October 2023 news from Train Trax UK - your KATO ๐Ÿš… update.

Just two things to say in this email, but both are very exciting!

1. KatoUSA annoucements:

Coming next spring are new numbers for the EMD AC4400CW in N scale. Thrun will feature new road numbers in Canadian Pacific, CSX, BNSF and Union Pacific. All new will be a 'Kansa City Southern de Mexico' (KCS) scheme in grey and yellow. Each model will be released in DC, DCC, and DCC+ Sound versions. Analog versions are set to release in Spring 2024 with DCC and Sound Versions releasing in Summer 2024.

We're also getting New Aluminium Autorack 4-Car Sets, in Canadian Pacific and 'CN' versions. Each set features 4 new road numbers with the same KatoUSA quality and detail. Arriving March(ish) 2024.

It's been a while since we've seen either of these items produced, so both are very welcome.

2. KATO Japan announcements.

Over 40 new or re-run items were announced by KATO Japan at the end of last month (I never know what's coming before it's on their website). It's taken a few days to get it all ready to pre-order.

There's plenty of wagons and buildings, which will be really useful, as well as the trains: E261 series, Hankyu 9300 series , Eidan Subway type 500, E657, E259 and Kiha 85 series.

Although they were announced from Japan, there's also sound cards for Big Boy and 'North American Train Travel' - which apparently includes the sound of a toilet flush.

There was another train announcement from Japan too, but I'm waiting for the official UK hat to be raised before I can tell you more.

Place your pre-orders now.

Why  pre-order? Only a limited quantity of each KATO release makes it to the UK. Recently there have been instances where locomotive releases have completely sold out before arrival. A pre-order guarantees that the item is yours, but there is no need for you to make payment until the items are in the UK.

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Best wishes

Ian Miller on behalf of

Train Trax UK

PS. One more thing to add today: There's a new face in HQ a few times a week, Peter will be helping out with various tasks during the next few busier months, so you may speak to him on the phone or get emails from him.


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