Chicago Metra Model Trains from Kato USA

Kato USA posted this to their website today. I still can’t believe they made this as a set. I’m not complaining – it’s great! Last fall when they announced the set I called their customer service line to pitch offering the loco painted in GO Transit colours. The MP36 they modelled seems almost perfectly close to the MP40’s GO now use as their standard engine and Athearn has sold a lot of GO coaches and cab cars from their series. A GO version of this engine, in N, would be a perfect compliment. I know I’d order a couple (at least). The rep I spoke with left me feeling like what I was asking for wasn’t unrealistic and might be worth watching out for. Sure hope they do!

Either way, cheers to Kato for producing a commuter rail set and doing such a fine job of it.

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