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140 New Product Arrivals for Monday, April 15, 2019

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Mon, 2019/04/15 - 16:50

140 products from Fleischmann, Roco and Viessmann were added to our Latest Arrivals page today.

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230 New Product Arrivals for Friday, April 12, 2019

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Fri, 2019/04/12 - 16:50

230 products from Kibri, Vollmer and Viessmann were added to our Latest Arrivals page today.

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560 New Product Arrivals for Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Wed, 2019/04/10 - 16:49

560 products from Brekina, Busch, Heki and Preiser were added to our Latest Arrivals page today.

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334 New Product Arrivals for Monday, April 8, 2019

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Mon, 2019/04/08 - 16:50

334 products from Faller were added to our Latest Arrivals page today.

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190 New Product Arrivals for Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Tue, 2019/04/02 - 16:50

190 products from Marklin and Trix were added to our Latest Arrivals page today.

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April 2019 news

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MRH 2019-04 - Web downloader

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MRH 2019-04 - April 2019

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146 New Product Arrivals for Friday, March 29, 2019

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Fri, 2019/03/29 - 16:50

146 products from Brawa were added to our Latest Arrivals page today.

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122 New Product Arrivals for Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Wed, 2019/03/27 - 16:50

122 products from Fleischmann and Roco were added to our Latest Arrivals page today.

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LGB 150 Year Anniversary of the Golden Spike Collectors Set

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Wed, 2019/03/13 - 05:33
This just came in from LGB and all we can say is wow!  These will be  limited to only 299 pieces worldwide and are collectors grade.  Reserve yours now - delivery is May 2019.  Please contact us if you have any questions.  Click here for pricing and full details


On may 10, 1869, the Central Pacifics "Jupiter" and the Union Pacifics "Road No. 119" came together after six years of construction time of the transcontinental line. The tracks were symbolically joined together by a golden track spike. This built the 1,776-mile east-west transcontinental connection in the United States.
 
Even today, in the summer season, the origanal replica locomotives steam to the original scene in Promontory, Utah, to commemorate this historically important event.

LGB celebrate this anniversary with a special LGB locomotive set consisting of both locomotives as finely detailed metal models constructed of brass and die-cast zinc in the tradition of the earlier LGB metal models.
 
This is a set consisting of two steam locomotives as they looked at the opening of the first transcontinental railroad in the USA. The construction, paint schemes, and lettering are the same as the two replicas - Union Pacific RR locomotive "119" and the Central Pacific RR "Jupiter" locomotive as they presently are at the memorial site at Promontory Summit in Utah.
 
These are finely detailed models with heavy metal construction including many separately applied details. Each locomotive is driven by a powerful motor, has an mfx/DCC decoder with many light and sound functions such as headlights, cab lighting, firebox lights, and much more. The running sounds and a whistle and bell activated by reed switches will also work in analog operation. Each locomotive has a built-in smoke unit with steam exhaust synchronized with the wheels as well as cylinder steam and steam exhaust at the whistle, when the latter is activated. The cab doors and smoke box doors can be opened. There is a coupling between each locomotive and its tender, which can be adjusted for two lengths. Length over the couplers for locomotive "119" 55 cm / 21-5/8", for "Jupiter" locomotive 52 cm / 20-1/2". A reproduction of an American track spike – constructed of metal and genuine gold-plated – is included with the models. In addition, there is also an American flag included with the locomotives. The locomotives are packaged in a quality wooden case. Item no. L29000.
 
One-time series in 2019 for the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad in the USA – limited worldwide to 299 pieces.

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2019 New Items Toyfair Newslettter - Part III Brawa/Bemo/ESU/Piko

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Wed, 2019/03/13 - 03:29

Our 2019 Toyfair Video is now posted to our YouTube Channel. Our site's photo gallery is back online with over 200 photos we took while attending the 2019 German Toyfair in Nuremberg.     

                      

All Brawa 2019 New Items       All ESU 2019 New Items       All PIKO 2019 New Items      

BEMO 2019 New Items will be posted shortly!

Brawa

As usual, Brawa had some beautifully detailed modules depicting their never ending attention to detail, allowing for a perfect match with their locomotives and cars. For the modeller who demands exacting details true to the original, it is hard to beat a Brawa model whether locomotive or passenger coach or freight car. Always exceptional pieces.

New Tooling – Locomotives:

This past Fall, we we’re teased with the announcement of the V60 Diesels. The Era III, BR V 60 Diesel is available as DC analog stock # 42400; DCC Extra w/Sound stock # 42402 and the Marklin AC Digital Extra w/Sound, stock # 42403. For 2019, Brawa expands on what seems to be the full range of versions in the range.  The Era IV, DB 261 Diesel is available as DC analog stock # 42404; DCC Extra w/Sound stock # 42406 and the Marklin AC Digital Extra w/Sound, stock # 42407. The Era V, DB AG 362 Diesel is available as DC analog stock # 42408; DCC Extra w/Sound stock # 42410 and the Marklin AC Digital Extra w/Sound, stock # 42411. The Era VI, DB 365 Diesel is available as DC analog stock # 42412; DCC Extra w/Sound stock # 42414 and the Marklin AC Digital Extra w/Sound, stock # 42415.

