LGB Depesche

Issue 3/2019

The IMA and Märklin Days 2019 were the main events of the late summer. The EWS Arena in Göppingen was transformed into the LGB Arena, where the attractive LGB models and impressive Club layouts could be admired. LGB also brought along a surprise: A working model of the new class HG 4/4 cogwheel steam locomotive. The sample of the new high-end loco ran non-stop on a cog railroad diorama throughout the exhibition and captivated all who saw it. This impressive model of a Swiss prototype is the subject of our cover story, in which we report on the final phase of the locomotive’s development and present the high-end model in detail. We also pick up on the Swiss theme in our featured layout. Wolfgang Kegel has created a meticulously detailed mountain layout in a compact space that nevertheless offers endless running enjoyment. Our writer Karsten Speyer was granted admission to the main RhB workshop in Landquart and came away mightily impressed. We have a fascinating proposition from era I for all fans of Saxony’s narrow-gauge railways: The “Sachsenbulle” (Saxon bull) and the three four-axle passenger cars as well as the four-axle baggage car are perfectly matched in every respect. Fans of US themes will also find plenty to read of interest in this issue of Depesche: We report on the appearance of LGB and the Golden Spike Set at the celebrations to mark the 150th birthday of the transcontinental railroad. As part of our digital series, we present the new RC3 Radio Handheld Controller in detail. The planting series explores the fascinating world of moss. Diorama fans should turn to part 2 of our building report to discover how the track bed, shed and accessories for the LGB exhibition diorama of Jöhstadt train station were built. Enjoy reading this issue!

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Depesche 03/2019