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24794 CIWL Coach set Pack of 2
T2479424794 CIWL Coach set Pack of 2

TRIX  24794 set of two CIWL Coaches with LED interior lights EpI/II HO In Stock


Summer Special  £125  Save £30

Prototype: 2 sleeping cars lettered for Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits et des Grands Express Européens (CIWL). Both cars in a brown paint scheme. Car routing from Calais via Paris – Strasbourg – Stuttgart – Munich – Salzburg – Vienna – Budapest to Bucharest. Around 1921.
Model: The models have fine construction with many separately applied details. The cars have different car numbers. The cars have extended diaphragms. Both cars have factory-installed LED interior lighting. Each individual car has current pickup. Total length over the buffers 48.5 cm / 19-1/8". Highlights: Built-in LED interior lighting.
One-time seriesMade to order at Trix - Sold out at the factory - Available at A & H
Today an image full of mystique, magic, longing, and wanderlust is associated with the famous name "Orient Express", because over the course of many years, a legend formed from the train of diplomats, adventurers, agents, profiteers, “femmes fatales” as well as crowned and uncrowned heads of state. It played a main role in countless books, spy histories, and films. It had its beginning with the grandiose idea of Georges Nagelmackers to introduce deluxe sleeping car trains on the European continent. He founded his "Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits" (CIWL) on December 4, 1876 in Brussels and the company is still in existence today. With the growing rail network in the direction of the Balkans Nagelmackers developed plans for a train assembled entirely from CIWL cars from the Channel harbors to the Balkan States and the end destination of Constantinople (the present day Istanbul) that at the time could still not be reached by rail. The legend finally began on June 5, 1883 in Paris with the first "Express d'Orient". Just a dining car, two sleeping cars, and two baggage cars made up the first "Orient Express" that started to write transportation history on that memorable afternoon in the Gare de l´Est station. Yet, the trip to the Balkans was still quite exhausting because passengers had to do part of the route by boat or postal coach. The Orient Express did not reach its end destination of Constantinople until August 12, 1888 via Budapest, Belgrade, and Sofia, and this deluxe train quickly developed into a total success. With the start of World War I, the deluxe train had to be halted. After the end of the war, a so-called "Train deluxe militaire" for the victorious powers initially ran starting in February of 1919 with CIWL cars between Western and Eastern Europe, but bypassing Germany. It was not until 1920 that normal passengers could also use it and the route ran again via Strasbourg, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, and Munich. Finally, with the start of the 1921 summer schedule, the train was running again with its traditional name and its route was lengthened from Vienna via Bratislava and Budapest to Bucharest. The motive power on the Baden part of the Orient Express' route was the Baden class "IV h" Pacific express locomotives that had been delivered in three production runs by Maffei from 1918 to 1920 for a total of 20 units. Originally planned for heavy express train service primarily on the Rhine Valley line Basle – Mannheim these elegant, modern 4-6-2 units also pulled the Orient Express. With their four-cylinder compound running gear with tandem slide valves and the almost unique large grate of 5 square meters / 7,750 square inches in conjunction with their good counterbalance weight they advanced to the position of first-rate, fast long-distance runners. Between January of 1923 and November 29, 1924, the Orient Express could no longer run through Germany due to the occupation of the Ruhr area and had to detour to the Arlberg route. After that the IV h with its attractive outline was seen pulling this deluxe train again, from 1925 on as the DRG class 18.3 with road numbers 18 301-303, 18 311-319, and 18 321-328.
Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits et des Grands Express Européens (CIWL) is a registered trademark of Wagons-Lits Diffusion (WLD), Paris, France. All rights reserved regarding reproduction. © Wagons-Lits Diffusion - France.

£125.00
ESU 31080 DB V200 Sound and exhaust smoke
ESU31080ESU 31080 DB V200 Sound and exhaust smoke
E.S.U.  31080 DB V200 Diesel Locomotive No. V200 015 DCC Sound and Exhaust Smoke. EpIII  HO In Stock
Sold out at ESU Available at A & H

The V200 fulfilled a DB requirement for a 2,000hp, 140km/h diesel locomotive to replace the equivalent steam locomotives on both passenger and freight trains.  Their distinctive style became an icon of the rejuvinated West German railway system.

Technical details:
  • Metal housing and chassis.
  • Separately applied brass and plastic detail parts.
  • Brass shunter’s steps.
  • Separate hand rails. 
  • Perforated fan grills.
  • Sprung buffers.
  • Close coupler kinematics and shaft as per NEM 362. 
  • High performance miniature five-pole skew wound motor with noise optimised commutator and two flywheels 3 axles powered by combined worm gear and helical gear box. 
  • Two traction tires. 
  • Universal electronics. 
  • Headlights, cab lighting, illuminated driver’s cab-control panel, engine compartment lighting with maintenance-free warm white LEDs. 
  • Controlled with an ESU LokSound V4.0 M4 decoder with two large speakers. 
  • Turnout and curve sensors. 
  • “PowerPack” storage capacitor for uninterrupted power supply. 
  • Two load dependent, fan driven smoke generators with temperature control. 
  • Length over buffers: 209.7 mm.
£359.50
SA14401 Dora 80cm Seige gun 1:144 scale Kit
MT9511SA14401 Dora 80cm Seige gun 1:144 scale Kit

 14401/ MT9511 Dora 80cm Rail mounted gun 1:144 scale N Gauge In Stock 

Plastic model kit of the Schwerer Gustav "Dora" 80cm rail mounted siege gun built by Krupp
See link to the history of this overblown weapon

The gun would be dis-assembled and transported to the front, along with cranes and 2,000 engineering troops.  So difficult was it to use that it is believed that the gun only fired 48 shells at the Russians.  One of its 80cm shells may be seen at the Imperial War Museum in London.  It would make an interesting diorama or massive vignette on a layout

£54.95


 
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