LGB Depesche

Issue 3/2020

We hope that you have safely weathered the coronavirus pandemic and its associated restrictions. Normality is slowly returning to our everyday lives even if many things are not yet the same as they were before the outbreak. This issue presents a very special model that will whet everyone’s appetite for “normality”: The F7 diesel locomotive from the USA. This enduring loco classic, resplendent in the famous red, yellow and sliver warbonnet paint scheme of the Santa Fe railroad, together with the silver streamliner passenger cars represent the ultimate in American trains for many railroad fans. Special features of the new F7 special edition include up-to-date equipment as well as a chrome-plated loco body. Our extensive report presents the loco and the new streamliner cars and shows you just how much work has gone into creating such a high-quality locomotive body. On one of the first trips after travel restrictions were relaxed, the editorial department traveled to the mountains of Switzerland. At an altitude of 1,538 meters (5,045.9 feet), the high-end class HG 4/4 cogwheel steam locomotive was presented in the company of its almost 100-year-old prototype. Switzerland and its freight trains are also the theme of our prototype history and two further model presentations. With numerous practical tips on weathering rolling stock, constructing a rack and pinion section, and controlling locomotives using Central Station 3, we want to encourage you to rediscover garden railroads, rolling stock and the joy of running trains. Our top layout, constructed over many years by Dieter Deiner, provides interesting ideas about layout design. In this new issue, we also want to showcase the impressive photographs captured by our prize-winners in the “Cash Loco” photo competition. These are just some of the topics in our latest issue. Enjoy your reading!

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Depesche 3/2020
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