New Tooling – Coaches:

This year, Brawa chose to do the famouse Silberlinge or 'Silverfish' Coaches true to the original period; true to the original details between each coach and in each coach’s respective interiors. Brawa announces all 4 era’s at once consisting of three distinct coaches and one cab control coach. The Era III are offered without interior lighting in stock #’s 46500; 46501; 46502 and 46503. Coaches offered with interior lighting are stock #’s 46520; 46521; 46522; 46523; and the Marklin AC Digital version 46504. The Era IV are offered without interior lighting in stock #’s 46505; 46506; 46507 and 46508. Coaches offered with interior lighting are stock #’s 46524; 46525; 46526; 46527; and the Marklin AC Digital version 46509. The Era V are offered without interior lighting in stock #’s 46510; 46511; 46512 and 46513. Coaches offered with interior lighting are stock #’s 46528; 46529; 46530; 46531; and the Marklin AC Digital version 46514. The Era VI are offered without interior lighting in stock #’s 46515; 46516; 46517 and 46518. Coaches offered with interior lighting are stock #’s 46532; 46533; 46534; 46535; and the Marklin AC Digital version 46519.

New Tooling – Wagons:

Brawa offers new wagon tooling in the form five piece powder container cars. The Era III DB versions can be found in stock #’s 49131 and 49132. The Era IV DB version is stock # 49135 and there is also a Era IV CSD version stock #49134.

Another new freight car from the DR is the Glmms Covered Freight Car. The Era IV DR versions offer several models; 49900; 49901; 49902; 49905; and 49906. There are two DB Era V versions under stock #’s 49903 and 49907.

Lastly, Brawa offers a new Refrigerator Car. The Era II DRG Version, stock # 47600; Era III, DR Version, stock # 47609; DB Version, stock # 47601; 47610 and the Era IV DB Versions can be found under stock #’s 47603; 47605; 47606; and 47608.  

Other Highlights:

Of course, there is a huge offering of new versions and paint schemes from a variety of coaches; tankers and freight cars. These special paint liveries have been very popular and many cars sell out quickly. As with every year, Brawa offers a selection of Special Edition freight cars, Exclusive Toyfair Cars for Brawa Specialty Dealers in attendance at the fair. Stay tuned for these as we add them to our site in the coming days and weeks. These are always very popular and very limited models.

Bemo

Highlights:

Bemo offered the “MOB – GOLDENPASS PANORAMIC” train in HO gauge. This panoramic train is unique in that there is a Cab Control Panoramic Coach at each end of the train. The Ge 4/4 Electric Locomotive is centre of the four coaches. The DC Locomotive is stock # 1659334 and the DCC w/Sound Locomotive is stock # 1759334. The respective coaches for either locomotive are stock # 3688311; 3688312; 3688313; 3688314; and the interior lighting kits are stock # 6541600. For Marklin AC Digital users, the locomotive is found under stock # 1559334 and the AC Digital w/Sound is stock # 1459334. The AC Coaches will be found under stock #’s; 3588311; 3588312; 3588313; 3588314; and the interior lighting kits are stock # 6545601. Bemo had the Marklin AC Digital version running on a small module layout at the Toyfair. It ran very smooth and quiet on the Marklin C Track layout.

Of course, Bemo offered a number of new versions in locomotives; coaches and freight cars. All teh Bemo 2019 New Items will be posted on our website shortly.

ESU

ESU had quite an extensive array of new offerings from new locomotives to a complete new range of digital accessories; their 5th generation decoders and a new Booster. As such, these areas will be explained in further detail.

New Tooling – Locomotives:

The V60 has been completely retooled with a host of features including digital uncoupling, smoke and 31 functions in DCC. Of course, full metal body and chassis are standard. The Era III DB V60  version is under stock # 31410; Era IV DB 260 version (Blue/Crème) is under stock # 31411; Era III DB 260 version (old Red) is under stock # 31414; Era VI DB 362 version is under stock # 31412;   Era VI DGT 362 version is under stock # 31418.

New Tooling – Digital Accessories:

ESU has announced a new booster, 7amp multi-protocol booster. The ECoSBoost is the ideal extention for your ECoS or Central Station®, if you need more continuous-load output. The ECoSBoost is able to output DCC, Motorola®, Selectrix® and mfx®, depending on your command station. A RailCom® and mfx-feedback device is integrated. The unit comes with a 120-240V power supply. One only needs the correct end cord adapter. You can find this under stock # ESU-50012.

ESU has announced its new Generation 5 Series Decoders. Finally, a sound decoder that delivers true Hi-Fi Sound which can play up to 10 channels simultaneously and of course comes with a host of other features.

LokSound DCC Direct Decoder - With its unique design the LokSound 5 Direct DCC can easily replace boards that provide poor motor control, low volume, or generally inferior sound. Not only will the decoder work fine with most factory installed speakers, but it will sound even better with our new 11x15mm“sugar cube” speaker and sound enclosure kits. . The LokSound 5 DCC is made for the North American and Australian markets. It is a pure DCC Decoder, which supports RailComPlus and can also be used on DC layouts. With its size of 0.67x2.72inch/17x69mm. The V5 Direct DCC will fit in almost all of the popular North American and Australian HO manufacturers locomotives. Its new blank decoder can be found under stock # ESU 58821.

