It was a beautiful summer day in my back yard, so I set up two of my G-scale model trains on a small layout on my patio and enjoyed some relaxation time watching them run.
On the upper portion of the layout, you see a LGB model 20273, modeled after a real steam train from Switzerland’s Rhaetian railroad. It features very realistic steam train sounds and even realistic smoke from the smokestack. My locomotive is one of only 399 that LGB made for the entire world! I know it wasn’t historically accurate to have this locomotive from the Swiss railroad pulling German passenger cars, but this was just for fun and enjoyment.
On the lower portion of the layout is the LGB Coca Cola train, model #25194. They don’t make these Coke trains anymore, but you can still find used ones on eBay.
Behind the locomotive and tender is a sound car… LGB #45352. It plays a Coca Cola jingle from the 60s, but I had that feature disabled for this video. There are also two Coke box cars, and a caboose.
The upper portion of the layout was running on a digital (DCC) power supply and control system, and the lower portion was an old-style analog operation.
Music credit for the end of the video:
Guiton Sketch by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (