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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
2020 New Items Toyfair Newslettter - Part II Roco,Fleischmann and Brawa

2020 New Items Toyfair Newslettter - Part II Roco,Fleischmann and Brawa

As with every new Toyfair, we will bring you what we saw as the top new highlights from Nuremberg, Germany, toy and model capital of the world. In part two we will cover the new releases from Roco, Fleischmann and Brawa.

Please note that when we mention that at an item is 'sold out at the factory' it means that the factory's limited production run has all been allocated to or ordered by dealers. We have a limited number of these items allocated to us and they can be ordered from our website (while quantities last).

RocoFleischmann      Brawa

ROCO 2020 New Items     FLEISCHMANN 2020 New Items     BRAWA 2020 New Items


Quick Highlights


Roco/Fleischmann

New Z21 Digital Components
  • Roco added a number of new Z21 components to their already very popular digital system. The surprise however, was that Roco went directly after the 1 and G Scale market by introducing a new Z21 XL 6 AMP Command Station, stock # 10870 and as well a supporting  Z21 XL Booster, stock # 10869. Not only do you get all the features of the standard Z21, but a 6 AMP, 20V output. The corresponding transformer to provide this power is the Roco 10857 announced last year.
  • In addition to last Fall’s announcement of the new Z21 Switch Decoder, Roco announced the new Z21 “Signal Decoder”, stock # 10837. This is universally applicable DCC decoder that can be independently updated and can comprehensively manage complex signals as well as being RailCom compatible.
  • To manage all of the programing of complex CV’s, configuring and networking your system, Roco introduces the Z21 pro Link, stock # 10838. Simply introduce what you would like to do through the menu option and voila, the proLink looks after all the programming.
New Tooling – Locomotives:
  • The most exciting piece of new tooling announced from Roco, hands down, was their new self-driving, fully operational “Slewing Railway Cranes”. You will soon be able to view our video taken of this amazing model working on a beautiful Station Layout at the show. These ran very smoothly back and forth on the track and performed some track hauling work with precision using a PS4 joystick. Two models are being featured and are available for both DC and AC Marklin Users. The first is the DB Version found under stock # 73035 and the AC Marklin Version under stock # 79035. The second is the OBB Version found under stock # 73036 and the AC Marklin Version under stock # 79036.
  • New tooling also in a new CSD Railcar. The DC Version under stock # 70372 and the DCC w/Sound Version under # 70373. Another version can be found for the ZSSK. The DC Version under stock # 70382 and the DCC w/Sound Version under # 70383.
  • New tooling also arrives in the DR class 95 Steam Locomotive. The DC Version under stock # 71095 and the DCC w/Sound Version (Including Dynamic Steam!) under # 71096 and the Marklin AC Version w/Sound (Including Dynamic Steam!) is offered under stock # 79096.

New tooling arrives in a number of new shunting diesels;

  • DB V60.10 Diesel Shunting Locomotives. The DC Version under stock # 70260 and the DCC w/Sound Version under # 70261 and the Marklin AC Version w/Sound is offered under stock # 78261. The class 106 version is also being done. The DC Version under stock # 70262 and the DCC w/Sound Version under # 70263.
  • Italian FS class D225.6000 Diesel Locomotive; DCC w/Sound Version (including digital coupling) under # 72002 and the . Marklin AC Version w/Sound is offered under stock # 78002.
  • Russian RZD, MG2 Diesel Locomotive; DCC w/Sound Version (including digital coupling) under # 72003 and the Marklin AC Version w/Sound is offered under stock # 78003.
  • DB class 333 Diesel Shunting Locomotive; DCC w/Sound Version (including digital coupling) under # 72020 and the Marklin AC Version w/Sound is offered under stock # 78020.

