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N Scale - Kato Lemke - 10-910 - Thalys 10-Unit Set - Paris Bruxelles Koln Amsterdam - 4344

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N Scale - Kato Lemke - 10-910 - Thalys 10-Unit Set - Paris Bruxelles Koln Amsterdam - 4344

N Scale - Kato Lemke - 10-910 - Thalys 10-Unit Set - Paris Bruxelles Koln Amsterdam - 4344

Stock Number 10-910
Brand Kato Lemke
Manufacturer Kato
Body Style Kato Passenger Train TGV
Prototype Description Thalys 10-Unit Set
Road or Company Name Paris Bruxelles Koln Amsterdam (Details)
Reporting Marks PBKA
Road or Reporting Number 4344
Paint Color(s) Red and White
Paint Scheme Thalys
Coupler Type Other
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 10
Multipack ID Number 10-910
DCC Readiness Friendly
Announcement Date 2004-03-01
Release Date 2005-08-01
Item Category Passenger Trains
Model Type Electric
Model Subtype TGV
Model Variety Thalys

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Model Information: Kato Introduced it first TGV model in 1983, the 10-091 6-Unit set.

The box sets consist of either a push-pull engine pair with transition coaches and standard coaches and the "add-on" sets consist of standard coaches only. With the push-pull sets, typically one engine is powered and one is a dummy. Coupler types vary from set to set and some sets even carry different couplers for different parts of the train. Newer sets have removable noses for prototypically accurate "double" trains. All the sets contain movable pantographs but none are operating in the sense they cannot draw power to the engine from catenary wires.

The Kato model has evolved over the years. The early engines were typical of 90's vintage kato mechanisms and run smoothly and quietly. They can be converted to DCC but only with shell and decoder modifications. The LED's in particular can be a challenge to wire properly. Later engines sport Kato's "shock-absorber" design for even quieter operation and support full DCC readiness through a NEM 651 6-pin decoder socket.

Brand/Importer Information:
Wolfgang Lemke GmbH from Haan, Germany, is an importer and also a manufacturer of model articles, especially for model railways in N and H0 scales.

Since 1990, Lemke has been the general importer for Kato's products in Germany and Europe. Not only American and Japanese models were imported, but also models for the German and European market were produced under the name 'Kato Lemke'.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-06-12 03:46:35. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-01-14 13:25:51

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