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Mr_Alex

You are in luck, because the NIOE is being re-released as the Paris to Hong Kong consist by Kato next month.

Has Kato announced it and is it going to be in N or HO scale?

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bill937ca

Has Kato announced it and is it going to be in N or HO scale?

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katoftw

Kato are quick, I've spent years waiting for stuff from some U.S. manufacturers.

I dont think Kato have a huge issue compared to alot of other manufacturers as you stated.  But they have been self-assessing and quite vocal recently in regards to keeping up with their own release schedule.

 

Now their shop is done, they may focus on the production side of the business.

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Kenji T.

I was doing some research and was wondering, are the prices of the products there the factory/original price? Or are they more expensive

 

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katoftw

At the shop the prices are the Kato RRP.

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Kenji T.

RRP?

 

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cteno4

Probably meant SRP suggested retail price or maybe they use regular or regulated or ridiculous price down under.

 

Jeff

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Claude_Dreyfus

Interesting...my posting has vanished.

 

RRP is Recommended Retail Price.

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katoftw

Probably meant SRP suggested retail price or maybe they use regular or regulated or ridiculous price down under.

 

Jeff

Meant recommended.  Although, if you do buy from a aussie reseller, then ridiculous is a pretty good fit.

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cteno4

ahh recommended, makes sense now! dont ask the dyslexic for vocabulary!

 

jeff

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katoftw

Probably 100s of different terms that all mean the same thing.

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Dani

Hello,

 

I went for the first time to the Kato Center two weeks ago, reopened in its old location. It still has a small part under construction or renewal, but the main building is huge and full of layouts. I think you can find there any model produced by Kato, and any spare part you could need.

 

The guy from the shop was very gentile and kind. As I was foreigner, he tested every train I bought and changed half of them to be sure all my models run perfectly, smooth, they couple in a perfect way... an amazing place!!!!

 

 
Cheers,
Dani
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cteno4

wow nice service! great experience.

 

jeff

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JR 500系

Thanks for the pictures Dani! What a fantastic layout!

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JNRModelsNick

Just went there the other day on a business trip. Real awesome shop. It's cool to see the Japanese, USA AND European stuff all together :)

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katoftw

I'm hoping to make my way there in the next 3-9 months.

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katoftw

I think that came up on my facebook yesterday.

 

Most shops woyld be doing the same wouldnt they in tokyo?

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railsquid

One would assume/hope so, but as the Tokyo metropolitan government and the national government are still arguing about what classes of business to request (note: request) shutdowns, you'd have to check each shop/chain individually.

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