VT 08.5 "Paris-Ruhr" TEE Diesel Powered Rail Car Train
VT 08.5 "Paris-Ruhr" TEE Diesel Powered Rail Car Train
VT 08.5 "Paris-Ruhr" TEE Diesel Powered Rail Car Train
VT 08.5 "Paris-Ruhr" TEE Diesel Powered Rail Car Train

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Article No. 22602
Gauge / Design type Trix H0 /
Era III
Kind Powered Rail Cars
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Highlights

  • Prototypical reproduction of the 4-car TEE powered rail car train TEE 185 "Paris-Ruhr".
  • Powered car units constructed chiefly of metal.
  • Controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, in one powered car.
  • Digital decoder with a variety of sound functions.
  • Factory-installed interior lighting and cab lighting with warm white LEDs.
VT 08.5 "Paris-Ruhr" TEE Diesel Powered Rail Car Train

Product

Model: The train is a four-part unit consisting of 2 powered cars (VT) and 2 intermediate cars (VM). The train has a digital decoder and extensive sound functions. Different station announcements, train announcements, and dialogs can be activated by means of function buttons. The train has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel mounted in the power car with a galley and dining area. 2 axles powered on one truck by means of cardan shafts. Traction tires. The train has...

Model: The train is a four-part unit consisting of 2 powered cars (VT) and 2 intermediate cars (VM). The train has a digital decoder and extensive sound functions. Different station announcements, train announcements, and dialogs can be activated by means of function buttons. The train has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel mounted in the power car with a galley and dining area. 2 axles powered on one truck by means of cardan shafts. Traction tires. The train has factory-installed interior lighting and cab lighting. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free, warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. There are special, close couplings between the cars. The train has built-in interior details. There is a clear view through the engineer's cabs on the end cars. The ends of the powered cars have separately applied imitations of prototype couplers and separately applied TEE signs. The power pickup changes with the direction of travel so that the pickup shoe on the powered car at the front of the train is picking up power. Length of the four-part train 114 cm / 44-7/8".

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One-time series for the start of European TEE service 60 years ago on June 2, 1957.

Product info

This model can be found in an AC version in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 39082.

Publications

- New items brochure 2017 - Main Catalog 2017/2018

Prototype information

Early German Federal Railroad Flagship Train and the Wonder of Bern. The first five sets of the VT 08 express powered rail car trains were available to the German Federal Railroad as early as the summer schedule of 1952. The thoughts given to the new development of diesel powered rail car trains with hydraulic transmissions went all the way back to the foundation of the German Federal Railroad. Thus, thirteen three-unit trains from the first production series were built by 1953 for important...

Early German Federal Railroad Flagship Train and the Wonder of Bern. The first five sets of the VT 08 express powered rail car trains were available to the German Federal Railroad as early as the summer schedule of 1952. The thoughts given to the new development of diesel powered rail car trains with hydraulic transmissions went all the way back to the foundation of the German Federal Railroad. Thus, thirteen three-unit trains from the first production series were built by 1953 for important long distance express passenger service as part of the new construction program. Another six engine cars with dining car arrangements and seven intermediate cars were added by 1954 in the second production run. These units were used primarily to lengthen the existing trains to four and five-unit consists with powered end cars at both ends. The modern, comfortable VT 08 represented the epitome of the new German Federal Railroad and enjoyed great popularity among the passengers. The smooth rounded form of the ends of the train quickly led to the nickname "Egg Heads". These deluxe trains provided service on long distance routings with sonorous names such as "Rheinblitz", "Münchner Kindl", "Roland", "Schauinsland", or "Saphir". These fast trains were also used on foreign routes such as the "Paris-Ruhr" (Dortmund-Paris) as well as the "Helvetia" (Hamburg-Zürich). The heyday for the VT 08 extended well into the Sixties. After electrification of many major routes, the VT 08 trains were still used partially in TEE service. Later, these trains were rebuilt to simpler standards for plain fast train service.

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Features

d Era III
@ Digital locomotives with high-efficiency propulsion. Maximum speed and acceleration / delay are adjustable. Special motor with electronically enhanced load compensation or a compact bellshaped armature. Can be operated with Märklin transformers, in the Märklin Delta system or in the Märklin Digital system. One controllable auxiliary function (function), when the locomotive is being run in the Digital system.
§ DCC decoder
` Digital decoder with up to 32 digitally controlled functions. The quantity depends on the controller being used.
! Sound effects circuit
P Triple headlights and two red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
( Built-in LED interior lighting
, Lighting with warm white LED’s
Z Metal locomotive frame and body
5 Metal car frame and body
} Scale for the passenger car length 1: 93.5
\ For adults only

Warning

ATTENTION: adults only

Digital Functions

DCC SX2 SX MFX
Headlight(s)
Interior lights
Diesel locomotive op. sounds
Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Station Announcements
Conductor's Whistle
Doors Closing
Station Announcements
Brake Compressor
Letting off Air
Whistle for switching maneuver
Blower motors
Sanding
Ticket please
Dialog
Dialog
Surrounding sounds
Station Announcements
Train announcement
Order
Paying
Train announcement
Operating Sounds 1
Generator Sounds