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Massoth Announces Compact Switch Drive “EVO-S”

Massoth has announced a new switch drive called “EVO-S”, which is focused on delivering both analog and digital operation in a small form factor.

Having digital capabilities built-in is a unique selling point compared to switch drives from other brands, as they require a separate digital decoder to be attached.

Massoth 8444000 Switch Drive EVO-S
Image Source: Massoth

The Massoth EVO-S will be available in May, and can be ordered under article number 8444000. The MSRP is at € 54,95.

To illustrate the small form factor, Massoth provided the image below comparing the EVO-S (right) to a PIKO switch drive (left) and LGB switch drive (middle).

Massoth 8444000 Switch Drive EVO-S
Image Source: Massoth

Large Scale Train News will purchase an EVO-S switch drive to do a review, and to compare it to an LGB and PIKO switch drive.

Link: Massoth 8444000 EVO-S (external link)

Source: Massoth

Massoth Announces New Version of Rail Clamps

As part of their 2023 New Items, Massoth has announced a new version of their popular rail clamps.

According to Massoth, the rail clamp design was updated for two reasons: to make them visually less intrusive (as requested by customers), and to reduce material cost.

The image below shows the new rail clamp on the left, and the old version on the right.

Massoth G Scale Rail Clamps Code 332 New Item 2023

Today, the new rail clamps are available in brass only, other versions (longer clamps, nickel plated clamps) will follow later on.

  • 8100111 Rail Clamps, Code 332, Brass, 19mm, 50 pcs – € 59,90
  • 8100112 Rail Clamps, Code 332, Brass, 19mm, 100 pcs – € 109,90

Source: Massoth

Modelbouw Boerman Update January 2023

Modelbouw Boerman has posted an update on their website stating they are not planning any new items for 2023.

Boerman will focus first on the delivery of the Harz 99 5906-5 steam locomotive (Q4/2023) and the type Vevey Rollböcke (Q3/2023) that were announced as 2022 New Items, before committing to any new developments.

Modelbouw Boerman Steam Locomotive Type Harz 99 5906-5 DR Era IV
Image Source: Modelbouw Boerman

Source: Modelbouw Boerman (external link) [DE/NL]

Preview: Train Line HSB Rollwagen & Modelbouw Boerman DR Es 5520

Coming soon: a review of Train Line’s 45 mm gauge HSB “Rollwagen”, and a matching 2 scale 64 mm gauge high-side gondola from Modelbouw Boerman to go with it. And a matching locomotive has arrived as well…

[Update] Image sets posted here:

Full review to follow together with the gallery and review of LGB’s HSB 99 236 steam locomotive.

Train Line G Scale 2m Scale HSB Rollwagen + Modelbouw Boerman 2 Scale 64 mm Gondola DR Es 5520