Re 4/4 I | Gauge H0 - Article No. 26604

"Rheingold" TEE Express Train

Prototype: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) class Re 4/4 I electric locomotive. Second production run in fir green basic paint scheme with TEE signs at the ends. 2 type Ap4üm-62 TEE open seating cars, 1st class. 1 type AD4üm-62 TEE vista dome car, 1st class, dome with 4 windows. 1 type WR4üm-62 TEE dining car. All of the express train passenger cars lettered for the German Federal Railroad (DB) in the cobalt blue / beige "Rheingold" paint scheme. Train route as TEE 10 "Rheingold": Dortmund – Essen – Duisburg – Cologne – Bonn – Mainz – Mannheim – Basle SBB – Bern – Geneva. The train looks as it did in the summer of 1965.

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"Rheingold" TEE Express Train
"Rheingold" TEE Express Train
"Rheingold" TEE Express Train
"Rheingold" TEE Express Train
"Rheingold" TEE Express Train
"Rheingold" TEE Express Train

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Article No. 26604
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era III
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Highlights

  • All of the cars include factory-installed LED interior lighting.
  • Current-conducting couplers that can be uncoupled.
  • One open seating car includes built-in marker lights and a mounted pickup shoe.
  • Vista dome car includes new dome tooling and 4 large panorama windows.
  • Locomotive includes mfx+ World of Operation decoder and a variety of operating and sound functions.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive light and sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel. All 4 axles powered by means of cardan shafts. Traction tires. The locomotive has separately applied roof walks. It also has separately applied metal grab irons. The Swiss headlight code (triple headlights / white marker light) change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The headlights at Locomotive Ends 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. The locomotive has the "double A" light function. Brake hoses are included that can be mounted on the locomotive. All of the TEE express train passenger cars have factory-installed LED interior lighting. One open seating car is equipped with red marker lights and a pickup shoe. The entire car consist is supplied with power by means of the factory-installed current-conducting couplers. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The TEE vista dome car has a dome from the second production run with 4 large panorama windows. The underbodies and skirting for the cars are specific to the types of cars. The trucks are Minden-Deutz heavy designs, prototypically equipped with double brake shoes, magnet rail brakes, and separately applied generators. Total length over the buffers 131 cm / 51-1/2".

    One-time series for the start of the European TEE service 60 years ago on June 2, 1957.

  • Publications

    - Summer New Items 2017 - Product programme 2017/2018
  • Prototype information

    At the beginning of the Fifties, the central European railroads began to grapple intensively with the competition from airplanes and automobiles in order to win back for the railroads the well-to-do clientele of business travelers. Seven railroads (CFL, DB, FS, NS, SBB, SNCB, and SNCF) thus established in 1954 the so-called “TransEuropExpress Committee” in order to win back potential customers for long-distance service on medium distances with speed and a high level of service. It was quickly agreed that diesel powered rail cars were suitable vehicles for international train routes. Eight European railroads then agreed for the annual schedule for 1957/58 (the ÖBB came later) to introduce a system of high-quality fast trains exclusively for 1st class – the Trans-­Europe-Express (TEE). Not all of the initially planned connections came into effect, but agreement was finally reached on 13 pairs of trains on a route network of 5,100 kilometers / 3,187 miles. Ten of these TEE trains with sonorous names went into operation for the summer schedule starting June 2, 1957: “Rhein-Main” (Amsterdam – Frankfurt), “Saphir” (Oostende – Dortmund), “Helvetia” (Hamburg – Zürich), “Paris-Ruhr” (Paris – Dortmund), “Edelweiss” (­Amsterdam – Zürich), “Étoile du Nord” (Paris – Amsterdam), “­Oiseau Bleu” (Paris – Brussels), “Arbalète” (Paris – Zürich), “Île de France” ­(Paris – Amsterdam), and “Mont Cenis” (Lyon – Milan). Added to this for the winter schedule in 1957 were the three remaining connections: “Mediolanum” (Munich – Innsbruck – Milan), “Ligure” (Marseille – Nice – Genoa – Milan), and “Parsifal” (Paris – Cologne – Dortmund). The DB, the FS, the NS/SBB, and the SNCF purchased diesel powered rail cars for these TEE services, fulfilled the demands for the highest level of comfort, and ran only 1st class.

  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Headlight(s)
    Conductor's Whistle
    Electric locomotive op. sounds
    Locomotive whistle
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Headlight(s): Cab2 End
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Headlight(s): Cab1 End
    Stat. Announce. - Swiss
    Greeting
    Train announcement
    Sound of Couplers Engaging
    Pantograph Sounds
    Sanding
    Main Relay
    Blower motors
    Ticket please
    Dialog
    Dialog
    Dialog
    Surrounding sounds
    Dialog
    Surrounding sounds
    Stat. Announce. - Swiss

    * 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

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