LokSound 5 Decoders - The LokSound 5 is the most important member of the LokSound family. Due to the combination of the digital decoder and the sound module on one circuit board we achieve the smallest possible dimensions of 30 mm x 15.5 mm. They will fit into almost any H0 or 0 gauge locomotive. LokSound 5 decoders are available with all popular interface types and are supplied with a sugar cube speaker (11 mm x 15 mm) and a sound enclosure. They come in all popular interfaces and can be found in the following blank decoders; Stock # ESU-58410; ESU-58412; ESU-58416; ESU-58419; ESU-58420; ESU-58410; ESU-58429; and ESU-58449. These are scheduled for release in 3rd quarter of 2019.

LokSound 5 micro / LokSound 5 micro DCC - The LokSound 5 micro is a "little wonder": With only 21mmx10mm footprint, it is by far the smallest LokSound decoder ESU has ever built. Due to its very compact size, it should fit into almost all N scale, TT and even some HO smaller type locomotives as well.  Same rich features as described in previous 5 series sound decoders. They come in all popular interfaces and can be found in the following blank decoders; Stock # ESU-58810; ESU-58814; ESU-58816; ESU-58818; ESU-58820; and ESU-58828. These are scheduled for release in October of 2019.

LokSound 5L and LokSound 5l DCC - LokSound 5 L is intended for use in all applications where the required power exceeds the limits of LokSound 5.  Ideally these are 0 gauge vehicles and also smaller 1 gauge locomotives. Despite its compact dimensions of only 50.8 mm x 25.4 mm x 14 mm it is equipped with a dual speaker output and integral PowerPack. The LokSound 5 is equipped with a multi-pin connector and is supplied ex works with an adapter board featuring solder pads. Two blank decoders are offered; ESU-58315 and ESU-58325. These will be available for special order in May, 2019.

LokSound 5 XL - The ESU-58315/ESU-58313 LokSound 5 XL decoder is intended for use in large scale model railways, e.g. garden railways and 1 gauge models. Its integral PowerPack matching the increased motor power assures reliable operation even on dirty tracks. The LokSound 5 XL measures 51 mm x 40 mm and is available in two different types: Besides the type with robust screw type terminals for installation in older models without an interface socket, there is a version with multi-pin connectors. This version fits into all locomotives where an older type LokSound XL decoder has been installed previously.

Piko

This year marks the 70 Year Anniversary. On June 22, 2019, Piko will open its doors for those who wish to make a visit to their factory.

New Tooling – Locomotives:

  • Piko was the first one to announce the new DB AG BR 412 ICE 4 4 piece set. Availability is most likely July 2019. The DC Model can be found under stock # PK-51400. Extension Car sets for this version can be found under Stock # PK-58590 and PK-58592. The AC Marklin Digital Version can be found under stock # PK-51401. Extension Car sets for this version can be found under Stock # PK-58591 and PK-58593.

  • Piko is also building the Hungarian MAV M62 Diesel Locomotive. These will be highly detailed and of course come with Piko’s 5 pole motor and dual flywheels. Full interior cab, engine room and lighting included. This can be found under stock # Pk-52810.

  • Piko is also building the CSD T679 Diesel Locomotive. These will be highly detailed and of course come with Piko’s 5 pole motor and dual flywheels. Full interior cab, engine room and lighting included. This can be found under stock # Pk-52811.

  • Piko is building the Polish SU46 Era IV Diesel Locomotive. It will be offered in DC under stock # PK-52860; AC Digital version under stock # PK-52861; DCC w/Sound under stock # PK-52862 and for Marklin AC Digital w/Sound, stock # PK-52863

  • A big surprise was that Piko will now be offering its track system with a realistic built-in roadbed and it will be released in April of this year! Please see our Piko 2019 new items list as there are to many stock #’s to list for this newsletter.


Piko is certainly offering a very extensive line up again this year with all kinds of new locomotive versions, freight and passenger coaches from G, HO, TT and N Scale. Check out this year’s exciting line up for 2019 and reserve your models now.

That concludes our Brawa/Bemo/ESU and Piko presentation. Stay tuned for part IV.

All Brawa 2019 New Items       All ESU 2019 New Items       All PIKO 2019 New Items      

BEMO 2019 New Items will be posted soon!

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NEW Exclusive EUROTRAIN Editions for Marklin Roco

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Tue, 2019/03/12 - 08:59

The Eurotrain group of dealers in Germany has announced two new limited edition models, a Roco HO military flatcar loaded with two armored personnel carriers and a Marklin HO 'Glaskasten' steam locomotive in era 1 photo grey with digital sound.  These are available for pre-order now with delivery in late spring 2019.

These models are one-time series for EUROTRAIN and idee+spiel specialty stores but we were able to secure a limited number for our customers. EUROTRAIN & IDEE SPIEL MODELS always sell out quickly so reserve yours today!

