CIWL | Gauge H0 - Article No. 42795

Orient Express 1928 CIWL Express Train Passenger Car Set

Orient Express I: Experiencing the Mystique
They are considered right to the present as the icon for the absolute best in travel comfort: the cars of the Orient Express. This set with its five cars in different designs brings back the heyday of travelling by train. Exclusively issued in H0 as the branch train "Paris-Karlsbad-Prag-Express". A must for every collector and model railroader.

Prototype: The "Paris - Karlsbad - Prag - Express" running in the summer months. The cars of this train ran together with the Orient-Express to Stuttgart, and 2 cars were added in Stuttgart. 5 different design Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits et des Grands Express Européens (CIWL) cars. 2 each baggage cars, 2 each sleeping cars, and 1 dining car in the blue paint scheme. The cars look as they did in 1922 - 1928.

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Orient Express 1928 CIWL Express Train Passenger Car Set
Orient Express 1928 CIWL Express Train Passenger Car Set

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Article No. 42795
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era II
Kind Passenger Car Sets
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  • Built-in LED interior lighting.
  • Current-conducting couplers.
  • Product description

    Model: The cars are finely constructed models with many separately applied details. The interiors come in different colors. The cars have different car numbers. The end car of the set has retracted diaphragms with raised crossover plates. The doors on the baggage car can be opened. All of the cars have factory-installed LED interior lighting and all of the cars have factory-installed current-conducting couplers. The table lamps in the dining car are lighted. The baggage car has a pickup shoe for picking up power.
    Total length over the buffers 117.5 cm / 46-1/4".

    Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits et des Grands Express Européens (CIWL) is a registered trade name of Wagons-Lits Diffusion (WLD), Paris, France. All rights reserved regarding reproduction. © Wagons-Lits Diffusion - France.

    The express locomotive and the car set to go with this car set can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item numbers 37117 and 42796. This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 24795.

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  • Publications

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

    The Orient Express Deluxe Train The grandiose idea of Georges Nagelmackers, introducing deluxe sleeping car trains on the European continent, had its beginning with the establishment of his "Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits" (CIWL) on December 4, 1876 in Brussels. The company is still in existence today. With the growing rail network in the direction of the Balkans Nagelmackers developed plans for a train assembled entirely from CIWL cars from the Channel harbors to the Balkan States and the end destination of Constantinople (the present day Istanbul) that at time could still not be reached by rail. A legend finally began on June 5, 1883 in Paris with the first "Express d'Orient". Merely a dining car, two sleeping cars, and two baggage cars made up the first "Orient Express" that started to write transportation history on that memorable afternoon in the Gare de l´Est station. Yet, the trip to the Balkans was still quite exhausting because passengers had to do part of the route by boat or postal coach. The Orient Express did not reach its end destination of Constantinople until August 12, 1888 via Budapest, Belgrade, and Sofia. This deluxe train quickly developed into a total success and it is no wonder that the name "Orient Express" became highly styled as a symbol full of mystique, magic, desires, and wanderlust. Over the course of the years, a legend formed from the train of diplomats, adventurers, agents, profiteers, "femmes fatales" as well as crowned and uncrowned heads of state that played a main role in countless books, spy histories, and films. Motivated by the success of the Orient Express, the CIWL soon introduced other deluxe trains to interesting destinations in all of Europe. In 1900, it thus introduced the Karlsbad Express, a sleeping car train running during the summer season from Paris to the world famous resort of in Karlsbad, today Karlovy Vary, which still belonged then to Austria. This train run on the route Paris – Karlsruhe – Heilbronn – Schwäbisch Hall – Nürnberg – Karlsbad. With the start of World War I, the CIWL deluxe trains had to be halted. The Orient Express did not use its classic route through Southern Germany until 1921. It was now combined with the "Paris-Karlsbad-Prag-Express" (L105/106) to and from Stuttgart. This branch train of the "Orient Express" with a total of seven cars to and from Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) and Prague (Praha) usually ran only in the summer via Nürnberg, Marktredwitz, and Eger (Cheb) to Czechoslovakia. It was the outbreak of World War II that forced change on the job of the CIWL deluxe trains.


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