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Kato News Alert
[Kato USA] A message from the staff of Kato USA
Dear Kato retailers or distributors,
It is with much sadness that we must inform you that Yuji Kato, the founder of KATO and father of the current President Hiroshi Kato passed away on November 21st, 2016.
Yuji Kato founded KATO’s manufacturing company Sekisui Kinzoku in Tokyo in 1957 and introduced the company’s first N Scale products to the Japanese market in 1965.
He built the company’s reputation on his strong beliefs that high quality and performance should be available to all at a reasonable price - a standard that KATO maintains to this day not only in Japan but worldwide.
His contributions to not only KATO but to the model railroading community at large shall be sorely missed, but his legacy and memories shall never be forgotten.
The Staff of Kato USA, Inc
Call to Order
Bandai Gundam "NOW" in stock at Esther's
"NOW" in stock at Esther's
Come in and visit our new HO dedicated display room
set up to meet all of your HO wants and needs!
Esther' Hobby Shop,
Just a quick review of the PRR M1A 482.
The sound system with this unit is remarkable.
I was amazed at how realistic it sounds. Here is a short video to share.
The Sound starts after the still pictures.
Be sure to turn up your sound and you too will be amazed.
from Cranberry PA
In Stock Now, 2 bay hoppers
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ON THE SPOTLIGHT PRODUCTS
" Its time to start building YOUR display now ! "
Broadway Limited / Hobbytyme M1 in HO Scale
Bachmann K4 prototypes in N Scale now in stock
A busy weekend at the Science Center, almost 4,000 visitors on Saturday, at least 3,500 on Sunday1-10-2016.
Esther's At The Train Show
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Come on in for an old fashion visit!
Something to be said for this old shop!
Sept. 15, 2016
Normally only visit once a year when on vacation from the UK this year did two visits, the best N scale train shop by far I have been in and that includes the UK, there is more to see and buy than all of the stores I have been in put together. Bob is very helpful and puts you at ease as soon as you walk in the store with a saying "hurry up and take your time", and the other staff are just as good as well. Will always visit when in the US.
Jun 23, 2016
Here is the photo from my recent visit to your shop earlier this month. Looks like my wife needs to clean off the lens on her photo camera. You're clear but I'm not.
I had another great time shopping and visiting with you. I hope to make it back again soon.
Date: Sun, Jan 3, 2016
I am the bearded fellow from Mississippi who was in your shop last
week. You cannot believe how excited I was after we left your shop.
The old saying "like a kid in a candy store" comes about as close as
anything I can come up with. Visiting with you and being surrounded
with the massive amount of model train supplies was a total trip down
memory lane. There are very few shops like yours nation wide and you
cannot imagine how much enjoyment I will have telling my friends about
it. I sure wish I had room to put my layout together but nothing
possible until I can have my shop to myself without the cats that live
I just wanted to email you and tell you how much that visit meant to
me. Thanks for all that you do for model train enthusiasts in your area.
Date: Sun, June 14, 2015 at 5:40 AM
The item arrived safely here in Japan. I like this item a lot. Will take a good care on this. Thank you very much for the fast shipping.
I should have e-mailed you earlier, but I came back home from abroad just recently.
Esthers Hobby is famous among N scale society, and I would like to visit your shop in person someday.
Thanks again & best regards,
Date: Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 9:35 PM
My wife, daughters and I were in your shop today from Ohio. I want to thank you very much for your hospitality. I could have spent the whole weekend shopping in your store. You have a very fine shop and are a joy to talk to. I hope to be back soon and plan on buying online from you. You have peaked my interest in the Bachman N scale. I was eyeing the B&O 2-8-8-4 and the NKP 765!
Had the pleasure of visiting your shop while I was visiting family in Pittsburgh.
What a pleasant time I had chatting with you and shopping at your store. I can assure you next time I’m in the area I’ll stop by. In this day and age that down-home friendly service is something they can’t download on the internet…..yet.
HO Scale Model Buildings by CP MCALLISTER
Scott again from down in Williamstown, WV.
I love your store so much I added something to my store for people to purchase that will make you happy. Check out the attachment.
Yep, that's right. I made your building and have it on my store so people can 3d Print it. Cost is 35.00 but that is cause Shapeways charges almost 34.00 to print it. I charge 1.00 for my design fees. Now everyone can have this for their N scale layout.
Hobby Shop also stocks all categories of plastic
models including … aircraft, ships, cars,
military, monsters and sci-fi kits. You will
even find classic balsa frame paper covered
airplanes and plank on plank sailing ships with
laser cut parts. Stop in and see what you are
missing. Can’t stop in? We can ship your order
Esther’s Hobby Shop in Millvale PA has the
finest selection of quality model railroad sets,
serving as the largest N scale shop in the
Tri-State Area. Esther’s has been the preferred
Hobby Shop in the Pittsburgh area since 1938.
Esther’s is proud to be a Gold Spike Kato
Dealer. In addition we carry … just to name a
few … Atlas, Micro-Trains, Marklin and other
popular brands. Esther’s specializes in N and HO
scale trains along with a complete selection of
scenic accessories for train layouts.
Our prices are very competitive with a 20%
discount from list on everything we