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Specific Item Information: 2008-2010: January 2010, SNCF Fret Benelux, ITL Benelux and Veolia Cargo Nederland merged together. The new name of the company is CapTrain.
Body Style Information: Kato first released this EMD Class 66 in 2006 . Kato modeled Class 66 as they can be found with several operators on continental Europe. This is a true 1:160 scale model, as opposed to British models of Class 66 such as Dapol that are scaled 1:144:
Dapol on Top, Kato below
The front Rapido coupler can be replaced by a dummy coupler (supplied) for more realistic appearance of front end.
Up to production year 2008 (ref. 10818) all models shipped without traction tires. From 2009 on (ref. 10819), models were equipped with 2 traction tires (with exception of model ref. 10821/66033).
DCC Information: Accepts NEM 651 / NMRA 6-pin decoders.
An example of installation of a 6-pin decoder can be seen in Digitrax DZ126IN instruction manual.
Prototype Information: The Class 66 is a type of six-axle diesel electric freight locomotive developed in part from the Class 59, for use on the railways of the UK. Since its introduction the class has been successful and has been sold to British and other European railway companies. In Continental Europe it is marketed as the EMD Series 66 (JT42CWR).
Read more on Wikipedia: British Class 66 and EMD Class 66.
SNCF employs more than 180,000 people in 120 countries around the globe. The railway network consists of about 32,000 km (20,000 mi) of route, of which 1,800 km (1,100 mi) are high-speed lines and 14,500 km (9,000 mi) electrified. About 14,000 trains are operated daily. The company has its headquarters in Saint Denis (93200), near Paris, 2 place aux Etoiles.
In 2010 SNCF was ranked 22nd in France and 214th globally on the Fortune Global 500 list.
It is the main business of the SNCF group, which in 2014 employed 245,763 people and had 27.2 billion € of sales in 120 countries. The chairman of the SNCF group is Guillaume Pepy.
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: Alain LM on 2017-01-29 17:14:06. Last edited by Alain LM on 2017-01-29 17:36:46
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