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Train Line 45 Delivering RhB Ge 4/6

Customers are receiving the first RhB Ge 4/6 locomotives from Train Line 45. Meanwhile, Train Line has also published photos of the Swiss narrow gauge engine on their website.

The Ge 4/6 comes in a brown RhB paint schema with road number 353, and is available in two versions:

  • Train Line 45 2050000 Ge 4/6 #353 Analog/DCC
  • Train Line 45 2050012 Ge 4/6 #353 DCC Zimo with Sound

Train Line 45 RhB Ge 4/6
Image Soure: Train Line 45

All four driving wheels are powered via the stainless steel wheel sets as well as four power pick-up shoes. Some features: opening cab doors, prototypically painted cab, cab lighting, electrically operating pantographs, prototypical 3+1 LED lighting.

The analog version can also operate on DCC and already has a power buffer installed. In case a customer decides they want sound anyway, this can be unlocked via a separate purchase. This way, ultimately there is no difference between the two versions.

Train Line 45 RhB Ge 4/6
Image Soure: Train Line 45

Link: Train Line 45

LGB Announces New Items for 2024

LGB has announced their new items for 2024.

While there are 28 entries in the 2024 New Items brochure, only 16 items are new, all others are reissues of models from previous years.

For the European market, as a completely new construction, there will be three versions of the Harz 99 5901 Mallet in LGB’s High End range. For Swiss narrow gauge fans, there will be a new construction of the RhB Ge 4/6 electric locomotive (yes, a duplicate offering to the one released by Train Line end of last year), and a HGe 4/4 II rack locomotive for the MGB as another completely new construction.

For the American market, a Mogul steam locomotive with matching passenger cars and a boxcar will come for the Nevada Central Railway (NCRR).

Link: LGB New Items 2024

PIKO Announces G Scale New Items for 2024

PIKO has announced their G scale new items for 2024.

For the European market, the main highlight is a completely new construction for the German type BR 93.1 steam locomotive. Another addition for the German market is a control car of type Wittenberg, coming in a white and red IC paint scheme. Many other models are announced as paint schemes of existing items.

For the American market, only new paint schemes are announced.

Link: PIKO G Scale New Items 2024

PIKO G 37260 37161 DB BR 91.3 Steam Locomotive (PIKO G Scale New Items 2024)PIKO G 37676 DB IC Control Car Wittenberg (PIKO G Scale New Items 2024)
Image Source: PIKO