G Scale News on Google Play Newsstand

Our website works rather well on a mobile device, but I decided to experiment with Google Play Newsstand. “Play Newsstand” is an app from Google (for Android and iOS) where you can add subscriptions to magazines, RSS feeds and other news sources. Recently, I have created a G Scale News ‘edition’ for Play Newsstand, which looks like this (on Android):

G Scale News on Google Play Newsstand G Scale News on Google Play Newsstand

You can find G Scale News on the following link: G Scale News on Google Play Newsstand.

Want to know more about Play Newsstand? Find Newsstand on Google Play / iTunes App Store.

I noticed it can take up to 24 hours for posts to show up on Play Newsstand, as the algorithm does not rank my edition high enough for more frequent updates. Once more readers will get involved, I guess there will be updates more frequently. As I said, it’s an experiment, so I’ll see how it evolves over time!

Let’s get back to trains now :) , next up is a review of the LGB 40030 HSB Freight Car Set! I hope to publish it within a few days.

PIKO Deliveries in October

PIKO has been busy, and delivered the following items this month.

  • 36166 Metal Wheelset 30 mm Dia. 2 Pcs. Red, Chrome-Nickel Plated
  • 37140 Digital Freight Starter Set DB IV with sound
  • 37761 Flat car with stakes Res DR IV
  • 38241 CNJ 2-6-0 Camelback Loco “Blue Comet” & Tender w/Sound
  • 38620 CNJ Wood Coach, Blue Comet #1
  • 38621 CNJ Wood Coach, Blue Comet #2
  • 38622 CNJ Wood Combine, Blue Comet
  • 38700 SF Flat Car with Stakes
  • 38705 PRR Tank Car
  • 38710 PRR Flat Car with Stakes
  • 38711 D&RGW Tank Car

User “Stefans Gartenbahn” posted a few pictures of the new DR era IV flat car on the German “Gartenbahn Spur G” forum: PIKO 37761 Flat car with stakes Res DR IV

“TrainWorld” has an album with pictures of the “Blue Comet” locomotive and coaches on their Facebook page, and a picture of the new Pennsylvania tank car as well. Link: PIKO #38241 CNJ 2-6-0 Camelback Loco “Blue Comet” & Tender