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Märklin 2014 New Items:

Prices do not include shipping from ToToTrains to you. Applicable taxes apply.
ToToTrains, LLC is not liable for typo's or any change in price or delivery due to manufacture's decision(s).

I will be placing orders for the new items on an almost daily basis because Märklin (and its distributor) work on a first come first served basis. Please place your orders as early as possible since especially the MHI (Exclusive) and the limited items usually sell out faster!
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information.

Jan Bröcker

 


Märklin H0: 36712 ICE 2 High-Speed Train
ToToTrains Price: $275.00
Anticipated Delivery: 2nd quarter 2014

Prototype:
German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 402 InterCity Express. Four-part train: powered end car, open seating car, 1st class, Bord Restaurant dining car, and cab control car, 2nd class.

Model:
The powered end car has a digital decoder and factory-installed sound functions that can be controlled. It also has a special motor. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally in the powered end car (always on in the cab control car). The pantographs can be raised and lowered but are not wired to take power from catenary. Train length 102.7 cm / 40-7/16".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Horn
Station Announcements
Direct control

Highlights:
Sound: horn and station announcement.

 

 




Märklin H0: 37287 Electric Powered Rail Car Train
ToToTrains Price: $475.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
German State Railroad Company (DRG) class elT Breslau 1004 (later the class ET 87) electric powered rail car train, wheel arrangement 2'1 + B'1 + 1 2'. Consisting of a type BC3ielS Breslau 2004 (later type ES 87 03a) control car "a" (with 1st and 2nd class), a type PwPost3ielT Breslau 1004 (later type ET 87 03) power car (with baggage and mail compartments), and a type CC3itrelS Breslau 2014 (later type ES 87 03b) control car "b" (with 3rd class compartments and baggage compartment). Authentic paint scheme for Era II. The train looks as it did around 1937.

Model:
The train has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion and a prototypically powered center unit. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel. Maintenance-free LEDs are used for the interior lighting. The headlights and interior lighting will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The passenger areas of the train have interior details. There is an open view in the engineer's cabs. The train has special close couplings between the cars and the ends of the train have NEM coupler pockets. Length over the buffers 49.0 cm / 19-1/4".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Interior lights
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Blower motors
Conductor's Whistle
Bell
Pantograph Sounds

Highlights:
Includes full sound for the first time.
LED interior lighting included.
One-time series.

Powered Rail Car Train Pioneer. In 1914, the KPEV purchased a total of 6 three-unit powered rail car trains for the route in Silesia between Nieder Salzbrunn and Halbstadt with its many grades. These 6 trains were acquired to better manage the constantly increasing passenger volumes in this region. These rail car trains were initially designated as the E.T. 501-506, and they had a visually striking design that was based in part on the express train passenger cars commonly in use at that time with their clerestories, truss rods, and inset doors. The paint scheme in green/beige followed KPEV practice. The motor car located between the two cab control cars ensured good running characteristics on routes with curves. Since the passenger volumes into what was now Czechoslovakian Halbstadt almost died off after World War I, these rail car trains were used on other routes. These trains were subsequently taken into the DRG roster and painted in the cream/red scheme for powered rail cars at that time. After World War II, three of these trains came to Bavaria and were used there until 1959. The long years of service are proof of the successful and durable design from the pioneer days of rail car trains.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37423 Electric Rail Car Train
ToToTrains Price: $589.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
Dutch State Railways (NS) four-part electric rail car train. Class ELD4, "Koploper" as Intercity powered rail car train ICM-4, road number 4237. 1 motor car as a type mBDk end car, 2nd class, 1 type mB intermediate car, 2nd class, 1 type A intermediate car, 1st class, 1 type sBFk end car, 2nd class.

