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Die-Cast Metal Boiler, Cylinders & Frame

Knuckle Coupler Equipped

Improved Electrical Pick-up, including:

NEW Tender Pick-ups

NEW Pilot Truck Pick-up

NEW Improved Driver Wiper Pick-ups

Traction-Tire Equipped for Extra Pulling Power

NEW Golden White LED Lighting

Featuring Pilot Light Wiring in Tender

Precision Brass Fly-Wheel and Worm Gear

Superior Painting and Authentic Schemes

Separately Applied Details

Road Name Specific Details (Trailing Truck/Tender)

NEW Road Numbers

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Kato Product Preview - May 2016 - New Turbocharged Sound Cards for the Kato Soundbox

 

 

Unitrack Analog Sound Box now shipping!

In-Cab Sound from the comfort of your home
The Analog Sound Box has been developed as a joint effort between engineers at Kato and Soundtraxx to craft a simple, versatile, and powerful sound system for use on non-DCC layouts. Completely self-contained, the ASB has a built in speaker and will allow modelers to enjoy an “In-Cab” experience while operating their favorite trains!
Using separate plug-in sound “containers”, cartridges each with their own individual sound and programming sets (even including things like momentum!), the ASB is a “smart” device, not just making sounds but reacting appropriately to the actions of your locomotives by reading back-EMF from the motors. Steam locomotive chuffs will speed up and slow down according to the speed of the locomotive itself; not just the position of the throttle, making the sound a properly interactive experience!
The new Analog Sound Box will ship with an included EMD 1st Generation Diesel sound container, appropriate for E and F-units or other older diesel locomotives! Other sound containers will be available around the time of release (details coming soon).
Feature videos:
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New Sound Cards for the N & HO Soundbox:

EMD 1st Gen Diesel w/ Turbo, EMD 2nd Gen Diesel w/ Turbo

Sound cards for the Kato Soundbox system, appropriate for any DC layout!

 

Available 1st week of July 2016

 

  


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NEW CARDS AVAILABLE SOON!

 

The Kato Soundbox will be adding two new sound sets to its catalog, the heavily requested EMD 1st Generation Diesel w/ Turbo and EMD 2nd Generation Diesel w/ Turbo! Carefully selected from the extensive catalog of Soundtraxx sound clips, these two new sound cards will all offer unique engine, horn, bell, and other sound effects appropriate for each generation and style of locomotive!

 

These sound cards will expand the growing library of sound sets available for the Sound box and make it easier than ever for modelers to enjoy their analog locomotives with booming, realistic sound and operation!


Click Here to see and hear the new Sound Cards in action on the Kato USA Youtube Channel!

The Soundbox's locomotive sound selection expands!

Now your customers can enjoy the sounds of modern EMD and GE Diesels with the Kato Soundbox! Arriving at the end of August, three new sound card releases are coming, allowing modelers to enjoy the prototypical sounds of engines like the GE P42, GE AC4400CW, EMD SD90/43MAC, EMD SD70ACe, and USRA Heavy Mikado!

You can hear these sound cards in action now on the Kato USA Youtube channel! Click Here!

  • Item # 22-202-1 - FEF-3/GS-4 Heavy Steam Sound Card *Available Now!*
  • Item # 22-202-2 - EMD 3rd Generation Diesel Sound Card
  • Item # 22-202-3 - GE 3rd Generation Diesel Sound Card
  • Item # 22-202-4 - US Light Steam Sound Card

Visit the Kato USA website for complete details of these new sound cards: CLICK HERE

The press release for this new product announcement is attached to this e-mail - if for whatever reason the attachment does not work you can also download the press release for this upcoming production (PDF) here : CLICK HERE

 

Want to know what Kato locomotives will work with the new Sound Cards?

You can download a PDF chart showing what Kato locomotives can be paired with each Sound Card currently available for the Soundbox, in both N and HO Scale. Please note that this is just what is available from Kato - there are a myriad of other locomotives from other manufacturers that will work with these sound cards as well! The best part is that a single sound card can provide sound for a limitless number of locomotives; unlike DCC each locomotive doesn't need its own sound installation, thanks to the centralized modular design of the Soundbox!

