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(Japanese Model Train Newsletter)

Finally !!! – a new Kato catalog

After FOUR years, Kato have finally deemed it time to release a new model train catalog 🙂

Unlike Tomix, who do a new catalog virtually every year, Kato seem to leave it for around 4 years between versions, so they get horribly out of date 🙄

Even though you can keep up to date with the Kato News magazine, it is not the same as having everything in the one volume.

The surprise this time is that the price has dropped around 30%, but after further investigation, it seems that the content has also dropped from 324 pages to 258 pages. Apparently, this catalog will be different to all previous ones that used to show everything Kato has ever made (even though only about 10-15% of the items were available at any one time) – I think from the translation this one will only show recent or available releases …

Release date is the 17th April …

 STOP PRESS – it’s now released, and review can be read here


April 6, 2008 - Posted by | Kato, Tomix


  1. it was very dissappointing you might as well stick with the magazine from 2004

    Comment by Taka Katsuta | June 11, 2008 | Reply

  2. Can’t waiting for it!

    Comment by kpernau | April 8, 2008 | Reply

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