Model:
The train has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It comes in a four-part version. The powered end car has a die-cast frame. The train has controlled, high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel. 2 axles in one truck powered. Traction tires. The engineer's cabs in both end cars have interior details. The train has power pickup in the end car at the front of the train; the power pickup changes with the direction of the train. It also has special close couplers with a guide mechanism. The train has factory-installed interior lighting. The interior details vary with the type of car. The headlights, dual red marker lights, and the interior lighting will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The headlights at car ends 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. Light yellow and red LEDs are used for the headlights and marker lights. Warm white LEDs are used for the interior lighting. The construction of the running gear and the bodies is detailed. There is a representation of the "Scharfenberg" coupler with a cover on the end cars. A rigid drawbar coupling is included for multiple unit operation. The end cars come from the factory with closed crossover doors. A plug-in part included with the train makes it possible to represent swinging doors with a diaphragm pushed to the side on one end car. Total train length 114.8 cm / 45-3/16".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Interior lights
Locomotive operating sounds
Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Headlight(s): Cab 2 End
Station Announcement - Dutch
Headlight(s): Cab 1 End
Doors Closing
Conductor's Whistle
Rail Joints
Operating sounds

Highlights:
Factory-installed interior lighting.
Extensive sound and light functions included.
Equipped with the new mfx+ digital decoder.
Operation possible in beginner, advanced, and expert modes.
Simulated operating supplies usage.
Realistic running characteristics such as constant speed.
Simulated engineer's cab in the Central Station 2 display.
Control of the model in the cab mode by means of the touchscreen on the Central Station 2.
These new functions are only available in conjunction with the Central Station 2 starting with firmware Version 3.5.

The "Koploper". In the mid-Seventies, the Dutch State Railways needed new material to modernize its express passenger service. Trains with flexible utilization are required in this densely populated country in order to manage service in the urban areas. As a result, from 1977 to 1994, a total of 144 powered rail cars, the "Koploper" family, were placed into service. These powered rail cars could be separated and coupled at stops quickly and easily. It also became important that passengers be able to change from one unit to the other, when the train was in motion. The engineer's cabs were thus quickly raised up one level and these powered rail cars were equipped with crossovers at the ends. This feature gives the "Koplopers" a brawny, unusual look. The "Koplopers" were built by the firms Talbot, CEM Oerlikon, and Holec, and were designated by the Dutch State Railways as the classes 4000 and 4200, which differed from one another in their motors, among other things. A short while ago the "Koplopers" underwent modernization and were equipped with air conditioning and facilities for handicapped people. These powered rail cars can reach 160 km/h / 100 mph and are run in the classic NS paint scheme, but they have also been used as advertising surfaces such as for the Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing. The "Koplopers" are certainly a successful development in rail vehicle technology and their unusual appearance is clearly leaving its mark on passenger service in the Netherlands.

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 22262.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37506 S-Bahn Powered Rail Car Train
ToToTrains Price: $449.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 420 S-Bahn powered rail car train. The looks as it currently does in real life in the "Traffic Red" commuter service paint scheme. Road numbers 420 363-4, 421 363-3, 420 863-3.

Model:
The train has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. Four axles on the intermediate car are powered through cardan shafts. The frame for the intermediate car is constructed of die-cast metal. The lighting is done with warm white LEDs, and it will work in conventional operation. The train has triple headlights and dual red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel. The end cars have a pickup shoe changeover feature so that the pickup shoe at the front of the train is the one picking up power. Lighted destination signs along with the headlights / marker lights can be controlled digitally. There is a close coupler guide mechanism and electrical connections between the cars. The special coupling included with the train allows it to be coupled to other ET 420 units for prototypical operation. The train has factory-installed interior lighting. The bodies for the train are made of highly detailed plastic with many separately applied details such as grab irons, electrical connections, windshield wipers, antennas, whistles, and horns. The train has a multi-color interior. The ends of the train have a detailed representation of the Scharfenberg coupler (a dummy coupler). Different authentic destination signage is included with the train. Length over the couplers 77.5 cm / 30-1/2".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Interior lights
Operating sounds
Warning Sound
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Rear Headlights off
Doors Closing
Front Headlights off

Highlights:
Highly detailed scale construction.
Prototypical interior details.
Maintenance-free warm white LEDs for the lighting.
5-pole skewed armature motor with a flywheel for silky smooth running characteristics.
Pickup shoe changeover feature.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37547 TEE Electric Powered Rail Car Train
ToToTrains Price: $999.00
Anticipated Delivery: 3rd quarter 2014

Prototype:
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) class RAe four-system electric powered rail car train, 1st class. 6 part unit with 1 control car, 1 open seating car, 1 motor car with a galley, 1 bar car with an open seating compartment, 1 open seating car, and 1 control car. Crimson red / beige TEE basic paint scheme as RAe TEE 1052 "Cisalpin". Used in international TEE service from Milan via Domodossola - Simplon-Brig - Lausanne - Vallorbe - Dijon to Paris. The train looks as it did in the mid-Seventies.

