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Train Line Confirms Production of “Bernina Krokodil”

In 2022, Train Line announced several new items for the Rhaetian Railway (RhB), with the “Bernina Krokodil” electric locomotive being one of them. At the time, Train Line said the Krokodil would only be produced when the market showed enough interest, while all other 2022 New Items were already confirmed for production.

Train Line has now confirmed they will produce the Bernina Krokodil. Design and construction will start in Summer 2023, production is planned for 2024.

Train Line 2050400 RhB Bernina Krokodil
Image Source: Train Line

The Krokodil will be available in two versions:

  • 2050400 Electric Locomotive, Type Ge 4/4 “Bernina Krokodil”, RhB, #182 (Analog/DCC) – € 1.099,00
  • 2050402 Electric Locomotive, Type Ge 4/4 “Bernina Krokodil”, RhB, #182 (Analog/DCC with Sound) – € 1.379,00

Link: Train Line (external link) [DE]

Source: Train Line

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