The LGB Saxon VI K locomotive has received a slight upgrade, with new etched nickel silver number, operator, class and shed plates in place of the tampo printed ones. Along the way, it's also had a slight change of identity, from 99 653, to 99 654. Both were "original" or first series VI K locomotives built by Henschel at the end of the first world war for service on the Eastern Front which they never saw. Sold to the DR in 1919, these two also survived the second world war, unlike six that were sent to the Soviet Union as war reparations. Both were rebuilt in 1964/5, and both were scrapped in 1975.
The loco has also acquired a crew; the LGB model scales out at between 1:20.3 and 1:19, and the LGB crew, along with some alternatives in the bits box, all looked much too small. The crew I've installed are Bachmann 16mm figures; ironically, the driver figure on arrival was a bit too tall... but he isn't now.