Train Line finally released their long awaited “rollwagen” for the Harz narrow gauge railways. The “rollwagen” are used to transport standard gauge freight cars over the narrow gauge railway.
The following cars are now available:
- 3047200 HSB 99-06-35
- 3047300 HSB 99-06-37
- 3047400 Rf 499-06-02
- 3047500 Rf 499-06-02
The MSRP is at € 229,00 each.
Source: Train Line
Train Line hasn’t officially announced any new items for 2017 on their website yet, but FGB-Berlin added a new model in their webshop.
The class T3 railcar of the Harz narrow gauge railway (HSB) is a new announcement, with a scheduled delivery in 2018. The T3 will be available in an analogue (#2030100) version and a version with DCC and sound (#2030102).
No pricing info is available yet.
While this new announcement is great, Train Line still has quite a backlog of unreleased items. The HSB T1 railcar, the RhB Ge 4/6, the RhB freight cars and the HSB “rollbocke” to name a few. So with a bit of luck, we might see the HSB T3 railcar in 2020…
Train Line announced a revision of their Harz “Mallet” steam locomotive. The Mallet has been improved in several areas with more detail on the boiler and on the water tanks. The photos below show a comparison between the old (top) and new (bottom) version of the loco from both sides.
Photo 1 / Photo 2.
The new Mallet is included in Train Line’s new HSB sets. The #2011401 set includes the 99 5901-6 Mallet (analogue) and two 7-window passenger cars in a “Hasseröder” paint scheme. The #2011412 set is the same, but the Mallet is equipped with a digital ZIMO sound decoder.
I’m not sure if the new version of the Mallet will also be available separately, Train Line does not mention anything about it on their website.
In 2012, Train Line announced the red baggage car of the Harz Narrow Gauge Railways (HSB) in 1:22,5 scale, expanding their existing range of HSB models. The baggage car was available with road numbers 902-304 (Art.No. 3530790) and 902-307 (Art.No. 3530791).
Train Line now released a new version of the 902-307 baggage car with modified car sides. The baggage car now has a prototypical amount of windows on each side, which wasn’t the case previously. The new version has three clear windows and a frosted window on one side, and three clear windows on the other side. The previous version had four clear windows on one side, and four on the other side.
Also new to this version are the addition of truss rods, and the “Wittenberg” trucks.
The new 902-307 unfortunately still has the same item number (3530791), so things might get confusing when buying these cars secondhand or online when it’s not clear which version you are going to get.
You can find some more photos here: Gallery: Train Line 3530791 HSB Baggage Car 902-307.
The 902-309 (Art.No. 3530792) will also be rereleased in this new version, the 902-308 (3530795) is a new release and did not exist previously.
After a few delays, LGB recently started shipping their new type Köf II diesel locomotive in the orange HSB paint scheme (Art.No. 21935).
I am planning to review this model in full, but here are a few pictures of the model already: PREVIEW: LGB 21935 Diesel Locomotive Köf II, HSB.