Prototype: Three INOX cars (constructed of stainless steel) for the Trans Europe Express L''Etoile du Nord between Amsterdam and Paris. One type A8u compartment car and one type A3rtu bar car painted and lettered for the French State Railways (SNCF). One type A8tu open seating car painted and lettered for the Belgian State Railways (SNCB/NMBS). All of the cars are 1st class.
Model: The cars are reproduced to scale without compromise in any of the dimensions. Minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16" (with sufficient clearance). The cars have underbodies specific to the various types of cars. The cars have type Y 24 trucks. The cars have a special paint finish to represent the INOX surface. The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler, the 73405 pickup shoe and the 73400/73401 (2 per car) lighting kit can be installed in the cars. Total length over the buffers 88.0 cm / 34-5/8". DC wheel set for each car E700580.
This item is being produced as a one-time series
- Precise detailing.
- Perfect INOX finish.
- Multi-color interior details.
These TEE cars have been designed to scale without compromises for clearance. These models will run on curves with a minimum radius of 360 mm / 14-3/16" or more, but a suitable spacing must be maintained between the track and catenary masts, bridge railings, or signals.
The 41879 set can be added to the 26608 train set.