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94 New Product Arrivals for Monday, March 11, 2019

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Mon, 2019/03/11 - 16:50

94 products from Fleischmann and Roco were added to our Latest Arrivals page today.

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March 2019 news

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MRH 2019-03 - Web downloader

Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine - Sat, 2019/03/02 - 04:27
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MRH 2019-03 - March 2019

Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine - Sat, 2019/03/02 - 04:25

 

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2019 New Items Toyfair Newslettter - Part II Roco/Fleischmann

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Tue, 2019/02/26 - 06:59

Our site's photo gallery is back online with over 200 photos we took while attending the 2019 German Toyfair in Nuremberg.  Toyfair Video coming soon!
      

All FLEISCHMANN 2019 New Items     All ROCO 2019 New Items

The following is PART II (see Part I here) of our brief Model Railway summary of the annual Nuremberg Spielwarmesse or Toyfair held each year in the famous toy city, Nuremberg, Germany. Here manufacturers from all over Europe and Asia gather to display their new product offerings and invite dealers from all over the world to come view and of course place their orders. The event helps factories get an indication of what will be popular and what will not be so popular thereby, giving them the opportunity to adjust their production quotas. This in turn, gives dealers first hand information on assisting them with their Toyfair Orders. In the Model Train Pavilion, many of the manufacturers come with special surprises for dealers, (New Items not announced on the Internet), usually very limited and available only to those in attendance.

A welcome change on this year’s Fleischmann/Roco presentation was that each company had a beautiful operating layout. A N Scale Piccolo layout from Fleischmann and a HO layout from Roco. As most will have gathered, there was a glaring loss to the Fleischmann New Items line-up for this year and that is, no HO items we’re presented. This is the strategy of the parent company, Modelleisenbahn München Gmbh. where the continual decline in Fleischmann HO Sales led to the decision to move the HO product line into the Roco HO program and alow Fleischmann to focus in N Scale. No different when Roco abandoned a separate Roco program for their N Scale and moved what they had into the Fleischmann N Scale program. Many Fleischmann followers will recognize former Fleischmann products under the Roco HO brand now. Management assured us that the Fleischmann track program, etc. will remain, at least for the time being. As for the balance of models in Fleischmann packaging, these will continue to sell under Fleischmann until stock supplies are finally exhausted. So, lets begin with the Fleischmann N Scale new items for this year.

As always, please remember that Roco and Fleischmann produce most items in single production runs only. This means that many popular items will be sold out at the factory by the time they are shipped to retailers and we may not be able to special order them at a later date. We try to bring extra stock in for the top selling items but with the size of the Roco & Fleischmann new items program we cannot order extra store stock for every new item. If there is a product you have your heart set on, please pre-order soon, not only to guarantee availability but also to ensure you get the lowest price.

FLEISCHMANN N

New Tooling – Locomotives:

Fleischmann offers new tooling in the form of the classic DB BR 44’s and in their DCC Sound versions, featuring the Henning Sound System. Brilliant clarity of sound. The DB Era IV version is offered with a coal tender, 5 pole motor, drive on 4 wheels with traction tires, Driver Cab’s Roof with windows. Unobstructed view between boiler and chassis.  The analog version is found under stock # 714401 and the DCC w/Sound version under stock # 714471. There is also a DR version with oil tender. The analog version is found under stock # 714402 and the DCC w/Sound version under stock # 714472. These should prove to be impressive models. Be sure to pre-order yours soon to be part of the first releases.

The DB Diesel Cl 210 with gas turbine is also new construction. These we’re originally V160 diesels but we’re converted in the early seventies to gas turbine, thus the CL 210. They we’re daily haulers of express trains like the TEE Bavaria. The analog version is found under stock # 724210 and the DCC w/Sound version under stock # 724290. The DCC sound version will also feature Henning Sound.

The classic DR Diesel Cl 118 is also new construction for Fleischmann this year. These had a very short life span and we’re subsequently disassembled and then re-made into the V 180 series Diesels. These were the largest diesel locomotives ever built in the GDR. The CL 118 analog version is found under stock # 721301 and the DCC w/Sound version under stock # 721371. The DCC sound version will also feature Henning Sound. The DCC sound version will also feature Henning Sound; 5 pole motors and interior driver’s cab lighting. The V 180 CL 228 analog version is found under stock # 721402 and the DCC w/Sound version under stock # 721472.

New Tooling – Coaches:

Preview for 2020 is the UIC-X DB POP Coaches. This is a 4 piece set under stock # 881908. These match up perfectly to the new Cl 210 diesel locomotives mentioned above. Then 4 DB Coaches will be offered under the following stock #’s; 863920; 863921; 863922 and 863923. A FS version of 4 coaches will also be offered under stock #’s; 863924; 863960; 863961; 863962;

New Tooling – Wagons:

Fleischmann offers new wagon tooling in the form of the Sliding tarpaulin wagon Rils. These will be finely detailed  with freestanding handles and rectangle buffers. The Era V DB Cargo version is found under stock # 837703. An SBB version is offered under stock # 837702. A SNCF version is offered under stock # 837704. A FS version is offered under stock # 837705.

