Rail Zeppelin.
Rail Zeppelin.

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Article No. 37777
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era II
Kind Powered Rail Cars
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Highlights

  • Propeller made of real wood.
  • mfx digital decoder.
  • Motor sounds can be controlled digitally.
  • Built-in interior lighting.
  • Powered propeller on the rear of the unit can be turned on/off separately.
Rail Zeppelin.

Product

Model: The unit has a built-in mfx digital decoder mfx with extensive sound functions. It also has built-in interior lighting as well as dual headlights.
Vehicle length approximately 28.5 cm / 11-1/4".

Model: The unit has a built-in mfx digital decoder mfx with extensive sound functions. It also has built-in interior lighting as well as dual headlights.
Vehicle length approximately 28.5 cm / 11-1/4".

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One-time series.

Publications

- New items brochure 2010 - Product programme 2010/2011

Prototype information

Airplane Technology on Rails. In the Twenties of the previous century, aeronautical engineer Franz Kruckenberg, born in Uetersen, Germany in 1882, had the vision of fast railroad passenger service with propeller-driven railroad cars. The plans developed by him were based on lightweight airplane technology and reached their peak on June 21, 1931 in a triumphant record run by his streamlined Rail Zeppelin. It reached 233 km/h / 146 mph, a speed record for powered railroad cars that stood for 23...

Airplane Technology on Rails. In the Twenties of the previous century, aeronautical engineer Franz Kruckenberg, born in Uetersen, Germany in 1882, had the vision of fast railroad passenger service with propeller-driven railroad cars. The plans developed by him were based on lightweight airplane technology and reached their peak on June 21, 1931 in a triumphant record run by his streamlined Rail Zeppelin. It reached 233 km/h / 146 mph, a speed record for powered railroad cars that stood for 23 years. The principle of propeller-driven railroad cars proved to be less than ideally suited during test runs. Yet, Kruckenberg laid the foundation for modern, lightweight high speed rail cars with the Rail Zeppelin and axle-powered successor designs developed by him. The Rail Zeppelin was and still remains a legend and synonym for the rapid progress in railroad technology that has reached its peak in the present with the current high speed powered rail car train technology.

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Features

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Warning

ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years
  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Headlight(s)
    Interior lights
    Operating sounds
    On/off function F3
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off

    * 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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