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KAT-106-2017 Operation North Pole Train Set : N Scale : Coming Oct 2018

KAT-106-2017 Operation North Pole Train Set
Operation North Pole (ONP) is a volunteer-based public charity. ONP works with Chicago’s major children’s hospitals, providing a day of fun and fantasy for families who have a child battling a life threatening illness by hosting a fantasy trip to the North Pole. The magical experience includes, breakfast, a festive train ride to the North Pole, a visit with Santa, winter wonderland fun, entertainment, treats, personal wish list gifts, and much more! It's ONP's goal to provide these families an unforgettable experience amidst very challenging times.
 
Kato USA has partnered with Operation North Pole to bring this special Christmas Train - a replica of the real life Christmas Train that was operated to support ONP's goal of spreading the magic of the holidays.
The 2017 trains is particularly unique die to its color fade transition from car-to-car. It will be offered as a 6-Unit Bookcase Collectors Set.
To that end a portion of the proceeds from every sale of an Operation North Pole Christmas Train Set goes towards this charitable venture to help fund the chartering of this yearly train!

2017 Operation North Pole Christmas Train 6-Unit Set (106-2017) Includes:
F40PH Locomotive Chicago Metra #166 w/ ONP Wrapping
Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra #6018 w/ "Lifesource" wrapping
Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra #6017 w/ "Donald E Stephens" wrapping Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra #6181 w/ "Allstate Arena" wrapping Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra #6019 w/ "Rosemont" wrapping
Gallery Bi-Level Cab-Coach Chicago Metra #8436 w/ "Chicago Dogs" Wrapping

Announced May 8th 2018
Best Price Deadline is May 29th 2018
ETA is October 2018

  • Retail Price: $260.00 
  • Current Price: $207.99 
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KAT-106-087 UP City of LA Train 11-Car Set : N Scale : Coming Aug 2018

KAT-106-087 UP City of LA Train 11-Car Set
Storage Mail -Unique Tooling 5639
Baggage-Dormitory -Unique Tooling 6007
44 Seat Coach 5410
44 Seat Coach 5449
Dome Chair 7002
Lounge -New Tooling 6205
10-6 Sleeper -Unique Tooling Pacific Union
Dome Diner -Unique Tooling 8001
5 Double Bedroom-Lounge Sleeper -Unique Tooling Omaha
11 Double Bedroom Sleeper -Unique Tooling Placid Waters
Dome-Lounge Observation -Unique Tooling 9000

The PRICE indicated is only an estimate. KATO has not provided final pricing.

Announced April 5th 2018
Best Price Deadline is May 5th 2018
ETA is August 2018

  • Retail Price: $280.00 
  • Current Price: $223.99 
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KAT-KMT-001 SF Train Set : N Scale : Coming May 2018

KAT-KMT-001 SF Train Set
Santa Fe - Train Set includes:
Kato SDP40F Road # 5267
Kato 45' Trailer

Micro-Trains items:
50' Box Car with short ladders, plug door w/o roofwalk - Road #55140
89' TOFC flat car - Road #295006
57' TOFC Flat Car - Road #293285
Gunderson 70' well car - Road #SFLC 254235A
48' Rib Side container - Road #STFU 280741
 36' Riveted Steel Caboose - offset cupola - Road #999529
 
The Micro-Trains items will have unique numbers from other items sold at Micro-Trains.

Announced October 27th 2017
Best Price Deadline is November 28th 2017
ETA is May 2018

  • Retail Price: $320.00 
  • Current Price: $255.99 
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KAT-Amfleet I Phase VI May 2015 Release : N Scale : Coming Oct 2015

 Announced May 11th 2015
Best Price Deadline is June 18th 2015
ETA is October 2015

The ACS-64, also known as the "Amtrak Cities Sprinter", is Amtrak's replacement of the aging AEM-7 and HHP-8 electric locomotives for operation in the Northeast and Keystone Corridors. Built by Siemens and based on the EuroSprinter European electric locomotive design, the Cities Sprinter is nonetheless a unique model to North America and is built entirely in the United States. The Prototype, entering service as of February 2014, is meant to pull as many as 18 Amfleet cars at speeds of up to 125 miles per hour! 

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KAT-Set Aug 2014 Release : N Scale : Coming Dec 2014

Announced August 5th 2014
Best Price Deadline is September 5th 2014
ETA is Late 2014/Early 2015
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KAT-106-085 UP Water Tender 2-Car Set : N Scale : Available

KAT-106-085 UP Water Tender 2-Car Set

Union Pacific - Road #: 809 "Jim Adams"; 814 "Joe Jordan" - Water Tender 2-pack

The PRICE indicated is only an estimate. KATO has not provided final pricing.

