The corona virus pandemic poses unique challenges to our society and to every
one of us. Naturally, we garden railroaders are also affected. However, we
firmly believe that we will overcome the crisis together. The topics featured
in the latest issue of LGB Depesche aim to raise interest in the present and the future
and to provide numerous new ideas.
Our cover story featuring the Glacier Express will be a special treat for all fans of narrow-
gauge railways. We report on the 90-year history of the world’s slowest express
train and present the new LGB class Ge 4/4 II 623 loco. The electric loco featuring the
current Glacier Express design is packed with the very latest technology. There are
also three new Glacier Express panorama cars to complement the locomotive. The
new passenger cars also include the new “Excellence Class” car, which is inspired by
the luxurious prototype.
We also take a trip further to the north, where streetcar trains have traveled to the
Kirnitzsch Valley for more than 100 years. With the Kirnitzschtal Railroad streetcar
train, LGB is celebrating a historic streetcar that has been operating in Saxon Switzerland
for 90 years.
With our handy construction tips, such as a beginners’ guide to weathering rolling
stock, and our explanation of how to use Central Station 3 to conveniently control
locos and layouts, we hope you will rediscover the enjoyment of running trains. Our
top layout provides fascinating ideas for designing layouts. Klaus Eisele’s impressive
indoor layout features an ingenious track plan comprising 160 meters (524.9 feet) of
track and is packed with clever ideas for designing a layout. These are just some of
the topics from our latest issue.