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    REI Models German WWII Military Panzer Transport Set Sound  

    REI Models 0036S

    Price: $1,995.00

    System Scale Country Era Railway Dimensions
    DC HO Germany II DR 1495mm
    REI Models 0036S - German WWII Military Panzer Transport Set Sound

    Product Features and Details
    HO Scale DC Era II Includes a digital decoder Includes a sound effect 

    Prototype: In the early years of WWII, The German Wehrmacht military machine had overwhelmed most of Europe without much resistance.  The German DRB Rail Roads (Deutsche Reichsbahn) had an important logistical role in supporting the rapid movement of troops, tanks, vehicles and supplies of the Wehrmacht. In all the occupied countries, the Reichsbahn endeavored to incorporate the captured railways (rolling stock and infrastructure) into their system. Even towards the end of the war the Reichsbahn continued to move military formations. For example, in the last great offensive, the Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944), tank formations were transported from Hungary to the Ardennes. In the campaigns against Poland, Denmark, France, Yugoslavia, Greece etc. the newly acquired standard gauge track networks were used without difficulty. In contrast, during the invasion of Russia on 22 June 1941, the transferring of troops and material proved far more difficult, as the Soviet broad gauge lines had to be used or converted to German standard gauge. The Red Army and Soviet railways managed to withdraw or destroy the majority of its rolling stock during its retreat, significantly obstructing the German’s plans. As a result, German standard gauge rolling stock had to be used for an additional logistical role within Russia; the laying of standard gauge track. The price was high: Reichsbahn railway staff and the railway troops of the Wehrmacht had to convert a total of 16,148 kilometers of Soviet track to German standard gauge track between 22 June and 8 October 1941.

    During the war, locomotives in the war zones were given camouflage liveries. In addition, locomotives were painted with the Hoheitsadler symbol (The eagle, Germany's traditional symbol of national sovereignty) holding a swastika. On goods wagons the name "Deutsche Reichsbahn" was replaced by the letters "DR". The logistics of the Reichsbahn were crucial to the performance of Germany's military offensives. The preparations for the invasion of Russia saw the greatest troop deployment by rail in human history.

    Model: This exquisite military transport train set was created by one our award-winning artists. Each REI Military model is professionally hand-painted and thus very unique, no two sets are alike. The set is hand painted in an intricate ambush camouflage. You will immediately notice details like the carefully painted wheels, weathered and painted decks, metalized tracks, real wooden chocks and many extra detailed parts. The panzer set was created with the use of a Trix BR 58 locomotive and cars from Roco and Artiec. The locomotive is professionally painted in authentic camouflage patterns, and each one is disassembled, masked, and airbrushed before being reassembled for the final touches. You will appreciate features such as carefully attached armor plates, which can also easily be removed, painted wheels and under-frames, weathered boilers and steel Reichsbahn Eagles with authentic swastikas. The Trix BR 58 locomotive has a digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 5 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The cab lighting can be controlled separately in digital operation. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. A factory-installed smoke unit is included. There is a permanent close coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender. There is a close coupler with an NEM coupler pocket and guide mechanism on the front of the locomotive. There is a close coupler with an NEM coupler pocket and guide mechanism on the rear of the tender. The locomotive has many separately applied details such as piping and sand pipes. Piston rod protection sleeves and brake hoses are included. REI models are made in very small quantities so supplies are always limited.  This is a unique set that would make a great addition to any collection

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