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Issue 1/2017

The Harz bull is for Harz railroaders what the VI k is for Saxon railroad enthusiasts. So it should come as no surprise that this compact and powerful steam loco is often also referred to as Saxon’s narrow-gauge bull. A model of this loco welcomes LGB fans to a wonderful range of new products for 2017; a range that guarantees satisfaction for everyone – and not just for Saxon railroad enthusiasts.

In addition to the Rhaetian Railroad G 3/4 in its original LD 1 look and black livery of 1889, Swiss railroaders can look forward to the rack electric loco HGe 2/2 1 of the Schöllenen Railroad. This beautifully decorated loco started operating between Göschenen and Andermatt in 1917 – just like the white and blue model. A matching car set with original paintwork and lettering is a must-have item. Collectors of the RhB jubilee locomotive can also get excited about the Ge 4/4 II No. 629 (rebuilding of the Albula tunnel). And garden railroaders whose first love is US railroads will be amazed by a complete, three-unit EMD F7 set from the 1950s, evoking a romantic era when luxury rail travel was big business. Six different cars - from dome car to observation car - hauled by the A and B units create an authentic passenger train measuring almost 18 ft in length. Turn to pages 6 and 26 and enjoy all these garden railroad specialties that will be sure to whet your appetite for more.

For instance, the 125th anniversary of the Pressnitz Valley Railway and the celebrations to mark 25 years of excellence at its working museum railroad (page 22), or Sven Linden’s indoor layout, which has mountains up to the rafters (page 14). Enjoy your reading!

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Actual table of contents

Models and Layouts

06 Top Model
14 Top Layout
22 Prototype
26 LGB new products 2017
36 LGB Digital

Tips and Know-How

30 The Saxon and its excursion train
42 New at your Retailers
48 Scratch-build snowblower train
52 Tuning
55 Accessories from Specialists

LGB World

12 News
31 Club News
41 Masthead
46 Reader's Questions
56 Service
58 Dealers
60 Portrait
62 Preview

Models and Layouts For US railroad fans and Swiss railroaders The Pressnitz Valley Railway in Jöhstadt