The Company

   

This Japanese juggernaut has been a dominant player in N Scale for decades, providing product for Atlas, Con-Cor and many others. Although Kato still makes most or all of their trains in Japan, many of their accessory items come from China.

The Figures

Years ago, their N Scale accessories included Preiser figure sets in Preiser-branded boxes and Kato-branded paper inserts. Later, Kato began designing their own figures (made in China) that were specific to Japanese culture and railroads, some of which include vehicles or other props. The new Kato sets are all packed in clamshells; they also re-packaged the Presier sets.

Cat #

Description

Notes

24-201

Train crew with luggage

Presier rebrand

24-202

Station staff

Presier rebrand

24-203

RR personnel (blue)

Presier rebrand

24-204

Standing travelers

Presier rebrand

24-205

Seated passengers 1

Presier rebrand

24-206

Seated passengers 2

Presier rebrand

24-207

Walking passengers 1

Presier rebrand

24-208

Walking passengers 2

Presier rebrand

24-209

School children

Presier rebrand

24-210

High school students

Presier rebrand

24-211

Young people

Presier rebrand

24-212

Pedestrians

Presier rebrand

24-213

Tourists

Presier rebrand

24-214

Adult Cyclists

Presier rebrand

24-215

Youth cyclists

Presier rebrand

24-216

Jogging and dog

Presier rebrand

24-217

Children swimming

Presier rebrand

24-218

People swimming

Presier rebrand

24-219

Farm animals

Presier rebrand

24-220

Milk cows

Presier rebrand

24-221

Fishermen

Presier rebrand

24-222

Glacier Express crew & passengers (red)

includes car interior

24-223

Glacier Express crew & passengers (blue)

includes car interior

24-224

Seated passengers 3

 

24-225

Seated passengers 4

 

24-230

Shop staff

 

24-231

People in park

 

24-232

Policemen

 

24-233

Postman

 

24-234

Kimonos 1

 

24-235

Home delivery

 

24-236

Japanese Festival

 

24-237

Family

 

24-238

Nursing

 

24-239

People shopping

 

24-240

Home delivery

 

24-241

Standing, talking on cellphones

 

24-242

Sitting, talking on cellphones

 

24-243

Children going to school

 

24-244

Children going to school

 

24-245

Children going to school

 

24-246

Going to work

 

24-247

Going to work

 

24-248

Kimonos 2

 

24-249

Kimonos 3

 

24-250

Japanese Festival

 

24-260

Train and Bus Crew

 

24-261

Dining Car Crew

 

24-262

Box Lunch Vendor

 

24-263

Turret truck for station platform

 

24-264

Turret truck for station platform

 

24-267

Steam Train Crew

 

24-268

Steam Train Conductors

 

24-269

Steam Train Dispatchers

 

24-270

Yard Crew

 

24-271

Motorman and conductor

 

24-272

Motorman and conductor

 

24-273

Motorman and conductor

 

24-274

Motorman and conductor

 

24-275

Motorman and conductor

 

24-276

Motorman and conductor

 

24-277

Attendants

 

24-278

Attendants

 

24-279

Attendants

 

24-280

Attendants

 

24-281

Dining car staff

 

24-282

Twilight Express crew

 

24-283

Twilight Express crew

 

Where to Buy

Kato products are available worldwide, although their figure sets are more readily available on eBay or through Japanese sellers such as Hobby Search.

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