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Model 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.
In Continental Europe it is marketed as the EMD Series 66 (JT42CWR).
Over four hundred and forty BR Class 66s have been produced since 1998, in various sub-classes for UK operators:
- Class 66/0 - EWS Ordered the inital two hundred and fifty Co-Co Diesel Freight Locomotives
- Class 66/3 - In 2008 a further five Class 66s were delivered for freight operator Fastline
- Class 66/4 - In 2002 DRS freight operator ordered ten Class 66s, further Class 66s were ordered later
- Class 66/5 - Freight operator Freightliner has order nearly one hundred Class 66s in small batches
- Class 66/6 - A small group off Class 66/5s were re-geared to cope with heavy aggregate trains
- Class 66/7 - GBRf freight operator has ordered many Class 66 since the original lease of thirty two in 2008, further orders have included low-emission types
- Class 66/8 - The initial five Class 66/8s were previously Advenza Freight (Cotswold Rail) locomotives now running for Colas Rail. Colas Rail has also taken over a number of ex-Freightliner Class 66s.
- Class 66/9s - A lower emission variant ordered by Freightliner.
Road Name History:
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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 2017-02-01 04:49:10. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-09-09 05:57:33
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