Model:
The train has the new mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions mounted in the motor car. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, centrally mounted in the motor car. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The train has factory-installed interior lighting that can be controlled separately in digital operation. The cab lighting in engineer's cabs 1 and 2 can each be controlled separately in digital operation. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The train has four different pantographs in an offset arrangement and detailed roof equipment. The train also has separately applied metal grab irons. The engineer's cabs and the passenger areas have interior details. There is a special close-coupled mechanical and electrical connection between the cars. Both end cars have pickup shoes, and the power pickup switches automatically to the pickup shoe at the front of the train. The ends of the train have a representation of the Scharfenberg coupler (non-working). Minimum radius for operation 360 mm / 14-3/16". Train length approximately 161.0 cm / 63-3/8".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Interior lights
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Warning Sound
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Engineer's cab lighting
Stat. Announce. - Swiss
Engineer's cab lighting
Doors Closing
Conductor's Whistle
Pantograph Sounds
Rail Joints
"Switcher Double "A-Light"

Highlights:
Equipped with the new mfx+ digital decoder.
Operation possible in beginner, advanced, and expert modes.
Simulated operating supplies usage.
Realistic running characteristics such as constant speed.
Simulated engineer's cab in the Central Station 2 display.
Control of the model in the cab mode by means of the touchscreen on the Central Station 2.
These new functions are only available in conjunction with the Central Station 2 starting with firmware Version 3.5.
One-time series.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37703 Powered Rail Car Train
ToToTrains Price: $699.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 401 ICE 1 InterCityExpress high-speed train. The train looks as it currently does in real life.

Model:
The train is a five-part version. It has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The train has factory-installed interior lighting. Warm white LEDs are used for the headlights and interior lighting. The frames for the powered end cars are constructed of metal. The headlights and interior lighting will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Train length approximately 123.5 cm / 48-5/8".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Conductor's Whistle
Locomotive operating sounds
Horn blast 1
Direct control
Doors Closing
Station Announcements
Horn blast 2
Station Announcement - English
Sound of squealing brakes off

One-time series.

The 37703 basic set can be expanded to an 8-part unit with the 43705 add-on set.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 43705 Add-On Car Set
ToToTrains Price: $249.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
2 x type Bvmz, 2nd class, and 1 x type Avmz, 1st class. Intermediate cars for the ICE 1.

Model:
The 3 intermediate cars are an add-on to the 37703 train. The cars have special close couplings with guide mechanisms. The interior lighting is powered by means of continuous electrical connection in the entire train. Total length approximately 79.2 cm / 31-3/16".

One-time series.

The 37703 basic set can be extended to an 8-part unit with the 43705 add-on car set.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37738 "LINT" Diesel Powered Commuter Rail Car Train
ToToTrains Price: $489.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
Bavarian Regiobahn BRB LINT 41 diesel powered commuter rail car train. Version as the "Puppenkistenzug" / Puppenkiste Marionette Theater Train. Use: Commuter service in the greater Augsburg area and Ingolstadt.

Model:
The model has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. The model also has a powerful can motor and a flywheel, mounted in a Jakobs truck. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The model has factory-installed interior lighting. The headlights and interior lights are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. The destination signs are prototypically correct with yellow LEDs. The headlights, interior lights, destination signs, and 2 red marker lights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The running gear and the body are well detailed and there is a clear view through the windows. The model has interior details, a closed diaphragm, and a guide mechanism on the Jakobs truck between the two halves of the unit. Center buffer couplers are represented at the ends of the model. Total length 48.1 cm / 18-15/16".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Interior lights
Diesel locomotive operating sounds
Warning Sound
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Rear Headlights off
Station Announcements
Front Headlights off
Doors Closing
Conductor's Whistle

One-time series.

Special version with themes from the Augsburg Puppenkiste Marionette Theater.

This diesel powered rail car train can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 22377.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 37792 TGV Lyria High-Speed Train
ToToTrains Price: $589.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
TGV Lyria (train à grande vitesse) high-speed train, as a joint project of the French State Railways (SNCF) and the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) in the version for service from Paris to Basle, Zürich, Bern, Lausanne, and Geneva. 2 powered end cars, 1 transition car (R1), 1st/2nd class, 1 transition car (R8), 2nd class. Powered rail car road number 4410. The train looks as it did in 2013.

