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N Scale - Kato USA - 106-8706-BNDL - Virginia Railway Express Gallery Bi-Level Commuter ,EMD F40PH - Virginia Railway Express - 6-Pack

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Stock Number 106-8706-BNDL
Original Retail Price $275.00
Brand Kato USA
Manufacturer Kato
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Kato Passenger Cars North American Prototype
Prototype Virginia Railway Express Gallery Bi-Level Commuter ,EMD F40PH
Road or Company Name Virginia Railway Express (Details)
Reporting Marks V34
Road or Reporting Number 6-Pack
Paint Color(s) Silver & Blue
Print Color(s) Blue & Red
Coupler Type Kato Operating Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 6
Multipack ID Number 106-8706-BNDL
DCC Readiness Ready
Release Date 2021-03-01
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Commuter
Model Subtype Pullman Gallery
Model Variety EMD F40PH
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: Enjoy VRE commuter operations in a complete bundle set. This "Complete Bundle" consists of an EMD F40PH locomotive and a full bookcase set of 5 Stainless-steel finish Nippon Sharyo commuter BiLevel cars, all contained in a stylish bookcase style carrying case.
Includes: EMD F40PH Virginia Railway Express #V34 Nippon Sharyo Gallery Bi-Level Coach VRE #V807 Nippon Sharyo Gallery Bi-Level Coach VRE #V800 Nippon Sharyo Gallery Bi-Level Cab-Coach VRE #V710 Nippon Sharyo Gallery Bi-Level Coach VRE #V818 Nippon Sharyo Gallery Bi-Level Cab-Coach VRE #V716

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:
The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) (reporting mark VREX) is a regional/commuter rail service that connects the Northern Virginia suburbs to Union Station in Washington, D.C., via two lines: the Fredericksburg Line from Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the Manassas Line from Broad Run/Airport station in Bristow, Virginia.
Service to Manassas began on June 22, 1992; the Fredericksburg service started on July 20, 1992.
VRE is owned by the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission. The NVTC and PRTC are governmental entities that were created by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Local governments (such as counties and cities) within each commission's geographic area are members of each commission.

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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: CNW400 on 2021-03-24 15:39:49

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