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Gas turbine train Turbotrain Canadian National 5-car set Digital Sound

Rapido-Trains 520505

639.99 EUR
Incl. 16% VAT., excl. shipping
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local_shippingDelivery time: 4-21 working days*
CategoriesRolling stock, Train
Decoder standardyes
Sound standardyes
Inside Illuminationausgerüstet
Inside furnitureausgerüstet
Electrical systemSpur N 2-Leiter Gleichstrom
Decoder typeDCC mit Sound
CouplerHauseigene Kupplung
HeadlightsLichtwechsel weiß-rot
Original countryCanada
Length over buffer (mm)613mm
Min. radius (mm)280mm
Drivel axles8

Content: 5-car trainset

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
- two powered Power Dome Cars with smooth, reliable drive systems
- 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
- working headlights, tail lights, and Gyralites
- prototypically-tinted windows
- sound-equipped models feature a sound decoder and sugar cube speaker in each Power Dome Car
- sounds are accurate Turbo sounds sourced from original Betamax video recordings
- sound decoders are custom ESU LokSound with amazing sound quality

equipped with:
- motor
- flywheel
- headlight change
- optional friction tyres

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