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nah00

So I'm considering some station remodeling on my layout (I never really like the set-up on my big station to begin with) and was looking to replace the station building with the Kato Overhead Transit Station and use the new DX platforms to replace my older ones. Looking the two though does the station interface with the platforms the same way it did with the island flag stop platforms? It looks like it should except for possibly different roof color but I can fix that. 

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bill937ca

Sumida Crossing has probably the most complete review of the Overhead Station

 

http://www.sumidacrossing.org/ModelTrains/OverheadTransitStation/

 

I believe the DX platforms came after Ken's flurry of layout building and article writing. But I suspect the DX platforms may be a lighted update of the tile platforms.

 

http://www.sumidacrossing.org/ModelTrains/PassengerPlatforms/

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bill937ca

Here is a Kato 23-160 box opening and assembly video which may help.

 

 

At the end the author lists the items used:

 

23-160 x 1   Island Suburban Platform DX Set   https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10542546

23-150 x 1    Island Suburban Platform DX A   https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10542539

23-151 x 1    Island Suburban Platform DX B (with Staircase) https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10542541

23-000 x 2   Suburban Platform DX Lighting Kit (Lighting Unit 10 Pieces)   https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10542553

24-818 x 1   Unitrack Terminal UniJoiner (Feeder for Joints) (35``) (1pc.)   https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10003112

24-829 x 1   Unitrack Accessary Adapter (1pc.)  https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10003117

 

 

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Added item list shown at the end of the video.
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bill937ca

Here is another video. 

 

 

At  0:20  you can see a picture of the Kato Overhead Transit Station  on the  23-160 box which suggest they are compatible.

 

At 5:49 you can see the suggested track layout for the 23-160 and it appears to be no different  than existing suggested track layouts.

 

 

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One thing I have noticed is that the 23-160 is longer than the 23-120.  The 23-160 has tapered ends and a total platform length of 896mm (200+248+248+200). The 23-120 has square ends and a total platform length of 638mm ( including 2 x248mm, plus 2 short end pieces).

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Yavianice

To be honest I would wait and see if KATO will ever produce a DX version of the station buildings....

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PhilipS

Are the floors of the 23-160 and 23-120 the same color for possible kit bashing?

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Yavianice

@PhilipS They are not the same color. The 23-160 is much darker.

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JNR4915
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I have the same problem.  I have the overhead transit station and extension kit. I also have two Kato 23-160 sets and two V15 sets side by side.  I cant figure out how to mount the station to the dx platforms.  Has anyone figured out how to do it yet.  Would appreciate any help.

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Yavianice

I don’t think the poles are removable, so you probably have to permanently remove them (cut them). I personally was thinking to buy D platforms and then sacrificing some spare track to connect the two sides.

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JNR4915

The poleso on the DX platforms can be removed.  I dropped one by accident and the whole thing came apart.  Inside the centre poles is a copper strip running from top to bottom which touches the unitrack rails beneath the canopy and under the platform. I'm assuming this is lighting.

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