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MBW Ceases Operations – “Spur 01 Modellbahnen” Continues

German small series manufacturer MBW Modellbahnen – owned by Frank Elze – has ceased operations due to health concerns. MBW produced hand-made models in 0 scale and 1 scale.

The new firm “Spur 01 Modellbahnen” – owned by Sascha Elze and Pierre Elze – will continue with (a part of) the MBW portfolio.

For 1 scale, the DB BR 24 and BR 64 steam locomotives are planned for late summer 2023. In 2024, the BR 44 should follow. All other former MBW projects may be considered to be on hold, the lower cost die-cast V 60 & V 90 locomotives are cancelled.

Link: Spur 01 (external link) [DE]

Source: Spur 01 Modellbahnen

MBW Shows Samples of 1 Scale BR 24 & BR 64

MBW Modellbahnen has recently finished the pre-production samples of their BR 24 and BR 64 steam locomotives in 1:32 scale.

The BR 64 was sold out already, but MBW has decided to open up their web page for additional orders for a limited time. MSRP € 2.790,00. Expected delivery in July 2023.

A sample of the BR 64 is shown in a video on YouTube channel “iSteam”:

Source: YouTube – iSteam (external link)

MBW’s BR 24 is fully sold out at MBW, although you might find retailers with a limited stock. MSRP € 3.290,00. Expected delivery in May 2023.

The BR 24 sample is shown as a slideshow video:

Source: YouTube – iSteam (external link)

MBW Delivers 1 Scale BR 80

MBW Modellbahnen has shipped their first 1 Scale DB BR 80 steam locomotives this month.

A video from YouTube user “Alexander Lösch” shows the new model:

Source: YouTube – Alexander Lösch

On the (German) MBW forum, some photos of the model were posted as well.

MBW Modellbahnen BR 80
Source: Sascha Thomas on MBW-Forum.de