N scale engine roster
#1
Hi all

I thought i would start an N scale roster for my locos with a couple of pics all are fitted with DCC unless indicated.

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Kato SD80 MAC
Digitrax
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Kato SD 40-2
TCS M1
More pics to follow when i have time
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#2
Very nice looking roster..

I like those SD80MAC..They look like brute force.
Larry
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#3
Those Kato SD's are amazing units. I just got mine yesterday and can't believe how smooth they are, the detail is phenomenal too!

I'm really excited to get my MRC sound decoder for it!

Seeing these units in operation ALMOST makes me wanna go modern... Then only reason why I bought one was because its' the only CN unit Kato currently makes, and I need some reliable CN power.
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#4
Hi Larry/Luke,

Yes the SD's are beautiful locos i do like the Norfolk paint scheme all power looking ......... the SD 80 MAC runs like a dream a favorite on the coal trains to the mine for sure.

Luke shame you cant get bodies in CN to fit Kato chassis as the are the #1 Nscale runners Big Grin
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upnick Wrote:Luke shame you cant get bodies in CN to fit Kato chassis as the are the #1 Nscale runners Big Grin

the one thing I thought about doing is that there are a lot of Kato N F7's in CP/CN on Nscalesupply.com, but its not cost effective to purchase a DC only chassis just for the body so I can trasnplant it onto a newer DCC body... that and nscalesupply.com and I are not on good terms due to some bad transactions.

I wonder if a Model Power F body could fit on a Kato?

But the intermountain F's are fantastic runners too! Almost kato like.
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#6
Interesting you mention nscalesupply...I've bought several items from them and was ok with the service...that's "ok" - not "pleased". But I go their website everyday for up-to-date Nscale news and new items. (But I need to apologize for almost hijacking the thread from where it started.)

Nice 80MAC and SD unit! I really like those Kato 80's and SD40-2's. They run so smoothly. I had a slight problem with my rear truck on the SD unit...turns out it wasn't even getting power. I fiddled with it a bit and found the conductive metal strip wasn't making the best contact. (I discovered the problem when I tried to clean the wheel sets. When I took the front trucks off the tracks to clean them, the power wasn't going through the rear set of trucks at all. When I put the front trucks back on the rails and elevated the rear trucks for cleaning, they turned fine.) Do yourself a favor if you already haven't...download the disassembly instructions for the Kato SD40 unit from their website. You really got to do some pulling to remove the shell correctly and the instructions tell you just where to hold onto and how hard to pull.
Mark

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#7
Been busy with the camera this afternoon on some of the Kato locos ........

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SD90/43MAC TCS M1

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C44 -9W DIGITRAX fitted with working ditch lights

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C44-9W needs renumbering Digitrax

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AC 4400 Digitrax

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SD45 Digitrax

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SD 45 Zimo

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SD45 Zimo

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SD 45 Zimo

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SD40 W/Speed lettering Zimo

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SD40 TCS M1

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NW2 fiddly decoder install but its well worth the sweet runner that results Digitrax

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C44 - 9W TCS M1

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C44 -9W Lenz

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C44 -9W Lenz

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C44 - 9W Lenz

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AC 4400 MRC sound decoder fitted in needs renumbering.
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#8
SWEET Nick!! You got alot of nice locos in your N roster!!!! Thumbsup Thumbsup Thumbsup

Are you going to patch those SP locos?
Josh Mader

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#9
Thanks Josh,

I might patch some of the SD 45 SP's Icon_lol
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#10
those are some nice looking diesels you got there!
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#11
Very nice collection of big time power! Thumbsup
Ralph

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#12
Nice roster Thumbsup Thumbsup
Jim

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#13
All great looking diesels! (Good pictures too by the way.)
Mark

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#14
That is a fun looking roster, can cover everything from switching to locals to long mainline running. Nice stuff! Thumbsup
Scott
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#15
Hi Gys,
Many thanks for the comments Thumbsup Big Grin i can do most operations with the roster ..... will photo passenger locos soon hopefully.
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