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N Scale - Kato USA - 106-2018-KB - Operation North Pole - Operation North Pole - 2018 Version

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N Scale - Kato USA - 106-2018-KB - Operation North Pole - Operation North Pole - 2018 Version Image Courtesy of Kato USA


N Scale - Kato USA - 106-2018-KB - Operation North Pole - Operation North Pole - 2018 Version


Brand Kato USA
Stock Number 106-2018-KB
Original Retail Price $410.00
Manufacturer Kato
Production Type Special Run
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Kato Boxed Train Set North American Prototype
Prototype Description Operation North Pole
Road or Company Name Operation North Pole (Details)
Reporting Marks ONP
Road or Reporting Number 2018 Version
Paint Color(s) Red And Green
Print Color(s) Holiday
Coupler Type Kato Operating Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 6
Multipack ID Number 106-2018-KB N Operation North Pole 2018 Christmas Train Set Includes: EMD F40PH #129 "Operation North Pole" Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra # 6066 - "Rosemont" Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra # 6050 - "Allstate Arena" Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra # 6111 - "Chicago Wolves" Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra # 6183 - "Donald E. Stephens" Gallery Bi-Level Cab-Coach Chicago Metra # 8446 - "Vitalant" Specially designed bookcase packaging with a custom printed slipcover that holds the full locomotive + 5 car consist
Announcement Date 2019-10-08
Release Date 2019-12-01
Item Category Passenger Trains
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD F40PH
Model Variety Operation North Pole



Specific Item Information: 106-2018-KB N Operation North Pole 2018 Christmas Train Set Includes: EMD F40PH #129 "Operation North Pole" Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra # 6066 - "Rosemont" Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra # 6050 - "Allstate Arena" Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra # 6111 - "Chicago Wolves" Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra # 6183 - "Donald E. Stephens" Gallery Bi-Level Cab-Coach Chicago Metra # 8446 - "Vitalant" Specially designed bookcase packaging with a custom printed slipcover that holds the full locomotive + 5 car consist

Model Information: Kato boxed sets for North American Prototypes come in various shapes and sizes. These may contain complete train sets with track and power pack or may be as simple as a pair of passenger coaches. Many of the sets use "bookshelf" boxes with cardboard sleeves and carefully cut foam inserts.

Road Name History:
Operation North Pole (ONP) is a volunteer-based public charity. ONP works with Chicago's major children's hospitals, providing a day of fun and fantasy for families who have a child battling a life threatening illness by hosting a fantasy trip to the North Pole. With the emotional and financial stresses a family with a child battling a life-threatening or a terminal illness may face, ONP makes every effort to ensure that the entire family participates and shares in the day's festivities. The magical experience includes breakfast, a festive train ride to the North Pole, a visit with Santa, winter wonderland fun, entertainment, treats, personal wish list gifts, and much more! It's ONP's goal to provide these families an unforgettable experience amidst very challenging times.

While Operation North Pole will continue to host this cornerstone holiday event, we are expanding to a 'Twelve Months of Christmas' schedule. The plan is to provide events and service opportunities all year round. ONP has already distributed 1,500 winter coats in the 2014- 2015 winter season, hosted emergency blood drives, performed service opportunities at the Ronald McDonald House, and hosted numerous charitable events.

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: scottakoltz on 2019-10-08 18:14:48

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