LGB Depesche

Issue 1/2020

The “Spielwarenmesse” (International Toy Fair) and new items presented there were the defining events during the early months of garden railroad year 2020. LGB presented more than 60 locos and cars in Nuremberg, including highlights such as the beautiful Santa Fe F7 diesel locomotive and its Streamliner cars, the powerful RhB class Ge 6/6 II 707 electric loco, the petite Corpet-Louvet No. 36 of the French museum railroad M.T.V. or the old-timer rail car train of the Kirnitzsch Valley Tramway, to name but a few highlights. Naturally, we will be presenting these vehicles as well as the rest of the new exhibition items in detail in this issue of Depesche. Our cover story is devoted to a top new item, the little type V 10C switching loco. This sturdy switcher is still in service on many museum railroads and will make a fantastic addition to every garden railroad. Meanwhile, our top layout takes us back to era III. Walter Schmelz has constructed one of the most impressive indoor layouts, which celebrates German motifs from the 1960s. We present this paradise for locos, which features train operations on two levels, in all its glorious detail. Our prototype story focuses on the trains of tomorrow and features the Capricorn through-portion train that the Rhaetian Railway is currently adding to its fleet. Of course, no issue would be complete without a plentiful supply of useful tips and tricks. Our digital expert Carsten Rose deciphers the new software 2.0 for Central Station 3, while Karsten Speyer shows how easy it is to construct your own attractive lamps. Finally, Cactus connoisseur Hans Graf explains why the prickly plant is the perfect addition for US-themed layouts. These are just some of the topics featured in this issue. We also announce the start of our “Best garden railroad 2020” competition. All Depesche readers are welcome to participate. Enjoy reading this issue!

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Depesche 1/2020