Model:
The train is a 4-part set. Both end cars (TK1 and TK2) are powered. The train has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It has controlled, high-efficiency propulsion in both powered end cars, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts in each end car. Traction tires. The train has factory-installed 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. The third headlight for the French headlight code can be turned off separately in digital operation. The headlights and interior lighting are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs and the marker lights are maintenance-free red LEDs. The train has separately applied metal grab irons. It also has inset windshield wipers. The engineer's cabs in the powered end cars have interior details. A powered end car and a transition car are permanently coupled together in pairs and have special close couplings with a guide mechanism. There is an additional guide mechanism in the Jakobs truck. The transition cars have roof hoods. The end cars have a pickup shoe changeover feature so that the pickup shoe at the front of the train is the one picking up power. The interior lighting is powered through a continuous electrical connection through the entire train. Each powered end car has 2 different design single-arm pantographs. The pantographs work mechanically but are not wired to take power. The train is a scale reproduction. The minimum radius for operation is therefore 360 mm / 14-3/16", when there is sufficient clearance on both sides. Length of the 4-part set 101 cm / 39-3/4".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Interior lights
Light Function1
Electric locomotive operating sounds
Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Doors Closing
Whistle for switching maneuver
Conductor's Whistle
Station Announcements
Station Announcements - French
Station Announcements - Swiss

Highlights:
Scale 1:87 reproduction.
Factory-installed interior lighting.
Extensive sound functions.
Warm white LEDs for lighting.
Both end cars powered.
New roof hoods on the transition cars.
One-time series.

The 37792 basic set can be expanded with the 43422, 43432, and 43442 extension sets to a prototypical 10-car unit. SNCF and TGV are registered trademarks of the SNCF. SNCF is the owner of the TGV®. All rights reserved regarding copying and/or reproduction.

 


Märklin H0: 43422 Add-On Car Set 1 for the TGV Lyria
ToToTrains Price: $169.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
TGV Lyria (train à grande vitesse) high-speed train, as a joint project of the French State Railways (SNCF) and the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) in the version for service from Paris to Basle, Zürich, Bern, Lausanne, and Geneva. 1 intermediate car (R2), 1st class, and 1 intermediate car (R3), 1st class with support frame and removed Wifi antenna. Powered rail car train road number 4410. The cars look as they did in 2013.

Model:
2-part add-on car set for lengthening the TGV Lyria high-speed train, item no. 37792, to a 10-car unit. The cars have factory-installed interior lighting with maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. The interior lighting is powered through a continuous electrical connection through the entire train. The two intermediate cars are permanently coupled together. There is a guide mechanism in the Jakobs trucks. Intermediate car R3 has a support frame and removed Wifi antenna. The cars are a scale reproduction. The minimum radius for operation is therefore 360 mm / 14-3/16", when there is sufficient clearance on both sides. Length of the pair of cars 43 cm / 16-15/16".

Highlights:
Factory-installed interior lighting.
Warm white LEDs for lighting.
Intermediate car R3 is prototypical with a support frame and removed Wifi antenna.
New roof hoods on the on both intermediate cars.
One-time series.

The 37792 basic set can be expanded with the 43422, 43432, and 43442 extension sets to a prototypical 10-car unit. SNCF and TGV are registered trademarks of the SNCF. SNCF is the owner of the TGV®. All rights reserved regarding copying and/or reproduction.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 43432 Add-On Car Set 2 for the TGV Lyria
ToToTrains Price: $169.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
TGV Lyria (train à grande vitesse) high-speed train, as a joint project of the French State Railways (SNCF) and the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) in the version for service from Paris to Basle, Zürich, Bern, Lausanne, and Geneva. 1 intermediate car (R6), 2nd class, and 1 intermediate car (R7), 2nd class. Powered rail car train road number 4410. The cars look as they did in 2013.

Model:
2-part add-on car set for lengthening the TGV Lyria high-speed train, item no. 37792, to a 10-car unit. The cars have factory-installed interior lighting with maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. The interior lighting is powered through a continuous electrical connection through the entire train. The two intermediate cars are permanently coupled together. There is a guide mechanism in the Jakobs trucks. Both intermediate cars have roof hoods. The cars are a scale reproduction. The minimum radius for operation is therefore 360 mm / 14-3/16", when there is sufficient clearance on both sides. Length of the pair of cars 43 cm / 16-15/16".