Fleischmann - N

New Tooling – Locomotives:
  • The first of which, the DB Class 260 Diesel Locomotive. These locomotives will finally come with features like;
    • Maintenance free motor
    • LED headlights on each end of the locomotive
    • Spring loaded central axle * Metal rods
    • The locomotive noses are reproduced to exact scale.
    • Separately applied shunter's handles
    • Unobstructed view throughout the driver's cab.
    • The analog version is found under stock # 722401 and the DCC version under stock # 722481. A DB AG version class 363 is offered under stock # 722402 and the DCC version under stock # 722482. Sadly, they are unable to incorporate a sound decoder.
  • Another new tooling, is that of the DB, Accumulator railcar class 515 and control cab coach. These railcars will feature;
    • Rich detailing on the model in red design
    • Unobstructed view through passenger compartment
    • Model with separately applied plug-in parts
    • The motor wagon features a 1st class compartment with 6 seats
    • Headlights and interior lighting can be switched with a DIP switch.
    • The analog version is found under stock # 740100 and the DCC Sound version under stock # 740170.
New Tooling – Rolling Stock:
  • A completely new tooling arrives in the form of a 2 Axle Stake Car and Fleischmann is offering several versions, with and without loads and/or in sets for various countries. Far to0 many to mention for the purpose of this newsletter highlight. A few that did capture our attention was the SBB 2 Piece Circus Knie Stake Car set. This is being done in conjunction with Artitec who is most likely making the vehicle loads. This can be found under stock # 825732.
  • Another new 4 Axle Stake car comes with side plates suitable for transport of steel plates or rolled sections. Again, far to many versions to list but the following caught our attention. A 3 Piece DB AG version w/Pipe Loads is found under stock # 826702.
  • Another new 4 Axle Dust Silo Container car. Again, far to many versions to list but the following caught our attention. A 2 Piece KVG version is found under stock # 849002 and another striking version for ENVILOC under stock # 849004.
  • Also new tooling for a 4 Axle Pressure Gas Tank Car with heat shields. A VTG 3 Piece set can be found under stock # 849102. Several single car versions as well to be seen.
 New Tooling – Coach Stock:
  • New tooling comes in for the Deutsche Bahn AG. UIC-X carriage with an Intercity IC Coaches. These can be found under stock # 863926;  863927.
  • Although not new tooling, this very popular set in HO comes to N Scale. The Auto-train Christophorus of the Deutsche Bundesbahn. This consists of 3 sets; Set 1 - 3 Piece 1st Class Coach Set # 881911; Set 2 - 3 Piece 1st Class Coach Set (including Restaurant Coach) # 881912 and finally the 2 Piece Auto-Train Car Carrier wagons, stock # 881913. These are a one-time issue, so reserve now and avoid disappointment as the will sell out quickly.

Brawa – HO

Brawa is known for its absolute attention to detail, no matter whether a locomotive, freight car or passenger car. Though they do not offer a lot of new tooling each year, they do offer as many variations as possible all at once. This can be hard on the budget at times as you just want to get them all!

New Tooling – Locomotives:
  • Finally, a manufacturer steps up to the plate to build the 02 Steam Locomotive. The 02 was built in parallel with the 01. Primary difference was the 01 had twin two-cylinder design whereas the 02 had a composite 4 cylinder design. Unfortunately, due to technical issues, priority was given to the construction of the 01. The ten 02’s that we’re built we’re eventually turned into the 01 locomotives. In tribute to this fabulous machine, Brawa is making the DRG versions of the BR 02 001 which had a smaller Wagner Smoke Deflector. The various versions can be found under stock # 40920 for DC Analog; stock # 40922 DCC Digital Extra w/Sound; stock # 40923 for Marklin AC Digital Extra w/Sound.
Other Locomotive Highlights;
  • Brawa is also making the DRG versions of the BR 02 008 which had a large Wagner Smoke Deflector. The various versions can be found under stock # 40940 for DC Analog; stock # 40942 DCC Digital Extra w/Sound; stock # 40943 for Marklin AC Digital Extra w/Sound.
  • Brawa has also redone the V160 Diesel. Though not completely new, it has totally changed the technical aspects as well as super detailed various optics of the body and chassis shells. The DB BR V160 comes in the DC analog version stock # 41156; DCC Digital Extra w/Sound stock # 41158 and for Marklin AC Digital Extra w/Sound stock # 41159. Of course, several other versions are being offered but to any to mention for this report.
  • Brawa is making the BR 425 MAV Electric Railcar which looks amazing. The DC Analog version found under stock # 44258; DCC Digital Extra w/Sound stock # 44260 and the Marklin AC Digital Extra DCC w/Sound stock # 44261.
  • Another gorgeous 4-part Electric Railcar will be the OBB BR 4024 with its striking red/white colour scheme against blacked-out windows. The DC Analog version found under stock # 44262; DCC Digital Extra w/Sound stock # 44264 and the Marklin AC Digital Extra DCC w/Sound stock # 44265.
  • Brawa is also making the kkStB Steam Locomotive in a Train Set with 4 2-Axle Coaches. The DC analog Version is found under stock # 70000 and the DCC Digital Extra w/Sound is under stock # 70002. Marklin AC users will get the AC Digital Extra w/Sound under stock # 70003.

