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

New items from Piko, LGB, Proxxon, and more
LGB boxcar
Piko container car

Engines & rolling stock

LGB (Märklin) has two new items. The first (shown) is a White Pass & Yukon boxcar (#L48675). Paint and lettering are prototypical for Era VI. The car has metal wheelsets, many separately applied details, and the sliding doors can be opened. Price: $179.99. Also available is the company’s Christmas coach for 2017 (#L36017), which is imprinted with a festive theme. The car has a sound function that can be activated by a built-in motion switch. Four different Christmas melodies are played, one after the other or randomly (batteries not included). The car has opening doors and metal wheelsets. Price: $209.99. Website:

Piko America LLC, 4610 Alvarado Canyon Rd., Suite 5, San Diego CA 92120, has announced a variety of new products. These include a Christmas Camelback steam locomotive (#38246) with directional LED lights, working smoke, digital sound, and full features on either analog DC or DCC. Price: $624.99. A D&RGW pipe gondola with an excess-length pipe load (#38749) is designed to be used with idler flatcars on each end to handle the oversized pipe load. Price: $119.99. A UP container car includes a container with openable doors (shown). Price: $89.99. For complete information on all new products, visit
American Made Steel Bridges Inc. bridge

Bridges & structures

American Made Steel Bridges, Inc., 274 Hernando Road, Winter Haven FL 33884, now offers all of its 1:32 scale, stainless-steel bridges in painted or unpainted format. Website:
Proxxon lathe


Proxxon Inc., PO Box 1909, Hickory NC  28603, has four new products. These include a Metal-turning Lathe PD 250/E (#34002, shown), $1,190;  a Micro Press MP 200 (#27200), $155, a Gas Soldering Set MSG (#28144), $65; and a Scroll Saw DS 460 (#37094), $540. Visit the company’s website for complete information:

In memoriam

Jerry Reshew passed away on June 23, 2017, at the age of 88. Jerry was the founder of the Diamondhead International Small Scale Steamup, starting in 1993, and held each year in Diamondhead, Mississippi, and he organized and ran the show for the first 20 steamups. This event grew to be one of the best-known and well-attended steamups in the world, with representatives from up to 13 counties in attendance.

Jerry was the most genial of men and literally made friends wherever he went. He had wide and varied interests outside of live-steam locomotives, and was a pillar of his local community. He was an avid live steamer and also played baritone in the Diamondhead Steamup Brass Band. He was a wonderful raconteur and always had a kind word for everyone. The steam community and all of those who knew him have lost a great friend.


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