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    REI Models 1900's Vienna-Nice-Cannes Orient Express Set  
        

    REI Models 229661

    Price: $1,269.75

    System Scale Country Era Railway Dimensions
    DC HO Various I Private 1469mm
    REI Models 229661 - 1900s Vienna-Nice-Cannes Orient Express Set

    Product Features and Details
    HO Scale DC Era I Includes a digital decoder Includes a sound effect 

    Prototype: Royal Bavarian State Railroad (K.Bay.Sts.B.) class S 2/6 steam express locomotive in a brownish violet basic paint scheme with gold boiler bands, for use on the left Rhine (Palatine) network. The locomotive looks as it did around 1910 to 1912.

    Model: The locomotive has a digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The 72270 smoke unit can be installed in the locomotive. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke unit that can be installed in the locomotive will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The headlight for oncoming trains and the cab lighting can be controlled in digital operation. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has detailed running gear with a partially open bar frame. The locomotive is modeled to show streamlined sheathing of the smoke box, smoke stack, dome, and cylinder group as well as the streamlined cab. There is a close coupling between the locomotive and tender. A close coupler with a guide mechanism and an NEM pocket is mounted on the rear of the tender. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Protective sleeves for the piston rods are included separately. Length over the buffers 25.1 cm / 9-7/8".

    Highlights

    • Elegant, detailed construction in a brownish violet paint scheme.
    • Digital decoder and a variety of operating and sound functions included decoder.
    • Era I
    • DCC decoder
    • Dual headlights front and rear with light changeover in one direction of travel
    • Metal locomotive frame and body
    • With NEM coupler pocket and mechanism for close couplers

    Coach Set Includes: one dining car, three sleeping cars & 2 Baggage Cars

    Model Features:

    • Filigree etched CIWL logos and train signs
    • multi-colored detailed interior fittings
    • Table lamps made of brass
    • Expensive printing and varnishing
    • detailed chassis and roof structures
    • Interior lighting for sleeping cars both for the gangway and compartment side as well as for dining trolleys already installed on the shop floor (3-axle car with power consumption for interior lighting prepared)
    • Indoor lighting with buffer memory and soldering interface for decoders
    • Minimum radius 250 mm. AC and DC version
    • NEM coupling with KKK for minimum buffer spacing when using a short coupling.
    • LiP: 3-axle trolley 143 mm / 4-axle trolley 233 mm

    History: The Vienna-Nice-Cannes-Express was a luxury train of the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits. From 1896 to 1939. This consist traveled between Vienna and the French-Italian Riviera, partly from Saint Petersburg. Due to its popularity with the Russian and Habsburger Hochadel he train received the nickname "Train of the Grand-Duc" before 1914. The CIWL introduced the train for the first time in the winter of 1896/97 to satisfy the demand of the European upper class, whose most important holiday destination was in the winter time the Riviera, outside of France and Great Britain.

    Like all CIWL luxury trains, the Vienna-Nice-Cannes-Express consisted solely of sleeping, dining and luggage cars. By 1914 these were the usual teak-wagons of the CIWL. In the model the complete 7-piece train with one class 241 locomotive, two luggage- three sleeping- and a dining car is realized. The targets of the sleeping car are authentically different. The sleeping and dining cars have interior lighting and outside as well as inside with numerous details and attachments.


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