Bachmann is now shipping two new switches. The 30 degree 4′ diameter switch (4 ft = 121 cm diameter = similar to LGB and PIKO R1) comes in brass, and is available as a left and right switch for $ 55,00 (~ € 50,00) each.
- 94658 30 Degree 4′ Diameter Turnout Right
- 94659 30 Degree 4′ Diameter Turnout Left
Also shipping is a new manual switch stand (Art.No. 94648) for $ 17,00 (~ € 15,60).
Link: Bachmann Trains
Last month, Grootspoor.com announced the ‘Alp Grüm’ station for Rhaetian Railway (RhB) fans. New this month is the Harz narrow gauge railway (HSB) station ‘Elend‘.
Price is on request, as it depends on the amount of detail and individual wishes from the customer.
The special black edition of the well-known Massoth ‘Navigator’ hand-held DCC controller is now available. The black Navigator (Art.No. 8134201) comes in a wired version, but can easily be converted into a wireless version using a retrofit transmitter (Art.No. 8133501 (EU) / 8132501 (US)).
MSRP € 209,00.
Link: Massoth Navigator
Yesterday, I posted about the lack of metal wheels on the new LGB DB hopper car set. FGB-Berlin offers the set of three cars with FGB metal wheels for an additional charge of just € 60,00. At € 5,00 / axle, that seems like a pretty good deal.
According to the FGB website, the hopper car sets (LGB 40980 / 40981) are scheduled for delivery in September 2015.
Link: FGB-Berlin LGB 40980
I was pleasantly suprised when LGB announced their ‘Summer New Items‘ for 2015, as the DB type Fad 168 hopper car sets are a great announcement.
At € 369,95 and € 389,95 (weathered), both sets of three cars seemed reasonably priced. However, there was no mention of metal wheels in the product description. I also noticed some confusion about it on several internet forums, so I checked with LGB yesterday. They confirmed the hopper cars come with plastic wheels.
A bit of a strange move, certainly as LGB is delivering all their new rolling stock with metal wheels since 2013. Why make an exception for these hopper car sets only?
Link: LGB Summer New Items 2015
LGB recently delivered the express train passenger car set in DB era III livery (Art.No. 39310). FGB-Berlin posted some photos of the set on their Gallery page.
All the cars have metal wheels, extensive interior details and interior lighting. The car set is now available for € 799,95 (MSRP).