Highlights:
Factory-installed interior lighting.
Warm white LEDs for lighting.
New roof hoods on the on both intermediate cars.
One-time series.

The 37792 basic set can be expanded with the 43422, 43432, and 43442 extension sets to a prototypical 10-car unit. SNCF and TGV are registered trademarks of the SNCF. SNCF is the owner of the TGV®. All rights reserved regarding copying and/or reproduction.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 43442 Add-On Car Set 3 for the TGV Lyria
ToToTrains Price: $169.00
Anticipated Delivery: 4th quarter 2014

Prototype:
TGV Lyria (train à grande vitesse) high-speed train, as a joint project of the French State Railways (SNCF) and the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) in the version for service from Paris to Basle, Zürich, Bern, Lausanne, and Geneva. 1 intermediate car (R4), bar car and 2nd class, and 1 intermediate car (R5), 2nd class. Powered rail car train road number 4410. The cars look as they did in 2013.

Model:
2-part add-on car set for lengthening the TGV Lyria high-speed train, item no. 37792, to a 10-car unit. The cars have factory-installed interior lighting with maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. The interior lighting is powered through a continuous electrical connection through the entire train. The two intermediate cars are permanently coupled together. There is a guide mechanism in the Jakobs trucks. Both intermediate cars have roof hoods. The cars are a scale reproduction. The minimum radius for operation is therefore 360 mm / 14-3/16", when there is sufficient clearance on both sides. Length of the pair of cars 43 cm / 16-15/16".

Highlights:
Factory-installed interior lighting.
Warm white LEDs for lighting.
New roof hoods on the on both intermediate cars.
One-time series.

The 37792 basic set can be expanded with the 43422, 43432, and 43442 extension sets to a prototypical 10-car unit. SNCF and TGV are registered trademarks of the SNCF. SNCF is the owner of the TGV®. All rights reserved regarding copying and/or reproduction.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 39730 Diesel Powered Commuter Car
ToToTrains Price: $675.00
Anticipated Delivery: 2nd quarter 2014

Prototype:
German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 648.2 (LINT 41) diesel powered commuter car. Version with low entries. The train looks as it did in 2011.

Model:
The train has four built-in displays that represent the doors in digital operation and that can play back typical scenes for boarding and leaving the train. The train has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion located in the Jakobs truck. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The train has factory-installed interior lighting. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the headlights and interior lighting. Yellow LEDs are used as in the prototype for the train destination signs. The headlights, train destination signs, interior lights, and dual red marker lights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The frame and body have detailed construction, an open view, interior details with 29 standing and seated figures, a closed diaphragm, and a guide mechanism on the Jakobs truck between the train halves. The ends of the train have a representation of the center buffer couplers. Total length 48.1 cm / 18-15/16".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Diesel locomotive operating sounds
Direct control
Interior lights
Station Announcements
Sound of squealing brakes off
Horn
Headlight(s): Cab 2 End
Conductor's Whistle
Headlight(s): Cab 1 End
Light Function

Highlights:
4 built-in displays.
Factory-installed interior lighting.
Interior details with 29 seated and standing figures.
mfx decoder with extensive sound functions.
Lighted train destination signs.
One-time series.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 39950 Rail Bus with a Trailer Car
ToToTrains Price: $439.00
Anticipated Delivery: 2nd quarter 2014

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class VT 95.9 powered rail bus with a class VB 140 trailer car. First production series, in the original crimson paint scheme, with a skylight window above the engineer's stand. The rail bus looks as it did when delivered and in operation around 1952/53.
Model: The rail bus has an mfx decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel in the motor car. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The rail bus has factory-installed interior lighting in the motor car and the trailer car. The rail bus has dual headlights and dual red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The headlights at the Engineer's Stand 2 and 1 of the motor car can be turned off separately. Dual red marker lights are on for the trailer car depending on the position of the motor car. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the headlights, marker lights, and interior lighting, and they can be controlled together in digital operation. The rail bus units have a current-conducting drawbar coupling with a guide mechanism between them. An additional non-current-conducting drawbar coupling is included for use in multiple hookups of rail bus sets. When you have a maximum 4-part unit (2 double units), the red marker lights on the trailer car can be turned off by means of a switch. The engineer's stands and the cars' interiors in the motor car and trailer car allow an open view through the windows. Brake hoses are included and can be mounted on the rail buses. Length of the two-unit set 28.2 cm / 11-1/8".

