Inox PBA SNCF SNCB | Gauge Trix H0 - Article No. 23483

"Brabant" TEE Car Set.

Prototype: INOX cars (constructed of stainless steel) for the Trans Europe Express between Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam (TEE PBA). 2 type A8tuj open seating cars, painted and lettered for the Belgian State Railways (SNCB/NMBS). Type A5rtuj dining car with galley and type A2Dxj generator car with a service compartment, painted and lettered for the French State Railways (SNCF). All of the cars are 1st class. Built starting in 1964. Used for the "Brabant" TEE.

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"Brabant" TEE Car Set.
"Brabant" TEE Car Set.

Most Important Facts

Article No. 23483
Gauge / Design type Trix H0 /
Era IV
Kind Passenger Car Sets
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  • Product description

    Model: Era IV. The cars are reproduced to scale without compromise in all of the dimensions. Minimum radius for operation is 358 mm / 14-3/16" (with sufficient clearance). The cars have underbodies specific to the various types of cars. The cars have type Y24 trucks. The cars have a special paint finish to represent the INOX surface. The 66719 lighting kit can be installed in the cars. Total length over the buffers 1,130 mm / 44-1/2".

    700150 (Märklin) AC wheel set. These TEE cars have been designed to scale without compromises for clearance. These models will run on curves with a minimum radius of 358 mm / 14-3/16" or more, but a suitable spacing must be maintained between the track and catenary masts, bridge railings, or signals. The addition of the bar car and the compartment car in the 23484 set to the 23483 set brings the latter up to a prototypical train composition for the "Brabant" TEE. The locomotives to go with this train are the 22576 (France) and 22577 (Belgium) models. A similar TEE with PBA cars for the route of the "L’Oiseau Bleu" is offered by Märklin for the AC system.

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  • Publications

    - New Items 2009 - Main Catalog 2009/2010 - Main Catalog 2010/2011
  • Prototype information

    The Brabant TEE. The introduction of the "Brabant" TEE in 1963 between Paris and Brussels by the SNCF and SNCB harkened back to the famous, legendary region in Flanders. Initially, French class X277x TEE diesel powered rail cars were used on this route, but they were soon replaced by electric, locomotive-hauled trains. The PBA design INOX cars were particularly typical for many years. These cars were only first class and offered passengers a high level of comfort in terms of seating, speed, and smoothness. This fast train connection between the two capitals had different locomotives for motive power, often the Belgian class 18 and its "parent" locomotive the SNCF's class CC 40100 der SNCF. The competition from cars and airplanes forced the SNCF and the SNCB to rethink the TEE concept and the decision was made on June 2, 1984 to stop the "Brabant" TEE service as well as other TEE connections between Paris and Brussels. From the summer of 1984 on, two-class Intercitys ran in their place, initially with almost identical cars and locomotives.


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