The LGB 2040 Stainz was the engine with the shortest lifespan. Basically it was the 2010 without the head light operating. Manufactured from 1968 to 1975 (roughly).
|LGB 2040 - Courtesy of worthpoint|
That of course changed soon. All in all the 2040 was manufactured in high volume but did not come in different versions. Many engines went into sets.
|LGB 2040 - Courtesy of gscale.com|
|LGB 2040 w/original 1968 engineer - Courtesy of picclick.fr|
|Timeworn or forgotten? LGB 2040 - Courtesy of Picclick.uk|
Price wise they started out at DM 98.00 in 1968 or roughly US$ 25.00 back then. In today's value that would be US$ 180.00. It is very rare to find one these days. Aged or not. To the die-hard LGB fan it would be worth almost everything to own something from the very start of the Original LGB. Sometimes this engine comes on the market for about US$ 270.00 depending on condition. Which is still a very decent price. After all it was made more than 70 years ago!