Tag Archives: RhB

LGB Delivery Dates Update December 2016

LGB updated the list with planned delivery dates for their 2016 New Items.

Link: LGB Delivery Dates December 2016 (PDF)

In December, the following items should be available:

  • 24661 Railbus T 41, DEV VI (Digital mfx with Sound)
  • 25556 Diesel Locomotive ONT (Digital mfx with Sound)
  • 26843 Steam Locomotive 99 1564-6, DR IV (Digital mfx with Sound and Smoke)
  • 31522 Passenger Car, 1st/2nd Class, RhB III
  • 32350 Open-Air Observation Car, DR III
  • 32522 Passenger Car, 2nd Class, RhB III
  • 39666 MOB Panorama Car Set [2015]
  • 39667 MOB Panorama Car Set [2015]

Source: LGB

Photo of KISS Modellbahnen Te 2/2 Pre-Production Sample

As I wrote earlier, KISS Modellbahnen is currently showing a pre-production sample of their 1:22,5 scale Rhaetian Railway Te 2/2 switcher at the IMA model railway exhibition in Cologne (Germany).

On the “Modellbahnen@Cadosch” forum, a first photo of the KISS Te 2/2 was posted. Link: Modellbahnen@Cadosch-Forum IMA 2016 in Köln.

Source: Modellbahnen@Cadosch-Forum

LGB Delivery Dates Update November 2016

LGB updated the list with planned delivery dates for their 2016 New Items.

Link: LGB Delivery Dates November 2016 (PDF)

In November, the following items should be available:

  • 20062 Gang Car, Undecorated, 5 sets of lettering included
  • 24450 Electric Locomotive Ge 2/4 #221, RhB III (Digital mfx with Sound)
  • 25556 Diesel Locomotive ONT (Digital mfx with Sound)
  • 33550 Passenger Car B 2082, 2nd Class, RhB III
  • 33668 Panorama Car, 1st Class, RhB VI
  • 36359 Passenger Car, DR IV
  • 39666 MOB Panorama Car Set [2015]
  • 40039 High-Side Gondola #69, DB III
  • 40872 Tank Car DNAX ‘Railcare’ #123028
  • 48571 Sliding Wall Boxcar Type Haik-qv, RhB V
  • 94063 Clip-On Block Car

Source: LGB

RhB ABe 4/4 III & Tm 2/2 from KISS Modellbahn Service

KISS Modellbahn Service announced two new items for 2017 (PDF): the RhB type ABe 4/4 III electric locomotive, and the Tm 2/2 111-118 diesel switcher. Both 1:22,5 scale models will be produced in a mixed plastic and brass construction. The locomotives will be available in multiple versions and road numbers. Prices for the ABe 4/4 III start at € 1.399,00, the Tm 2/2 costs € 695,00.

More information about both models:

KISS Modellbahn Service (KMS) is a company by Günther Kiss, that has been doing special paint schemes and repaints on request for many years. They didn’t produce any models themselves, the ABe 4/4 III and Tm 2/2 are their first rolling stock productions.

KISS Modellbahnen (owned by Stefan Kiss, son of Günther Kiss) on the contrary, has been making high-end locomotives and rolling stock for 0, 1 and 2m scale for many years. In the past, KISS Modellbahnen offered a variety of models constructed in both brass and plastic. A few years ago, KISS Modellbahnen dropped their line of plastic models and shifted their focus to models in full brass construction.

ESU then took over KISS Modellbahnen’s unreleased ABe 4/4 II, which was designed for a mixture of plastic and brass construction. ESU released the locomotive under the “Pullman” brand in 2015, with new versions coming out in 2016 as well.

With KMS now announcing the ABe 4/4 III and Tm 2/2 in a mixed brass / plastic construction, it’s unclear whether they will be making these models themselves or if they maybe are cooperating with ESU.

Source: KISS Modellbahn Service