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N Scale - Kato USA - 106-085 - Tender, Steam - Union Pacific - 2-Pack

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Stock Number 106-085
Original Retail Price $79.00
Brand Kato USA
Manufacturer Kato
Body Style Kato Steam Engine FEF-3
Prototype Vehicle Tender, Steam (Details)
Road or Company Name Union Pacific (Details)
Reporting Marks UP
Road or Reporting Number 2-Pack
Paint Color(s) Yellow and Gray
Release Date 2015-12-01
Item Category Tender
Model Type Steam
Model Subtype Oil
Model Variety FEF-3
Prototype Region Global
Prototype Era All Eras
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Road Numbers: 814 and 809. UPP 814 and 809, better known as “Joe Jordan” and “Jim Adams” are a pair of unique, re-built Tenders which serve as water carriers for Union Pacific’s Steam Locomotives such as the FEF-3 #844. These heavily modified cars have seen service as both Steam and Gas Turbine Electric fuel tenders before finally settling into their current forms as part of UP's steam heritage fleet, where they are a necessary addition to any excursion outing to keep the thirsty steamers moving.

Model Information: This engine was released in 2014, and Kobo DCC-Installed versions were added in 2015. A 'Freight' version was added in 2016.

This engine has amazing detail and looks fantastic. It was released in conjunction with Kato's Union Pacific Excursion Train Passenger sets. This is a very solid model with a split frame, a coreless motor and dual flywheels. It runs smoothly and quietly and can easily pull a 30 car passenger consist.
The stock model has no front coupler, but a replacement pilot with a dummy coupler is included with the model.

DCC Information: The DCC upgrade is easy with drop-in decoder design.
The chassis accepts the following plug-in decoders:
- Digitrax DN163K4A: 1.25 Amp N Scale Board Replacement Decoder for Kato N Scale Glacier Express and 4-8-4 FEF Steam Locomotive.
- Digitrax SDXN146K4: Sound decoder for Kato N Scale 4-8-4 FEF and similar Locomotives.
- TCS K6D4: 4 Function Drop-In for Kato FEF.

Prototype History:
A tender or coal-car is a special rail vehicle hauled by a steam locomotive containing its fuel (wood, coal, or oil) and water. Steam locomotives consume large quantities of water compared to the quantity of fuel, so their tenders are necessary to keep them running over long distances. A locomotive that pulls a tender is called a tender locomotive. Locomotives that do not have tenders and carry all their fuel and water on board the locomotive (itself) instead are called tank locomotives.

Road Name History:
The Union Pacific Railroad (reporting mark UP) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Union Pacific Railroad network is the largest in the United States and employs 42,600 people. It is also one of the world's largest transportation companies.

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP); both are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the years Union Pacific Corporation has grown by acquiring other railroads, notably the Missouri Pacific, Chicago & North Western, Western Pacific, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, and the Southern Pacific (including the Denver & Rio Grande Western).

Union Pacific Corporation's main competitor is the BNSF Railway, the nation's second largest freight railroad, which also primarily services the Continental U.S. west of the Mississippi River. Together, the two railroads have a duopoly on all transcontinental freight rail lines in the U.S.

Read more on Wikipedia and on Union Pacific official website.

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 2016-02-02 11:07:00. Last edited by gdm on 2021-05-27 19:49:27

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