LGB Depesche

Issue 3/2019

The Saxon IV K, road number 99 1594-3, was the star of this year’s Pentecost Festival at the Pressnitz Valley Railway. This was one of the first official appearances by the steam locomotive, which is more than 100 years old, following extensive repairs carried out last year. LGB brought a very special “gift” along to the steam loco festival: A model of 99 1594-3, which will soon be available to all G-gauge fans (see the cover story starting on page 6). The new LGB diorama “Jöhstadt train station” also celebrated its homecoming at the Pentecost Festival. In this issue, we present the first of our articles detailing this impressive exhibition layout by LGB. This issue also devotes numerous column inches to the railroads of Switzerland. Klaus Zaisel picks up on this theme with a stunning garden railroad that he constructed on sloping terrain – it’s an amazing achievement. Extensive excavations and 443/32 short tons (40 metric tons) of gravel were required to realize it. Meanwhile, the article on the Class HG 4/4 tells the story of particularly powerful Swiss steam loco and Europe’s most powerful cogwheel steam locomotive. By the way, this mountain-scaling mammoth of the Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway will soon be available as an intricately detailed metal model from LGB. It is truly a technical masterpiece whose appeal will not be confined to fans of Swiss railroads. In our digital series, we highlight the advantages of the new retrofit sound decoder, while our planting series shows you which groundcover plants to choose to add color to your garden. We also present a new version of a classic model that used to run on the narrow-gauge network in the Prignitz area of Germany. It’s a model that will also be familiar to many under the name “Schweineschnäuzchen” (pig’s snout). Shortly before this issue went to print, we received some more particularly gratifying news. Readers of the French model railroad magazine “Le Train” voted the LGB model of the RhB steam rotary snowplow Xrot (item 26605) to the top spot “Goldenes Gleis”

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Depesche 03/2019