Gas turbine train Turbotrain VIA Rail Canada addition 4-car set

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Art.-no.Rapido-Trains_520008
Manufacturer, no.Rapido-Trains 520008
CategoryRolling stock
Gauge1:160
EAN679164048205

Categories Rolling stock Train Passenger car, Epoch IV


Content: 4-car addition to Rapido-Trains_520006

The Turbo was a high-speed passenger train that operated in Canada and the United States from the 1960s to the 1980s. To this day, it is the fastest production train in North American history. It achieved the American speed record of 170.8 MPH in 1967 and the Canadian speed record of 140.6 MPH in 1976, both of which still stand today. The TurboTrain was designed and marketed by United Aircraft Corporate Systems Center (later Sikorsky Aircraft) as a gas turbine-powered, high-speed intercity train. Each train was powered by four or five Pratt & Whitney ST-6 gas turbine engines, with an additional gas turbine providing auxiliary power. The Turbo featured a unique pendular suspension over articulated single-axle trucks, which allowed the train to tilt in curves. That feature, combined with the short Intermediate Car length, meant that the Turbo could travel much faster than regular trains on conventional track. It was a high-speed train without the need to invest in high-speed train infrastructure.

The Rapido Trains Inc. TurboTrain features:
- accurate dimensions scaled from original blueprints
- articulated single-axle trucks with needlepoint axles
- full interior detail with interior lighting
- different Canadian and American versions with accurate details
- all wheels pick up power for electrical reliability
- prototypically-tinted windows


CategoriesRolling stock, Train, Passenger car
EpochIV
Inside Illuminationausgerüstet
Inside furnitureausgerüstet
Elektrisches systemSpur N 2-Leiter Gleichstrom
CouplerHauseigene Kupplung
Original countryCanada
Length over buffer (mm)440mm
Min. radius (mm)280mm

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