|Categories||Locos et wagons, Voiture de voyageurs|
|Système électrique||Spur N 2-Leiter Gleichstrom|
|Coupleur||NEM 355 mit Kurzkupplungkulisse|
|Longueur hors tampons (mm)||660mm|
Exclusive Special limited Edition from Arnold for DM-Toys, valid as long as supply lasts! In cooperation with Arnold we offer you a new coach family – the carriages of the last legendary TEE “Rheingold” service, the “Rheingold ’83”!
Now we proudly present the set HNS4221 “Rheingold ’83 Flügelzug”, a branch service of the famous Rheingold. The new set HNS4221 includes four carriages in Rheingold livery – two Avmz111, one Apmz122 and the new “Rheingold” club coach WGmh804 and will later be completed to the full “Rheingold 1983” by an additional set.
• 1 x “Rheingold” Club coach, WGmh804, new tooling, running number 61 80 89-70 401-8
• 1 x Avmz111 with sliding doors, new tooling, running number 61 80 19-90 164-3
• 1 x Avmz111 with sliding doors, new tooling, running number 61 80 19-90 165-0
• 1 x Apmz122 with sliding doors, new tooling, running number 61 80 19-90 076-0
The new Arnold models include all prototypical modifications with respect to the exiting InterCity coaches: Sliding doors, different window distribution etc.
The differences and new features in detail:
• new rubber bellows (they allow the coaches to be retrofitted with Fleischmann Profi couplers
• close couplers with NEM coupler sockets
• new body shells with different window distribution and sliding doors.
• new windows
• coach interiors painted according to the original coaches in different colours
• dark nickel-plated wheelsets
About the history of the Rheingold coaches:
After the famous dome cars haven’t been used anymore, there was little difference between the TEE Rheingold and standard InterCity trains. So in 1983, the DB improved the Rheingold coach fleet to give the Rheingold back its lost glory. New interiors, new sliding doors and special club coach were aimed at making this TEE service more attractive. A branch service to Munich completed the concept. This train ran between Mannheim and Munich. Through coaches now ran to Brig and Chiasso. In 1985 the branch service has been given up for a new connection between Mainz and Munich – in summer to Salzburg, Austria.
The locomotives used for the Rheingold were the famous class 103 engines. The branch services have mostly – but not exclusively – been hauled by class 110 locomotives in red/cream livery.