New Kato BN midproduction SD40-2

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by CRed, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. CRed

    CRed Member

    I posted this in the BNSF thread,but I thought more people would like to see it,so here's a couple pictures of one of my new Kato mid-production BN SD40-2....



    Great looking engines with working/alternating ditch lights.Best of all?They're preassembled which is a godsend for me.

  2. Kanawha

    Kanawha Member

    Yeah, those cheap plastic parts on older kato engines were terrible.
  3. CRed

    CRed Member

    Yep,and it's strange because even Athearn RTR engines have metal grab irons and brass horns.Not trying to bash Kato,but for what you pay for them they should have more metal details.

    I have an Kato SD70MAC BN and when I looked at all the details and how delicate they are,I just said forget so I'm selling it.A few of the grab irons were already broke when I opened it even.

    I'm happy with this model though,just a really nice engine.I'm probably going to get the CN model also.

  4. myltlpny

    myltlpny Member

    That's a nice looking engine. I have to say the latest offerings by the major manufacturers have some astounding detail. Between the Proto 2000 loco's I have and an Atlas Dash 8-bw I just bought, I'd have to say they rival some brass locomotives I've seen, particularly the Atlas loco.
  5. CRed

    CRed Member

    Really,there's very little reason to even buy brass anymore to be honest.Unless of course something you want isn't produced in plastic,like a DM&IR Yellowstone for example:mrgreen:.

    I have engines built by T55,Kato,Atlas and BLI and they're all great looking engines:thumb:.


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