Finally, Brawa is offering a fantastic deal consisting of the BR 212 Diesel Locomotive including 3 Silberlinge Passenger Coaches and one Cab Control Coach. The DC Analog version of offered under stock # B2008; the DCC Digital Extra Version under stock # B2009 and for Marklin AC Digital Extra w/Sound, stock # B2010.

Other Coach Highlights;
  • Last year Brawa delivered the TWINDEXX Vario IC2 Double-Deck Coaches. These are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! From their superb detailing to the last detail both inside and out, to the blue LED lighting, these coaches are exquisite. They sold out so quickly and now fortunately Brawa is offering another road # series. Here’s your chance to experience them so pre-order now. In DC, we have a 3-piece set, stock # 44521 which can be expanded by single coaches stock #’s 44523 and 44524. The DCC Digital Extra version, we have a 3-piece set, stock # 44527 which can be expanded by single coaches stock #’s 44528 and 44529. For Marklin AC, we have the AC Digital Extra version, we have a 3-piece set, stock # 44530 which can be expanded by single coaches stock #’s 44531 and 44532.
  • Brawa is also doing a NEW Tooling series of 2 Axle Coaches with built-in interior lighting and close couplers. They are being offered for 6 different railways.
  • The DB version baggage coach, stock # 46705; passenger coaches stock # 46706; 46707; and 46708. These can all be retrofitted for Marklin AC users by simply adding a pick up shoe.
  • A DR series of 2 Axle Coaches with built-in interior lighting and close couplers. The baggage coach, stock # 46710; passenger coaches stock # 46711; 46712; and 46713. These can all be retrofitted for Marklin AC users by simply adding a pick up shoe.
  • A SNCF series of 2 Axle Coaches with built-in interior lighting and close couplers. The baggage coach, stock # 46715; passenger coaches stock # 46716; 46717; and 46718. These can all be retrofitted for Marklin AC users by simply adding a pick up shoe.
  • A CFL series of 2 Axle Coaches with built-in interior lighting and close couplers. The baggage coach, stock # 46719; passenger coaches stock # 46720; 46721; and 46722. These can all be retrofitted for Marklin AC users by simply adding a pick up shoe.
  • A OBB series of 2 Axle Coaches with built-in interior lighting and close couplers. The baggage coach, stock # 46726; passenger coaches stock # 46723; 46724; and 46725. These can all be retrofitted for Marklin AC users by simply adding a pick up shoe.
  • A CSD series of 2 Axle Coaches with built-in interior lighting and close couplers. The baggage coach, stock # 46727; passenger coaches stock # 46728; 46729; and 46730. These can all be retrofitted for Marklin AC users by simply adding a pick up shoe.
Other Freight Highlights;

Each year, Brawa offers a wide selection of different era’s; different types and different railways, far to many to list in this newsletter. There are however a couple of New Tooling Highlights;

  • DB 4 Axle Container (new construction the Boogie type 931) found in stock # 50301. Various other models from 50302 through 50305 can also be found.

Brawa – N

Unfortunately, not any new tooling in N Scale this year. Different versions of their DB V160 Diesel and BR 212 Diesels is it. Very important though was their reintroduction of their highly successful TWINDEXX VARIO IC2-Double Deck Coaches.

  • The DB Red versions sold out at the factory before they ever hit the market and when they did, they soon went. This year, they are offering the white/red stripe version 3 Piece Version under stock # 64512 and additional coaches # 64513 and # 64514. All coaches have built-in Interior LED Lighting.
  • Brawa is offering their DR Passenger Coaches Bghw with built-in Interior Lighting. These can be found under stock # 65067; 65068; 65069 and Mitropa Restaurant Coach # 65070.
  • Brawa’s ever popular SBB Coaches are also coming back with built-in Interior Lighting. These can be found under stock # 65234; 65235; and # 65237.

As a final note, Brawa announced this past week that factory production delays will occur in China due to the Corona-19 Virus. This has lead them to offer an expanded discontinued items list with savings up to 30%. We will be publishing this shortly so time to take advantage of some terrific savings as long as supplies last.


This concludes Part II of our annual Toyfair newsletter. Stay tuned for Part III coming shortly.

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