Click the image to the right to download a PDF compatability chart or download it by clicking the following link: CLICK HERE

Adobe Acrobat reader will be required to view this file - you can get a copy of Adobe Acrobat reader for free by clicking HERE

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Kato's latest print ad - featuring the Soundbox and new Sound Card releases!

Download Kato's upcoming magazine advertisement, this time showcasing these newly announced Sound Cards and the Soundbox - available in hobby shops now! You can also visit our Youtube channel to get a direct overview of all the sound capabilities of the new Sound Cards by clicking here!

You can download a PDF copy of this advertisement by clicking the image to the left or by clicking the following link: CLICK HERE

Adobe Acrobat reader will be required to view this file - you can get a copy of Adobe Acrobat reader for free by clicking HERE

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Along with this new announcement, I have attached an updated copy of our upcoming release dates for these and other announcements that we have sent previously. If you have any questions or comments about this or any of our products, do feel free to let me or anyone else at Kato USA know!

Regards,
Michael Conway
Kato USA, Inc


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In-Cab Sound from the comfort of your home
The Analog Sound Box has been developed as a joint effort between engineers at Kato and Soundtraxx to craft a simple, versatile, and powerful sound system for use on non-DCC layouts. Completely self-contained, the ASB has a built in speaker and will allow modelers to enjoy an “In-Cab” experience while operating their favorite trains!
Using separate plug-in sound “containers”, cartridges each with their own individual sound and programming sets (even including things like momentum!), the ASB is a “smart” device, not just making sounds but reacting appropriately to the actions of your locomotives by reading back-EMF from the motors. Steam locomotive chuffs will speed up and slow down according to the speed of the locomotive itself; not just the position of the throttle, making the sound a properly interactive experience!
The new Analog Sound Box ships with an included EMD 1st Generation Diesel sound container, appropriate for E and F-units or other older diesel locomotives! Other sound containers are coming soon!.
You can download a copy of the instruction sheet that is included with the Soundbox by clicking here (PDF, 3MB download): LINK
Instruction Guides:


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Supplemental Set up Guide for hooking up the Sound box to non-Kato systems.
This guide goes over the basics of how to connect and power your new Sound box if you're using something other than Unitrack or a Kato Power Pack. The Soundbox is compatible with any two rail 12V DC Model Train operating system!

Feature videos:


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Final Product Unboxing + Setup: Watch this video (also accessible by clicking the image to the left) to see the final Sound Box in-and-out of the box!
This video will not only show the basic package as you will receive it from your local hobby shop, but it will also show how to set it up - both with and without a Kato power pack - and how the basic operation works!

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FEF-3/GS-4 Combination Sound Card Overview: Watch this video (also accessible by clicking the image to the left) to get a product preview of first individual Sound card release for North America - an FEF-3/GS-4 Combination "Heavy Steam" sound set!
This video will cover the basics of the ways the programming on the steam sound cards differs from that of diesels, as well as covers the different horns and whistles available that allow you to switch the card between FEF-3 and GS-4 sound modes.

Product Features:

  • Works with both HO and N track - The modular pass-through design of the Analog Sound Box means that it can easily be used for both N and HO scale!
  • Choo-choo-choose your sounds - The Analog Sound Box will ship with an included Early EMD 1st Generation Diesel sound chip, but additional diesel, steam and electric sound sets will be available (sold separately) that will allow you to bring nearly any sounds that you desire to your non-DCC layout!
  • Smart Back-EMF reading - The sound box doesn't just make noise - it will read the strain on the motor in your engines and know how fast they're moving and how hard they're working. Certain sound schemes (like steam where the chuff is directly linked to the visual movement of the side rods) will self-adjust the sound based on the speed of the locomotive so what you hear will match what you see, all without the need for DCC!
  • As loud (or as quiet) as you want it - Have a powerful home stereo system? Or maybe you'd prefer headphones so that you don't wake the neighbors- unlike sound systems that are tied to a locomotive, the Analog Sound Box has a stereo out port so you can connect headphones or speakers of your choice!

