What LGB is this?

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Hello all,

I see this train is ... if you go to the 5 minute 11 seconds mark you will see the LGB box. Its the Netherlands Nederlandse Spoorwegen train. But I just can't find aything about where to buy this. anyone know of this train or other LGB trains this big and their model number?
 
Madman

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I don't believe that is an LGB train. It's new to me, anyway. The box you referred to looks like a track box.
 
KentKeith

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From what I can remember going back to the days of the old LGB (pre-2006) the LGB importer in Holland had a strong relationship with the LGB management in Nuremburg and had a number of one-off editions done for the Dutch market. Where to find the details I don't know.
 
Zerogee

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Certainly not a production item that I've ever seen. I could imagine some special paint versions of exisiting LGB designs being done for the Dutch market as Keith suggests above, but this would have required a massive amount of all-new tooling, completely impractical for such a very specialist item.
I would guess that it is a VERY well done scratchbuild on LGB bogies and mechanisms, although it could possibly be a very small-run handbuild by a Dutch micro-business - along similar lines to the products from Modellbau Frey, Blauturm etc....?

Jon.
 
LGB333

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Hello all,

I see this train is ... if you go to the 5 minute 11 seconds mark you will see the LGB box. Its the Netherlands Nederlandse Spoorwegen train. But I just can't find aything about where to buy this. anyone know of this train or other LGB trains this big and their model number?
I don't think it's LGB but another European large scale brand. You can see the box this is being removed from and it's much larger than the LGB box which appears to be four foot long track sections. You can find a language translator tool on the Internet and translate what they're saying to help you research it further.
 
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Zerogee

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HollandRail ?

There's a post about it here from 2013 Koploper von HollandRail ist fertig gestellt « Produkte « Spur-G-Blog

I'm struggling to find any more about the company, maybe it was short-lived ?
The website hollandrail.nl seems to be defunct.
Wayback Machine has a last snapshot of the site on 27 Dec 2018, but last snapshot of any photos of the Koploper on 25 May 2014. :(

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Well found, Nick, your Google-Fu is strong today!
So, that's the answer then - a limited-run item by a (now probably defunct) small Dutch manufacturer, scaled around 1:27 (like most of the Piko "standard gauge" stuff). Track-powered and DCC chipped, price 3000 Euros. If I'm reading it right, no more than 15 sets ever built.
Quite an attractive model if you like modern-ish diseasels, but you'll probably never see one for sale until/unless a current owner passes away.....

Jon.
 
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That would have looked lovely gliding round my line when it was in existence.

Think I'll have to see if I can borrow the works canteen one saturday and set up some track on the tables a bit like they have. I've not run any of my G since I took the line up.
 
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Well found, Nick, your Google-Fu is strong today!
So, that's the answer then - a limited-run item by a (now probably defunct) small Dutch manufacturer, scaled around 1:27 (like most of the Piko "standard gauge" stuff). Track-powered and DCC chipped, price 3000 Euros. If I'm reading it right, no more than 15 sets ever built.
Quite an attractive model if you like modern-ish diseasels, but you'll probably never see one for sale until/unless a current owner passes away.....

Jon.
Nick you are more productive than the FBI and cia combined. That's impressive
 
MTheStrong

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Well found, Nick, your Google-Fu is strong today!
So, that's the answer then - a limited-run item by a (now probably defunct) small Dutch manufacturer, scaled around 1:27 (like most of the Piko "standard gauge" stuff). Track-powered and DCC chipped, price 3000 Euros. If I'm reading it right, no more than 15 sets ever built.
Quite an attractive model if you like modern-ish diseasels, but you'll probably never see one for sale until/unless a current owner passes away.....

Jon.
Hi Jon,

I seem to recall that Grootspoor had a variety of LGB based Dutch Railway Locomotives and Carriages