27 January 2011

LGB Mogul


LGB Mogul

Mogul
The "Lilly Belle" Mogul (from Wikipedia).
The LGB Mogul is one of the most famous American model in garden rails. The Mogul locomotive was an American classic during the late 1800s: it was one of the most common steam locomotive, used for freight and passenger service throughout North America. The term "Mogul" refers to the "2-6-0" wheel configuration of these locos: two small guide wheels followed by six big driving wheels and no trailing wheels. At the begin of 1900s the Mogul were replaced on main services from more powerful and modern locomotives, but still run on short lines for decades. Few units were saved from scrapping and three engine are still in operation condition.




LGB mogul
LGB Mogul 2018D
LGB produced the first Mogul in 1885: it was the 2018D model, inspired to DSP&PRR (Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad) steam locomotive, running on US narrow gauge. After this LGB reproduced many version of Moguls, owned to different US railroad (C&S, PRR, DRGW, WP&YR, NYC, D&NSG, SP, B&O), sometimes with non-prototypical colours and numbering, but always loved from American rail model enthusiasts and the LGB Mogul became a must for them. Some last version are equipped with a decoder and / or excellent sound device. LGB Mogul were also painted in special liveries, as Coca-Coca®, Disney and Christmas colors.



Here a list of some LGB Mogul with original image and description from catalog.

LGB 23191
LGB 23191 Mogul Steam Loco, Black, Undecorated
Yes, you can customize an LGB loco for your own layout! This classic LGB Mogul loco is undecorated so you can make it the way you want. Road name transfers are included, and like other LGB Moguls, this model features a powerful Bühler motor, smoke generator, voltage stabilized lanterns and a fully detailed cab. For no-hassle operation on both analog and digital layouts, it also includes an onboard MTS decoder.




LGB 24194
LGB 24194 B&O Mogul Steam Loco, Sound
The Baltimore & Ohio hauled coal – and lots of it – from the mines of the Allegheny Mountains to the cities of the eastern seaboard. This LGB model lets you know it's working with a digital sound system, including steam, bell and whistle sounds. (With the LGB Multi-Train System, you can control the loco's sounds and other features by remote control anywhere on your layout!)





LGB 26192
LGB 26192 C&S Mogul Steam Loco, Sound, 10
The Colorado & Southern Railroad served mines and villages in the forested valleys of the Rocky Mountains. To prevent forest fires, the smoke stacks of these Mogul locos were equipped with spark arrestors, known as "bear traps." This LGB model captures the look and the sound of these locos with a digital sound system, including steam, bell and whistle sounds.





LGB 25194
LGB 25194 Coca-Cola® Mogul Steam Loco, Sound
LGB fans have been collecting Coke® cars since the first Coca-Cola® boxcar arrived way back in 1985. Now, you can pull your collection with a matching Mogul loco! There's a Coca-Cola® polar bear in the cab, mock ice cubes in the tender, and of course, Coca-Cola® colors all around. And there's LGB quality inside, including a seven-pole Bühler motor and digital sound system with authentic steam locomotive sounds. The detailed cab includes a flickering firebox.



LGB 27182
LGB 27182 Christmas Mogul Steam Loco, Sound
Clearly, your LGB Christmas cars need a matching LGB Christmas locomotive! This festively decorated model would be a classic addition to your living room … and since it’s LGB, it can run outdoors too. (It even has a big snowplow!) This sturdy model features a weather-resistant drivetrain and powerful Bühler motor. With its remarkable digital sound system, you can recreate the original sounds of a real steam locomotive, including steam chuffs, bell, whistle and air pump. And on LGB Multi-Train System Layouts, you can trigger those sounds and more by remote control.

3 comments:

  1. I PURCHASED A NEW LGB 23196 MOGUL N.9 C&S. I AM DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS: 1. THE BOOKLET ACCOMPANYING THE LOCOMOTIVE IS PATHETIC/NON-INFORMATIVE; 2. THERE IS NO ONE IN THE U.S. WHO CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS WHICH I HAVE ABOUT THE LOCOMOTIVE'S OPERATION SUCH AS SMOKE/SOUND; 3. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO INSTRUCTION MOUNTING THE "SPARK ARRESTER"; 4. I AM OF GERMAN HERITAGE AND WAS LED TO BELIEVE THAT THIS WAS A PRODUCT MADE IN GERMANY. IT WAS ONLY AFTER THE LOCOMOTIVE WAS DELIVERED BY UPS THAT I DISCOVERED THAT IT IS ENTIRELY MADE IN CHINA. I WAS FURIOUS. I HAVE RETAINED THE LOCOMOTIVE FOR ITS CHARMING DESIGN BUT CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY LGB CONTINUES TO ADVERTISE THIS AS A GERMAN PRODUCT. IT CLEARLY IS NOT!

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    1. From what I hear it seems LGB now makes its german trains in germany, and its american trains in china.

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  2. The original LGB was produced by Lehmann, which has since gone bankrupt. Marklin purchased the assets of LGB and moved production to first china then and now to Hungry. Lehmann did shove some production to China toward to end to try and survive. I you need questions answered feel free to email me at mtoney1 at ivytech dot edu. I own LGB trains, and repair all scales of trains and am very familar with the moguls. Even the older owners manuals were not that great. Hope you enjoy your mogul reguardless of the inital issues. Cheers Mike

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