‘Miniaturbeton’ offers several accessories and scenery objects for the garden railway. New is a water fountain that can be found on many stations of the Rhaetian railway (RhB) in Switzerland. Miniaturbeton offers two versions, one of them has a slightly weathered look with algae in the water.
Link: Miniaturbeton (German)
35293 Brass Rail Clamps, 10 pcs.
35294 Brass Clamps for Metal Rail Joiners, 10 pcs.
37111 Passenger Starter Set D&RGW (with Analogue Sound and Smoke)
37211 Steam Locomotive BR 64, DR IV
37811 Beer Reefer “Anker Bräu”
38706 Work Caboose SF
38714 Tank Car SF
38858 Covered Hopper RDG
38859 Reefer StoM
Check out the full list of scheduled deliveries for 2015: PIKO G New Items 2015 – Delivery Dates
Massoth published their English May newsletter: Massoth Newsletter 05/2015 EN
[Update 27/05] Massoth now published the German newsletter as well: Massoth Newsletter 05/2015 DE
In the past few weeks, I have added some new content to the website. Here’s an overview of the new pages:
– Remote Uncouplers
– Track Power Clamps
– How To Turn R1 Curves Into Straight Track
– G Scale?
– Review: Massoth 8101200 Rolling Road
– Review: Massoth 8431001 Automatic Shuttle
Nothing very exciting, but I think these roundups and guides can be useful to people who are new G scale. In the next update, there will be more content about DCC/Digital, as I recently purchased a digital system. It’s all very new to me, so lots of stuff to learn…
LGB updated the list with planned delivery dates for their 2015 new items: LGB New Items 2015 – Delivery Dates
ESU released a new sound file for their ‘LokSound (XL) V4.0′ digital decoder. The new sound for the GG-1 type electric locomotive is now available for download on ESU’s website.
“The iconic GG-1 is known around the world as the American Electric Streamliner. Built by GE and the famous Pennsylvania Railroad Altoona Shops, the GG-1s were constructed between 1934 to 1943. Operating in a multitude of paint schemes the GG-1s ran on PRR, Penn Central, Conrail, Amtrak, and NJT. Primarily they ran on the North East Corridor between New York City and Washington DC. They did occasionally see service on other electric lines around the north east United States.
Though the GG-1 was relatively quiet compared to its diesel electric cousins our ESU version includes correct GG-1 A-200 Air horns, Proper GG-1 Bells, Sounds of the pantographs going up and down, transformer sounds, traction motor fans, traction motor gear whine, random compressor, new air release and brake squeal sounds, curve squeal, and track sounds.”
The picture below shows a GG-1 in Pennsy livery from USA Trains. LGB also offered the GG-1 in various paint schemes.