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Superb models

Postby Tony Smedley » Tue May 24, 2011 7:27 pm

I have just found an LGB catalogue of 1996 featuring those 1=22.5 scale, 45mm gauge model railways.
What I had forgotten was that there were available “hand-made super” models of 3 locos, including an American outline 2-6-6-0 Mallet, a Krauss built 2-6-6-2+2-6-6-2 Garratt, and a North British 2-8-4 tender loco.
They look to be superb models, but no price is quoted.- "you must consult your dealer for prices and deliveries". I suspect I could not have afforded one!

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Re: Superb miodels

Postby Uncle John » Tue May 24, 2011 8:02 pm

I used to gaze longingly at the plastic Gauge 1 LGB models in Beatties shop window many moons ago when I had a growing family and mortgage to support. Even the bog standard models were way beyond my means.
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Re: Superb miodels

Postby R J Mitchell » Wed May 25, 2011 8:31 am

Tony Smedley wrote:... a Krauss built 2-6-6-2+2-6-6-2 Garratt ...

Are there any pictures of this 32-wheel 8-cylinder beast?
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Re: Superb models

Postby Tony Smedley » Wed May 25, 2011 9:06 am

Mea Culpa!

It was of course a 2-6-2+2-6-2, series GH-C, 1932, as constructed by Krauss & Co. Munich

My keyboard has repetitive action syndrome.

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Re: Superb models

Postby Perry » Wed May 25, 2011 9:43 am

Whilst entitled to your own opinion, you are not entitled to your own facts!
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Re: Superb models

Postby Tony Smedley » Wed May 25, 2011 8:03 pm

The Mallet shown in the 1996 LGB catalogue is No. 233 of the "Bridal Will Lumbering CO."

The Garratt is No 2035 of the "CFM"

The North British loco seems to have no identifying features

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Re: Superb models

Postby NeilR » Thu May 26, 2011 9:37 pm

That series of limited hand built limited edition metal models were built by Hohne/Magnus for LGB in the late 1970s and early 1980s They released at least seven different models at the rate of one per year.
Some twenty years later another seven or so models were produced, this time by Aster, and released at a similar rate. This batch included Garratt NGG 13 number 60.
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