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Diesel railcar SNCF Bugatti Présidentiel XB 1003 Ep.II

Fulgurex 1160-1

1199.99 EUR
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Art.-no.Fulgurex_1160-1
Gauge1:160
CategoriesRolling stock, Train
EpochII
Railway companySNCF
Small seriesyes
Electrical systemSpur N, 2-Leiter Gleichstrom
Interfaceohne
Quarter first delivery1/2021
Length over buffer (mm)147mm
Friction tyres4
Drivel axles3
SNCF "BUGATTI" Présidentiel, XB 1003, 1938, gray / red, analog

FULGUREX produces these railcars in small series from brass in N gauge. The complete interior design (with lighting) and the drive unit are certainly a challenge.
As always with FULGUREX models, the series is limited to a total of 220 pieces.
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Ettore Bugatti, the epitome of sports and racing car history, also influenced rail traffic with his technology. In 1933, Bugatti presented the construction of a revolutionary rail vehicle in its factory, commissioned by the then railroad company ETAT. A very aerodynamic light-weight railcar, powered by 4 Bugatti-Royal engines with a total of 800 hp. In the years 1933-1935 a total of 8 railcars of this type, which were now given the nickname "Présidentiel" (the first passenger was the President of France Mr. Albert Lebrun), were delivered to the ETAT company. In regular operation, or the route Paris-Deauville, 221 km, was driven in 2 hours! The PLM company was also interested in the "Bugattis" and ordered 3 two-part compositions for the railcar, which were used on the Paris-Lyon route from 1934 onwards. When the SNCF was founded in 1938, the railcars were taken over and used on the heavily used routes as a kind of "prestige vehicle". The last vehicles were taken out of service in the mid-1950s. A railcar was restored to its original ETAT condition and can now be viewed in the "Cité du train" railway museum in Mulhouse.

This model is not a toy. Not suitable for children under 14 years!