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N Scale - Kato - 23-104 - Railroad Plaftorm - Painted/Unlettered - 200mm (7 7/8")

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N Scale - Kato - 23-104 - Railroad Plaftorm - Painted/Unlettered - 200mm (7 7/8") Image courtesy of Kato Precision Railroad Models

Brand Kato
Stock Number 23-104
Original Retail Price $4.80
Manufacturer Kato
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Kato Structure Railroad Platform
Prototype Description Railroad Plaftorm
Road or Company Name Painted/Unlettered (Details)
Reporting Marks Island Platform End #3
Road or Reporting Number 200mm (7 7/8")
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Easy-Build
Item Category Structures
Model Type Buildings
Model Subtype Railroad
Model Variety Platform

Road Name History:
Some items are designed to have their owner add whatever company marking they choose, usually in the form of decals or dry-transfers. These items are painted in a generic prototypical fashion but with all company affiliation deliberately left off.

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 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.

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 of special models for the European market is handled for some of them by their partner, Lemke, whereas the general distribution of Kato products in Europe is handled by NOCH; both companies are located in Germany.
As a result, some Kato European models are sold as Kato Lemke and others as Kato (alone).

Item created by: Alain LM on 2018-03-06 09:45:21. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-03-06 09:52:36

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