Gauge H0 - Article No. 42995

"Apfelpfeil" Express Train Passenger Car Set (1).

Prototype: 2 vista dome cars of the International Apfelpfeil Organization (IAO). German Federal Railroad former type ADm 101 for the TEE "Rheingold".

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"Apfelpfeil" Express Train Passenger Car Set (1).
"Apfelpfeil" Express Train Passenger Car Set (1).

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Article No. 42995
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era IV
Kind Passenger Car Sets
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  • Product description

    Model: The cars have vista dome areas with 8 viewing areas and a walkway the same color as the roof for the car. Special built-in light diffuser for the interior lighting. The cars have different car numbers. Separately applied loudspeaker on the roof (non-working). The car frame has a representation of the lowered baggage area. Detailed trucks. The cars are ready for installation of 7319 current-conducting couplings or 72020 current-conducting couplers.
    The cars have adjustable buffers. Length over the buffers 54.1 cm / 21-5/16".
    DC wheel set 8 x 70 0580.

    One-time series.

  • Publications

    - MHI Exclusive 02/2004 - Product programme 2005 - Product programme 2006
  • Prototype information

    In the 1970s, the International Apfelpfeil Organization (IAO) organized the so-called "Apfelfahrten" ("Apple Trips"), nostalgic trips throughout Europe with special trains. In 1976, the IAO took over the well-known "Rheingold" vista dome cars and other cars from the TEE car pool of the German Federal Railroad. For several years the easily-identifiable trains were symbols of comfortable, exciting travel at reasonable prices. Later, faced with increasing competition from flat-rate travel with charter aircraft, this concept could no longer be sustained economically. In 1979 the IAO had to discontinue operations and declare bankruptcy. These special cars were sold to other tour operators and are still in use today. Some of them have been rebuilt.

Warning

ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years