KATO ANNOUNCES NEW
And Special Christmas Pricing for
our Customers, 30% off on all Pre-Booked SD38-2 Orders Placed by
Dec 23rd 2006.
New production run of the EJ&E and DM&IR SD38-2 with
new numbers and a brand new DM&IR design with a 4000 gallon
fuel tank and 3 cylinder truck sideframe! Click here to see
|Prototype Information ?
|The EMD SD38-2 was produced from November
1972 through June 1979. Capable of generating 2000 horsepower, the
SD38-2 was essentially the same locomotive as the 4-axle GP38-2
while being built on the 6-axle SD40-2 frame. Although officially
considered a medium road-switcher, the SD38-2 is frequently
identified with its heavy duty in the steel industry. The
locomotive has also been used in both mainline and yard duty by
railroads such as the Union Pacific and Chicago & North Western
when looking for extra tractive effort.
|Model Features ?
|These models will be accurate to the
roadname/engine number with regards to the fuel tank size, truck
brake cylinders and dynamic/non-dynamic brake hatch. They will, of
course, feature the precision detail and powerful five-pole motor
with dual brass flywheels that KATO models are known for. The
models will be equipped with KATO magnetic knuckle coupler, 8-pin
DCC socket and golden-white LED headlight. These models will be
"Sound Friendly," featuring the capacity for the optional
installation by hobbyists of a 1.1" (28mm) diameter speaker in the
fuel tank for use with onboard sound unit (speaker and sound unit
available from other manufacturer). Hobbyist-install detail parts
will enhance the enjoyment of these models.
NOTE: Our March advertisement
inadvertently indicated the speaker size was 1" for this model. The
correct size appears above.
(click to zoom!)
|2-Cylinder HT-C Sideframe
|3-Cylinder HT-C Sideframe
|3200 Gallon Fuel Tank
|4000 Gallon Fuel
Speaker Opening is 1.1" (28mm)
|Roadname Information ?
- Elgin Joliet & Eastern
Joliet & Eastern promotes itself as "Chicago's Outer Belt,"
circling around Chicago to give itself a large advantage over other
carriers that must pass through congested Chicago railyards.
Because of this, it is common to see many different kinds of trains
and equipment taking the "short cut" around, not through, Chicago.
The EJ&E also regularly provides service to the many Chicago
area steel mills, particularly with their widely recognized steel
coil cars. The EJ&E interchanges with virtually every other
railroad that comes through Chicago.
- Duluth Missabe & Iron Range
Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range, with an attractive maroon and
gold "Arrowhead" scheme, is the largest and most well-known iron
ore railroad. The DM&IR hauls ore extensively out of the mines
of northern Minnesota, connecting at one time or another with CN,
BN, UP and others. When one thinks of long strings of Iron Ore or
Taconite cars, they think of DM&IR.
[December, 2006] ?
3200 Gallon Fuel Tank
3-Cylinder Truck Sideframes
|Orange /w Logo on
New locomotive design!
& Iron Range
4000 Gallon Fuel Tank
3-Cylinder Truck Sideframes
THESE MODELS ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY
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Order (866) 840-7777