Prototype: High speed train painted and lettered for the THALYS PBKA of Thalys International, Brussels, Belgium in the multi-system version for service between Paris, Brussels, Cologne, and Amsterdam. 2 powered end cars (TK1 and TK2), 1 transition car (R1), 1st class, 1 transition car (R8), 2nd class. 2 transition cars (R2 und R3), 1st class, 1 bar car (R4), 2nd class, 3 intermediate cars (R5, R6, R7), 2nd class. Special version for the premiere of the film "The Adventures of Tim and Struppi – The Secret of the Unicorn". The train looks as it did for the special run on October 22, 2011 from Brussels to Paris.
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Model: This is a complete 10 part train. Both end cars (TK1 and TK2) are powered. The train has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It has controlled, high-efficiency propulsion in both powered end cars, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts in each end car. Traction tires. The transition and intermediate cars have factory-installed interior lighting. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel. They and the interior lighting will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The third headlight for the French headlight code can be turned off separately in digital operation. The headlights and interior lighting are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs and the marker lights are maintenance-free red LEDs. The powered end cars have separately applied metal grab irons and inset windshield wipers. The engineer's cabs in the powered end cars have interior details. The powered end cars and transition cars as well as the intermediate cars are permanently coupled together in pairs and have special close couplings with a guide mechanism. There is an additional guide mechanism in the Jakobs truck. The end cars have a pickup shoe changeover feature so that the pickup shoe at the front of the train is the one picking up power. The interior lighting is powered through a continuous electrical connection through the entire train. Each powered end car has 2 SNCF design single-arm pantographs. The pantographs work mechanically but are not wired to take power. The train is a scale reproduction. The minimum radius for operation is therefore 360 mm / 14-3/16", when there is sufficient clearance on both sides. Length of the 10-part set 230 cm / 90-9/16". The complete train comes in exclusive special packaging. A consecutively numbered certificate of authenticity is included.
Order deadline July 31, 2012. Delivery planned for 1st quarter of 2013.