30 November 2010

LGB 20670 track cleaning locomotive

All about LGB 20670 track cleaning locomotive

Most of rail modeller owning an outdoor layout dream the LGB 20670 track cleaning locomotive running on their track. Why? Because people using track power on their outdoor layouts have a big problem: cleaning track! Grit on the railheads, oxides of the track metal, plastic from your standard wheels, leaf litter, tree sap, bird droppings…and so on. So you need something efficient and comfortable making this job for you: the LGB 20670 track cleaning locomotive is the best solution.

29 November 2010

LGB-Club car for 2011: tank car Baker´s Chocolate

LGB-Club car for 2011

LGB 42919
Visible at Koln toys fair the new LGB-Club car for 2011: typical American style tank car in "Baker's Chocolate" version. These types of cars run in the U.S. at GATX. Metal wheel, lenght 51 cm. LGB code 42919, price 109,95€

LGB 36316: DB Half Dining Car BRyl 446

LGB 36316 is now available 

LGB 36316
LGB 36316 DB Half Dining Car BRyl 446
For use in high-speed trains DB has purchased several half-dining car. Those cars have also 2nd Class passenger compartments, in addition to a kitchen and dining room. Prototypical coloring and lettering (epoch IV). Replica of the interior is not in all respects to the original. Length over buffers 80 cm. LGB 36316 official price: 249,95 €

27 November 2010

LGB 48830: RHB tank car Uah 8132

LGB 48830 is now available

LGB 48830 RHB tank car Uah 8132
The Rhaetian Railroad has over ten of these four-axle tank cars. They are used to transport petroleum oil products. The filler hatch and valve for emptying the car can be opened. Length over buffers 48 cm. LGB 48830 official price: 139,95 €

25 November 2010

LGB 36580: Santa Fe Streamliner Dome Car

LGB 36580 is now availble

LGB 36580
LGB 36580 Streamliner Dome Car "Santa Fe".
Fully furnished and lighted cars. Length: 76 cm. Suitable for LGB 36570, 36571 and 36590. LGB 36580 official price: 379,95 €

24 November 2010

LGB starter set

LGB starter set
Most of LGB fan own (owned) an LGB starter set, produced from German brand since the begin of his history. I’m sure that somewhere in ours home we can find an old Stainz, a blue/white or red/white passenger car coming from the classic LGB starter set… we bought it for begin this adventure in G scale or may be, few months or years later. Still today, this is the best way to enter in the world of LGB.

Left: passenerg and freight LGB starter set in 1969 catalog.








23 November 2010

LGB RHB Ge 4/4 II at Koln fair

LGB RHB Ge4/4 II electric locomotive from Koln toys fair.

LGB brand was present at Maerklin stand with some preview model from 2010 program and 2010 news. Here we show the two LGB pictures.

LGB 28434 Ge 4/4 II 619 "Samedan" (delivery scheduled for 2011):
LGB 28434






















LGB 28435 Ge 4/4 II "100 year Bernina" (delivery scheduled for december 2010):
LGB 28435

22 November 2010

LGB Kof: an image from Koln

Breaking news, 27 december: last rumors tell that LGB Kof II delivery is delayed to february 2011

How announced few day ago on the blog, the LGB Kof II (DB 20930 and HSB 21930) it’s ready at 99%: here a shot taken Saturday at Koln toys fair of the LGB model (HSB Kof version 21930), numbered 199012-6. The preview model look of LGB Kof really fine, we must wait only few week for touch it with hands…

LGB kof

LGB 23660: DR Schienenbus VT 133 554

LGB 23660 is now availble


LGB 23660
LGB 23660 DR schienenbus VT 133 554
This schienenbus is a Wismar-type railcoach also known as “Hanover” type. Also on your LGB system the popularly nicknamed "Pig" railcar LGB 23660 makes a great figure. Your passengers can stow payloads on the large roof rack and on the bonnet. With the opening of sliding doors, climb into the detailed and illuminated interior of the LGB schienenbus. Railway enthusiasts will admire the original livery and lettering in the colors of the Deutschen Reichsbahn. The train driver is pleased with the automatic directional changing from white to red signal. This detailed, weatherproof model has: access doors that open, four-stage mode switch-protected drive with seven-pole Bühler motor two driven axles, four collector, voltage stabilization system, directional lighting, interior lighting Length: 445 mm Weight: 1760 g. LGB 23600 official price: 399,95€

16 November 2010

LGB Planned Delivery Dates 2010 - November update

Here the official LGB Planned Delivery Dates 2010, November  update, from LGB web site. Confirmed that some items are planned for 2011 (F7A-B Santa FE, Uintah steam loco, RHB Ge4/4 II and Ge4/4 III, RHB panoramic car set); again confirmed the new item before Christmas: anniversary set for 100 Years of RHB, the DR railbus, the D&S mogul, the HSB/DB Kof II, the RHB electric loco with “100 years logo” and few passenger and freight cars. We only need to wait for our LGB trains…

LGB 25196: Mogul n. 376 D&S

LGB 25196 is now available


LGB 25196
LGB 25196 Durango & Silverton Mogul Dampflok #376
The LGB mogul 25196 is in the execution of the Durango & Silverton. The model has a DCC interface, reversing lights, a multi-outlet and a steam generator. With coal tender and a new road number. Length over the buffers 66.5 cm. LGB mogul 25196 official price: 549,95 €

15 November 2010

The “real” world of LGB: Zillertalbahn

At the origins of his history LGB was closely linked to a basic idea: reproducing models from narrow gauge prototypes, so for many years on LGB catalogs we could see only model of austrian, german and swiss narrow gauge railways. Few of these were (are) really famous (think at swiss RHB or german Hartz) but other not at all. Just look briefly at one of these: the "Zillertalbahn".

