Scott Polk from Polk’s GeneratioNeXt (formerly known as Aristo-Craft) released an update, announcing the arrival of two container shipments of track.
Finally, 1 of 2 containers of track has shipped. This first container has track, ties and joiners on it. The next container will have all the switches and the rest of the SS track. The list is below and these items are on the website too. www.polksgenerationext.com
- GXT11350 RERAILER TRACK
- GXT11900 JOINERS(12PACK)BRASS
- GXT20035 SS RAIL 8FT (12pcs)
- GXT20199 SS RAIL JOINERS (12)
- GXT20199B SS RAIL JOINERS BULK (48pcs)
- GXT30030 USA 1′ BRASS STRAIGHT TRACK
- GXT30033B USA 1FT STRAIGHT TRACK TIE(48)
- GXT30060 USA 2′ BRASS STRAIGHT TRACK
- GXT30090 USA 3′ STRAIGHT TRACK
- GXT30122 USA BRASS CURVE TRACK 12.5′ (16PCS)
- GXT30130 USA CURVE TRACK 16.5 DIAM
- GXT30195 USA 60″ STRAIGHT TRACK
It’s good to see some things are still happening at Polk’s, although us G scaler’s are looking forward to further developments and not just track only.
Link: Polk’s GeneratioNeXt
Train Line posted a few pictures of their Harz narrow gauge (HSB) 99 6101 ‘Pfiffi’ steam locomotive (Art.No. 2012001). If I understand the text on their website correctly, the loco is built from a first batch of final parts to check if all parts fit well. So the loco is not completely finished at this stage, but it’s definitely nearing completion.
FGB-Berlin posted a picture showing the HSB cabrio car (Art.No. 3046000), which – according to the Train Line website – is now available.
Source: FGB-Berlin & Train Line
From time to time, the G scale ‘Taurus’ electric loco from PIKO is offered at a big discount.
This time, a Taurus locomotive in black ‘TX Logistik’ livery (Art.No. 37426) is offered for only € 169 (MSRP € 340) at Grootspoor.com.
Link: Grootspoor.com – PIKO G 37426
Dutchman Lammert Boerman now offers type ‘Görlitz’ rollbocks for the Harz narrow gauge railway (HSB). The rollbocks come as a set of two, and will be available at the end of this month for € 99,95.
Link: Modelbouw Boerman (NL / DE)
Rollbocks are used to transport standard gauge cars over a narrow gauge railway. The system uses a narrow gauge rail running in a pit that is built in the middle of a standard gauge track. It allows the Rollbock bogies to go underneath the standard gauge tracks and as the Rollbock train is pulled out of the Rollbock siding each bogie picks up one axle of a standard gauge wagon as it rises out of the Rollbock pit. Thus two Rollböcke are needed for a twin-axle wagon. – Wikipedia
LGB offers an exclusive boxcar for the IMA (International Model Railway Exhibition) event and the ‘Märklin Days’ (18-20 September 2015). The boxcar is only available for purchase at the event.
Link: LGB.com – 32. International Model Railway Exhibition (IMA) and 10. Märklin Days 2015