Dear N Scalers: Kato has some new information:
Latest news from Kato!
Gunderson MAXI-IV Well Cars
- N scale BNSF Maxi-IV reissue with new road number!
In the next few days Pacific Western Rail will be recieving a reissue of Kato's BNSF MAXI-IV cars (106-6111-run2), with a brand new road number! Please note Kato uses the same part number so we have added the"-run2" to the end of the SKU number so that we can insure we send you the correct part and road number. Be sure to use it when ordering.
About the BNSF MAXI-IV Well Cars:
The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad first took delivery of the MAXI-IV railcar in 2000. Ongoing deliveries of this car since that time have put thousands of these cars on the BNSF roster... these cars can now be seen on virtually any mainline railroad from coast to coast.
The MAXI-IVs feature a mix of metal alloy and plastic molding to give the cars both weight and detail.
Like the prototypical cars, the MAXI-IVs have two different sized wheels, used on the prototype to maximize weight distribution and support.
The Kato MAXI-IV well cars are exquisitely detailed, down to the brake wheels and piping, as seen here on the end of the B unit.
Intermodal container service is one of the most popular types of freight service on rails today. The Maxi-IV car is the mainstay of the U.S. domestic double-stack car fleet. Providing an optimum balance between tare weight and capacity, the Gunderson MAXI-IV is a 3-unit articulated double-stack car that can handle containers from 20-foot to 53-foot long in the well and containers 40-foot to 57-foot in the top, or double-stacked, position. As of a result of its versatility and sturdy construction, the MAXI-IV is now the mainstay of the U.S. domestic double-stack fleet. The popularity of this car on North American rails is underscored by its popularity with model railroaders today!
About the TTX MAXI-IV Well Cars:
TTX leasing (originally known as the Train Trailer Company) is owned by many major railroads and hires out its cars for use all across North America. TTX has over 210,000 rail cars in service, 92-94% of which are in use on any given day, making this MAXI-IV unit a common sight on any railroad.
M1 Tracksets now available
Kato a hot new item for N Scalers - An N scale Starter set with track, power pack, locomotive, and cars; everything you need to create a fully functioning layout around the Christmas tree! Or a new M1 Starter set with the Track and the Kato Power Pack.
Also available for the first time in America are the Kato Unitrack Variation sets, which give you an all-in-one-box means of expanding your layouts with passing sidings, viaducts, switching yards, and more! The Starter Set and Variation sets 1, 2 and 3 are available now (with more coming in the future), so keep an eye out for these hot items during these cold months!
Also note that along with these sets, we have new shipments of phase III and IV P42s, Superliner sets, and Material Handling car sets! These will be a perfect accompaniment to your new Superliner set!
Call Pacific Western Rail To Order (866) 840-7777