Märklin TEE togsett VT 11.5 C-sinus m. lydeffekter.
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class VT 11.5. Original version for the Trans Europe Express (TEE).
Model: Comes with a Digital decoder, controlled propulsion, sound effects generator and auxiliary functions. 2 high-efficiency motors in the powered end units. 4 axles powered. 8 traction tires. Headlights and marker lights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Interior lighting, diesel motor sound effects, horns as well as acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally with the 6021 Control Unit. Powerful speaker in the powered end unit, volume is adjustable. Special close coupling with guide mechanism between the train's cars. Reproduction of the closed Scharfenberg coupler (non-working) at both ends. Train length over the couplers 88.0 cm / 34-5/8*.
- A model long sought after by Märklin fans.
- Completely new tooling.
- After the legendary model item no. 3025 (up to 1961) a complete powered rail car train with metal construction again.
- Digital high-efficiency propulsion in both poweredend units.
- Special motors with ball bearings.
- Diesel motor sound effects in both powered end cars
- reproduce the different speeds of the train.
- Interior lighting and electrical connections through
- the entire train.
- Pickup shoe receiving power from the track changeswith the direction of travel.
Express Through Europe, Diesel Hydraulic. A few weeks after the founding of the European Common Market, the railroads for the western European railroads started the European TEE service in the beginning of June 1957. The goal was that a Trans Europe Express should make the trip fast and comfortable without long border waits in order to compete against air travel and automobile traffic. Powered rail car trains were planned for the projected increase in passengers, and these trains made use of diesel motive power so that the trains could travel with flexibility between the national rail networks. Only the bordeaux red / beige TEE paint scheme remained of the original idea of standardized TEE trains all across Europe. Instead, railroads and the locomotive and car building industry invested their entire prestige into the development. The German TEE, the futuristic, elegant VT 11.5 was viewed as the DB's flagship train. The aerodynamic nose of the end unit concealed a 1,100 horsepower 12-cylinder turbo diesel. Its power was transmitted to the gear drive for the axles in the trucks by means of a hydraulic transmission. The locomotive engineer sat up in majesty above the machinery in a cab similar to an airplane cockpit. A TEE unit consisted of two end units with service and baggage compartments, two compartment cars, an open seating car, a dining car with a bar, and a galley car with a dining area - everything first class. There was a telephone booth for the Yuppies of the period and a train secretary on board. The larger car width, a good quality air-conditioning system, a high level of sound insulation and luxurious interiors provided a very pleasant level of travel comfort. The bodies for the cars and end units were of lightweight construction using aluminum with steel frames. The development of the VT 11.5 made use of experiences with diesel powered rail car trains that had already been a proven success. For that reason the VT 11.5 turned out to be very reliable in daily operation despite a short development and test period. From 1957 to 1972 these rail car trains were used in international TEE service. They ran on the routes Dortmund-Ostend, Hamburg-Zürich, Frankfurt-Amsterdam, Paris-Dortmund, Antwerp-Dortmund and Munich-Milan. In order to keep the increase in passengers manageable, additional intermediate cars were built, and these TEE powered rail car trains were lengthened to ten units. This was the limit of their performance, however, and in the end locomotive-hauled trains of individual cars took over the TEE service.
Additional intermediate cars to lengthen the train will be announced later. Sold out at the factory.
This model is being offered by Trix (T22100) for two-rail DC systems.