A British domestic train from Kato? 800 series available from May 2021

Started by woodbury22uk, February 09, 2019, 10:39:55 AM

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Michael Shillabeer

Quote from: Bob G on October 02, 2023, 05:48:14 PMSure this will sell like hot cakes.

Bob

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Paddington has been a favourite of mine since the first book I borrowed, at the age of five, from Wimborne Library was "A Bear called Paddington" so I hope to get this model :)

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Mike

Bob G

I did edit my post probably the same time as you posted! Same reason!

njee20

I saw something that they're doing a 9-car in LNER, but only the additional 'novelty' GWR Paddington one. I confess I didn't read too closely as I'm not worried, but if so  that seems a shame.

Kris

Quote from: njee20 on October 02, 2023, 06:39:09 PMI saw something that they're doing a 9-car in LNER, but only the additional 'novelty' GWR Paddington one. I confess I didn't read too closely as I'm not worried, but if so  that seems a shame.

There is nothing currently on the Kato website about a 9 coach LNER version, however as Mr Kato mentioned a 9 coach version is coming I would be surprised not to see it in LNER and GWR livery.
The timing for the Paddington one is likely to be linked to the release of a new film.

Kaput


woodbury22uk

Gaugemaster has now officially announced the GWR Paddington Bear version. There is a DCC sound version, as well as DCC fitted and plain old DC. There is also a DC trainset including an oval of track and DC controller.

https://www.gaugemasterretail.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=paddington+bear
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Kris


woodbury22uk

Quote from: Kris on October 18, 2023, 09:07:45 PMI wonder who will be providing the DCC sound decoders?

Might still be unique to Kato if they keep their own interface in the power cars.
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njee20

Hard to imagine them retooling anything. Who did the sound projects for the ones you can get presently? YouChoos?

woodbury22uk

Quote from: njee20 on October 18, 2023, 09:55:54 PMHard to imagine them retooling anything. Who did the sound projects for the ones you can get presently? YouChoos?

But they will need to cater for the speaker somehow. Sounds like a bit of a departure for a Kato multiple unit.
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Graham

I thought the same thing when I read the release, my thoughts were Gaugemaster may be adding them as the distributor.

njee20

Quote from: woodbury22uk on October 18, 2023, 10:00:01 PM
Quote from: njee20 on October 18, 2023, 09:55:54 PMHard to imagine them retooling anything. Who did the sound projects for the ones you can get presently? YouChoos?

But they will need to cater for the speaker somehow. Sounds like a bit of a departure for a Kato multiple unit.

Very true. I'm sure it'll be UK based installations. I just can't see Kato Japan doing that.

Kaput

Most USA outline sound fitted Kato models are fitted by KatoUSA in the states and not at the factory although I think the Big Boy is an exception to this.

Chances are quite high someone in the UK will be doing the fitting. Sound for the 800 is available from all the usual suppliers on both Zimo and ESU sound decoders so it could literally be contracted out to any of them.

It is a valid question of where they'll put the speaker, there is space at the end of the powered coach at least but I'm not sure it would be 100% hidden.


I wonder if they'll use the Kato specific decoders (ESU and Zimo both do a version of the Kato EM13) or if they'll just hardwire a standard sound decoder in. I imagine the driving cars will just be the standard Kato FL12 lighting decoders.

model-railway-magic

Info I have is that the fitted sets will have a Kato (EM13) traction decoder, and a Zimo sound decoder.

Railwaygun

Quote from: Kris on October 02, 2023, 08:48:20 PM
Quote from: njee20 on October 02, 2023, 06:39:09 PMI saw something that they're doing a 9-car in LNER, but only the additional 'novelty' GWR Paddington one. I confess I didn't read too closely as I'm not worried, but if so  that seems a shame.

There is nothing currently on the Kato website about a 9 coach LNER version, however as Mr Kato mentioned a 9 coach version is coming I would be surprised not to see it in LNER and GWR livery.
The timing for the Paddington one is likely to be linked to the release of a new film.

GWR Paddington is a 5 car set
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