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Pictures Train Line HSB 99 6101 ‘Pfiffi’

As I posted earlier, the Harz 99 6101 ‘Pfiffi’ steam locomotive from Train Line will be available in January 2016.

FGB-Berlin sent me a few pictures of the finished Harz 0-6-0, check out the full gallery: Gallery: Train Line HSB 99 6101 Pfiffi.

Train Line HSB 99 6101 Pfiffi

And here’s a video I found on Vimeo from the digital Pfiffi loco with ZIMO decoder and Heinz Däppen sound:

NEW: G Scale Car System from Ed’s Gartenbahn

Ed’s Gartenbahn announced ‘AutoMobilia’, a new car system for G scale. Car systems have been available for the smaller scales for a long time (with the Faller Car System being the most popular), but so far never in G scale. Here’s what Ed’s Gartenbahn has to say about the new AutoMobilia system:

Ed’s Garten Bahn introduces one of the missing items for your garden layout: moving cars.

Until now cars on the garden layout are always passive, they are parked near houses or stations. With the AutoMobilia System by Ed’s Garten Bahn you can finally change this.

Every car uses a Bühlermotor which is powered by a small LiPo Battery. A charger is always added. On the bottom of the car a small magnet follows the wire in the road. The steering front wheels make sure the car is going in the right direction. All you have to do is switch the car on and it will run for at least 4 hours.

The wire can be grinded in the existing road. The diameter of the wire is just 1 mm, so a small slot is sufficient. A special attachment for the Dremel tool is available with us or at your local hardware store. It’s important to have the wire just below the road-surface.

Or you can buy ready to use parts to create a road. Several different parts like straight track, curves, switches and a turning-loop are available. The track is showing a stone motive which will be a visual addition to your layout.

The following models are already available (more models are being developed):

  • Volkswagen Bully T1, yellow/white (also usable as a Swiss Postbus)
  • Citroën Hy, red.

Both models are available for an introduction price of € 229 until 1 March 2016. Regular price: € 259.

Source: Ed’s Gartenbahn

PIKO America ‘Product Spotlight’ October 2015

PIKO America uploaded a new video that showcases new items that just arrived in the US from PIKO.

PIKO Germany delivered all the 2015 PIKO G scale new items, but – as always – worldwide availability takes a bit longer. Anyway, it’s great to see that PIKO sticks to their promised delivery dates and is delivering everything on time. Other manufacturers should take note.

An overview of all 2015 new item deliveries from PIKO: PIKO G New Items 2015 – Delivery Dates

New LGB Christmas Starter Set

According to the latest newsletter from Grootspoor.com, LGB introduced a new Christmas starter set.

The new Christmas starter set comes with a colourful Stainz engine and two passenger cars. A circle of track, a speed controller and 230 V power supply for the European market are included as well. The set is available under article number 70304 (MSRP € 379,95).

LGB 70304 Christmas Starter Set

You might recognise this set, as it’s very similar (if not identical) to the #72304 Christmas set announced by LGB at the beginning of the year for the USA market only.

The video below from Trainworld TV shows the #72304 set in action at Trainworld’s demo layout:

Source: Grootspoor.com / LGB / Trainworld