Product Features and Details
Méditerranée-Orient Express Calais-Venice: To create this set we used a Marklin Orient Express Locomotive and exclusive coaches from Lemke Hobbytrain.
The Calais-Méditerranée Orient Express was introduced in the winter timetable 1886/1887 and was a luxury train of Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits. This luxury train was in operation from 1886 till 1939 from Calais or Paris to the French-Italian Riviera. Later, from 1922 after the introduction of the famous steel-blue sleeping cars, the train also got the surname "Le Train Bleu". Like all CIWL luxury trains at that time, the Calais-Méditerranée-Express consisted exclusively of sleeping, dining and luggage cars. In addition to the exquisite teak wood, these coaches were fitted with the elaborate CIWL emblems and visually striking two-tone cream-brown livery. In the model, the complete 6-piece train with two luggage, three sleeping, and a dining car are prototypically correct. The finish signs of sleeping cars are authentically correct and different for each coach.
Locomotive Info: Steam locomotive class 231 E of the French State Railways.
* Finally back in the ROCO programme
* Used for heavy express train operations
* State-of-the art model in delicate design
* Dual headlights
The series 231 E was created out of the necessity to design powerful steam locomotives for the increasingly heavy French express trains after the First World War. Instead of expensive new developments, Andrä Chapelon was commissioned by the Paris-Orleans Railway to rework existing Pacific-type steam locomotives to meet the new expectations. The engineer achieved the required increases in performance and savings in power consumption, mainly through thermodynamic improvements. Success proved him right: the modified locomotive achieved maximum test speeds of up to 174 kilometers per hour. In regular operation, it even reached an incredible top speed of 130 kilometers per hour. With a performance increase of 50 percent and a simultaneous reduction in consumption costs, Chapelon turned the old steam locomotives into future-proof express locomotives.
Locomotive Model Highlights:
- Tooling changes for the version as the French East Railroad (EST) class 13.
- Cab lighting can be controlled digitally.
- Equipped with a factory-installed smoke unit.
Passenger Set Features: - Filigree etched CIWL logos and train signs - multicolored detailed interior fittings - Brass table lamps - Elaborate printing and painting - detailed chassis and roof structures - Interior lighting for sleeping cars for both the aisle and compartment side and for the dining car which are already installed at the factory (3-axle car with power intake prepared for interior lighting) - Interior lighting with buffer memory and soldering interface for decoder - Min. Radius 250 mm. - NEM coupling with KKK for minimum buffer clearance when using a close coupler - LüP: 3-axle car 143 mm / 4-axle car 233 mm - 1:87 / H0 scale
- Filigree etched CIWL logos and train signs
- multi-colored detailed interior fittings
- Table lamps made of brass
- Expensive printing and varnishing
- detailed chassis and roof structures
- Interior lighting for sleeping cars both for the gangway and compartment side as well as for dining trolleys already installed on the shop floor (3-axle car with power consumption for interior lighting prepared)
- Indoor lighting with buffer memory and soldering interface for decoders
- Minimum radius 250 mm. AC and DC version
- NEM coupling with KKK for minimum buffer spacing when using a short coupling.
- LiP: 3-axle trolley 143 mm / 4-axle trolley 233 mm