According to their latest newsletter, Massoth made a trip to the USA to visit the 2015 Garden Railway Convention in Denver (Colorado, USA). Also, they recorded some nice footage of three heritage railways for Massoth TV. Episode 24 shows the Georgetown Loop Railroad. More to come in future episodes.
The good news is that Massoth had the opportunity to expand their sound database with more American sounds, which will be welcomed by many US fans.
Kadee announced three new metal trucks in 1:29 scale.
- #970 ASF ‘A-3 Ride Control’ Trucks
- #971 ASF Bettendorf Style Trucks
- #972 Arch Bar Trucks
The trucks cost $ 49,99 (~ € 45,00) for a pair.
Source: Kadee New Products Flyer July 2015
Massoth published their German newsletter for June/July 2015: Massoth Newsletter 07/2015
I don’t know if an English version will follow, but I’ll post it when/if it gets published.
LGB announced two new items to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Saxon ‘Zittauer Schmalspurbahn’ narrow gauge railway.
The first new item is a type IV K steam locomotive in SOEG livery with road number 134, which is limited to 399 pieces (Art.No. 26842). A matching freight car with road number 1381k is offered as well (Art.No. 30320).
No pricing info available yet, I’ll update this post once I receive more info and a picture of the freight car.
Note: I think the info provided by LGB is incorrect, and that the IV K loco will carry road number ‘145’ instead of ‘134’.
Märklin uploaded a promotional video for LGB on their YouTube channel:
PIKO America uploaded a new video that showcases new items that just arrived in the US from PIKO during July 2015.
View all planned delivery dates for PIKO’s 2015 new items: PIKO G New Items 2015 – Delivery Dates