LGB ‘EPL’ Components & Alternatives

Latest update: 18 May 2016

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Components Overview:

COMPONENT LGB (€ MSRP 2016) PIKO G (€ MSRP 2016)
On/Off Control Box 51800 – € 79,99 / 51805 – € 79,99 35261 – € 63,00
Switch Control Box 51750 / 51755 – € 79,99 35260 – € 63,00
Electric Switch Drive 12010 – € 27,99 35271 – € 27,90
Supplementary Switch 12070 – € 27,99 35265 – € 23,00
Track Contact (for use with loco magnet) 17100 – € 4,99 35272 – € 15,65
Loco Magnet (for use with track contact) 17010 – € 4,99 35269 – € 6,25
Reed Contact (triggered by track magnet) 35267 – € 10,40
Track Magnet (for triggering reed contacts) 17050 – € 4,99 35268 – € 5,20
Reverse Loop Track Set 10151 – € 56,99

On/Off Control Box / ‘Schaltpult’ (DE):

  • LGB 51800 – Discontinued, Lehmann era – Link – Manual (PDF – 993 KB)
  • LGB 51805 – Newer version, Märklin era – Link – Manual (PDF – 747 KB)
  • PIKO G 35261 – Link – Manual (PDF – 384 KB)

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The On/Off control box requires a power supply (check the manual for requirements).


Switch Control Box / ‘Stellpult’ (DE):

Switches and signals can be controlled by using a switch control box from either LGB or PIKO. Both manufacturers offer a control box with four electrical switches, which means up to four switches or signals can be controlled.

  • LGB 51750 – Discontinued, Lehmann era – Link – Manual (PDF – 993 KB)
  • LGB 51755 – Newer version, Märklin era – Link – Manual (PDF – 747 KB)
  • PIKO G 35260 – Link – Manual (PDF – 944 KB)

LGB 51750LGB 51755PIKO G 35260

The switch control box requires a power supply (check the manual for requirements).


Electric Switch Drives / ‘Weichenantrieb’ (DE):

LGB 12010 Electric Switch DrivePIKO G 35271 Electric Switch Drive

Both switch drives are waterproof, although I have read the PIKO drives fare better outside than their LGB counterpart. Moisture isn’t the only troublemaker, dirt is one as well!


Supplementary Switch / ‘Zusatzschalter’ (DE):

  • LGB 12070 – Link – Manual (PDF – 708 KB)
  • PIKO G 35265 – Link – Manual (PDF – 1,03 MB)