Three-part electric multiple unit ABe 8/12 Allegra of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB), epoch VI.
Company number: 3508 Richard Coray
Close couplings and front lighting that changes in the direction of travel
Interior lighting (optional) with KATO standard kit.
Minimum radius: R150
Dimensions: length 330.23mm, height 25.8mm without pantograph, width 18mm (with mirror 20mm).
Prototype information: The modern Allegra multiple units have been driving safely on the Rhaetian Railway network and chauffeuring commuters in the Chur agglomeration since 2010. The three-part two-voltage multiple units run on direct and alternating current. The power system can even be changed while driving, so there is no need to change the locomotive in Pontresina. The Allegra is strong, elegant and comfortable at the same time and cuts a fine figure on any model landscape.
Due to the narrower radii in Japan, the multiple unit is coupled relatively far - but there is a separate set of couplings and bellows with closer spacing. Item no .: 74032
Rhaetian Railway "Bernina Express" (new logo)
The RhB is the largest private railway company in Switzerland with almost 400 kilometers of route. It opens up the most important valleys of the canton of Graubünden and, together with the Matterhorn - Gotthard - Bahn that connects to Disentis, forms a continuous meter-gauge network from St. Moritz to Zermatt, where the famous and fascinating Glacier Express, the slowest express train in the world, runs. For 35 years, the Rhaetian Railway and the Japanese "Hakone Mountain Railway" have had a close partnership, which is manifested, among other things, in advertising locomotives that run on the networks in the design of the partner railway. The Bernina Express runs as a panorama car on the spectacular Albula and Bernina line through the Unesco World Heritage RhB from Chur via St. Moritz to Tirano. Like the Glacier Express, this train is a tourist highlight that passes 55 tunnels on its route, travels over 196 bridges and then works its way up to an incline of 70% up to 2256 meters to Ospizio Bernina, the highest station in Europe.
In 2018 the Abe4 was given a fresh new look with the Rhaetian Railway® logo on the side of the car and the Bernina Express design.
Thank you for purchasing the KATO Rhaetian Railway "Bernina Express" model.
Please read the instructions for use carefully before using the "Bernina Express" and follow the instructions.