New large-scale products from the October 2018 issue of Garden Railways magazine

Items from Mamod, LGB, Piko, and more
Mamod Brunel
LGB Napa Valley Wine Train
Fall-themed Egg Haulers
Piko 25-ton diesel

Engines & rolling stock

Mamod Ltd, Unit 1A, Summit Crescent Industrial Estate, Smethwick, West Midlands B66 1BT, United Kingdom, has released a model of a small diesel-electric locomotive in 16mm scale called Brunel. The engine, battery powered by eight AA rechargeable batteries (not included), has adjustable gauge (0 or 1) and is driven by a 12V DC motor. A charging jack is included. The locomotive is available in green or black. Price: £325. Mamod also announced that they will be producing their Telford 0-4-0T live-steam locomotive in gauge 1 for the North American market. Price: £452. Website:

LGB (Märklin) has released new equipment painted and lettered for the Napa Valley Wine Train. Included are an EMD F7 A-unit (#L20580) with two powered trucks, traction tires, and a built-in mfx/DCC decoder with a variety of digitally controlled light and sound functions ($874.99); a boxcar (#L41915) with metal wheelsets ($189.99); and an observation car (#L36591) with factory-installed interior, interior lighting, lighted marker lights, a lighted drumhead, and metal wheelsets with electrical pickups ($439.99). Also available from LGB is a Halloween gang car (#L20063) imprinted on both sides with Halloween themes. Both axles are driven and the car has directional lighting and an interface connection for installation of a digital decoder. The LGB couplers can be replaced by included link-and-pin couplers. Price: $329.99. Website: is introducing several new EggHaulers for Thanksgiving and Halloween. Pictured are just two of the numerous holiday-themed, fall-edition vehicles available. See more at

Piko America, 4610 Alvarado Canyon Road, Suite 5, San Diego CA 92120, has announced a new GE 25-ton diesel decorated for the D&RGW Railroad (#38500) or Blue Goose (#38502). The locomotive has directional LED lights and can be upgraded with smoke and sound. Price: $199.99. The above-mentioned locomotive is being used in a “Mighty Hauler” starter set (#38150), which also includes two ore cars, a circle of brass track, and a power supply. Price: $329.99. The engine is also being featured as a battery-powered track cleaner (#38501, batteries not included). Price: $229.99. Piko also has a variety of Christmas items, including a Hermann Christmas Bear Car (#37813—$259.99), a Christmas Good List Auto Transport (#38761—$129.99), and the Christmas Tree Express (#38762—$149.99). Visit the company’s website for complete information:
Massoth drilling template

Electronics & software

Massoth has released many new products, including an analog LED lighting unit (#8122202, €17.95, 2/pack) and digital LED lighting unit (#8122302, €29.95, 2/pack), each 100mm long and 10mm wide and equipped with warm-white LEDs on a white-surface circuit board. The digital version may be operated in analog mode from 5-24V. Also available is a stainless-steel speaker drilling template (#8314501, €14.95), which will aid in precisely drilling holes for a speaker installation. The 4mm holes can be drilled symmetrically. The four wings exactly match the required diameter for the installation screws of corresponding speakers on the right spot. Website:
Burl Rice gladhands

Accessories & details

Burl Rice is now offering cast-brass angle cocks and gladhands in 1:29 scale. These can be soldered or glued to a 1/16" rod. Rubber tubing is included. Price: $6/pair (enough for one car). Website:
New Garden Railway Exhibition in South Africa. The South African Large Scale Model Railway Group (SALSMRG), in conjunction with the Eden Lions and the Outeniqua Railway Society, is hosting a five-day exhibition at the Outeniqua Transport Museum in George, South Africa, on December 14-18, 2018. The event will be patterned after the Diamondhead, Mississippi steamup in the USA. Two layouts, one gauge 0 and the other gauge 1, will be available for running live-steam and electric trains. For more information, contact David Cairns at or


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