A high capacity sliding wall wagon type Habbillns is being done in a highly detailed model in several versions. The first version is an Era VI OBB found under stock # 838314. An SBB Cargo version if offered under stock # 838311. A SBB Postal version is offered under stock # 838312. An FS version is found under stock # 838313.

The very successful Pocket Wagons are now offered separately as a type T3. A AAE DB Schenker version under stock # 825050; a AAE LKW Walter version under stock # 825051 and finally a AAE RINNEN  version under stock # 825054.

Other Highlights:

This year marks the 175 year Anniversary of the Royal Bavarian State Railways, (K.Bay.St.B.). Fleischmann is offering there ever popular Pt 2/3 locomotives with a number of special cars and one very attractive car set. The analog version of the locomotive is found under stock # 707005 and the DCC version is found under stock # 709903. Anniversary freight cars are offered under stock # 822301; 823606; 835705; 826003 w/Cattle and finally, the passenger freight version is offered under stock # 809003. Make sure to reserve yours now as they will sell out quickly.

Last item to note is for the first time the DB cl 194 Electric locomotive is coming out with Sound in a Z21 Starter Set with 4 stake cars loaded w/lumber. This is a fantastic way (and a great deal!) to upgrade or get a family member or friend involved in a great Starter Set, stock # 931886.

In summary, Fleischmann is offering a lot of new tooling in all areas and of course, is offering many more items under very popular versions.

ROCO HO

New Tooling – Locomotives:

Roco is offering the OBB cl 2062 Diesel Locomotive. This will feature their new electric uncoupling system, richly detailed plug in parts, freestanding handles and true to original lights. The DCC w/Sound version is found under stock # 72001 and the Marklin AC Digital w/Sound version is under stock # 78001.

The DB cl 333 Kof diesel locomotives are offered in 2 versions. They will feature their new electric uncoupling system, richly detailed plug in parts, freestanding handles and true to original lights. The DCC w/Sound version is found under stock # 72016 and the Marklin AC Digital w/Sound version is under stock # 78016. The DB cl 333 716 Kof diesel locomotive is quite unique in that it will have not only the new electric uncoupling but the real life version of a special hydraulic coupler above it. The DCC w/Sound version is found under stock # 72018 and the Marklin AC Digital w/Sound version is under stock # 78018.

 

The SNCF Y 8000 Diesel Locomotive will feature their new electric uncoupling system, richly detailed plug in parts, freestanding handles and true to original lights. The DCC w/Sound version is found under stock # 72009 and the Marklin AC Digital w/Sound version is under stock # 78009.

The NS Sik Diesel Locomotive will feature their new electric uncoupling system, richly detailed plug in parts, freestanding handles and true to original lights. The DCC w/Sound version is found under stock # 72012 and the Marklin AC Digital w/Sound version is under stock # 78012.

New Tooling – Coaches:

Several New Passenger Coaches for the DR are being produced each with true to original interior furnishing, luggage furnishings and a Mitropa Dining Car. These coaches will be found under stocking #’s; 74800; 74801; 74803; 74804; 74805 and 74806.

New Tooling – Wagons:

The very successful Pocket Wagons are now offered separately as a type T3. A AAE DB Schenker version under stock # 76220; a AAE LKW Walter version under stock # 76221; a DSB transped combiservice version under stock # 76223;  a AAE RINNEN  version under stock # 76225; and finally, a AAE WETRON  version under stock # 76232.

New Tooling – Track:

Roco surprised us all with offering new R3 30 degree switches; RocoLine with Roadbed; left-hand curved switch is found under 42572; right-hand curved switch is found under 42571; RocoLine without Roadbed; left-hand curved switch is found under 42472; right-hand curved switch is found under 42471;

Other Highlights:

This year marks the 175 year Anniversary of the Royal Bavarian State Railways, (K.Bay.St.B.). Roco is as well offering there ever popular Pt 2/3 locomotives with a number of special cars and one very attractive car set. The analog version of the locomotive is found under stock # 73052; the DCC w/Sound version is found under stock # 73053 and the Marklin AC Digital w/Sound version is under stock # 79053. The  Anniversary 3 piece freight car set is offered under stock # 76094 and additional stake car w/wooden barrel load under stock # 76774. The passenger coaches are offered separately under stock # 74900; 74901; 74902.

As an added bonus, Roco is offering there S 3/6 Steam Locomotive together with the “Prinzregenten” Coach in 3 versions. The highly detailed Saloon Car is delicately printed and finely furnished. The analog version of the locomotive is found under stock # 61471; the DCC w/Sound version is found under stock # 61472 and the Marklin AC Digital w/Sound version is under stock # 61473. These versions always sell out quickly so reserve yours now to avoid disappointment and of course higher prices.

The Austrian “Orient Express” is being offered with the OBB cl 1020 Electric locomotive and 4 piece coach set. The analog version of this set is found under stock # 61468; the DCC w/Sound version is found under stock # 61469 and the Marklin AC Digital w/Sound version is under stock # 61470.