Functions:
Headlight(s)
Diesel locomotive operating sounds
Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Headlight(s): Cab 2 End
Conductor's Whistle
Headlight(s): Cab 1 End
Doors Closing

Highlights:
Completely new tooling.
Extensive operating and sound functions included.
Factory-installed interior lighting.
Headlights on the motor car can be turned off separately in digital operation.
Red marker lights on for the trailer car depending on the position of the motor car.
Lighting with warm white and red LEDs.

VT 95.9 with the VB 142 (Rail Bus and Trailer Car) The first rail buses arose from the desire as early as the Thirties to develop lightweight, modest vehicles that made use of parts and assemblies from trucks and street buses. Soon after the end of World War II, the German Federal Railroad recognized that operations on many uneconomical branch lines could be maintained against the growing competition on the roads only through the extensive use of such rail buses. In 1949, the car builder Uerdingen was therefore awarded the contract to develop such a vehicle. Eleven prototypes were placed into operation between March and August of 1950. The similarity to street buses was unmistakable. A wheelbase of 4,500 mm / 14 feet 9 inches, lightweight shock absorbers, as well as a truck trailer coupling were characteristic features. A Büssing motor with 110 horsepower output connected to a mechanical six-speed transmission mounted below the floor provided the drive system to one wheel set. Road number VT 95 912 (later VT 95 9112) came in November of 1950 and was the last, above all groundbreaking pre-production unit. Special permission from the transport minister allowed the wheelbase on this rail bus to be lengthened to 6,000 mm / 19 feet 8 inches. Sufficient seating room was now available thanks to the lengthening of the car body. After exhaustive testing an entire family of rail buses came into being in the Fifties. A first series of 60 units of the single-motor VT 95 rolled out from the builders starting in 1952. The fixed wheelbase of 6,000 mm / 19 feet 8 inches remained but otherwise there several changes. The ends were now ellipsoidal in shape and were equipped with curved skylight windows. The skylight windows were done away with on later series. Three-part folding doors on the car ends allowed passengers to get on and off quickly. The short wheelbase of 4,500 mm / 14 feet 9 inches was kept on the accompanying trailer car, the class VB 140 (not designated as the class VB 142 until the end of 1953), but their shape was adapted to that of the motor cars. Lightweight Scharfenberg couplers now transferred the tractive and impact forces. Sprung shock absorber bales served elastically to absorb gentle contact with normal buffers. By 1955 five additional series with a total of 496 rail buses followed the first one, whereby the performance was continuously increased with the installation of 130 and later 150 horsepower motors. The DB finally replaced steam locomotives on numerous branch lines with these units, because operations on many lines could only be maintained at all with the extremely economical operation of the rail buses. The single-motor rail buses (from 1968 on the class 795) were retired in large numbers starting in the mid-Seventies. The last one, road number 795 445, was pulled from service in 1983. Numerous 795 rail buses found a new lease on life in other countries and in Germany on museum railroads of course. Road number 795 240 (former VT 95 9240) belongs to the DB's museum roster.

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 22995.

 

 

 

 


Märklin H0: 46779 District Inspector's Class KLV 04 Gang Car
ToToTrains Price: $43.00
Anticipated Delivery: 2nd quarter 2014

Prototype:
German Federal Railroad (DB) 3-seat class KLV 04 district inspector's gang car, open variant without a roof.

Model:
The superstructure is constructed of metal. The model has a prototypical paint scheme and lettering. The model also has interior details. It is not powered but can be rolled. Length approximately 2.8 cm / 1-1/8".

One-time series.

Production of different versions of these vehicles as successors to the class KLV 01 was started in the Forties. The class KLV 04 was available as the type C3 (with a relatively large storage area) with a permanent superstructure and with a hinged roof, i.e. as a convertible, which was later rebuilt in part to a permanent superstructure due to the limited life span of the folding roof. The class KLV 04 was equipped with a 2-cylinder, 2-cycle motor and often had a 10 liter / approximately 2.5 gallon gasoline tank.