Massoth introduced version V2.0 of their ‘Service Tool’. The service tool allows you to configure decoders, to install updates, and to download sound files to your decoder. The new ‘FastUpdate’ feature downloads the sounds up to seven times faster than the previous version.
Massoth’s Service Tool V2.0 can be downloaded on their new ‘Wiki’ website.
Link: Massoth Wiki – Service Tool
The German company ‘Kres Modelle’ offers several model railroad items for the smaller scales. At the beginning of the month, Kres announced they will produce their first large scale items!
Kres will offer two ‘GKR Typ 1’ draisines in 1:22,5 scale in two colours. According to the new items leaflet, the draisines will only be produced if there is enough interest (and I assume, pre-orders).
Pictures show prototype models
Source: Kres Modelle
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