Announced August 5th 2014
Best Price Deadline is September 5th 2014
ETA is Late 2014/Early 2015

The Water Tenders will be an all-new design and will be sold as a two-pack for modelers to supplement their FEF-3 or other UP steam locomotives. Just like the prototype models, the two tenders are not identical, having (in addition to one car having an externally mounted American Flag plate) different weld mark details which will be replicated on the models of the two cars, ensuring that their unique spirit is preserved when translated into model form. An optional DCC-friendly headlight PCB will be available to allow the tender’s lights to be illuminated as well!

  • Retail Price: $79.00 
  • Current Price: $63.20 
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KAT-106-086 UP Excursion Train 7-Car Set : N Scale : Available

KAT-106-086 UP Excursion Train 7-Car Set

Union Pacific - Excursion Train 7-Car Set:
Power Car #207 (New Tooling)
Budd 10-6 Crew Sleeper #202 "Willie James"
Museum Car #5779 "Promontory"
Dome Coach #7001 "Columbine"
Coach #5473 "Portland Rose"
Dome Diner #8008 "City of Portland"
Business Car #119 "Kenefick" (New Tooling)

The PRICE indicated is only an estimate. KATO has not provided final pricing.

Announced August 5th 2014
Best Price Deadline is September 5th 2014
ETA is Late 2014/Early 2015

The third component of this Union Pacific release will be a 7-car Excursion train consist featuring two brand new cars - A Power Car (A modified/rebuilt Baggage Dormitory car prototypically used for providing head end power to the trailing cars) and a UP Business car "Kenefick" will form the head and tail of the excursion consist, which will include notable cars like the vibrantly decorated Promontory Museum car, with its full-body American Flag wrap, and a pair of Dome cars.

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  • Retail Price: $250.00 
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KAT-106-086-1 UP Excursion Train 7-Car Set with Interior Lighting : N Scale : Coming Early 2015

KAT-106-086-1 UP Excursion Train 7-Car Set with Interior Lighting

Union Pacific - Excursion Train 7-Car Set: with Pre-Installed interior Lighting
Power Car #207 (New Tooling)
Budd 10-6 Crew Sleeper #202 "Willie James"
Museum Car #5779 "Promontory"
Dome Coach #7001 "Columbine"
Coach #5473 "Portland Rose"
Dome Diner #8008 "City of Portland"
Business Car #119 "Kenefick" (New Tooling)

The PRICE indicated is only an estimate. KATO has not provided final pricing.

Announced August 5th 2014
Best Price Deadline is September 5th 2014
ETA is Late 2014/Early 2015

The third component of this Union Pacific release will be a 7-car Excursion train consist featuring two brand new cars - A Power Car (A modified/rebuilt Baggage Dormitory car prototypically used for providing head end power to the trailing cars) and a UP Business car "Kenefick" will form the head and tail of the excursion consist, which will include notable cars like the vibrantly decorated Promontory Museum car, with its full-body American Flag wrap, and a pair of Dome cars.

New Special Cars:


  • Retail Price: $310.00 
  • Current Price: $263.50 
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KAT-928065 Water Tender Headlight PCB Kit : N Scale : Coming Early 2015

Water Tender Headlight PCB Kit - Fits One Car - An DCC-friendly headlight PCB to allow the tender’s lights to be illuminated as well!

The PRICE indicated is only an estimate. KATO has not provided final pricing.

Announced August 5th 2014
ETA is Late 2014/Early 2015

  • Retail Price: $7.00 
  • Current Price: $6.30 
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KAT-106-0041 Silver Streak Zephyr Starter Set : N Scale : Coming Oct 2013

KAT-106-0041 Silver Streak Zephyr Starter Set

The price is an estimate. Kato has a not released the final pricing. Includes a basic Unitrack oval and Kato Power Pack (US Style).

Long held as the gold standard for passenger trains, Kato USA’s Classic Name Train series is now making its first foray into the world of one-package starter kits! Easily our most lavish Starter Set ever, the Silver Streak Zephyr N Scale Starter Set will include a complete “Silver Streak Zephyr” train set, consisting of an E5A locomotive with skirted trucks and five beautifully detailed and painted Budd Corrugated passenger cars, a complete oval of Kato UNITRACK and a reliable and easy to use Kato Power Pack!

Announced September 9th 2013

Best Price Deadline is September 23rd 2013

ETA is October 2013

  • Retail Price: $325.00 
  • Current Price: $243.75 
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KAT-Smoothside Bookcase Sets Jan 2014 Release : N Scale : Coming June 2014

Announced January 14th 2014
Best Price Deadline is February 26th 2014
ETA is June 2014

 

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KAT-Smoothside Cars August 2013 Release : N Scale : Coming Dec 2013

Announced August 6th 2013

Best Price Deadline is October 23rd 2013

ETA is December 2013

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