KATO USA was established in 1986 with the first US locomotive N scale (N gauge) model GP38-2 released in 1987.

Since that time, KATO has come to be known as one of the leading manufacturers of precision railroad products for the modeling community. KATO's parent company, Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd., is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Kato value and price guide

What's your 'Kato' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK):

Item Title Date sold Price
N Union Pacific Up 844 Fef 3 Living Apr 2019 £ 490,79
1 18 Jec Ferrari 488 Lb Performance Mar 2019 £ 310,00
Ho Scale Dash 9 C44 9w Union Pacific Apr 2019 £ 243,03
Ho Scale Ac4400cw Union Pacific 5799 Dcc May 2019 £ 243,03
Ho Scale Ac4400cw Bnsf 5615 Dcc Sound May 2019 £ 243,03

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Adriaan - October 17, 2018

mijn glacier express is gevallen kan ik onderdelen van de loc bij jullie bestellen?
►reply: Helaas zijn wij geen distribiteur van Kato. Misschien kun je onderdelen vinden op eBay of via de officiĆ«le website?

Norman - June 7, 2014

my question is when are Kato going Unitrack n gauge longer straight track i would like to see a three foot length and a 1 metre length it would be better for bigger lay out