Sixty years ago a new era began in European train service. On June 2, 1957, the first TEE trains entered service. During all of 2017, we would like to commemorate this ground-breaking venture by offering a series of beautifully crafted models for anniversary of the TEE.
The VT 11.5 as a 7-part train set is plated in 24-karat fine gold, making it a truly unique model. It is equipped with an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It is being delivered in exclusive packaging with a certificate of authenticity. The powered rail car train and the certificate of authenticity will be consecutively numbered. These powered rail car trains are limited to 1,500 pieces worldwide.
Model: The train is a 7-part set. The powered end cars and intermediate cars are plated with 24 carat fine gold. The train has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. Each powered end car has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. Each powered end car has a truck with both axles powered. Traction tires. The intermediate cars have factory built-in 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. Maintenance-free, warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The train has a power pickup feature whereby power is picked up from the pickup shoe in the powered end car at the front of the train. The train has special multiple conductor close couplings and tight closing diaphragms with guide mechanisms between the cars. The ends of the train has a reproduction of the covered Scharfenberg coupler (non-working) at both ends. The powered rail car train is being delivered in exclusive packaging with a certificate of authenticity. The powered rail car train and the certificate of authenticity are consecutively numbered. Train length over the couplers 151 cm / 59-7/16“.
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) 7-part class VT 11.5 TEE diesel powered rail car train. 1 type Pw4ü powered end car, 1 type A4ü compartment car, 1 type A4y open seating car, 1 type AR4y compartment car with dining and bar area, 1 type AR4y intermediate car with galley and dining area, 1 type A4ü compartment car, 1 type Pw4ü powered end car. Prototypical train consist for the original version of 1957.
- The powered end cars and intermediate cars are plated with 24 carat fine gold.
- Strictly limited to 1,500 powered rail car trains worldwide.
- Each powered rail car train is consecutively numbered.
- To go with it a consecutively numbered certificate of authenticity.
- Exclusive packaging.
- Heavy metal construction.
- mfx+ World of Operation digital decoder and extensive sound functions included.
- Factory built-in interior lighting with warm white LEDs included.
One-time exclusive edition for the start of the European TEE service 60 years ago on June 2, 1957.
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