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    Kato to manufacturer the Canadian Pacific SD70ACU in red and both Maroon Heritage paint jobs.
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    Easier Signal System for double track going both ways on the same track.

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    A Canadian Pacific wide vision van / caboose!
    Yellow pac man, M.O.W. white and M.O.W. black.

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    Looking at all the specialty road name requests, perhaps Kato should issue a line of cars and engines in primer gray. Then, separately, they could sell decal sets of a hundred different road names in various styles. It would be cheaper than issuing all those as finished models.
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    Kato SD40-2 in roadname Norfolk Southern. Now that would be nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by allmodernkatogottohaveit View Post
    Kato SD40-2 in roadname Norfolk Southern. Now that would be nice
    What he said hahah

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    quality but less costly locos yee this is #1

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    A reasonably priced N scale mine shovel, 60-70's era.

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    Sorry, double post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Nothing made in a Chinese factory any longer: https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/roger...nancing-china/
    Paul, I read every word of your link. I know some of it but not others so it was a very good read. I think everyone should read it. It's an eye opener to say the least. But alas, Wall St. only cares about profits and the bottom line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    Paul, I read every word of your link. I know some of it but not others so it was a very good read. I think everyone should read it. It's an eye opener to say the least. But alas, Wall St. only cares about profits and the bottom line.
    But I think the author addresses the effective antidote to that.

    It's chilling to think of what trade with China is doing. We're stupid if we don't stop. One boxcar could be paying for one bullet.

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    Perhaps this thread could swing back to its intended topic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Perhaps this thread could swing back to its intended topic? https://www.nscale.net/forums/mysmil...milie_2523.gif
    Oh, I think it's well within context. Maybe we need to quit worrying about what we hope will be the latest made-in-China toy and start looking at a bigger picture. There is, after all, a world outside our layout rooms.

    But I'm all for speculation on future offerings of Kato or other vendors that do business entirely in the free world. Those companies are where my hobby dollars are going in the future.

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    Small to large Steamers of any era by Kato for the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtanker View Post
    A reasonably priced N scale mine shovel, 60-70's era.

    Rick
    Be kinda tough to dig stuff with, right? I mean, just considering the size of the handle alone. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    Small to large Steamers of any era by Kato for the US.
    I wonder if Kato could find interest for a 2-6-2, or even the first N scale 4-8-0. N&W and GN had 4-8-0s, not sure who else, but that would be cool. An early 2-8-8-0 Mallet would be nice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    An early 2-8-8-0 Mallet would be nice too.
    That wouldn't be nice ... ... ... It would be mandatory - Bull Moose baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    I wonder if Kato could find interest for a 2-6-2, or even the first N scale 4-8-0.
    Earlier this year I spoke with someone from Kato re their US Steamer roster. The end result was a simple "we have no plans to expand our steam engine roster at this time". Hopefully if we N Scalers keep "hounding Kato, maybe they will give in ....
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    Ill add another one to the pile.

    Intermountain. Run what you said you were going to make, maybe a little more communication about where you are at with production etc?
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