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Author Topic: Nobby's Kato test track deliberately using #4 points  (Read 7170 times)

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Re: Nobby's Kato test track deliberately using #4 points
« Reply #105 on: June 20, 2018, 11:53:22 pm »
I found the Mike Fifer video of the #4 point modification very interesting. I think even I could do that, but don't want to unless I'm absolutely certain it's necessary. I thought the comment by Fifer about possible manufacturing alterations in the point was worth noting. My thinking was that there are a lot of iterations of the point (and other Kato track) on the market - presumably. Certainly, I see a lot of identical pieces in different packaging. It wouldn't be easy, I think, to know if you've bought a recently manufactured item or one from many years ago (how long have they been around?). I've bought from a lot of individuals, mainly in Japan, as well as retail dealers. Even the dealers, though, probably have a lot of mixed date inventory. The point has been made that Kato has known about the problem for a while; perhaps they've fixed it, but we're still buying old inventory in new packaging.

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