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106-8702-KB Bi-Level Commuter Caltrain 5-Car Bookcase Set **Kobo Custom** (N Scale)

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N Gallery Bi-Level Commuter Custom Caltrain 5-Car Set - Kato Dealer Exclusive! 

Caltrain provides commuter rail service along the San Francisco Peninusla, through the South Bay to San Jose and Gilroy. Trains operate out of San Francisco and San Jose on an approximately hourly basis every weekday, with more frequent service provided during commute hours and for special events such as sporting events.

Currently, Caltrain operates a fleet of nearly 100 Nippon Sharyo Bi-Level Commuter cars, similar to those used by the Chicago Metra and Virginia Railway Express, which they operate in 5-car trains being pulled by equipment such as their Alstom-overhauled EMD F40PH locomotives.

This Custom run of Caltrain Bi-Level Commuter cars will be repainted and re-detailed with some minor physical modifications (such as new signboards to represent the accurate location of the caltrain logo on the cars) to make the cars more accurate to the appearance of these cars in Caltrain service. They will be packaged in a 5-car bookcase box, with a total of three standard Bi-Level coaches and two Cab-Coaches (a common consist layout for a Caltrain commuter train), with space in the bookcase for one or two Caltrain F40PH locomotives. Please note, as these cars are repaints of Metra cars, some details may not be 100% accurate to the Caltrain cars.

Model features:

  • Custom sign plating to mimic Caltrain's logo placement
  • Contains two cab-coaches and three coaches in a collector's bookcase-style box which can also be used to hold up to two Caltrain F40PH locomotives
  • All cars are DCC friendly, with FR11 decoders available for optional 11-211/212 Interior Lighting Kits with LED.
  • Bi-Level cab coaches feature directional lighting for push-pull operation, with alternate illuminating headlight and taillights with an on/off switch for mid-train operation.
  • Smooth rolling blackened metal wheels on all Bi-level cars with all-wheel electrical pickup.


Item Number: KAT106-8702-KB
Manufacturer: Kato
Mfr Part No: KAT106-8702-KB

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