Kato HO 35-6027 Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Car, Cab-Coach, Chicago Metra #8730
Kato HO 35-6027 Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Car, Cab-Coach, Chicago Metra #8730
Kato HO 35-6027 Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Car, Cab-Coach, Chicago Metra #8730
Kato HO 35-6027 Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Car, Cab-Coach, Chicago Metra #8730
Kato HO 35-6027 Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Car, Cab-Coach, Chicago Metra #8730
Kato HO 35-6027 Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Car, Cab-Coach, Chicago Metra #8730
Kato HO 35-6027 Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Car, Cab-Coach, Chicago Metra #8730
Kato HO 35-6027 Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Car, Cab-Coach, Chicago Metra #8730
Kato HO 35-6027 Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Car, Cab-Coach, Chicago Metra #8730
Kato HO 35-6027 Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Car, Cab-Coach, Chicago Metra #8730
Kato HO 35-6027 Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Car, Cab-Coach, Chicago Metra #8730
Kato HO 35-6027 Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Car, Cab-Coach, Chicago Metra #8730
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Kato HO 35-6027 Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Car, Cab-Coach, Chicago Metra #8730

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Description: 

The Bi-Level "Gallery" commuter car continues to be a favorite design of many commuter rail agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The design made its debut on the Chicago & North Western railroad for their Chicago area commuter service in the 1950s.

  • Perfectly suited to be pulled by Kato's EMD F40PH locomotives
  • Kinematic Knuckle Couplers and Shock Absorber construction for realistic movement
  • Interior detailing that can be enjoyed with our HO interior lighting kits (7-504).
  • Prototypical green tinted windows
  • Cab-Coaches are equipped with headlights lights which can be switched on and off

Features

  • All of our Bi-Level gallery cars feature prototypical interiors and the distinctive green-tinted windows. The Cab/Coach models are equipped with Golden White LED directional head/taillights which can be switched on and off for operation mid-train.

    Kinematic Knuckle Couplers are included to model close coupling in dynamic push/pull operation. The couplers are easily installed with a phillips screwdriver and are a unique feature to our Bi-Level passenger cars. The Kinematic Knuckle couplers expand and contract as the cars move about your layout, which keeps the cars close together on straights and at a working distance around curves.

  • Prototype Information:

    The Bi-Level "Gallery" commuter car continues to be a favorite design of many commuter rail agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The design made its debut on the Chicago & North Western railroad for their Chicago area commuter service in the 1950s.

    Visually, these cars broke down into seven distinct groups (summarized in the table below).

    The first two groups are easily recognized by their window patterns. The cars built by St. Louis Car Co. had six large windows on each level on either side of the entry doors, plus a narrower square window at the ends. The 1956 Pullman-Standard cars were similar, but lacked the smaller end windows. In addition, on one side the rightmost windows were replaced by a pair of square windows on the lower level and a single square window on the upper level. (This was the location of the toilet.)

    The subsequent Pullman-Standard cars have four large windows instead of six, and the air conditioning units were relocated from underfloor to the area above the entry doors, with large intakes for the condensers above the doors. The 1958 intercity cars, including 6400 which was later rebuilt into commuter coach 225, were built with three bare condenser panels next to each other, centered above the doors. On the 1960 cars (which came in both cab and coach configurations), the rightmost panel was omitted, leaving just two panels offset to the left of center. The subsequent cars were similar, but the condensers were covered with a grille that visually divided the area into quarters. Cab details also differed.

     

    Feature Videos

    Kato USA Tech Corner: Watch this video (also accessible by clicking the image to the left) to get an overview of the process for using dry-transfer decals to apply alternate numbers to your Bi-Level cars!

    Kato USA Tech Corner: Watch this video (also accessible by clicking the image to the left) to learn about the optional HO KATO Passenger car Coupler Adapter for Kadee® Standard Shank Couplers!

    These adapter kits, item #85065K sold through the Kato USA Part Store, will allow you to mount Kadee couplers onto Kato's HO Bi-Level and Superliner cars! Perfect for those of you who belong to railroad clubs with coupler requirements, or for those who simply wish to use Kadee couplers instead of Kato's knuckle or Kinematic couplers!