Last year, the last 2014 issue of the Gartenbahn Profi magazine featured a full-page ad from PIKO on the back cover. Nothing special at first sight, but on the left bottom there was a small image of the 2015 catalogue with a BR 24 on the cover! A little while later (end of December), PIKO officially announced their 2015 new items including the BR 24.
Yesterday, ‘Stefans Gartenbahn’ posted a picture of the back cover of the last 2015 Gartenbahn Profi magazine on the German ‘Gartenbahn Spur G‘ forum, which included an image of the front cover of the 2016 PIKO catalogue.
The little image of the 2016 catalogue shows a German BR 132 ‘Ludmilla’ diesel locomotive in a DR paint scheme.
PIKO’s 2016 G scale new items will be officially announced at the end of December.
Sources: ‘Stefans Gartenbahn’ / Gartenbahn Profi / Wikipedia