11 November 2010

LGB Christmas train (freight car)

Most LGB enthusiasts love run they trains in the garden, but in winter there is a period which an LGB train must run indoor…under or around the Christmas tree!  So, look at LGB Christmas trains.
During his long history LGB produced many Christmas model, single item (locomotives and cars) or whole sets, inspired to various kind of trains: steam or diesel, loco, electric trolley, passengers and freight cars. Here we show a selection of LGB Christmas trains (freight car) with original LGB’s product description.

09 November 2010

The “real” world of LGB trains: Mixnitz–St. Erhard railway

At the origins of his history LGB was closely linked to a basic idea: reproducing models from narrow gauge prototypes, so for many years on LGB catalogs we could see only model of austrian, german and swiss narrow gauge railways. Few of these were (are) really famous (think at swiss RHB or german Hartz) but other not at all. Just look briefly at one of these: the Mixnitz–St. Erhard local railway.









08 November 2010

LGB trains no longer in production from 2010 (cars)

Here the list of LGB trains (cars) defined as “no longer in production” (Nicht mehr in Produktion) on LGB official site. This is not a problem in short-term period because there is an huge amount of LGB trains stock. Please note: info come from http://www.lgb.de/, on "Tools & Downloads" section, browsing all items (it's a long job...) on "Produktdatenbank". No more updated: this list refers to november 2010.

05 November 2010

LGB trains no longer in production from 2010 catalog

Here the M-LGB official list about item out of production (2010 catalog), still available in stock.
Last update: 16 March 2011 

Locomotives
LGB 21940 DB Diesel loco V220
LGB 22310 SBB-Cargo Electric Loco
LGB 22405 RhB green Crocodile,
LGB 23355 Electric tram white
LGB 24410 SBB Diesel shunt loco
LGB 25196 Durango & Silverton Mogul
LGB 25811 DR steam loco 99 7245-6

Passenger cars
LGB 30310 DB passenger car Bim 263
LGB 30710 DB passenger car/baggage
LGB 31076 Zillertal Buffet car
LGB 32310 DB passenger car Bcm 243
LGB 33660 RhB/MGB Panoramic car
LGB 39075 DR passenger car Set

Freight cars
LGB 41283 MOB boxcar Getaz
LGB 41834 tank car Wangerooge
LGB 41853 TTX container car
LGB 42230 tank car Persil
LGB 43410 DR ballast car
LGB 44410 Rügen ballast car
LGB 45408 tank car Pril
LGB 46683 C&S stockcar
LGB 45895 RhB container car Broccoli
LGB 45896 RhB container car Orange
LGB 48680 SP stockcar
LGB 49560 cast steel car Set
 

03 November 2010

LGB Kof ready in December (20930/21930)

LGB kof
Breaking news, 27 december: last rumors tell that LGB Kof II delivery is delayed to february 2011

It’s now official from LGB: the LGB Kof II (DB 20930 and HSB 21930) will come on the market next December. This model is a totally new mold: the project  goes back to 2007, before the collapse on LGB, so there is a great expectation for it…

Here a pic of the LGB Kof (HSB prototype) from LGB 2010 web site








Look at this cut from the 2007 LGB news catalog , where for the first time appeared the HSB (and DB) KOF, announced as "upcomunig"...

LGB 43231: DR car

LGB 43231 is now available

LGB 43231
Image from LGB
 
Gondola with Hinged Covers of DR (LGB code 43231). Replica of an open narrow-gauge freight car with hinged lids, used by the DR model of epoch II is designed with authentic lettering and coloring. Wagon with brake platform. The hinged lid can be opened. Length over the buffers 33.5 cm.
Official price LGB 43231 99,95 €

01 November 2010

LGB Christmas train (Starter Set)

Most LGB enthusiasts love run they trains in the garden, but in winter there is a period which an LGB train must run indoor…under or around the Christmas tree!  So, look at LGB Christmas trains.
During his long history LGB produced many Christmas model, single item (locomotives and cars) or whole sets, inspired to various kind of trains: steam or diesel, loco, electric trolley, passengers and freight cars. Here we show a selection of LGB Christmas trains (Starter Set) with original LGB’s product description.

News from Marklin

Märklin are still some hurdles to jump. The creditors have claims totaling less than 100 million €. Pluta administrator wants to solve the problem by year end.

The insolvency plan for the model railway manufacturer Märklin is not yet set in stone. The creditors' committee first discussed the plan administrator Michael Pluta. This would end the bankruptcy of the traditional company from Göppingen the year. Finally has to choose a meeting of all creditors. Their demands amount to a total of about 93 million €.
The date for the plenary meeting of the creditors are not yet finalized, said a spokeswoman for the insolvency administrator. According to a report of the SWR (SWR), citing gives it a total of 1380 Amtsgericht Göppingen creditors, they could meet earlier than the end of November.
Märklin had filed bankruptcy in February 2009. Since the announcement of the insolvency had to walk more than 400 employees, about 1,000 remained at the sites in Germany and Hungary. Last week had become known that Märklin Stefan Löbich gets a new boss.
In mid-July had announced Märklin for the first half of 2010, an increase in orders of 74 to 78 million €. Revenues had grown from 40.4 to 42.6 million euros. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased compared to the same period of minus 1.5 million to 1.8 million euros plus.

Stefan Löbich ()46 will be new CEO of Marklin from November, 1.