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G Scale Model Train Locomotives

Model enthusiasts enjoy G scale locomotives indoors and in outside settings, such as gardens. Some modellers refer to the largest model train scale available as LBG (Lehmann Gross Bahn, the brand that introduced the scale size) and keep G scale model trains running throughout the year. For that reason, hobbyists stock up on G scale model train tracks, passenger cars and any preferred parts and accessories.

Diesel Locomotives

Diesel locomotive replicas contain lettering for specific railroads, such as Southern Pacific or the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. Some have traction tyres or a built-in decoder that includes digitally controlled sound and light functions. Depending on the model, cab doors open or include detailing that you apply separately. Additionally, most have front and rear couplers and in some instances an on/off smoke feature.

Electric Locomotives

An authentic reproduction of an electric locomotive can include a switchable high-beam headlight, desk lighting and pantographs that raise and lower. To add to its appeal, some have windshield wipers, antennas and rear-view mirrors. Many even come with matching trains, such as G scale passenger cars and a luggage carrier so you have a complete train set. Cabs can be fully illuminated or include two motors to increase pulling power.

Steam Locomotives

To recapture the genuine sounds of a steam locomotive, some models include built-in digital sounds. Examples include a whistle, shovelling coal and brake squeals. When purchasing a kit, expect to put together as many as 400 pieces. The kit may contain a wooden case to keep your model protected. Moreover, models with a brass bell and whistle, a directional backup light or an operating smoke stack add an element of excitement to your train layout. A diecast locomotive normally has stainless steel rims along with metal drive rods and hand rails.

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