Klaus 101 - Complete LGB Fun with Klaus

Enjoy All The Bells and Whistles

This is the ultimate LGB experience : 5 days/ 4 nights at Klaus' Florida home, with Klaus at your ready to live a true LGB vacation

  • Bring your LGB loco for repair and/or installation and  experience Klaus 101.
  • Live, work and dine with this last Original LGB icon. Watch him work, ask all the questions you ever had about the Old Original LGB. 
  • Immerse yourself with Klaus into the wonderful stories of Old LGB's past.
  • On request: Introduction into digital train operation or deepen your knowledge in digital control.
  • Learn about your loco with Klaus dissembling, installing and reassembling your engine. Work and play with Klaus on the test track  to optimize your engine as well as your layout at home.  

Come to the world renowned Sandestin Resort where Klaus' Florida home is located at the Sandestin Estates. But, there is more!

Your wife/partner will have the time of her life just as you do!  The sugar white beaches of the Emerald Coast, The Gulf of Mexico, the Choctawhatchee Bay, The Sandestin Resort, the Baytowne Wharf&Village, the Silver Sands Outlet Mall,  The Market Place shopping, The Grand Boulevard at Sandestin! All within a short golf cart ride or walking distance. So much to do!! But, there is more!


You and your wife/partner will stay in the south wing ( 2 BR/2 BA) of Klaus' home. For your leisure enjoy the (very) large private pool, go straight onto the golf course (The Link Course, the notorious 11th hole) for some golfing. Enjoy the Resort ( Beaches, Marina, The Village of Baytowne Wharf, The Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico) with Klaus'  golf cart. AND: Klaus' complete LGB knowledge at your disposal at all times...! But, there is more!

The Sandestin Resort - as one of the leading vacation resorts in the USA and worldwide - is in high-demand  year round. Located on the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay this is the Emerald Coast of Florida. Sugar white sands on the beaches and the emerald waters will make you feel like being in the Tropics. The average night in a mansion with private pool sets you back anywhere from $1,000 to $2,500.00. Restaurants are top notch within the Resort area (Emeril's, Tommy Bahama's, Marlins, Flemings, Seagar's and so many more) but so are their prices.

Klaus  presents this exceptional offer only to this limited group of LGB enthusiast, his customers of many years. But, there is more!

This is how the fun starts!

This is an All Inclusive Vacation for you. Bring your loco for repair/installation . All the work needed is included in your All-In-One-Price. Plus get a 25% off all spare/repair parts.

 Once you've arrived all will be taken care of.

Upon Arrival , settling into your rooms and a quick tour of the premises a welcome cocktail marks the start of your Klaus 101 experience.

Conversation with Klaus, his insights into the Original LGB will lead to a 3-course dinner with wine matching the courses. 

The 2nd day will start with a full (Scandinavian/American) breakfast at mid morning. 

Then the day is open for fun: repair work on your engine  just bring your own LGB loco for repair/ motor change. Sitting down with Klaus as you improve how to open and maintain your favorite LGB engine.  Any other work with Klaus can be arranged as well: sound installation, sound programming and editing, loco cleaning, layout planning, track laying in challenging environment - you name it, Klaus is at your ready. Or choose a day trip to Defuniak Springs to visit the old Train Depot, watch the CSX freight train come through historic downtown. 

Your wife/partner can choose from the almost never ending list of entertainments:The Gulf of Mexico, the Choctawhatchee Bay, The Sandestin Resort, the Baytowne Wharf&Village, the Silver Sands Outlet Mall,  The Market Place shopping, The Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, and so much more!

An afternoon cocktail will lead to a 3- course excellence dinner accompanied by French wine and some relax time by the pool.

The 3rd day will start with a full breakfast at mid morning.  Plan your day with Klaus according to your wishes. Maybe continue with your engine work. Or this day can be at your own disposal. Take the golf cart, enjoy the beach, visit beautiful Eden Garden (State Park) or whatever your heart desires. The Resort features 4 golf courses, by the way. Or: enjoy a day trip with Klaus to Pensacola and the historic downtown area. A visit to Pensacola's railroad history will be included. A light dinner will conclude the day.

The 4th day starts with a full breakfast at mid morning. Then you and Klaus will dive deep into LGB with your personal project. You name it.....

The afternoon cocktail will be the kick-off to truly Original Old LGB entertainment: a 4-course dinner embedded in the way Klaus and the old gang at the original LGB enjoyed a night with fans of LGB.

The 5th day will give you a great morning send off with a breakfast of your choice and your departure around noon.

All Inclusive Package:

2BR/2BA for 2 adults - within Klaus' residence at 7 Sandestin

4 nights/5 days 

at Klaus Florida location

within the Sandestin Resort

Call 770-886-6670 for reservation 

LGB engine repair work included!

25% off on all spare/repair parts for repair/installation

Food and all beverages included*

Cleaning fee included

WiFi included

Golf Cart included (Resort use only)

Toyota Highlander included if requested (for local trips)

Airport pickup included if scheduled

Introductory Cover/ Price: US$ 4,750.00 -- all credit cards accepted. This offer is for  TrainCraft by Klaus invitees only. Call/email to be accepted. Introductory price good through Nov 01, 2019. US$ 5,750.00 after November 1, 2019. Reservations accepted year round. The cover is a donation to our ongoing efforts to keep the TrainCraft blogs and the Old Original LGB ideas and memories alive. *Valid only for food+beverages served&consumed within Klaus' premises.




My wife Sandy and I have had the pleasure of being the guests of Klaus and Karen at there beautiful Sandestin/Miramar Beach, Florida home.

    Spending time with Klaus is an honor as he himself is an icon in the world of LGB trains. He has literally been there from day one and has so many stories to tell about the people he knew personally that were associated with LGB in Germany and it's rich history. His knowledge of all of the LGB products and his ability to solve and repair everything LGB is amazing as well as his expertise of DCC and the digital world. He has laid hands on several of my locomotives and I am nothing less than totally happy. He also has a trove of stories about having been a pilot for Lufthansa  Airlines. Karin is also very  well versed in most things LGB and has interesting stories also.

  Karin and Klaus are wonderful hosts and until you have been treated to one of Karen's dinners, you have not been to heaven on earth. Dinner at their home is an event in itself. Breakfast is an event also and then it is off to the workshop, which is better equipped than Santa's, or off to a day of adventure.

  If you have the opportunity to take advantage of this offer, I would highly suggest that you put it on your "bucket list" and get it done ASAP.

  Respectfully, Dennis Cipcich