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N F40PH and Gallery Bi-Level Commuter Series Starter Set - Chicago Metra New Paint
N EMD F40PH Chicago Metra New Paint locomotive
N Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra #6004
N Gallery Bi-Level Coach Chicago Metra #6034
N Gallery Bi-Level Cab-Coach Chicago Metra #8527
Bookcase style packaging for holding the locomotive + cars
Complete oval of track (12 3/8" radius)
Grade crossing/rerailing track
Storage Drawer for locomotives/accessories
Kato Power Pack SX
The Unitrack Advantage:
When it was first introduced to the Japanese model train market in 1957, Kato UNITRACK was revolutionary because it provided the convenience of a snap track with none of the drawbacks - the patented Unijoiner clips hold rails tightly together but are easily disconnected, allowing modelers to reliably assemble and disassemble their track sections over and over and over again, without worrying about loosening joints, breaking clips, or lessening the electrical conductivity between track segments!
While much in the hobby in the last 50 years has changed, Kato UNITRACK has remained THE ideal track system in both N and HO scales for modelers looking for reliability and ease of use; whether building fully detailed scenic layouts or temporary setups that can be operated around a Christmas tree or a dining room table!
Each Kato N Scale Starter Set Contains a 3’ x 4’ oval of N gauge Unitrack, including a track feeder, a road crossing and rerailing track, and a book of directions for additional layout plans.
Kato UNITRACK uses a special alloy of nickel silver to prevent tarnishing and reduces the frequency of cleaning that is required. If you’re an occasional modeler who only pulls out the train set on holidays, that means you don’t need to worry about your rails rusting away in the package! Likewise, if you operate your trains on a daily basis, you’ll have to clean your track less often and have fewer instances of lost conductivity!
Kato’s included Power Pack SX is powerful but simple to use, with keyed & color coded connectors and an easy to understand control system, making it suitable for modelers of all ages. The Power Pack SX can also be upgraded with optional alternative power supplies for modelers looking to expand their train operations and run bigger and larger trains in either HO or N scale, so you don't have to worry about it becoming obsolete as you expand your layout!
Kato’s Starter Sets include one of a number of either modern or classic freight or passenger locomotives and associated cars! Whether you’re looking to build a Classic Santa Fe “mini-Chief” with a Super Chief starter set, get going with a modern freight line with our ES44AC "GEVO" freight starter sets, or even model Amtrak’s premier passenger services with a P42 or ACS-64 Amtrak starter set, Kato can put you on the right track!The EMD F40PH is synonymous with the Amtrak era of American passenger trains. Although it has been retired from Amtrak service, it operated for over 20 years and today it continues to be the motive power for commuter railroads such as VRE, MBTA, Caltrain, Metrolink, and Metra) and more all over the United States. Over 400 F40PH locomotives have been manufactured by EMD in various configurations.
To support passenger service, the F40PH is equipped with a secondary electrical generator referred to as the head end generator (or HEP, for Head End Power). The need for constant constant frequency power means that these HEP units are constantly running at 900rpm, resulting in the nickname "Screamers" for the units due to the sound.