Did you manage to get along to the large LGB anniversary event at the Pressnitz Valley Railway over the Pentecost weekend? Three whole days full of original steam locomotives and their LGB models attracted more than 10,000 visitors to the town in the Ore Mountains close to the German border with the Czech Republic. For all those garden railroad fans who were unable to make it, our article on the event in the anniversary section on page 33 of this issue shows just what a great full-steam- ahead experience was had by all in Saxony. Steam locos also, and especially, deserve to be honored throughout the anniversa- ry year. Three of these beauties can be marveled at in this issue. The G 4/5 of the Rhaetian Railway is unveiled as a Top Model. The paint and lettering scheme of loco 114 is identical in appearance to the original version, which entered into service on June 4, 1907. Just as impressive as the Swiss loco is the model of the VI K that ran on the Saxon State Railroads as number 212 from 1919 onwards. The stunningly crafted LGB Sachsenbulle (Saxon Bull) is supplied in an exquisite wooden case to mark the centenary of this now legendary class. Last but not least: The LGB anniversary edition of one of the biggest selling LGB models, the 2-6-0 “Mogul” steam loco of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad.
LGB Depesche author Arnulf Schäfer presents the awesome layout of garden rail- road guru Stefan Kühnlein from Upper Franconia, and US railroader Dr. Reinhold Braun reveals how he creates lifelike timber bridges. And for DIY enthusiasts: Karsten Speyer from Südwest Garden Railroaders continues with the third part of his “Stainz” diorama.