Roco is offering the Czech Railways (CD) Railjet as a new variant. The Cab-Control Coach will have a new window layout and all coaches will have precise interior furnishings. The analog version of this locomotive is found under stock # 73218; the DCC w/Sound version is found under stock # 73219 and the Marklin AC Digital w/Sound version is under stock # 79219. The respective 4-piece coach set will be found under analog stock # 74142; DCC w/LED Lighting under 74143 and the Marklin AC Digital version w/LED Lighting under stock # 74144. The respective 3-piece coach set will be found under analog stock # 74139; DCC w/LED Lighting under 74140 and the Marklin AC Digital version w/LED Lighting under stock # 74141. These sets are extremely limited so if you are even thinking about one, order yours’s today and avoid disappointment.

Lastly, this is the 500-year anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci and Roco is honouring the occasion by doing a specially designed 1216 Railjet Taurus locomotive. This locomotive will be running between Austria, Germany and into Italy starting in the Spring of 2019. The final design will not be released until then, but based on previous art depicted anniversary models, it is sure to be a pleaser and definitely a highly sought after collectible. The analog version of this locomotive is found under stock # 73484; the DCC w/Sound version is found under stock # 73485 and the Marklin AC Digital w/Sound version is under stock # 79485.

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That concludes our Fleischmann/Roco presentation. Stay tuned for part III covering Brawa and more.

 

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2019 New Items Toyfair Newslettter - Part I Marklin/Trix/LGB

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Wed, 2019/02/20 - 01:51

Our site's photo gallery is back online with over 200 photos we took while attending the 2019 German Toyfair in Nuremberg.  Toyfair Video coming soon!

 

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The following is a brief Model Railway summary of the annual Nuremberg Spielwarmesse or Toyfair held each year in the famous toy city, Nuremberg, Germany. Here manufacturers from all over Europe and Asia gather to display their new product offerings and invite dealers from all over the world to come view and of course place their orders. The event helps factories get an indication of what will be popular and what will not be so popular thereby, giving them the opportunity to adjust their production quotas. This in turn, gives dealers first hand information on assisting them with their Toyfair Orders. In the Model Train Pavilion, many of the manufacturers come with special surprises for dealers, (New Items not announced on the Internet), usually very limited and available only to those in attendance.

Please note that when we mention that at an item is 'sold out at the factory' it means that the factory's limited production run has all been allocated to dealers. We have a limited number of these items allocated to us and they can be ordered from our website (while quantities last).

 

Marklin-Trix HO

Marklin as always dominates the pavilion being the largest and oldest model railway manufacturer in the world. In fact, this year is their 160th Birthday! Happy Birthday Marklin! No doubt, special items will be announced throughout the year celebrating this tremendous achievement.

Unfortunately, this year, they we’re unable to provide their usual HO operating layouts for both Marklin/Trix HO and MiniTrix, so no video’s could be offered. They did however have a area set aside for MyWorld and StartUp where operating displays and new products we’re shown.

Factories always love anniversaries and this year, Marklin celebrates the Swiss Crocodile Ce 6/8 II 100th year! For this they just had to do something very special and they did just that. A 24 carat Gold Edition with a worldwide limited production to 3,500 units. This is simply not gold plating on the top of the metal, but requires 5 intricate steps where each piece is overlaid internally and externally with 24 carat gold. Of course, it follows they will have exclusive packaging to complement this very special edition. These have been selling very well and are close to selling out as each dealer is limited to a respective allocation. If you are a fan of the SBB Railways and its infamous Crocodile, then this is a must have for your collection. You will find this under stock # 32560.  Reserve yours now and avoid disappointment and higher pricing.

MHI – Just a quick note that the entire production run of the first 2019 Exclusive Item announcements have been sold out at the factory which means do not wait if their was an item you we’re looking at getting. The MHI Group decided to celebrate the 50 year anniversary with a special Tin-Plate edition of the E44 and 3-car passenger set, stock # 30110 and 41920. In Germany, the famous Tourism train is being offered for the first time with dual Cl 218 Diesels, # 39218/39219 and coach set 43878. The coach set comes with LED lighting, tail-lighting, new tooling for the dining car and electrical conducting couplers as well. Will certainly make for a stunning train on ones layout. The last MHI highlight is the first Insider Edition for 2019, the CL V 320 Diesel, (which is all BRAND NEW TOOLING (an absolute BEAST of a diesel locomotive, # 39320). This will come with 2 car sets, 43385 and 43935. Each coach will have factory installed LED Lighting, figures and electrical conducting couplers.

My World – Marklin continues to expand their very successful program for young children from last year’s Airport Express to now the Fire Department Set # 29340 and expansion set # 72219. These sets are fantastic for the 2-4 year old to get started into the fascinating world of model railroading. Fun, educational and very inexpensive, make these an ideal start for your children and/or grandchildren.

Start-Up – Marklin is offering a Farming Train Set # 29652 and expansion set # 78652. As well, for the first time, a “Building Block” Steam Locomotive starter set # 29730 with an expansion “Disco” wagon # 44738. Children love building blocks and now they can have them moved around with lights and sounds. Just yet another great edition for children 4-8 to play with.

