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2-8-2 USRA Heavy Mikado

New releases are included below.
If you are looking for something specific, please e-mail us.


Fifth Release
Advertised: 07-03-07
Orders Due: ASAP
ETA: August 2007
Fourth Release
Announced: 04-06-07
Orders Due: ASAP
ETA: April/May 2007
Third Release
Leaked: 10-19-06
Orders Due: 11-4-06
ETA: February 2007
Item Description
Not all items can be in stock at all times.
Due to minimum order requirements and shipping charges we "bunch" up re-orders to save you money.

(We reserve the right to correct errors and change prices without prior notice.)
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Note: Not all of the items below may be in stock or available but the information is provided for reference purposes.

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With the quantity of lines we carry it's not possible to memorize all of them.

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Prototype Information —
    • The Heavy Mikado was "conceived" under the auspices of the United States Railway Administration (USRA), an agency established during WWI to regulate the railroad industry during the war.
    • One of the first undertakings of the USRA was to develop locomotive (and rolling stock) designs that the railroads could share.
    • This "common design" program was highly successful in streamlining production, and many USRA engines were used long after the war was over, essentially "outliving" the agency that conceived them.
    • The USRA ultimately created 12 different steam locomotive designs, including both the Heavy Mikado and Light Mikado.
    • Both the Light and Heavy Mikado used the same 63" drivers and running gear, but the Heavy Mike had a fatter boiler and put out more pounds on the drivers. This resulted in a more powerful locomotive.
    • Under the USRA's watch, 233 Heavy Mikados were built. Including copies built later, the total number of Heavy Mikes was 957 units, purchased originally by 23 different railroads, primarily in freight service.
    • Some Mikado steam engine are still in service today, employed mostly for tourist or railfan trips.
Model Features —(Second Production)

New semi-automatic front coupler for double heading capability

Detail parts (with the exception of coupler trip pins) are factory installed

Prototypical side rod motion

Wheels can be upgraded with traction tires (Item 11-604) for increased pulling power

The electrical pick-up capability of all wheels has been improved.

All other cosmetic and mechanical specifications for this production are essentially the same as the original models.

Kato's N Scale USRA 2-8-2 Heavy Mikados now come with all the handrails, bells, and whistles* factory installed. Working side rods complete the realistic look and motion of this superb model.

* Literally referring to bell and whistle detail parts.

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Fourth Production

P/N: 126-0211A CB&Q Mikado #5502
About the CB&Q USRA 2-8-2 Heavy Mikado:

The CB&Q, a Midwest railroad with lines running from Chicago northwest to Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago west to Denver, could never seem to get enough steam power to cover the wartime traffic and was assigned 15 Heavy Mikados by the USRA in 1919, Mikados which continued to perform long into the diesel era.

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This production run will have the detail parts installed at the factory.  Kato magnetic knuckle couplers will be installed on the tender.


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Fourth Production

P/N: 126-0200 USRA Heavy 2-8-2 Mikado Undecorated (Painted-Unlettered)

 
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This production run will have the detail parts installed at the factory.  Kato magnetic knuckle couplers will be installed on the tender.


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P/N: 126-0211 CB&Q Mikado #5510
About the CB&Q USRA 2-8-2 Heavy Mikado:

The CB&Q, a Midwest railroad with lines running from Chicago northwest to Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago west to Denver, could never seem to get enough steam power to cover the wartime traffic and was assigned 15 Heavy Mikados by the USRA in 1919, Mikados which continued to perform long into the diesel era.
 
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This production run will have the detail parts installed at the factory.  Kato magnetic knuckle couplers will be installed on the tender.


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Third Production

P/N: 126-2006 Kato 20th Anniversary USRA Heavy 2-8-2 Mikado

 
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This production run will have the detail parts installed at the factory.  Kato magnetic knuckle couplers will be installed on the tender.


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Earlier Production
Second Production, $159.98 [January, 2002] —No Detail Parts
Stock # Railroad Paint Scheme Road #
126-0200 Unlettered Black with Graphite Smokebox & Firebox —
126-0201 Erie Black with Graphite Smokebox & Firebox 3200
126-0202 Erie Black with Graphite Smokebox & Firebox 3204
126-0203 Chicago & North Western (CStPM&O) Black with Graphite Smokebox & Firebox 425
126-0204 Chicago & North Western (CStPM&O) Black with Graphite Smokebox & Firebox 431
126-0205 Nickel Plate Road Black with Graphite Smokebox & Firebox 678
126-0206 Nickel Plate Road Black with Graphite Smokebox & Firebox 688
126-0207 Western Pacific Black with Silver Smokebox & Firebox 307
126-0208 Western Pacific Black with Silver Smokebox & Firebox 310
First Production, $159.98 [April, 1996] —
Stock # Railroad Paint Scheme Road #
126-0100 Undecorated Black —
126-0101 Santa Fe Black 4016
126-0102 Santa Fe Black 4088
126-0103 Canadian National Black 3801
126-0104 Canadian National Black 3803
126-0105 Chicago Burlington & Quincy Black 5506
126-0106 Chicago Burlington & Quincy Black 5514
126-0107 Great Northern Black 3200
126-0108 Great Northern Black 3208
126-0109 New York Central Black 9505
126-0110 New York Central Black 9506
126-0111 Pennsylvania Black 1662
126-0112 Pennsylvania Black 2861
126-0113 Southern Pacific Black 3303
126-0114 Southern Pacific Black 3304
126-0115 Union Pacific Black 2708
126-0116 Union Pacific Black 2716

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Stock Checks:

Inventory is a fluid commodity.  It changes by the hour (sometimes by the minute). To retain our pricing structure we maintain stock levels designed to turnover 6 times each year. We cannot guarantee stock status till we have an order in hand. All product is subject to prior sale. If we confirm that we have it, and, while we are waiting for the order it sells, you would be upset that we did not hold it.
We used to hold items but learned a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson. When we held items for customers’ orders, the order never materialized 80%+ of the time.  We lost out on the orders placed while the item was on hold.  Also we wasted staff time that could have been used to pull actual orders.
Since we are well known for finding older stock the fact that it may not be on our shelves at this minute does not mean we can’t get it. So, as we spell out on our terms pages, we don’t do it anymore.
You may, however, call in and we will tell you if the items are available and if possible attempt to locate what we don’t have while you are on the phone.

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