MAXI-IV Double Stack Car Sets

Prototype Information for the Gunderson MAXI-I:

Intermodal container service is one of the most popular types of freight service on rails today. The Maxi-IV car is the mainstay of the U.S. domestic double-stack car fleet. Providing an optimum balance between tare weight and capacity, the Gunderson MAXI-IV is a 3-unit articulated double-stack car that can handle containers from 20-foot to 53-foot long in the well and containers 40-foot to 53-foot in the top, or double-stacked, position. As of a result of its versatility and sturdy construction, the MAXI-IV is now the mainstay of the U.S. domestic double-stack fleet. The popularity of this car on North American rails is underscored by its popularity with model railroaders today!

Model Information:

The powerful appearance of this articulated car will be achieved using a metal injection-molded frame, enhanced by the extensive detail of piping and patterned running boards. Like the prototype, the model will feature two different sized wheels! The two end trucks will have 33” scale wheels while the two middle trucks will have 38” scale wheels. (This is done on the prototype for weight bearing reasons, with the greater weight of the load being borne by the wheels of the mid-car trucks than by the wheels of the trucks on each end.)

Model Features:

  • Provides stable operation with or without container loads due to Kato’s new innovative heavier material steel compound plastic used for the construction of the well car

  • Each container has a magnet and a metal plate to hold it securely to the well car bottom or to the top of the lower Kato container

  • Shock absorber construction provides smooth and stable operation, with or without the container loads. The KATO Kinematic trucks will maintain the prototypical appearance on straight track while delivering smooth operation on curved track

  • Each set includes six removable 53-foot containers, all of which are interchangeable with other KATO container sets

  • Our packaging is designed for the separated storage of the articulated unit, providing ease and security when not in use

  • The January 2012 release of MAXI-IV well cars will have redesigned connectors to make them easier than ever to connect and disengage.

Note:  Limited quantities available
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106-6171 MAXI-IV 3-Unit
Double Stack Car Set
TTX New Logo
w/ 6 UMAX Containers
#765483
$110.00 $88.00 Sold Out
106-6172 MAXI-IV 3-Unit
Double Stack Car Set
TTX New Logo
w/ 6 UMAX Containers
#765690
$110.00 $88.00 Sold Out

 

MAXI-I Double Stack Car Sets
 TTX w/ APL Containers

Prototype Information for the Gunderson MAXI-I:

An All-New Intermodal Car release from Kato USA! One of the most commonly seen Intermodal Well Cars seen riding the rails today is the MAXI-I 40’ Intermodal Car. Run as a set of 5 Wells, these cars are designed to carry 40 foot containers in the bottom position while being
able to accept larger sized containers.

Model Features:

  • The powerful appearance of this articulated car is achieved using a metal injection-molded frame, enhanced by the extensive detail of piping and running board.

  • This car provides stable operation with or without container loads due to Kato’s new innovative heavier material steel compound plastic used for the construction of the well car.

  • Each container has a magnet and a metal plate to hold it securely to the well car bottom or to the top of the lower Kato container.

  • Shock absorber construction provides smooth and stable operation, with or without the container loads. The KATO Kinematic trucks maintain the prototypical appearance on straight track while delivering smooth operation on curved track.

  • KATO magnetic knuckle couplers will allow automatic coupling and uncoupling action.

  • Each set includes ten removable 40-foot containers

  • Kato packaging is designed for the separated storage of the articulated unit, providing ease and security when not in use.

Note:  Limited quantities available
Order soon to avoid disappointment
 

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106-6140 MAXI-I 5-Unit
Double Stack Car Set
TTX w/ 10 APL Containers
#750754
$150.00 $120.00 Sold Out
106-6141 MAXI-I 5-Unit
Double Stack Car Set
TTX w/ 10 APL Containers
#750767
$150.00 $120.00 Sold Out
106-6142 MAXI-I 5-Unit
Double Stack Car Set
TTX w/ 10 APL Containers
#750764
$150.00 $120.00 Sold Out
106-6157 MAXI-I 5-Unit
Double Stack Car Set
Maersk w/ 10 Containers
#10000
$150.00 $120.00

106-6158 MAXI-I 5-Unit
Double Stack Car Set
Maersk w/ 10 Containers
#10059
$150.00 $120.00

106-6192 MAXI-I 5-Unit
Double Stack Car Set
TTX w/ 10 Containers
#759300
$150.00 $120.00

 

North American Rolling Stock

In addition to locomotives, KATO also produces some extremely high quality rolling stock.  Each model is produced from precision injection molded plastic and are weighted for proper roll and balance.  They ride on KATO produced trucks that feature blackened metal wheels which provide a low center of gravity.  Each model is equipped with KATO's newly developed knuckle style coupler that are 100% compatible with MICRO-TRAINS®, INTERMOUNTAIN, RED CABOOSE and other popular brands.  For those who prefer, RAPIDO style couplers are also included and can be easily changed out.  KATO's North American Prototype Rolling Stock models may not be the least expensive on the market however, they are very high quality and with proper care should provide many years of enjoyment.

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