SBB Re 460 2000 with lights, interior lighting, engine noise, and sound effects

731373 FLEISCHMANN | RE 460 | EL-LOK | ELEKTROLOKOMOTIVE | ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE | Photo: 0rvik

SSB CFF FFS RE 460 REIHE 2000 ELLOK

 
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Fleischmann has the produced a N-scale version of the classic Swiss Reihe locomotive Re 460 from SBB Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (also known as CFF – Chemins de fer fédéraux Suisses (French) and FFS – Ferrovie federali svizzere (Italian)) that is Switzerland’s national rail company. The electric locomotive has the model name Lok 2000 and was built by ABB Asea Brown Boveri and SLM Schweizerische Lokomotiv-und Maschinenfabrik (which today is part of Stadler Rail Group).

The locomotive was designed by the world famous designer Pininfarina from Torino in Italy, which, incidentally, is best known for its car design. The train is 18.5 meters long and 3 meters wide, has a weight of about 85 tons and has a maximum speed of 200 km / h. It was built in 119 copies, and operates daily the Swiss railway. There are also versions of the locomotive in Norway as NSB EL 18, at Finland’s VR-Yhtymä Oy Sr2, and KCRC TLN / TLS with KCR (Kowloon-Canton Railway) in HongKong.

The model is a true copy of the real SBB CFF FFS Reihe 460 108-4, and is beautifully finished with great details. Model train comes pre-installed with digital audio decoder to engine sound and other sound effects and lights at both ends, and interior lighting. It has great driving qualities on Minitrix rails, and are beautiful to watch in action. The plan is to repainted it to a Norwegian EL18-lok. But it will be when I have been steady on both the paint and decals in 1:160. Until then it is Switzerland that rules!

The model is 11.5 cm from buffer to buffer, and has a height of 28 mm and a width of 19mm. More info at Fleischmann here.
731373 FLEISCHMANN | RE 460 | EL-LOK | ELEKTROLOKOMOTIVE | ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE | Photo: 0rvik

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A TRIX Minitrix start sets was the beginning

11488 TRIX MINITRIX | STARSETT | START SET | STARTER SET | Foto: Märklin GmbH

11488 TRIX MINITRIX | STARSETT | START SET | STARTER SET | Foto: Märklin GmbH

MINITRIX 11488

 
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I realized that I was going to be living for a time with no room for a larger model railway, at least not a Märklin in HO scale. And then had to make a choice. I concluded that N-scale was the solution, and should one start from scratch, start sets is the best solution. So for well over a year ago I took a look at the start sets which was interesting in terms of locomotives, wagons, and the following equipment. I wanted a set from a modern era, digital, and preferably from a minitrix since I was already familiar with Märklin.

The choice was ultimately between the Swiss Starter Set Trix 11131 or the French set Trix 11488. I really fell in love with the SNCF locomotive, so it became french, but it was hard to find for sale since it was no longer produced. But then there appeared an auction website, with a new and unopened set and as the only bidder I got it for next to nothing compared to the retail price. Suddenly, I was a happy owner of an N-scale start sets. The only problem was that they did not ship to Norway.

But since it is a common problem when one buy something in mid europe, I had the solution ready. A German friend of mine had received shipments before, and gladly helped this time too. So it took over a year before I finally had gotten myself down and picked up the package. It is, after all, cheaper to buy flight tickets Oslo – Berlin – Oslo than it is to get the package sent to Norway including customs duties, brokerage fees, and VAT on c. clearance. At the same time, I had several items lying at his place.

I did not know that the box would be so large and was really too big for hand luggage, but any male security guard are being charmed by model trains, so it did not create an problem. It tingled when got home and unpacked the new train set. The feeling was clear, one had made ​​the right purchase! Although I have not ended with trains in 1:87 (HO scale), it’s the N-scale that I’m going to build next. And it must be said – it is amazing how detailed objects in 1:160 are. Impressive and fascinating!
 
 

11488 TRIX MINITRIX | BB 67000 | SOCIÉTÉ NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANCAIS | FRENCH STATE RAILWAYS | FRANZÖSISCHE EISENBAH | Foto: 0rvik
 

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11488 TRIX MINITRIX | GODSVOGN | GÜTERWAGEN | FREIGHT WAGON | Foto: 0rvik
 

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11488 TRIX MINITRIX | GODSVOGN | GÜTERWAGEN | FREIGHT WAGON | Foto: 0rvik
 

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11488 TRIX MINITRIX | GODSVOGN | GÜTERWAGEN | FREIGHT WAGON | Foto: 0rvik
 

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11488 TRIX MINITRIX | TANKVOGN | TANK WAGON | TANKWAGEN | Foto: 0rvik
 

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