Product Features and Details
Prototype: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) class Re 460 fast general-purpose locomotive with advertising for the 100th anniversary of the Swiss National Circus Knie (Rapperswil, Switzerland). The locomotive looks as it currently does in 2019.
Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and a white marker light (Swiss headlight / marker light code) change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Additional separately controlled light functions: switching to a red marker light, long-distance headlights, switching to dual red marker lights, switching lights, switching to warning lights, and run authorization lights. The headlights at Locomotive Ends 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. The cab lighting can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons. The cabs have interior details. Length over the buffers 21.3 cm / 8-3/8“.
The Circus Knie is one of the oldest and leading circus dynasties in Europe. Presently, the 8th generation of the Knie Family stands in the ring. In 2019, the Circus Knie is celebrating “100 Years of the Swiss National Circus”. The anniversary tour in 2019 for Circus Knie begins in March in Rapperswil and will take the National Circus to 33 locations all over Switzerland.