Kato Class 800 pre-production samples break cover


By Howard Smith

23 March 2021

Expected to arrive with retailers soon, images of the Japanese manufacturer's first N gauge model in the UK RTR market, emerge.

Expected to arrive mid-2021, Kato's new N gauge (1:148 scale) five-car train packs have reportedly taken a step closer to production with these images issed by the manufacturer. Read about the specification of these models here.

Models are being produced are the Class 800/0 IETs in GWR green, and the Class 800/2 'Azuma' in LNER red and silver. The GWR livery is said to be "mostly completed", while its models of the Class 800/2 await livery application.

  • (K10-1671) Class 800/0 GWR IET 800 021 5 Car EMU
  • (K10-1674) Class 800/2 LNER Azuma 800 209 5 Car EMU

Kato Class 800 GWR

Kato Class 800 GWR

 

The five car units will feature detailed injection-moulded bodies, running on RP25 wheels.

 

Kato Class 800 Azuma

Kato Class 800 Azuma

 

In addition, retailer, Gaugemaster is to offer both units in sets under its Gaugemaster Collection brand;

 

  • GM2000103 GWR Class 800 IET Premium Train Set
  • GM2000104 LNER Class 800 Azuma Premium Train Set

For more information, including current pricing, visit your local retailer, or visit the Gaugemaster website for details on its train sets.

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