BR 111 | Gauge H0 - Article No. 26671

Lufthansa Airport Express

The Legendary Racer
Airport Express in the beginning, the train officially licensed by Lufthansa. The mfx+ decoder for the class 111 brings real Nineties flair to the rails with its virtual electric locomotive cab. Absolute highlight: The newly tooled Eurofima compartment car in the Lufthansa design in 1?.5 scale for the 25th anniversary of the route Frankfurt Airport -Stuttgart.

Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) express train for the route Frankfurt (M) Airport - Stuttgart in a special paint scheme for Deutsche Lufthansa. Class 111 electric locomotive with three type Avmz 206 Eurofima design compartment cars. The train looks as it did in the summer of 1990.

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Lufthansa Airport Express
Lufthansa Airport Express

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Article No. 26671
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era V
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  • Class 111 with
  • A mechanism for the pantographs to raise and lower them individually that can be controlled digitally.
  • Cab lighting.
  • mfx+ World of Operation decoder.
  • Current-conducting coupler.
  • Locomotive engineer.
  • New tooling for the Eurofima passenger cars.
  • Cars include factory-installed LED interior lighting, can be controlled from the locomotive.
  • Current-conducting couplers.
  • One car includes marker lights.
  • Product description

    Model: The class 111 electric locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. Two axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel and can be controlled digitally. The headlights at Locomotive End 2 and 1 can be turned off separately. When the headlights at both ends of the locomotive are turned off, the double "A" light is on at both ends. The cab lighting can also be controlled digitally. Warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The pantographs have a mechanism to raise and lower them individually that can be controlled digitally. The locomotive also has a current-conducting coupler. The type Avmz 206 Eurofima compartment cars have underbodies specific to their design. They also have type Y 0270 S Fiat trucks with side motion shock absorbers. The train has factory-installed LED interior lighting that can be controlled digitally from the locomotive. The cars have operating current-conducting couplers. The 73409 marker lights can be installed on the cars. One car has built-in marker lights. Total length over the buffers approximately 104 cm / 40-15/16".

    Lufthansa Airport Express is a registered name brand of Deutsche Lufthansa, Inc., Cologne, Germany. All rights reserved regarding reproduction.

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  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2015 - Product programme 2015/2016
  • Prototype information

    25 Years of the Lufthansa Airport Express Frankfurt – Stuttgart In May of 1990, flying at "elevation zero" grew with the route Stuttgart – Frankfurt Airport. Since no more "redundant" class 403 powered rail cars were available as eight years previously, a conventional solution had to be found with a locomotive and cars. Four type Avm 207 Eurofima compartment cars were removed from the DB roster to realize the project more quickly, and they were adapted to the needs of Lufthansa. During the rebuilding work, the two outer six-seat compartments of the nine existing units were removed and the space was converted to galley space or to a baggage area so that each car then had 42 seats. The cars were painted and decorated externally and inside to the Lufthansa design. The standard electric locomotive, road number 111 049 was chosen as motive power. It was repainted for this purpose and was transferred from Munich to Frankfurt. Initially, two daily pairs of trains were offered. The travel time between Stuttgart and Frankfurt was 2 hours. There were no intermediate stops on the route to the south. The Airport Express was planned to run on the new construction route Stuttgart - Mannheim when the latter went into operation on June 2, 1991. Everything had begun on March 27, 1982. Planned use of the Lufthansa Airport Express with the class 403 powered rail cars on the Rhine route between Düsseldorf Main Station and the Frankfurt Airport started at the initiative of the German Transportation Ministry. What had initially begun as a twelve-month experiment developed with time into a demonstration of integrated transportation: For eleven years, Lufthansa was the only airline company to operate its own trains in addition to its fleet of airplanes. The Lufthansa Airport Express was halted on May 23, 1993 despite low operating costs and relatively high passenger numbers. Since this time, special seating in regular ICE trains between Cologne, Frankfurt, and Stuttgart is reserved by Lufthansa.

  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Interior lights
    Electric locomotive op. sounds
    Locomotive whistle
    Direct control
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Rear Headlights off
    Conductor's Whistle
    Front Headlights off
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Pantograph 2
    Blower motors
    Pantograph 1
    Doors Closing
    Rail Joints

    * 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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