Product Features and Details
Prototype: In French "Coupe Vent" means Windbreak. The C.145 was the first streamlined steam locomotive in the world. The aerodynamic smokebox door and domes were streamlined
achieving slightly higher speeds. The "Coupe Vente" class C.145s were built from 1898 till 1901 and put into service by the PLM Railroad in 1905. This locomotive was a
four-cylinder compound machine which achieved a maximum speed of 85 kmph. The PLM placed this locomotive into express service. At the time it was one of the most powerful
locomotives in the world.
Model: The Fulgurex PLM "Coupe-Vent" is simply remarkable. Fulgurex models are among the finest and most collectible handmade models in the world. Fulgurex models are handmade and hand painted by "Old-World" artisans which have made Fulgurex locomotives the most sought after items by collectors all over the globe. The locomotives are truly the epitome of fine craftsmanship - the Mercedes of the European Model Railway Industry! Many Fulgurex models are produced in quantities of less than 40 worldwide, so they are very collectible. This exquisite model is very limited and we have one to sell. Model is equipped with a brushless, ironless, high efficient motor with flywheel. The model features full cab interiors, functional smokebox door, sprung loaded puffers and a fully functional and replicated four-cylinder drive system. The model also has small hatches on the tender that can be opened and closed. Fugurex has really outdone themselves with this model, it is simply a work of art.