2017年02月14日

KATO Nゲージ生誕50周年記念誌

50th Anniversary of KATO N-gauge Models (official site)
Advancements in Technologies for N-gauge Railroad Model Production in Last Five Decades
発行:株式会社 関水金属 発売:株式会社ネコ・パブリッシング 2016, hard cover, A4 size, 176 pages

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Contents (the text was written in English partly almost Japanese)
2 To all of you who love Railroads and Model Railroading -Kato, Hiroshi
4 Looking Back an 50 Years of Progress in N-gauge Production -Kato, Yuji

12 Chapter 1 Early Products by Sekisui Kinzoku
1.1 The First Item by Sekisui Kinzoku, the JNR Steam Locomotive Type C50, and Its Variations
1.2 The Earliest Production of the JNR Passenger Coach OHA31 and Its Variations
1.3 Early Products of the JNR Commuter Electric Train, Series 103,
and Their Variations
1.4 Early Products of the JNR Alternative-Current Electric Locomotive EF70 and Its Variations
1.5 Early Products of the JNR Passenger Cars and Freight Cars
1.6 Early Products of the JNR Direct-Current Electric Locomotive EF65 500 and Diesel Car KIHA20
1.7 The First Products of US Prototypes, PA-1 Diesel Locomotive and J3a Steam Locomotive
1.8 Early Products of Japanese Prototype Models Finished in Color Schemes of US Road Names
1.9 Early Products of Tracks and Other Items

22 Chapter 2 Recent Products by Sekisui Kinzoku/KATO
2.1 Models of JNR & JR Prototype
2.2 Models of Private Railway Prototype
2.3 Models of US Prototype /Union Pacific FEF-3 and "Excursion train" /Southern Pacific GS-4 and "Morning Daylight" passenger train/Amtrak "Superliner" passenger train /Amtrak ACS-64 and "Amfreet I" cars
2.4 Models of European Prototype /SNCF TGV electric trains/Rhätische Bahn(RhB) Glacier Express and Bernina Express trains

40 Chapter 3 The Processes of Manufacturing Sekisui Kinzoku/KATO Products -Using the Example of the Keikyu "DEHA268" Displayed in Front of the Head Office-
3.1 Design and Preparation Process
3.2 Production Process
3.3 From Assembly to shipping

46 Chapter 4 The history of Sekisui Kinzoku/KATO
4.1 Early History from Supply of Parts to Production of N-gauge Models
4.2 ALCO PA-1, An Early HO-scale Handmade Model by Kato Yuji in the Beginning of 1950's
4.3 Development of SEKISUI KINZOKU/KATO in the Past Five Decades

62 Chapter 5 An Interview with Yuji Kato and His Family on the Production of N-Gauge Model Around 50 Years Ago
5.1 The Story of the Evolution of N-gauge Models in Japan -From Early Challengers until the First Release-
5.2 Memories of Early Days in the Factory of Sekisui Kinzoku -Intervie Celebrating KATO's 50th Anniversary of N-gauge Models-

78 Chapter 6 Developments in Manufacturing N-Gauge Models -Progress in Technology-
6.1 Drafting and Design
6.2 Machining of Molds
6.3 Electrical Discharge machining (EDM)
6.4 Injection Molding
6.5 Development of Spoke Wheel with Electric Contacts for JNR Steam Locomotive Type C12
6.6 Details of Punching Spoke Wheels
6.7 Development of Motors
6.8 Painting and Printing
6.9 Examples for the Assembly Process -Improvements in Body Structure and Attachment of Trucks-
6.10 History and Benefits of Body Suspension System Developed for Model Trains
6.11 History of KATO Truck-mounted Couplers

116 Chapter 7 Development of N-Gauge Models in the Past 50 Years -Memorable Products-

128 Chapter 8 KATO's Activities Spreading the World of N-Gauge
8.1 History to production of the N-gauge PA-1
8.2 Memoir of Exhibition in Nürnberg over 30 Years
8.3 Establishment of KATO USA, Inc. and the Unparalleled "KATO Drive"
8.4 Memoirs of the Sekisui Kinzoku Showroom
8.5 Attempt to Produce the Swiss "Glacier Express"
8.6 JAM Convention, Model Rail Contest, T-Trak
8.7 Acknowledgement of the Honor of being inducted to the Hall of Fame

148 Chapter 9 The Origin of N-Gauge Model Trains and Early Products by Sekisui Kinzoku

172 The First Catalog for Available Items of Sekisui Kinzoku, Distributed in 1967
174 English Abstract (2 pages)

-The Unitrack System, One of the Key Items in Supporting the Development of N-gauge Today
-Confirmation of Parts Assembling on the Design Drawing -An Example of C12 Drive Unit-
-Short History of Layout Structures

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