Sound Card Information (click the links below to change card specifications):
   EMD 1st Generation Diesel | FEF-3/GS-4 Heavy Steam | More Coming soon...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monthly Newswire

 

June 2015

HO P42
HO GP35 Phase Ia - Reading Lines - September

N MAXI-I
HO GP35 Phase Ia - Western Pacific - September


N P42
HO GP35 Phase Ia - Montana Rail Link - August

HO MAXI-IV
HO GP35 Phase Ia - Missouri Pacific - August

HO C44-9W
HO GP35 Phase Ia - C&EI - August

Orders now open for NEW Kato Online Shop Exclusive re-paint HO GP35 locomotives!

Following on the announcement of HO MoPac, C&EI, and MRL GP35 locomotives, we are happy to reveal the next two paint schemes that will be custom made and sold exclusively through the Kato USA Online shop!

    HO EMD GP35 Phase Ia Reading Lines
  • Custom Built and painted - Two road numbers available
  • Dynamic Brakes
  • Taking Orders through June 30th for September 2015 Delivery!
    HO EMD GP35 Phase Ia Western Pacific
  • Custom Built and painted - Two road numbers available
  • Dynamic Brakes
  • Taking Orders through June 30th for September 2015 Delivery!

Visit our online shop: Store link

We still have available quantities from our first pre-order batch of MRL, MoPac and C&EI locomotives!

    HO EMD GP35 Phase Ia Montana Rail Link
  • Custom Built and painted with additional modifications for prototype accuracy - Two road numbers available
  • Non-Dynamic Brakes
  • Continuing to take orders for August 2015 Delivery!
    HO EMD GP35 Phase Ia Missouri Pacific
  • Custom Built and painted
  • Non-Dynamic Brakes
  • Continuing to take orders for August 2015 Delivery!
    HO EMD GP35 Phase Ia Chicago & Eastern Illinois
  • Custom Built and painted
  • Dynamic Brakes
  • Continuing to take orders for August 2015 Delivery!

Orders for these models are being taken exclusively through the Kato USA Online store! Visit our shop for full details!

Visit our online shop: Store link


Download the promotional poster for these models (PDF format) here: DOWNLOAD LINK


Kato's latest print ad - featuring the upcoming re-release of the FEF-3 and UP Excursion Train!

Download Kato's upcoming magazine advertisement showcasing the upcoming re-issue of the N scale FEF-3 and Union Pacific Excursion Train, including the new FEF-3/GS-4 Sound Card for Kato's new Sound Box! Coming soon!

You can download a PDF copy of this advertisement by clicking the image to the left or by clicking the following link: CLICK HERE

Adobe Acrobat reader will be required to view this file - you can get a copy of Adobe Acrobat reader for free by clicking HERE

Kato USA, Inc. 100 Remington Road Schaumburg, IL 60173
 

 

 

 

 


N GE ES44AC 'Gevo' Canadian National #2822
N GE ES44AC "Gevo" Canadian National #2822
$120.00
N GE ES44AC 'Gevo' Canadian National #2814 w/ DCC Installed
N GE ES44AC "Gevo" Canadian National #2814 w/ DCC Installed
$160.00
N GE ES44AC 'Gevo' Canadian Pacific #8706 w/ DCC Installed
N GE ES44AC "Gevo" Canadian Pacific #8706 w/ DCC Installed
$160.00

N GE ES44AC 'Gevo' Canadian Pacific #8759 w/ DCC Installed
N GE ES44AC "Gevo" Canadian Pacific #8759 w/ DCC Installed
$160.00
N GE ES44AC 'Gevo' Canadian National #2822 w/ DCC Installed
N GE ES44AC "Gevo" Canadian National #2822 w/ DCC Installed
$160.00
N GE ES44AC 'Gevo' Canadian Pacific #8759
N GE ES44AC "Gevo" Canadian Pacific #8759
$120.00

 

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N CB&Q EMD E5A Silver Streak Zephyr 6 Unit Set and addtional individual EMD E5A locomotives
The next big thing is here! Wrapped in a specially decorated and printed bookcase style package, the “Silver Streak Zephyr” will be a complete classic named train in a single box, containing both the E5A locomotive “Silver Bullet” (complete with prototypical skirted trucks) and the five-car consist that made up this CB&Q streamlined and corrugated train.
Also releasing this October, for modelers looking to supplement their fleet of locomotives for pulling the “California Zephyr”, Kato USA will be releasing additional individual E5 locomotives, without the distinctive skirting that would have been present when they were first built, making them appropriate for pulling later era CB&Q trains!


