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N Scale - Kato USA - 106-0001 - Freight Train, Diesel, North American, Transition Era - Baltimore & Ohio

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Stock Number 106-0001
Original Retail Price $149.98
Brand Kato USA
Manufacturer Kato
Body Style Kato Boxed Train Set North American Prototype
Prototype Vehicle Freight Train, Diesel, North American, Transition Era (Details)
Road or Company Name Baltimore & Ohio (Details)
Road or Reporting Number multi
Paint Color(s) multi
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 5
Multipack ID Number 106-0001
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 1995-01-01
Item Category Freight Train
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety F3 5-Unit Set
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)



Specific Item Information: The F3A ph2 and Mixed Freight starter set includes Kato USA's powerful four-axle freight locomotive and an assortment of four specially decorated mixed freight cars (two tanks cars, one hopper, and one transfer caboose), along with a complete 2'x4' Oval of Kato UNITRACK with re-railing track, and a starter guide. Everything you need to begin building an N gauge train layout at home!

Set contains:
  • N F3A ph2 Locomotive in Baltimore & Ohioe Livery;
  • N Mixed Freight Train Set containing four free-rolling, plastic wheeled freight cars
    • SCCX1105 Shell Oil tank Car
    • ADMX53692 ADM Whale Belly tank Car
    • NAHX34304 Reynolds Metal Co Covered Hopper
    • 1995 Transfer Service Caboose
Complete 4 ft x 2 ft of track (11" radius)
  • 4 K20-000 (248mm Straight Track)
  • 1 K20-020 (124mm Straight Track)
  • 1 K20-021 (124mm Road Crossing Track)
  • 1 K20-040 ( 62mm Straight Track)
  • 1 K20-041 ( 62mm Single Feeder Track)
  • 8 K20-120 (Radius 315mm Curved Track 45 Deg.)
  • 1 K24-000 (Rerailer)

Model Information: Kato boxed sets for North American Prototypes come in various shapes and sizes. These may contain complete train sets with track and power pack or may be as simple as a pair of passenger coaches. Many of the sets use "bookshelf" boxes with cardboard sleeves and carefully cut foam inserts.

Prototype History:
A freight train or goods train is a group of freight cars (US) or goods wagons (International Union of Railways) hauled by one or more locomotives on a railway, transporting cargo all or some of the way between the shipper and the intended destination as part of the logistics chain. Trains may haul bulk material, intermodal containers, general freight or specialized freight in purpose-designed cars. Rail freight practices and economics vary by country and region.

Diesel engines during the transition era were relatively primitive compared to their modern equivalents. Canada, Mexico and the United States are connected by an extensive, unified standard gauge rail network. Partially from Wikipedia

Road Name History:
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (reporting marks B&O, BO) is one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad. It came into being mostly because the city of Baltimore wanted to compete with the newly constructed Erie Canal (which served New York City) and another canal being proposed by Pennsylvania, which would have connected Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. At first this railroad was located entirely in the state of Maryland with an original line from the port of Baltimore west to Sandy Hook. At this point to continue westward, it had to cross into Virginia (now West Virginia) over the Potomac River, adjacent to the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. From there it passed through Virginia from Harpers Ferry to a point just west of the junction of Patterson Creek and the North Branch Potomac River where it crossed back into Maryland to reach Cumberland. From there it was extended to the Ohio River at Wheeling and a few years later also to Parkersburg, West Virginia.

It is now part of the CSX Transportation (CSX) network, and includes the oldest operational railroad bridge in the USA. The B&O also included the Leiper Railroad, the first permanent horse-drawn railroad in the U.S. In later years, B&O advertising carried the motto: "Linking 13 Great States with the Nation." Part of the B&O Railroad's immortality has come from being one of the four featured railroads on the U.S. version of the board game Monopoly, but it is the only railroad on the board which did not serve Atlantic City, New Jersey, directly.

When CSX established the B&O Railroad Museum as a separate entity from the corporation, some of the former B&O Mount Clare Shops in Baltimore, including the Mt. Clare roundhouse, were donated to the museum while the rest of the property was sold. The B&O Warehouse at the Camden Yards rail junction in Baltimore now dominates the view over the right-field wall at the Baltimore Orioles' current home, Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

At the end of 1970 B&O operated 5552 miles of road and 10449 miles of track, not including the Staten Island Rapid Transit (SIRT) or the Reading and its subsidiaries.

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 2018-01-10 19:28:55

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