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N Scale - Kato USA - 176-5403 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD E5 - Burlington Route - 9911A

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Stock Number 176-5403
Original Retail Price $110.00
Brand Kato USA
Manufacturer Kato
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Kato Diesel Engine E-5 (A+B)
Prototype Vehicle Locomotive, Diesel, EMD E5 (Details)
Road or Company Name Burlington Route (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 9911A
Paint Color(s) Silver
Paint Scheme Silver Streak
Additional Markings/Slogan Silver Pilot
Coupler Type Kato Operating Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack ID Number 106-090
DCC Readiness Ready
Announcement Date 2017-06-01
Release Date 2017-08-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety E5A
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Years Produced 1940–1941
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: Red Band (Illinois Railway Museum Version) . Individual EMD E5A locomotive releases have a variety of different printing patterns on the nose to reflect the “general use” versions of the CB&Q E5A locomotive, as well as have un-skirted trucks that reflect the locomotive’s later appearance when they would have been used to pull trains such as the California Zephyr.

Model Information: Kato introduced these models in 2012. They use the same chassis/mechanism as the Kato E8 released in 2008. They are available with two different styles of truck (skirted or non-skirted). The headlight is yellow/orange rather than white.

These models are absolutely state of the art - DCC-Ready metal chassis, 5-pole motor, dual flywheels, all-wheel drive and pickup, low-friction current collection, directional LED lighting, low-profile / blackened wheels, etc. Except for the lightboard, "A" and "B" units share an identical chassis/mechanism.

DCC Information: These models are fully DCC ready. As of the 2017 releases, DCC factory-equipped version are proposed: non-sound DCC equipped with TCS K0D8-E (suffixed -DCC) and Sound-DCC equipped with ESU Loksound (suffixed -LS).
Accepts the following plug-in decoders (non-sound):
- Digitrax DN163K0E: 1.5 Amp DN163K0E Board Replacement Decoder for N-Scale Kato E5.
- TCS K0D8-E: BEMF decoder designed to fit Kato N scale EMD E5.
- NCE N12K0e: Plug and Play decoder for Kato N scale EMD E5.

Prototype History:
The EMD E5 is a 2,000-horsepower (1,500 kW), A1A-A1A passenger train-hauling diesel locomotive manufactured by Electro-Motive Corporation, and its corporate successor, General Motors' Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of La Grange, Illinois, and produced exclusively for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (“The Burlington Route”), and its subsidiaries, during 1940 and 1941. The E5 was distinguished from the otherwise very similar E3, E4 and E6 by being clad in polished stainless steel to match the Burlington's Zephyr trains. Like those other models, the E5 had a sloping “slant nose” and it was equipped with two headlights — a regular stationary headlight above a gyrating "Mars" signal light. The E5 was the sixth model in a long line of passenger diesels of similar design known as EMD E-units. A total of 11 A Cab units and 5 B booster units have been produced.

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (reporting mark CBQ) was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. Commonly referred to as the Burlington or as the Q, the Burlington Route served a large area, including extensive trackage in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and also in New Mexico and Texas through subsidiaries Colorado and Southern Railway, Fort Worth and Denver Railway, and Burlington-Rock Island Railroad.[citation needed] Its primary connections included Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Kansas City and Denver. Because of this extensive trackage in the midwest and mountain states, the railroad used the advertising slogans "Everywhere West", "Way of the Zephyrs", and "The Way West". It merged into Burlington Northern in 1970.

In 1967, it reported 19,565 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and 723 million passenger miles; corresponding totals for C&S were 1,100 and 10 and for FW&D were 1,466 and 13. At the end of the year CB&Q operated 8,538 route-miles, C&S operated 708 and FW&D operated 1362. (These totals may or may not include the former Burlington-Rock Island Railroad.)

Information sourced from Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
KATO U.S.A. was established in 1986, with the first U.S. locomotive model (the GP38-2, in N-Scale) released in 1987. Since that time, KATO has come to be known as one of the leading manufacturers of precision railroad products for the modeling community. KATO's parent company, Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd., is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

In addition to producing ready-to-run HO and N scale models that are universally hailed for their high level of detail, craftsmanship and operation, KATO also manufactures UNITRACK. UNITRACK is the finest rail & roadbed modular track system available to modelers today. With the track and roadbed integrated into a single piece, UNITRACK features a nickel-silver rail and a realistic-looking roadbed. Patented UNIJOINERS allow sections to be snapped together quickly and securely, time after time if necessary.

The Kato U.S.A. office and warehouse facility is located in Schaumburg, Illinois, approximately 30 miles northwest of Chicago. All research & development of new North American products is performed here, in addition to the sales and distribution of merchandise to a vast network of wholesale representatives and retail dealers. Models requiring service sent in by hobbyists are usually attended to at this location as well. The manufacturing of all KATO products is performed in Japan.

Supporters of KATO should note that there is currently no showroom or operating exhibit of models at the Schaumburg facility. Furthermore, model parts are the only merchandise sold directly to consumers. (Please view the Parts Catalog of this website for more specific information.)

Item created by: gdm on 2017-06-14 17:15:13. Last edited by gdm on 2017-08-08 08:57:39

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