Kato announces CN, BN and BNSF 8-car Coalporters sets and single cars.
Freight for your Modern
Huge Update! - New CN Coalporters and totally new numbers for BN and BNSF cars!
Also: Individual cars!
Prototype Information ?
Since 1982, the BethGon Coalporter has been hauling "black diamonds" across the United States. The largest selling Coal Gondola in the world, the car's double tub design increases hauling capacity while reducing maintenance requirements. Tubs below the car lower the center of gravity, providing a smoother ride.
Model Features ?
One of the advantages of N scale modeling is the ability for hobbyists to recreate loooong trains. And while hauling black diamonds from mines, coal unit trains are some of the longest and most common trains on rails today.
The KATO N scale BethGon Coalporter returns with four roadnames. The BNSF and CSX sets carry all new road numbers!! Hobbyists can combine these new sets with the set from our previous releases without duplicating any of the car numbers! The Union Pacific is also a repeat roadname, but it is now with the popular ?Building America? slogan. The road number of each car in this set is also different than any of those in the earlier UP set. The WEPX set is completely new and is perfect for hobbyists wanting a public utility unit train that is not limited to a specific railroad. These cars could be pulled by locomotives for a number of railroads ? including UP, BNSF, CSX, NS and CP ? as they make their way back and forth between an Eastern or Western coalmine and their Milwaukee-area terminal.
Like our previous releases of these coal hoppers, our BethGon Coalporter is the ideal blend of operating functionality and scaled reality.