Why and Who



The last years were not good for LGB trains enthusiasts; as you know after the collapse of 2007 the situation become dramatic: the owner (Richter family) were sent away, the historic factory in Nurnberg was closed and the employed discharged. In 2009 the brand Marklin take over LGB, but also for Marklin is a not a brilliant period, btw LGB for now is save a future for it is possible.
Despite this situation, LGB trains (both model and accessories, new and used) are still available in shops and on the web, the enthusiasts community, in Germany and all over the world is still alive and nobody want forget this great rail model brand.

This blog (unofficial) is simply devoted to actuality and history of LGB, trying to collect information, news and resources, hoping that old and new modeller could enjoy it. For all people that owned a Stainz or a huge collection of G scale models, for people running trains in their garden on simply on the floor with R1 curves…
In "Last news" page you can easily find the news about LGB trains without surfing in the posts. In “LGB trains” page there is an abstract about LGB and G Scale. Check “Download” section for resources you need and look at “Label” on the left side for reading what you like.


As you can see, my English is not perfect…because is not my language! So, be patient! I know the greatest community of LGB enthusiasts in German speaking but I can’t speak and write it…and I hope English language is ideal for a more large understanding of the blog content.

Last but not least: this blog is unofficial, I'm simply a fan of LGB trains. I collect news and info on LGB official site (http://www.lgb.de/), on LGB fans forum around the world, visiting fairs and talking with other LGB fans and collectors. If you need to contact me for any reason, please leave a comment in this page; feel free to suggest me arguments to talk about in the forum.

30 comments:

  1. Wow, I've been looking for a blog like this for years, but only found it today when looking at the LGB page on Wikipedia! If you need any help or would like me to proofread your English, just let me know! Tschüs!

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  2. thr world of LGB6 March 2011 at 08:50

    thanks Angelo, I hope to hear again you...

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  3. Hello, I should write in German so you can see how good your English is. I speak fluent Deutsche Eisenbahn so a restaurant has to have food named schleptenderdampflok on the menu or I will starve.I love LGB trains and have been running, collecting, repairing, and restoring them for almost 40 years. I am a purist and my garden railway keeps the R1 curve sacred but, I am also strictly tied to scale accuracy. I too am like the gentleman Angelo, whose post said he was happy to find a site like this. You should hear from me often. Please contact me directly if I can help. I have many resources available such as photos, technical data, factory repair manuals, and an always growing collection of LGB box labels.
    Best wishes, Jim Favre

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  4. ciao Jim, please let me know your email so we can talk again about LGB world.
    I'm always looking for resources on it!

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  5. Great blog! Curious everyone's thoughts on the future of LGB values. Seems like theyre going up from some recent train shows I have attended.

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  6. Thanks for a great site! I've been running my L.G.B. for 30 years and hope to continue for many more!

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  7. I hope you don't mind me putting a link to your wonderful LGB blog on my webpage about lgb on fabtintoys.com!

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  8. no problem Jan...

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  9. Hello LGBworld: I have just discovered you blog and I found it informative, and well done.
    I like Jan would like to put a link to your blog on my website. I hope that is acceptable to you.

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  10. Is there a demand for back issues of the LGB Telegram? I have 17 copies, not consecutive, from 1991 to 1997. They are in near mint condition. I would have liked to have started developing the LGB hobby but have not been able to do so. What is the best way to market these back issues? --Philip Dale Smith, http://www.EveryKidaWinner.com. smithdale2@aol.com.

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  11. ebay is the best place to sell all kind of LGB items, sure also your LGB Telegram

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  12. Thank you for this blog...Maybe you can advise me as to where I might find a replacement motor for our RIGI DUO 89390 battery operated cableway. It is 10 years old and the motor is skipping. As much as I would love to have a railyard..I think the cableway will be the only LGB we'll own! We let the little ones play with the cableway which explains the slippage. I doubt they will be any less exuberant in the years to come...Would you advise us to try to find an electric motor??
    Thank you for your time.
    Best regards, Nana Caroline

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  13. the world of LGB6 January 2012 at 08:50

    hello Caroline, have you read this:
    http://theworldoflgb.blogspot.com/2010/10/how-finding-lgb-parts.html

    if you have no success with I suggest I think the best solution is buying a new one, it's a chip model

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  14. Thank you world of LGB. You are most helpful. If I can't find a motor from Train-Li-USA I might buy the Jackson Hole Tram and switch out the gondola cars...We bought the RIGI as a memento of our Christmas in Gimmewald Switzerland. Have a happy & healthy 2012!

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  15. Great blog....How do you know what year LGB locos and cars were manufactured? I have a Mogul and several cars, all which were manufactered in Western Germany, LGB BY LEHMANN. All of them including the boxes look new!
    Thanks, Bill

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  16. the world of LGB28 January 2012 at 18:49

    hello, look at quality check sticker, usually attached under the engine: the 1st and 6th digit is the year of production; so if you have something like this: 9xxxx4 it means "year of production 1994"

    ciao

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  17. great product, I have a good size collection. I miss Wolfgang truly an old world gentleman.

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  18. Just a note that there are some great LGB cars, most have never been used at www.columbusonlineauctions.com. For collectors there are some great cars! This is an online auction and ends Monday July 9th at 8pm.

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  19. Please donn't yell at me. I know this isn't the wright area for this post. My Dad past away several years ago. My mom is now ready to sell his trains(the ones I couldn't get my hands on)she would like to sell them as a lot there are 106 pieces some have never been opened all of them still have the brown outer sleeve. If anyone would like the list I will email to you. my emial is sg1sold@yahoo.com Thanks, AnnMarie

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  20. Bonjour,
    Une version francaise serait tres sympa.
    Merci.

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  21. Hi all. I have just begun to set up a garden reailroad with trains I bought on a trip to Germany 30 years ago. I can't seem top make thge 5075 switch box work. Can anyone direct me to a site where I can fina as manual;. Thank
    Craig

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  22. ***Hi and thanks so much for this site ! The Parts List was very appreciated ! Bill*-*

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  23. Good luck with this venture Paolo!

    Hope all is well with you my friend....

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  24. http://www.onlytrains.com/model/trains/89591.html

    if needed. keith. uk.

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  25. Who is now making new LGBs and where are they made?

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    1. LGB is now made from Marklin in Unghery factory of Gyor

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  26. Hi

    I just bought an LGB 2030E Blue Steeple cab off eBay. I started with LGB in 1981 when I bought the 100 year anniversary set. I thought the company that made them was fascinating. Does anyone know how things with LGB are progressing now? Did Marklyn make a good investment?

    Regards
    Joe
    Australia

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  27. Hi, I have alot of LGB's engines and rolling stock...just that they need a alot of room...could someone tell me how to get a service manual, so i can keep these trains in good condition forever...Eva

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  28. Hi, Have just got a 70403 starter kit . have installed it in our pediatric dental clinic's waiting area. but the sound (Electronic steam sound is too loud and disturbing all the time . is there a way to reduce the loudness or disconnect the sound all together . Thank you.

    Regards

    Dr Musani
    iqbalmusani@gmail.com

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  29. Hi. Thanks for creating this blog and keeping alive the history of a company that made great model trains. As a kid I grew up with LGB trains around the Christmas tree. Actually as I write this it is December and I am sitting here in my living room with the tree up and 2 LGB trains running around the tree. Anyways. The closer of the LGB factory in Germany and LGB Of America was sad. I would love to have seen the LGB factory continue in Germany. Would have been a fun place to visit. I sure hope that LGB is safe for now. Again Thanks for this blog and happy LGBing everyone go enjoy your LGB trains .

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