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N Scale - Kato USA - 176-6107-DCC - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F40PH - Amtrak - 381

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N Scale - Kato USA - 176-6107-DCC - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F40PH - Amtrak - 381 Image Courtesy of Kato USA


Production Type Regular Production
Stock Number 176-6107-DCC
Original Retail Price $155.00
Brand Kato USA
Manufacturer Kato
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Kato Diesel Engine F40PH
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F40PH (Details)
Road or Company Name Amtrak (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 381
Paint Color(s) Silver, Black, Red, White and Blue
Print Color(s) Black
Paint Scheme Phase III
Coupler Type Kato Operating Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
DCC Readiness DC/DCC Dual Mode Decoder
Release Date 2018-03-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety F40PH
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 1958 - 1978
Scale 1/160


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Model Information: All locomotives are equipped with body mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers Locomotives feature directional Golden White LED headlights and illuminated preprinted numberboards Locomotives are equipped with shock absorber construction for smooth and prototypical motion on the track Locomotives have a powerful five pole motor with all wheel electrical pickup and blackened wheels Additional alternate snow plow piece included for tight radius operation Locomotives are DCC friendly (Compatible Decoders can be found on this page)

Prototype History:
The EMD F40PH is a four-axle 3,000 - 3,002 hp (2.2-2.2 MW) B-B diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in several variants from 1975 to 1992. Intended for use on Amtrak's short-haul passenger routes, it became the backbone of Amtrak's diesel fleet after the failure of the EMD SDP40F. The F40PH also found widespread use on commuter railroads in the United States and with Via Rail Canada. Additional F40PH variants were remanufactured from older locomotives by Morrison-Knudsen and MotivePower Industries between 1988 - 1998.

Amtrak retired its fleet of F40PHs in the mid-1990s in favor of the GE Genesis, but the locomotive remains the mainstay of Via Rail's long-distance trains and is a common sight on commuter railroads throughout the United States.

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States. Founded in 1971 through the government-sponsored consolidation of most of the remaining U.S. passenger rail companies, it is partially government-funded yet operated and managed as a for-profit corporation.

Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day on 21,300 miles (34,000 km) of track with select segments having civil operating speeds of 150 mph (240 km/h) and connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states in addition to three Canadian provinces. In fiscal year 2015, Amtrak served 30.8 million passengers and had $2.185 billion in revenue, while employing more than 20,000 people. Nearly two-thirds of passengers come from the 10 largest metropolitan areas; 83% of passengers travel on routes shorter than 400 miles. Its headquarters is at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

The name "Amtrak" is a portmanteau of the words "America" and "trak", the latter itself a sensational spelling of "track".

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
KATO U.S.A. was established in 1986, with the first U.S. locomotive model (the GP38-2, in N-Scale) released in 1987. Since that time, KATO has come to be known as one of the leading manufacturers of precision railroad products for the modeling community. KATO's parent company, Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd., is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

In addition to producing ready-to-run HO and N scale models that are universally hailed for their high level of detail, craftsmanship and operation, KATO also manufactures UNITRACK. UNITRACK is the finest rail & roadbed modular track system available to modelers today. With the track and roadbed integrated into a single piece, UNITRACK features a nickel-silver rail and a realistic-looking roadbed. Patented UNIJOINERS allow sections to be snapped together quickly and securely, time after time if necessary.

The Kato U.S.A. office and warehouse facility is located in Schaumburg, Illinois, approximately 30 miles northwest of Chicago. All research & development of new North American products is performed here, in addition to the sales and distribution of merchandise to a vast network of wholesale representatives and retail dealers. Models requiring service sent in by hobbyists are usually attended to at this location as well. The manufacturing of all KATO products is performed in Japan.

Supporters of KATO should note that there is currently no showroom or operating exhibit of models at the Schaumburg facility. Furthermore, model parts are the only merchandise sold directly to consumers. (Please view the Parts Catalog of this website for more specific information.)


Item created by: gdm on 2018-03-13 13:00:41

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