Marklin HO NEW TOOLING – Marklin has completely done a remake of the 44 Steam Locomotive with Oil Tender. All metal boiler, chassis. The MFX+ w/Sound version is offered under stock # 39880 and non-sound version # 39882. Respectively, one can order the DC Versions under TRIX, stock # 22981 and 22983. Of course, to make the famous Jumbo 44’s work, one must have fitting freight cars to haul. Marklin offers the ErzIIId 12 Piece Hopper Car set with “Real Iron Ore”, all with different road #’s. You can order this set under stock # 46210 and the Trix version under # 24129. To make the ideal train, order one of each set to make up a 24 car unit which would look stunning on one’s model railway coming around a corner or out of a tunnel.

  • Cl 103.1 TEE Electric Locomotive, stock # 39150 and in Trix # 22933. Again, complete new tooling. These are the “Short Cab” versions with operating double arm pantographs; Cab and Engine room lighting and of course, extensive sound functions.
  • Marklin teased us with the announcement of the ICE 4, Class 412/812 as a 5 piece set; stock # 39714 and in Trix 22971. The set will come with different lighting scenario’s; digitally controlled pantographs; MFX+ w/Extensive sound functions. Additional 3 Piece add-on set # 43724 and a single add-on coach # 43725. These cars are found in Trix, stock # 23971 and 23972 respectively. These are to be released in 2020, hopefully early 2020 so reserve your set now for the lowest price.
  •  In celebration of the 100 Year Crocodile Anniversary, Marklin announced another SBB Model Cl Fc 2x3/4 Electric Locomotive “Little Suitcases”, (due to its frontal end appearances). These look as imposing as the SBB Crocodiles do. These are full metal bodies/chassis w/extensive detailing, lighting and sound functions. The Marklin Version can be found under stock # 39520 and in Trix under 22968. Marklin is also offering an appropriate 6 piece car set stock # 46520.
  • Yet another anniversary in Switzerland is the Swiss National Circus Knie celebrating its 100 year Anniversary. Marklin is therefore offering a 4 piece train set with the “KNIE” Circus wagons as loads on stake cars pulled by a  SBB Re 4/4 II Electric Locomotive. Stock # 26615.
  • The last HO highlight is Marklin’s new turntable, stock # 74861 with extension sets # 74871. This turntable is also offered under Trix, stock # 66861 and extension set. The Marklin program has been without a turntable for more the 2 years now. This turntable differs dramatically from the previous one in several ways; first, it’s a 23 metre table vs. the former 27 meter one, so, this one is somewhat smaller. Second, the grid spacing is for 12 degrees, allowing for only 30 entrances vs. the former of 48. Oh well, now we can expand to two turntables allowing for 60 locomotives vs. 48 on our layouts 😊. In addition to digital operation with either MFX or DCC, this table comes a Operating Hut w/ 2 digitally controlled lights; 2 different horn blasts and of course, special turntable operational sounds. To protect your locomotives, one needs engine sheds and with a new 12 degree spacing, new engine sheds at that. Marklin is offering laser cut engine sheds under stock # 72886. The kits come with 6 interior LED lights as well as intermediate supports for expanding the sheds.
  • Now for the Toyfair surprises. Marklin is offering the E17 Electric locomotive # 37064 together with a 4 piece coach set, stock # 42228 in the infamous “Steel-Blue” livery. Not a lot of details yet, but the locomotive is MFX+ w/extensive sound features. As always, Toyfair locomotives and related cars are highly sought after by collectors and modellers but are extremely limited. Do not miss out on this year’s model and Reserve yours’s today.
  • Our last Toyfair surprise in HO was the announcement of a very limited special weathered edition of the DRG cl 42 together with a DRG Flat Car w/Brakeman’s Cab and loaded with a pair of wings. You can find these items under Marklin stock # 39047 and 45088. Unfortunately a Trix version was not offered. This run will be extremely limited so please reserve yours very soon. Pricing to follow as soon as we have further details.
  • Finally, this year’s 2019 HO Museum Car (stock # 48119) is celebrating the Porsche factory with a picture of the Porsche 356 on the door entrances. The end door entrances open and enclosed is a model of the Porsche 356 sports car.

 

Marklin Z Scale

MHI program – as mentioned, this first edition for 2019 is sold out at the factory so don’t miss out on our allocation.

  • Marklin is doing the CL 86 Tank Locomotive together with the 4 piece hopper ore car set with loads. You can find this under stock # 88962 and 86307 respectively.
  • This year’s most important Z Scale Model is the Brand New Tooling announcement of the Cl 03.10 Steam Locomotive w/covered coal tender for Insider Club Members only, Stock # 88850. So, if your not a club member, simply contact Brenda at www.marklin.com and she will get you set up as a club member.

Marklin Z NEW TOOLING – In addition to the 03.10, Marklin introduced #88025 a Class Klv Volkswagen DB Rail Van that actually runs! Its also the first of a new technique called Plastic filled with Metal! Chassis is die cast metal and the body is plastic filled metal.

