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N Scale - Kato - 23-417 - Set of small structures - Commercial Structures


Brand Kato
Stock Number 23-417
Original Retail Price 3348¥
Manufacturer Kato
Body Style Kato Structures
Road or Company Name Commercial Structures (Details)
Reporting Marks DioTown Suburban Station Area Set (In-front-of-station Facility Set)
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Easy-Build
Release Date 2005-04-15
Item Category Structures
Model Type Buildings
Model Subtype Commercial
Model Variety Japanese prototype
Prototype Set of small structures
Region Universal
Era/Epoch All Eras


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Specific Item Information: This is a set of smaller structures that might be found outside a train station in Japan.

Road/Company Information:
Commercial structures are any buildings or other man-made structures whose principal purpose is trade. These can be high-rise officer towers, gas stations or fruit stands. Any structure where end-user customers come to buy things from sellers of that product or service are consider commercial structures.

This group will therefore include quite large as well as quite small buildings. Models of these buildings might be kits or pre-assembled. They might be painted or undecorated. They might come with a host of accessories and figures or they might be fairly Spartan.

Brand/Importer Information:
Kato Precision Railroad Models (関水金属株式会社 Sekisui Kinzoku Kabushikigaisha) is a Japanese manufacturer of model railroad equipment in N and HO scales. The Tokyo-based company manufactures models based on Japanese prototypes (such as the Shinkansen bullet train) for the Japanese market, North American prototypes for the North American market and European high-speed trains for European market.

The design and distribution of models for the North American market are handled by their U.S. subsidiary, Kato USA, located in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The design and distribution of models for the European market are handled by their partner, Lemke, located in Germany
The Kato (pronounced kah-toe) model railroad companies were founded by Yuji Kato, father of current president Hiroshi Kato, of the parent company Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd.


Item created by: nscalestation on 2017-10-06 11:38:37

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