be the later two-tone paint for some contiguity with the Armour Yellow passenger cars.

    Cheerio!
    Bob Gilmore
     
  9. EMD F7A

    EMD F7A TrainBoard Member

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    Just so you guys know, one of the retailers is taking orders for this locomotive and an excursion train to match. It all looks to be my prototype. Of course, I will undoubtedly be buying one of these logos for a Northern Pacific kitbash regardless!
     
  10. Matt Bradley

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    Listed for sale in different places:

    UP FEF-3 #844 (so far, only one model number referenced)
    UP Water Tender #809
    UP Water Tender #814
    UP 7 Car Passenger Set:
    Power Car
    Coach
    Dome Coach
    Sleeper
    Diner with Dome
    Museum
    Business


    A thank you to Mr. Fifer for posting photos from the show. It was the only thing I found online that mentioned this announcement.
     
  11. Ghengis Kong

    Ghengis Kong TrainBoard Member

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    Got my pre-order in!
     
  12. Matt Bradley

    Matt Bradley TrainBoard Member

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    And Kato just sent the announcement email. :) Come on November!
     
  13. rogergperkins

    rogergperkins TrainBoard Member

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    Yes, I got an e-mail for Kato USA.
    I noticed the locomotive will be offered with dcc installed which I hope to buy rather than hire someone to install a decoder for me.
    I have not decided about the water tanks.
     
  14. jtomstarr

    jtomstarr TrainBoard Member

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    Me a Borg RR man … HELL NO! Borg Class1 railroad for me are CN,CP, BNSF, CSX and u.p. RR and Regional the GENESEE and WYOMING.. Here’s hoping that KATO produces a FEF in a Generic or unpainted version .

    Tom
     
  15. OMG!Trains

    OMG!Trains TrainBoard Member

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    Resistance is futile.


    FEF-BORG.jpg
     
  16. Westfalen

    Westfalen TrainBoard Member

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    I'm wondering if the decoder will be Kato's drop in EM13 as used in the GS4 or if they will go with something more sophisticated that will allow control of lights. The EM13 is perfect for its intended purpose, power cars of Japanese MU trains, but not the best for locomotives.
     
  17. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This is my concern, too. If a standard socket is provided, great, but if we are back to running wires.... grrrrr
     
  18. nightmare0331

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    The decoder will be a drop in board replacement style in the boiler of the locomotive with space inside of the tender to mount a speaker housing if desired. It is not designed to use the EM13 decoder.

    Kelley.
    www.dufordmodelworks.com
     
  19. Westfalen

    Westfalen TrainBoard Member

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    Do you know this for certain? You are more specific than Kato has been in any of their announcments.
     
  20. jp2005

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    The response I got from Kato when I asked about what decoder method they were going with today was that it wasn't finalized. They did say that the decoder they would factory install was 99% likely to be made by TCS. In other words, it's apparently still under development.
     

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