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On 3/21/2019 at 6:17 AM, Yavianice said:

And KATO has released their concrete ties switches, curves, and 64mm pieces as a kato web shop exclusive

AAAA!

and here i was assuming these would never come out!

 

is there no type 4 concrete yet?

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Yavianice

More pre-production pictures of KATO Shikoku 2000 series

 

 

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Yavianice

https://s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/kato-model/poster/images/201904231136535cbe7a453a866/2019-9b.jpg

 

https://s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/kato-model/poster/images/201904231138145cbe7a96a136f/2019-9a.jpg

 

KATO releases for September

 

EF65 2000 loco (3061-5)

381 series (10-1452)

251 series Super View Odoriko (10-1576)

EF58 (3049)

415 series (28-209)

 

HO

KiHa 58

 

Safe for me.

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katoftw

Safe for me also.

 

Curious on the new version of the old colour 251? Why?

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railsquid

Because it's on the cusp of being withdrawn from service?

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Kiha66

Nice!  Disappointed we don't get a JNR color 415 but I'll probably pick one up, and I've been wanting some of the HO 58 series so that will also be nice to have new.  Hopefully kato will also do a JNR color 415 too as they lasted for decades after JRK took over.  Seems kato released the info early this time, I suppose because of the golden week shutdown.

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Das Steinkopf

Given I already have 4 EF65-2000's in my roster I don't need to add another one to it, especially since I picked up the Tomix JNR renewal livery recently.

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Kiha66

The kato ho kiha 81 just came out and is already sold out at almost all sellers, it seems if you didnt preorder you didn't really get a chance to get one.  Kinda disappointed at kato for such a limited production.

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katoftw
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31 minutes ago, Yavianice said:

Kato Shop Kyoto announces new customized C11 355 with zebra paint and blue plates.

 

https://www.katomodels-kyoto.com/c11355

Is it a re-release?  Pretty sure but not 100% that I have seen it before on the Kyoto webpage.

 

edit// No it was the C56-101 I was thinking of.

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TimWay4

I take they aren't shipped abroad? i've looked on the site and can't see anything about shipping

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bill937ca

Some of these custom items show up on Hobby Search under Kato Custom Shop   https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/searchtyp1_c=104&cat=rail&target=make&searchkey=Kato+Custom+Shop

or Roundhouse

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c=104&cat=rail&target=make&searchkey=RoundHouse

 

But not that particular item.

 

If anyone wants to dig further, you can go through the HS manufacturer list:     https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/categorylist/104/make

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Kiha66

Kyoto often produces in store only items.  That said you can usually find them later on Yahoo auctions for an inflated price by scalpers.

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Kiha66

Smart thinking of them.  Even with the usual delays it should be out in time for Christmas.

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bill937ca

Start of the Shizuoka Hobby Show.

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gavino200

Anyone know when pre-orders will open for this?

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katoftw

It is all still vague. Seems this time that Kato are doing the catching up.

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chadbag

I didn't see a part number on it or anything yet.  Makes it hard to track and know what they are doing.

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Kiha66

Kato samples at the hobby show, that was fast of them!  I suspect they must use a lot of parts from previous models.

 

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Das Steinkopf
3 hours ago, Kiha66 said:

Kato samples at the hobby show, that was fast of them!  I suspect they must use a lot of parts from previous models.

 

 

 Well it's not like Kato has just grabbed one of their regular models and then just slap on a totally different livery before is it!

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nah00

Man I want to like this but I just can't get over the front end of it. Oh well, one cruise train is enough for me.

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Sheffie

That’s some fantastic detail work around the pantograph. I do appreciate a nice bit of electrical work 

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