Tinplate Art posted:
I prefer my LGB 1:22.5 Austrian, Swiss and German meter gauge models. The original LGB was made of a high-grade BASF polymer called Luran-S, which is very durable under extreme weather conditions. The paints were also high quality UV resistant. The Richter family knew how to build them right. The Hungarian LGB does not use Luran-S, so they are different products than the German production at Saganer Strasse. They do, however, look and run well, and I have some of the Marklin LGB.
Yep, when I was in Europe the first time, I bought an LGB starter set in Amsterdam. I still have it, and got into G scale stuff for a while. I had the usual mix of various nation's rolling stock, and was going to build the layout I have today in G scale but never got to it. The crushing cost of almost anything in G, as well as the room it takes, eventually swayed my take on things and I sold all but that starter set off over ten years ago. On30 turned out to be way better for me.
That said, I loved the overall size and feel of G scale...