Massoth has announced a new pulsed smoke unit for small locomotives, designed to fit in steam locomotives with a small boiler. The new smoke unit also features an integrated option for cylinder steam function.
Some of the features according to Massoth:
- Fully Integrated Decoder
- Update function with track
- Integrated option for cylinder steam function
- CV Programming
- POM Programming
- Direct track connection
- Fully Protected against overheating and running dry
- Period of operation up to 10min per filling depending on operation
- Parallel function triggering
The smoke unit (Art.No. 8415001) is not available yet, but will be availabe soon according to Massoth’s website. I don’t have pricing info yet.
Link: Massoth 8415001
Source: Massoth / Gartenbahn Profi
The third issue of 2016 of the LGB Depesche magazine is now available.
The LGB Depesche is included in the LGB Club membership, but can also be purchased separately or through an annual subscription.
Link: LGB.com Depesche & LGB.com Depesche Annual Subscription
Massoth has started shipping their new “XLS-Onboard” sound decoder, which is a direct swap for all LGB locomotives equipped with an LGB onboard decoder.
We know you have been waiting for this brand new product! The next 2016 novelty will be shipped within the next few days. The new XLS-Onbard extends the range of Sound Decoders with a very important and necessary module. For the first time, all LGB Locomotives equipped with LGB Onboard-Decoders (and sound module) or the DCC-Decoder-Interface may be retrofitted with the univeral XLS-Onboard Sounddecoder. It replaces defective components, retrofits Locomotives with Decoder andSound and takes the Locomotive to the edge of DCC technology (Always analog and LGB MTS compatible). And the best, it features the LGB Onboard connector system which means that it can simply be replaced by plugging in the existing connectors in the locomotive. This is true Plug and Play. Shippment is currently prepared. The LGB typical Sound Projects are available through the Massoth Service Tool (MST) online.
Article Number 8216100. MSRP € 164,99 / $ 219.
LGB updated the list with planned delivery dates for their 2016 New Items: LGB New Items 2016 – Delivery Dates.
This month, the following items should be available (worldwide delivery may vary):
- 20060 Gang Car WP&YR #2019, Era VI
- 26842 SOEG Steam Locomotive, Road Number IVk 145 
- 36808 Passenger Car Durango & Silverton ‘Yankee Girl’ #270
- 43824 Center Flow Hopper Car SHPX #43838
Bachmann has released three new box vans in their large scale “Thomas & Friends” range.
The new Thomas & Friends™ Box Van is available in three paint schemes: Sodor Fruit & Vegetable Company, Explosives, and Great Western. It features international-style hook and loop couplers and metal wheels. MSRP $99.00 each.
- Item No. 98016 Sodor Fruit & Vegetable Company
- Item No. 98017 Explosives
- Item No. 98018 Great Western