There are train tracks in and out of my house with G-scale model trains running through many of the rooms. One of my most expensive locomotives pull a couple of passenger cars while other locomotives also run on the layout… which takes the trains through the living room, hallway, a spare bedroom, out the front door, and through the garage.
The rare model train featured in this video has chuffing sound that is synchronized with the puffs of smoke that come out of the smokestack. Only 399 of these locomotives were manufactured for the entire world, and they long ago got snapped up by model railroad collectors like me. The manufacturer of this unusual European steam locomotive was LGB, and the model number is 20273… but don’t try to buy one because it’s a total collectors item now and completely unavailable for purchase.
These model trains shown in the video operate with a digital control system known in the model train world as DCC. This allows the trains to be controlled by a tablet, which operates on a Wifi signal in my house. Therefore, I can walk around the entire layout with the tablet in my hand and control the functions of each individual train such as the speed and direction of travel. In addition numerous built-in sound effects such as horns, whistles, and bells can be operated from the tablet, or even from a cell phone.
The smoke that comes out of the smokestack is a special blend that actually has the smell of a freshly-baked apple pie… so the house smells good after the trains have been running with the smoke turned on.
G-scale model trains are an expensive hobby! The track sells for $7 per foot, locomotives can cost over $1000, and each piece of rolling stock can cost $100 to as much as $300. Due to this expense, you rarely find young families with G-scale equipment like this. It tends to be a hobby for older, more affluent individuals and especially retirees.
A good source for G-scale model trains is
Just remember that the rare steam locomotive featured in this video was only produced in a small quantity and they all sold out long ago… so don’t even bother looking for this exact model. But there are plenty of other G-scale model trains available from LGB and other vendors such as Piko, MTH, and Bachmann.
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