New large-scale products from the June 2017 issue of Garden Railways magazine

Locomotives from LGB and Roundhouse Engineering, a track bumper, and much more
Roundhouse Lilla
LGB Grizzly Flats
Piko hopper

Engines & rolling stock

Roundhouse Engineering Co. Ltd., Unit 6-10, Churchill Business Park, Churchill Road, Wheatley, Doncaster DN1 2TF, United Kingdom, has announced a new 16mm scale, live-steam locomotive. This is an 0-4-0ST based on Lilla, a Hunslet quarry engine built in 1891. The model is internally gas fired and features inside valve gear, a water top-up system, a water glass, exhaust enhancer, glazed windows, and will be available fully radio or manually controlled. It is gauge adjustable between 32 and 45mm. Price: TBD. Website:

LGB (Märklin), has announced a new Grizzley Flats locomotive and rolling stock for release in the fourth quarter of 2017. The locomotive, Chloe (#L23131), is an 0-4-2T steam-outline engine based on Disney animator Ward Kimball’s locomotive. The model is finely detailed with prototypical paint and lettering and both driving wheelsets are driven by a ball-bearing motor. It has a working headlight and traction tires. Price: $369.99. The Grizzly Flats 1st class, open-air observation car (#L30431) has seatbacks that can be reversed and metal wheelsets. Price: $94.99. A set of two open-air passenger cars (#L32441) includes one 2nd class and one 3rd class car, each with metal wheelsets. Price: $169.99. Also from LGB is a BNSF boxcar in two different road numbers—725562 (#L43931) and 726159 (#L43932). The cars are prototypically painted and lettered for Era V. The cars have many separately applied details, as well as sliding side doors and metal wheelsets. Price: $169.99 ea. Website:

Piko, Lutherstr. 30, 96515 Sonneberg, Germany, has announced three new large-scale items, as follows: an Erdinger Beer car (#37952), a hopper car lettered for Santa Fe (shown, #38876), and an ore car lettered for the Reading Railroad (#38877). For more information, visit the company’s website:
VES theater facade

Bridges & structures

VES Enterprises has a new, 1:24 scale, classic downtown-theater façade. The façade represents a fancy movie house typical of those found in almost any town from about 1920-1960. The model is suitable for either indoor or outdoor use. Theater name and movie titles can be modified per custom order. Price: $119 + s&h.  Website:

Accessories & details

G Scale Engineering, 625 Townsend Dr., Aptos CA 95003, is offering its corrugated metal in a new package of 10 panels plus four angle caps for $6.50 + s&h. Website:
Locomotive Joe bumper

Track products

Locomotive Joe is offering a Hayes-style end-of-track bumper made of metal and finished in red oxide. It fits within all large scale, 45mm-gauge track rails. The bumper can be height adjusted to perfectly match your coupler height. It is 2.5" long, 1.5" wide, and 2.25" high. Price: $18 each, plus s&h. Website:
G-Scale Graphics throttle

Electronics & software

G-Scale Graphics, 5860 Crooked Stick Dr., Windsor CO, has released a new “no frills” Track Throttle. The unit just supplies up to 10 amps of power needed to control large-scale trains, when paired with a low-cost industrial power supply. Total cost for both Track Throttle and power supply (purchased separately) is about $90 for 6.5A; $120 for 10A. The Track Throttle is available as a panel-mounted circuit board for use in your custom control panel, or mounted in an enclosure (shown). Website:


Enjoy Garden Railroading
is a new website aimed at beginners in the hobby. Authored by Jim Garcia, the site offers basic information under several tabs, including “Getting started,” “Locomotives-trains,” and “Gardening.” There’s also a photo gallery, a resources page, and a blog. This site will be updated on an ongoing basis. Jim comes from a railroading family and has provided a little of his background on the “Contact me” page, along with a form that anyone with questions or comments can fill out and send to him. The website is

The Water & Rails Tour in Reno, Nevada, now in its 12th year, is a tour of more than 25 of Northern Nevada’s ponds and garden railways. This year’s tour will be on June 17-18. Proceeds from the event, which is sponsored by McLean Financial Group and Rail City Garden Center, go to the Nevada Chapter of the ALS Association. For more information, visit the website:

The Benson Visitor Center, 249 E. 4th Street, Benson AZ 85602, has added a replica AAR control stand that controls a large-scale model train. The train runs on 96' of track suspended from the ceiling inside the Visitor Center. A camera on the front of the train and a video monitor in front of the control stand lets anyone feel they are actually driving a full-size train. The train and control stand were acquired through a grant from the Union Pacific Foundation. Measurements for the control stand were taken from an EMD GP-30 control stand from the San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad. A Bridgeworks Magnum 10 SR transformer mounted in the stand is linked to the actual throttle and reverser levers. Website:

Caboose (formerly Caboose Hobbies), has reopened. The store’s new address is 10800 W. Alameda Ave, Lakewood (Denver suburb) CO 80226, 303-777-6766, The website is

Model Motor Cars, 10124 NW 4th Street, Plantation FL 33324, has purchased the brand name and inventory of Scale Hardware, a company that specialized in miniature nuts, bolts, rivets, fasteners, etc. Scale Hardware has served hobbyists and miniature machinists globally for more than 20 years. Website:


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