Other items of noteworthy mention are;

  • Z Scale SBB Ce 6/8 Crocodile, Special edition for the 100 Year Anniversary delivered in wooden case containing special booklet about the locomotive and builder’s plate. You can find this under stock # 88564.
  • The TEE 75 Roland Train Set consisting of SBB Re 4/4 Electric locomotive and 4 coaches. You can find this under stock # 81593.
  • This year’s 2019 Z Museum Car (stock # 80030) is celebrating the Porsche factory with a picture of the Porsche 356 on the door entrances.
Marklin 1

NEW TOOLING

  • In celebration of the 100 Year Crocodile Anniversary, Marklin announced a completely New Tooled Crocodile e 6/8 III in 1 Gauge. Locomotive chassis and body are all of diecast metal with many separately applied brass parts. Besides 32 sound functions, it comes with digitally controlled double arm pantographs and telex uncoupler on the rear and prototype on the front. This model is sure to please the most demanding of 1 gauge modellers and collectors. Reserve yours now under stock # 55681.
  • A new water tower of Prussian Standard design is made of finely detailed laser cut with lots of add-on details included. Stock # 56191.
  • A new single track Truss Bridge offered a a detailed Laser Cut kit is offered under stock # 56298.
  • This year’s 2019 1 Museum Car (stock # 58006) is celebrating the Porsche factory with a picture of the Porsche 356 on the door entrances. The end door entrances open and enclosed is a model of the Porsche 356 sports car.
Minitrix N

Now for the MiniTrix N Scale highlights

MHI – as mentioned, this first MHI edition for 2019 is sold out at the factory so don’t miss out.

  • Class 003 Steam Locomotive DCC/SX w/Sound. This locomotive comes with 27 functions including running gear lights and cab lighting. This locomotive can be ordered under stock # 16031 and the ideal coach set can be found under stock # 15473. This is the famous pop color series with one of the coaches being complete new tooling. The baggage car comes with installed LED marker lights.

NEW TOOLING

  • The Cl 210 Diesel Locomotive is brand new tooling as well found under stock #16210. This locomotive comes with 25 functions including running cab lighting. The 5 piece Munich-Lindau Passenger Car Set is being offered to go with this new diesel. You can find this under stock # 15219.
  • New tooling is also offered for the first time in a 2 piece Postal Car Set under stock # 15540.
  • New tooling is also offered for the first time in a Bicycle Transport Car under stock # 15981.
  • In celebration of the 100 Year Crocodile Anniversary, MiniTrix announced a  partially new tooled Crocodile e 6/8 III in N. This locomotive comes with 26  extensive sound functions. This locomotive also makes use of Marklin’s new “Plastic Filled Metal” technology for its body. This locomotive can be ordered under stock # 16681 and is now sold out at the factory.
  • Two new laser cut kits can be found in a new water tower, stock # 66328 and a new Station called Himmelreich, found under stock # 66337.
  • This year’s 2019 N Museum Car (stock # 15569) is 4 axle stake car with a covered wood load by PFLEIDERER.
  • Finally, this year’s Toyfair Locomotive for MiniTrix is the BR 115 DB AG Electric locomotive. This is found under stock # 16107.
LGB

Many exciting new developments are incorporated in this year’s LGB program. For the first time, synchronized steam exhaust for the wheels. This can be found in the steam locomotive stock # 26844. Another big development is the new radio control handheld unit, stock # 55017 and receiver stock # 55057. We also learned that when used with the Marklin CS2 or 3, one can also use this new RC3 controller for other scales.

LGB NEW TOOLING

  • Last year’s very successful launch of the Jim Button, EMMA Steal Locomotive in Marklin HO, is now to be found in the LGB program under stock # 22222. Very cute locomotive.
  • LGB announces for the first tie the Rhb 6/6 II Electric Locomotive. This is all brand new tooling. Locomotive comes with MFX/DCC Sound and digitally controlled pantographs. A most impressive locomotive that can be ordered under stock # 22061.
  • This year’s LGB Toyfair Locomotive is the Southern Pacific Diesel Locomotive 8448. This locomotive not only comes with MFX/DCC w/extensive sound functions, it also comes completely weathered! This is found under stock # 25558.

Finally, this coming May 10, 2019 is the 150 Year Anniversary of the Golden Spike, the day when the Union Pacific met the Central Pacific railway at “Promontory Summit, north of Great Salt Lake. On May 10th, 1869, the Central Pacific’s famous “JUPITER” locomotive met the Union Pacific 119. Now LGB dedicated 4 pages, centre of their new items catalog featuring these iconic locomotives facing each other at their museum in Utah. This can only mean one thing. We believe  very Exclusive, Special Edition from LGB of these two locomotives will be announced shortly! Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

All Marklin 2019 New Items     All TRIX 2019 New Items     All LGB 2019 New Items

Stay Tuned for MORE Toyfair Highlights from Roco/Fleischmann, Brawa, and More!
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172 New Product Arrivals for Friday, February 15, 2019

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Fri, 2019/02/15 - 15:50

172 products from Marklin, Faller, LGB and Trix were added to our Latest Arrivals page today.

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