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PIKO Special HO/G BR218 'Cottbus Maintenance' Locomotive

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Thu, 2021/07/29 - 06:26

PIKO has announced 3 new locomotives in HO, Z, and N to commemorate the Cottbus locomotive and car maintenance facility and its history from steam locomotive overhauling to the latest facility for the complicated maintenance of the ICEs.  The new paint scheme recognizes this with the black colors of steam locomotives combined with the modern white and red ICE livery.

This locomotive is a collaboration between Marklin and Piko and HO Marklin AC Models as well as N and Z scale models will be produced by Marklin/Trix. 

"From the Past into the Future" was presented on July 8, 2021 as the freshly overhauled diesel locomotive, road number 218 497, at the Cottbus facility. The DB Locomotive/Car Maintenance, Inc. (DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH) (FZI) is listed as the owner and its future use is to be as a lease locomotive. The FZI had road number 218 497-6 given a two-part paint scheme, which symbolizes the history of the Cottbus facility from steam locomotive overhauling (black/red) to ICE maintenance (ICE white with red stripes). In the future, the DB-FZI will operate the latest and most environmentally friendly railroad maintenance for Europe in Cottbus. By 2026, a new ICE hall for maintenance and repair of the ICE 4 will be built at the current location, a hall for the conversion of diesel units to hybrid technology with electric propulsion as well as a technology center for hybrid research and modern training facilities will also be built."

See the links below for more details and to place your orders!

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Marklin/MiniTrix Special HO/N/Z BR218 'Cottbus Maintenance' Locomotive

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Thu, 2021/07/29 - 03:49

Marklin/Trix have announced 3 new locomotives in HO, Z, and N to commemorate the Cottbus locomotive and car maintenance facility and its history from steam locomotive overhauling to the latest facility for the complicated maintenance of the ICEs.  The new paint scheme recognizes this with the black colors of steam locomotives combined with the modern white and red ICE livery.

This locomotive is a collaboration between Marklin and Piko and HO scale DC/DCC and G Scale versions will be produced by Piko.  Piko stock numbers are PK-57400 and PK-57401 for HO and PK-37511 for G Scale.

"From the Past into the Future" was presented on July 8, 2021 as the freshly overhauled diesel locomotive, road number 218 497, at the Cottbus facility. The DB Locomotive/Car Maintenance, Inc. (DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH) (FZI) is listed as the owner and its future use is to be as a lease locomotive. The FZI had road number 218 497-6 given a two-part paint scheme, which symbolizes the history of the Cottbus facility from steam locomotive overhauling (black/red) to ICE maintenance (ICE white with red stripes). In the future, the DB-FZI will operate the latest and most environmentally friendly railroad maintenance for Europe in Cottbus. By 2026, a new ICE hall for maintenance and repair of the ICE 4 will be built at the current location, a hall for the conversion of diesel units to hybrid technology with electric propulsion as well as a technology center for hybrid research and modern training facilities will also be built."

See the links below for more details and to place your orders!

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386 New Product Arrivals for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Tue, 2021/07/27 - 16:31

386 products from Noch were added to our Latest Arrivals page today.

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139 New Product Arrivals for Monday, July 26, 2021

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Mon, 2021/07/26 - 16:31

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

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267 New Product Arrivals for Saturday, July 24, 2021

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Sat, 2021/07/24 - 16:31

267 products from Kibri and Vollmer were added to our Latest Arrivals page today.

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200 New Product Arrivals for Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Wed, 2021/07/21 - 16:31

200 products from Marklin, Piko, Schuco and Trix were added to our Latest Arrivals page today.

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704 New Product Arrivals for Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Tue, 2021/07/20 - 16:31

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

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New EuroTrain/Idee Speil Marklin Special Edition - HO On Rail Type Zans Tank Car

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Fri, 2021/07/16 - 02:43

We have just posted added a new special edition from Marklin for the Eurotrain and Idee & Spiel dealer groups.

Marklin HO 47545 is a four-axle 95m3 tank car type Zans with uninsulated boiler and frontal ascent. It is a private car owned by On Rail GmbH (ORV) for use on the German rail network.

