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N Scale - Kato USA - 106-6169 - Container Car, Articulated Well, Maxi-IV - AOK Freight - 55353

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N Scale - Kato USA - 106-6169 - Container Car, Articulated Well, Maxi-IV - AOK Freight - 55353 Image Courtesy of Kato USA
CSX Intermodal Containers


Brand Kato USA
Stock Number 106-6169
Original Retail Price $110.00
Manufacturer Kato
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Kato Container Car Well MAXI-IV
Prototype Container Car, Articulated Well, Maxi-IV (Details)
Road or Company Name AOK Freight (Details)
Reporting Marks AOK
Road or Reporting Number 55353
Additional Markings/Slogan How Tomorrow Moves
Paint Color(s) Brown
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Kato Operating Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Container Car
Model Subtype Articulated Well
Model Variety MAXI-IV
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Scale 1/160



Model Information: The powerful appearance of this articulated car will be achieved using a metal injection-molded frame, enhanced by the extensive detail of piping and patterned running boards. Like the prototype, the model will feature two different sized wheels! The two end trucks will have 33” scale wheels while the two middle trucks will have 38” scale wheels. (This is done on the prototype for weight bearing reasons, with the greater weight of the load being borne by the wheels of the mid-car trucks than by the wheels of the trucks on each end.)
  • Provides stable operation with or without container loads due to Kato’s new innovative heavier material steel compound plastic used for the construction of the well car.
  • Each container has a magnet and a metal plate to hold it securely to the well car bottom or to the top of the lower Kato container.
  • Shock absorber construction provides smooth and stable operation, with or without the container loads.
  • The KATO Kinematic trucks will maintain the prototypical appearance on straight track while delivering smooth operation on curved track.
  • Each 3-well MAXI-IV set includes six removable 53-foot containers, all of which are interchangeable with our other container sets or MAXI-I Well Cars (when loaded in the top position, just like the prototype).
  • Our packaging is designed for the separated storage of the articulated unit, providing ease and security when not in use.

Prototype History:
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 53-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!

Road Name History:
Choose Aok Freight to be your single source for all of your shipping needs and we'll take care of all the work for you. We offer the balance of budget-friendly prices, seasoned account managers, trusted carrier options, and leading technology. With more than 20 years of success and experience in the freight industry, we understand each customer's freight requirements. We know the importance of providing competitive rates and dependable service. We are thankful for every opportunity we have to work with you and take pride in building those relationships with our customers. We provide Truckload, LTL and Intermodal freight services for all industries.

Do not confuse AOK freight with the Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad.

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 2018-01-23 10:21:35. Last edited by scottakoltz on 2020-05-20 12:36:57

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