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EMD E5A #9909 “Silver Bullet” was built specially for service with the Silver Streak Zephyr and was fitted with Skirts on the trucks and a covered cowl to emphasize the sleek, streamlined look of the locomotive and train.

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The individual EMD E5A locomotive releases will have different printing patterns on the nose to reflect the “general use” versions of the CB&Q E5A locomotive, as well as have un-skirted trucks that reflect the locomotive’s later appearance when they would have been used to pull trains such as the California Zephyr.

The EMD E5 has a distinctive raised angular radiator grill arrangement on the roof that was specific for that locomotive.

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A special feature of the new Kato EMD E5A is that the front coupler cowling can be removed on both the skirted and un-skirted units in order to mount a Kato magnetic knuckle coupler – this allows modelers to double head these locomotives when pulling longer trains such as the California Zephyr!

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Another point of interest is that all E5’s were custom built with stainless steel corrugated sides so as to match the CB&Q’s stainless cars; a feature that gives these locomotives a noticeable shine and makes the matching Silver Streak Zephyr so elegant.
Kato USA is taking pre-orders NOW for both the 6 unit set and the two individual locomotives for a late October delivery!


Item #

Description

MSRP

Barcode #

106-090

N CB&Q EMD E5A & Silver Streak Zephyr 6 Unit Set
Includes:

  • EMD E5A #9909 “Silver Bullet”
  • Budd Baggage/RPO #1600 “Silver Sheen”
  • Budd Baggage Car #900 “Silver Light”
  • Budd Coach #4703 “Silver Gleam”
  • Budd Coach #4704 “Silver Glow”
  • Budd Observation #300 “Silver Spirit”
  • Specially printed bookcase packaging that can hold the complete 6-unit set as well as an additional 2 EMD E5A locomotives

$250

4949727056883

176-5401

N EMD E5A CB&Q "Silver Speed"

$110

4949727056906

176-5402

N EMD E5A CB&Q "Silver Pilot"

$110

4949727056913

 

Kato USA, Inc. 100 Remington Road Schaumburg, IL 60173

 

 

Kato USA, Inc. 100 Remington Road Schaumburg, IL 60173

 


N Gauge Electric Turntable - Shipping July 2014


N ES44AC
N GE ES44AC locomotives - new paint versions shipping July - September 2014


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HO Gunderson MAXI-IV Sets - BNSF Swoosh, TTX New logo, Pacer + 4 different container sets - Shipping August - October 2014


HO SD80MAC
HO EMD SD80MAC locomotives - NS and CSX Shipping October 2014

Kato's latest print ad - featuring the new EMD F2/F3 Locomotive two-packs!

Download Kato's upcoming magazine advertisement showcasing the full lineup of the new N EMD F2 locomotive two packs, all of which should be in your local hobby shop NOW!!
You can download a PDF copy of this advertisement by clicking the image to the left or by clicking the following link: CLICK HERE
Adobe Acrobat reader will be required to view this file - you can get a copy of Adobe Acrobat reader for free by clicking HERE

 

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Check out the Kato Channel to view the new products and features!!

Kato is very excited to let you know that we have our first video preview of a new analog based sound system coming to the US Market! The Analog Sound Box (working title) will be a self-contained analog sound system (no DCC or decoder installations required) which will be plug-and-play with Kato's Unitrack system. Using multiple "sound containers" customers will be able to select their preferred sound schemes and enjoy loud, clear sounds coming from their control stands with a variety of toggle-able sound features.

You can watch our video preview of this new analog sound box (first debuted at the NMRA convention in Atlanta) on our youtube channel here:

http://www.youtube.com/KatoUSAInc

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80-7682

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80-3962

 

 

 

 

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1/25 '69 Corvette® Coupe Yenko™ 2 'n 1

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80-2800

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1/35 Sd.Kfz.184 Tank Hunter Elefant

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80-3254

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80-3256

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80-3936

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80-3953

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80-7036

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