The length (give or take) of Kato Daylight...

Mark Watson Sep 10, 2007

  1. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Hello,

    I'm planning a double track siding on my confined space layout where I plan to have the Kato Daylight live when not in service (once it is released and I buy it). Because my layout claustrophobic I dont want to have to make this "dedicated" siding any bigger than I have to. I know it's probably far fetched, but does anyone know how long the GS4 + 10 car set will stretch?
     
  2. dstuard

    dstuard TrainBoard Member

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    You haven't bought yours yet???!!!

    As a rough guess, allocate 6" per car (80 scale ft), plus about 9" for the loco and tender (120 scale ft). That means about 6 ft overall.

    Nowhere to put that baby on my 2' x 4' test loop. Gotta run on Ntrak so's I can stretch her out!
     
  3. Calzephyr

    Calzephyr TrainBoard Supporter

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    Probably a little shorter than the CZ sets. My CZ is about 74" long without the motive power. It is actually 69.5" for the 11 cars but there is about 1/2" between each car so it is 74.5". With ABBA "F" units add ~16"... overall length is over 90"

    I expect the 10 car MDL to be about 60" long, without motive power, plus about 1/2" [3" total] for the gaps between the non-articulated units. The engine with tender should be about [edited] 9" long.... so my overall estimate is 72". Hmmm looks like I'm in agreement with DStuard!
     
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  4. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks guys. I have room to put the double siding at 3.5 feet long, so lets hope the train can uncouple in the very middle :p.
     
  5. vashnar

    vashnar TrainBoard Member

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    Can anyone confirm these estimates now that it's been out for some time?

    Thanks
    Brian
     

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