Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 18252

"EC Venezia" Car Set Part 1

Prototype: 2 Russian Federation (RZD) State Railroad Company type WLABm express train sleeping cars. Use: High quality long-distance service, here in the EC "Venezia" around 2009.

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"EC Venezia" Car Set Part 1
"EC Venezia" Car Set Part 1

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Article No. 18252
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era V
Kind Passenger Car Sets
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  • Product description

    Model: The cars have close coupler mechanisms. Lighting kits can be installed in the cars.
    Total length over the buffers 306 mm / 12-1/16".

    The interior lighting to go with these cars: 66616 LED Lighting Kit.

    This car set can be lengthened prototypically with the car sets 18253, 18254, and 18255.

    Spare parts for our articles can be found here in our spare parts search.

  • Publications

    - New items brochure Minitrix 2021 - Main Catalog Minitrix 2021/2022
  • Prototype information

    Direct sleeping car trains between Budapest and Venice were available as early as the 19th century. Yet after World War II, this was gone for many years. Possibilities to revive former connections did not arise again until the collapse of the communist regimes in the East Block as well as the break-up of Yugoslavia. At the beginning of the Nineties, the thought thus bore fruit to put in a sleeping car connection again between Budapest and Venice. The first EuroNight "Venezia" (EN 440/441) to Venice finally left the Budapest stub end station Keleti on May 29, 1994. Despite considerable load factors, the EuroNight "Venezia" had to be cancelled at the end of the schedule year 2011. The Hungarian rail subsidiary MÁV-START cited as a reason the considerably increased track usage fees from the Italian railroad management. These fees precluded any continued economical operation. The last "Venezia" thus made its way to Venice on December 9, 2011 and returned to Budapest on December 10, 2011.


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ATTENTION: not for children under 15 years