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Everything you need to start your own N scale model railroad!
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 remaind 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!
To call the “Silver Streak Zephyr” famous before its time would be to do the all-corrugated, slick stainless steel train a disservice. Named after a movie of the same name which featured the CB&Q’s distinctive corrugated equipment, the “Silver Streak Zephyr” and its specially built EMD E5A unit “Silver Bullet” was a short distance luxury train that operated between Lincoln, Nebraska and Kansas City with stops in Omaha and St. Joseph.
Like the train it pulled, the EMD E5A was a unique piece of equipment - specially built just for the CB&Q so that they could have a locomotive which matched their Budd built corrugated cars, the EMD E5A was wrapped in shining stainless steel and ribbed with corrugated fluting that gave the CB&Q’s trains an unmatched streamlined look.
Instruction booklet/Starter Guide
4 x 248mm (9 3/4") Straight Track
1 x 124mm (4 7/8") Straight Track
1 x 124mm (4 7/8") Rerailing Track
1 x 62mm (2 7/16") Straight Track
1 x 62mm (2 7/16") Electrical Feeder Track
8 x 315mm (12 3/8") Radius 45 degree curves
Road crossing accessories
Kato Power Pack SX
Kato Railing Ramp + Unijoiner Remover bundle