Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class Rtz tunnel rescue train. Version as a single direction train with 2 locomotives and 5 different cars in the "traffic red" paint scheme of the DB Emergency Technology Network.
|Gauge / Design type||H0 / 1:87|
Model: Locomotive road no. 714 015-5 has an mfx digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, a warning light and auxiliary headlights. 2 axles powered. 4 traction tires. The headlights, warning light and auxiliary headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Transport Car 2 has outboard mounted side sills and a reproduction of the entry area. It has side loading ramps that can be folded down. This car has built-in trackside lighting on the sides of the car, a warning light, and a Telex coupler at the end of the car in the direction of the first aid car for uncoupling the shuttle part of the train from the main part; all of these functions can be controlled digitally. The first aid car has outboard mounted side sills and a reproduction of the entry area. This car has built-in trackside lighting on the sides. The fire extinguishing car has platforms on both sides. It has built-in trackside lighting on the sides of the car. It also has removable roller pallets that can be rolled on the track. The equipment car has offset side sills. It has detailed reproductions of the emergency equipment. It also has built-in trackside lighting on the sides of the car. Transport Car 1 has outboard mounted side sills and a reproduction of the entry area. It has built-in trackside lighting on the sides of the car. The side loading ramp on this car can be folded down. Locomotive road no. 714 009-8 is non-powered and has an mfx digital decoder, headlights, a warning light, and auxiliary headlights. The headlights, warning light and auxiliary headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The trackside lighting on the side of the first aid car, the fire extinguishing car, the equipment car, and transport car 1, can be controlled digitally.
Train length 158.0 cm / 62-3/16".
Models not available separately.
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The high-speed traffic with the newly constructed routes rich in tunnels makes a heavy demand on the railroad's safety concepts. The tunnel rescue trains are an essential part of these concepts. These trains are designed to cope with the extraordinary situation of a burning train inside a tunnel. These trains have other tasks in addition to the actual transport of the rescue crews to the accident site and in addition to fighting the fire with the fire extinguishing equipment carried on the rescue train. The presence of smoke and the lack of oxygen in the tunnel mean that the airtight cars in the rescue train must have an independent source of power and air. Locomotive No. 1 is even equipped with a video camera and a thermal image camera. A passenger air lock with protection against smoke enables the evacuation of injured passengers. They are brought into the transport car after they have been attended to medically in the first aid car. If this car is full, the shuttle part of the train, Locomotive 2 and Transport Car 2, uncouple from the rest of the train, the main part of the latter, and proceed to the tunnel portal. The shuttle part then goes back to the main part of the train and couples to it, so that the connections are airtight. Trains of this type are stationed in Kornwestheim, Mannheim, Würzburg, Fulda, Kassel, and Hildesheim to ensure coverage of the newly constructed routes. Each rescue train is ready to go around the clock, as long as passenger trains are underway on the newly constructed routes. All of the equipment on these trains is kept at operating temperature for this purpose; working temperatures are maintained in the Transport and First Aid car, and the fire extinguishing materials are protected against frost.
|Control Unit||Mobile Station||Mobile Station 2||Central Station 1/2||Central
Mobile Station 2**
|Light Function 2|
|Light Function 2|
* New features of the Central Station 2 (Part No. 60213, 60214 or 60215) with the software update 4.2
** New features of the Mobile Station 2 (Part No. 60657/66955) with the Software Update 3.55