Gauge: H0 Era: V
Prototype: INOX cars (constructed of stainless steel) for the Trans Europe Express between Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam (TEE PBA). 2 type B 9 1/2u open seating cars, 2nd class, painted and lettered for the SNCF and SNCB. 1 type B8u compartment car, 2nd class, painted and lettered for the SNCF. 1 type A3rtu bar car, 1st class, and 1 type A2Dtux generator car, 1st class, painted and lettered for the SNCF. The cars look as they did around 1995. Used for the "RUBENS" TEE train, Paris - Brussels.
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. All of the cars come individually packaged. Total length over the buffers 142.3 cm / 56". DC wheel set for each car 4 x 700580.
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 locomotive to go with the "RUBENS" TEE is available under item no. 39405, class CC40100 (SNCF).
Released in: New items brochure 2012 - Product programme 2012/2013