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MP36PH Virginia Railway Express Gallery Bi Level Commuter Train

MP36PH Virginia Railway Express Gallery Bi Level Commuter Train


£124.50

Kato

KTO-1068705

Bringing Commuter trains home to N scale

Kato is proud to announce the introduction of Motive Power International MP36PH locomotives and Nippon Sharyo Gallery Bi-Level Cars, available in individual and packaged releases.

MPI MP36PH

The Motive Power International MP36PH is used by a number of cities across the country for commuter service, their often distinctive and colorful paint schemes serving to make these locomotives the “figureheads” for local commuter service.

Gallery Bi-Level Coaches and Cab Coaches

The modern Nippon Sharyo-built Gallery Bi-Level is based off of the same concept as the original Santa Fe “El Capitan” Bi-level design concept, whose success went on to inspire such double decker cars as Amtrak’s Superliners and the Bombardier Bi-Level car which is also used in commuter service. Today, gallery Bi-Level cars such as those used by the Chicago Metra commuter service can be seen operating in several states across the United States, such as Virginia and California.

Model Features:

  • The MP36PH locomotive uses a sophisticated lightpiping and LED system to give it directional headlight and taillight functions across all six of its nose lights, as well as illuminated pre-printed numberboards for push/pull operation.
  • Locomotive's heavy duty five-pole motor and mechanism designed to pull a 10 car bi-level consist up a 4% grade without the need for a traction tire.
  • All cars and locomotives are DCC friendly, with FR11decoders available for optional 11-209/210 Interior Lighting Kits with LED.
  • Bi-Level cab coaches feature directional lighting for push-pull operation, with alternate illuminating headlight and taillights with an on/off switch for mid-train operation. An optional FL12decoder can be installed in the place of the slider switch to provide DCC control over the directional lighting.
  • Smooth rolling blackened metal wheels on all Bi-level cars with all-wheel electrical pickup.

Includes:
  1 x MP36PH Locomotive Virginia Railway Express #V53
  1 x Gallery Bi-Level Coach Virginia Railway Express #V808
  1 x Gallery Bi-Level Coach Virginia Railway Express #V819
  1 x Gallery Bi-Level Cab-Coach Virginia Railway Express #V712