Gauge H0 - Article No. 43849

"Rheingold Offshoot Train" Passenger Car Set

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) Rheingold offshoot train TEE 16 from Salzburg to Emmerich. Two type Avmz 111.1 compartment cars, one type Apmz 122 open seating car, and one type WGmh 854 entertainment car. Crimson/ivory paint scheme. The cars look as they did in 1986.

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"Rheingold Offshoot Train" Passenger Car Set
"Rheingold Offshoot Train" Passenger Car Set

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Article No. 43849
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era IV
Kind Passenger Car Sets
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Highlights

  • Type WGmh 854 entertainment car in TEE paint scheme, 1:93.5 scale.
  • All of the cars include factory-installed LED interior lighting.
  • Interior lighting can be controlled digitally.
  • All of the cars include operating current-conducting couplers.
  • One car has built-in marker lights.
  • Product description

    Model: The entertainment car has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. The trucks are type Minden-Deutz heavy with disk brakes and magnetic brakes, without antiroll shock absorbers. The car has factory-installed interior lighting that can be controlled separately in digital operation. Maintenance-free LEDs are used for the lighting. The car has operating current-conducting couplers that can be controlled separately in digital operation. A pickup shoe is mounted on the car. All of the cars have factory-installed LED interior lighting and operating current-conducting couplers. The open seating car has built-in marker lights. Total length over the buffers approximately 113.5 cm / 44-11/16".

    The class 112 "Bügelfalte" / "Pants Crease" "Rheingold" electric locomotive can be found under item number 39113.

    This passenger car set can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 23485. The class 112 electric locomotive to go with it can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 22064.

    One-time series.

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  • Prototype information

    Starting in May of 1965, the "Rheingold" with its rich tradition ran as a Trans-Europe-Express (TEE) in the two-color TEE paint scheme of crimson below the window line and ivory in the window band. Starting May 23, 1982, the train run was reduced to the routing Amsterdam – Basle SBB. One year later there were only two TEE trains left: the "Mediolanum" (Munich – Milan) consisting of FS cars and the TEE 7/6 "Rheingold", now seen as more of a tourist attraction. In 1983, all of the Rheingold cars were given an orange stripe below the windows. To increase the attractiveness of the "Rheingold" again, the DB reactivated the "Munich Offshoot" as TEE 17/16 for the Summer Schedule of 1983. Its slogan now went "Romance instead of Speed", because the route ran from the separation station of Mannheim through the Neckar Valley to Stuttgart, from there through the Rems Valley to Aalen, further along the single track line to Donauwörth and then rapidly via Augsburg to Munich. Intermediate stops were Heidelberg, Eberbach, Heilbronn, Schwäbisch Gmünd, and Nördlingen. Initially, the offshoot train only ran in the summer schedule period. With the Summer Schedule of 1984, the division of the train was done in Mainz. Since the commercial success of the offshoot train remained elusive, the DB tried a new variant on June 2, 1985: The offshoot train now ran all year and used the more direct and faster route Mainz – Heidelberg – Stuttgart – Ulm – Munich and the train was even given a summer extension to Salzburg. Yet with the start of the summer schedule on May 31, 1987, the last TEE "Rheingold" still running in Germany including its offshoot was dropped completely with the introduction of the EuroCity trains. In the club car beer on tap and snacks were served from the small bistro to satisfy passenger thirst and hunger. Music and folklore groups were engaged especially from time to time to provide entertainment. In the beginning, class 112 electric locomotives were used as motive power for the offshoot train between Mannheim and Stuttgart. They were a modified version of the proven class 110 units with more streamlined, aerodynamic building block-style construction ("Bügelfalte" / "Pants Crease") and trucks adapted for 160 km/h / 100 mph.

  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Interior lights
    Current-conducting coupler
    Doors Closing
    Greeting
    Train announcement
    Train announcement
    Train announcement
    Train announcement
    Train announcement
    Train announcement
    Train announcement
    Special sound function
    Train announcement
    Train announcement
    Train announcement
    Train announcement
    Train announcement

    * 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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ATTENTION: adults only
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ATTENTION: not for children under 15 years
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