See the link below for all the details and to order yours! As with all limited editions we have a very small allocation of these so order soon to avoid dissapointment.

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49 New Product Arrivals for Thursday, July 15, 2021

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Thu, 2021/07/15 - 16:30

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

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253 New Product Arrivals for Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Wed, 2021/07/14 - 16:30

253 products from Artitec, Brawa and MBZ Thomas Oswald were added to our Latest Arrivals page today.

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58 New Product Arrivals for Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Tue, 2021/07/13 - 16:31

58 products from ESU and Lenz were added to our Latest Arrivals page today.

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Roco HO Swiss Ae 3/6 now an upgraded 'Edition' model

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Thu, 2021/07/08 - 03:13

We have received a bulletin from Roco that the highly anticipated new model of the Swiss Ae 3/6 will now be upgraded and produced in the Roco 'Edition' line.  This means a higher level of detail and precision as well as the upgraded display packaging used fot this level of model.  Unfortunately this also means a price increase - prices on our product pages have been updated to the new pricing. If you had previously ordered one of these models and do not want the new 'Edition' version, please get in touch by calling the store after July 12th.  

Here is the note we received from Roco:

With the complete new construction of the Ae 3/6 I electric locomotive, ROCO has fulfilled a long-held wish of many model railroaders and fans. The model enjoys a good amount of interest, not only from the Swiss model railroad market. So it is not surprising that a lot of feedback on desired features was sent in.

These have been reviewed internally and ROCO has now decided to equip the model even more extensively and in greater detail in terms of technology and appearance, thus placing the Ae 3/6 I in the higher "Edition" product class. This segment includes those ROCO models that stand out from the already high-quality standard range due to particularly elaborate technical and visual implementations.

For this reason and the resulting more complex construction and assembly of the model, it is necessary to adjust its price. For the Ae 3/6 I, this means an absolutely contemporary and visually highly elaborate model conversion. This begins with the many free-standing lines, through faithfully reproduced prototype versions with details correctly implemented for the era in each case, to filigree components made of etched fine metal. For example, the grids on the roof attachment, which are one of the main features of the Ae 3/6 I, are made of fine metal.

For the old construction versions of the locomotive (starting with the delivery of item no. 70089), the pantograph was completely redesigned. ROCO has also decided on a new design for the spoked wheels, compared to the Ae 3/6 II. This means that the wheels are thinner to match the prototype and give the model an even more refined appearance, starting with the running gear.

Technically, the model leaves nothing to be desired: A driver's cab lighting and an engine room lighting are installed ex works, which atmospherically illuminate the replicated engine room. These components are also installed in the analog models and can also be illuminated by retrofitting a digital decoder.

The digital versions have a special feature: Matching the sound, a small switching flash also flashes in the engine room of the ROCO model and can be admired from the outside. In order to reproduce the sound particularly well, the model has the ROCO Dynamic Sound System and 16-bit sound.

To allow the model to be presented perfectly visually, it is delivered in our glass clear box known from the Edition models.

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75 New Product Arrivals for Thursday, June 24, 2021

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Thu, 2021/06/24 - 16:31

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

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76 New Product Arrivals for Friday, June 18, 2021

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Fri, 2021/06/18 - 16:31

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

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Marklin Trix Announce the Second Insider/Profi Club Model for 2021, the VT92

Eurorailhobbies latest news - Tue, 2021/06/01 - 07:41

Marklin and Trix have announced the 2nd Insider Club Model for 2021, the one-off DB VT92 diesel railcar under Marklin 39692 (also available for Trix Profi Club as T25692). A typical passenger car set will also be available under Marklin 41327.

An interesting model, this locomotive (railcar?) was a one off production to evaluate the ' egghead' design and propulsion systems that would eventually end up on the later VT08 and VT12.5 diesel railcar trains.  It was used to pull some fast trains when neccessary and later ended up as a DB work vehicle in Nuremberg and has been saved from scrap by a group trying to refurbish it.

Order forms will be arriving in an upcoming club mailing with an order deadline of August 15th. Make sure you get your completed order forms to us to reserve this unique model. Pricing will be posted shortly . 

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