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The new Kato GP-35's have arrived with a small surprise!
At least for this loco, Kato has returned to the older pickup design
which conveys track power from the truck side frames via wires to
the loco circuit board. This method is better than the new design.
As described in Tony's "Popular
Locos Some Flaws", Kato's newer Method used for the C44, SD40-2,
RS-2, which incorporates sliding contacts, has proven unreliable.
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