The year 1988 marked the 10th anniversary of the LGB Club in Pittsburgh /Pennsylvania. From August 01 to Aug. 04 1988. Al Lentz and Howard Gombert were among those organizing the show. LGB honored the club's loyalty and their ongoing impact on the sales volume for USA by issuing the
LGB 1988 BTO 1
|LGB 1988 BTO 1- Courtesy of liveauctioneers.com|
|LGB 1988 BTO 2 - Courtesy of picclick.com|
|LGB 20539 1- Courtesy of Only Trains|
Volume was 950 and the set was sold exclusively by Schweiger (LGB dealer) again. This time, Schweiger got another identical train set, too. With an edition volume of 50(!) the same set was made with the loco displaying a gold (colored) steam chest.
|LGB 20539-2 - Courtesy of a now defunct business|
|LGB 21401 - Courtesy of Only Trains|
This set could be assembled from stock on shelf at LGB Nuremberg. The engine was the regular # 2020 and the cars were on regular catalog offer as well (# 4010, # 4042). The set was featured in the 1988/89 main catalog and the set came complete with a transformer, tracks and figurines. Price was DM 315.00 or about US$ 150.00 (relating to $ 350.00 today).
|LGB 21988 - Courtesy of Only Trains|