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N Scale - Kato Lemke - K23215 - CIWL 15-Car Orient Express - Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits

N Scale - Kato Lemke - K23215 - CIWL 15-Car Orient Express - Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits

Stock Number K23215
Original Retail Price $510.00
Brand Kato Lemke
Manufacturer Kato
Body Style Kato Box Set European Prototype
Prototype Description CIWL 15-Car Orient Express
Road or Company Name Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (Details)
Road or Reporting Number multi
Paint Color(s) Red and White
Coupler Type Other
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 15
Multipack ID Number K23215
DCC Readiness Ready
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Passenger Cars
Model Subtype CIWL

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Specific Item Information: "15,000 km in 19 days". In September 1988, one of the most remarkable travel feats was that of the Orient Express: from Zurich and Paris via Aachen, Cologne, Berlin, Warsaw, Moscow, Novosibirsk, and Beijing to Hong Kong.

This set features cars are equipped with interior design; 2 wagons with interior lighting.

Model Information: Kato boxed sets for European Prototypes come in various shapes and sizes. These may contain complete train sets with track and power pack or may be as simple as a pair of passenger coaches. Many of the sets use "bookshelf" boxes with cardboard sleeves and carefully cut foam inserts.

Road Name History: Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (English: International Sleeping-Car Company), also CIWL, Compagnie des Wagons-Lits, or just Wagons-Lits, is an international hotel and travel logistics company, particularly known for its on-train catering and sleeping car services, as well as being the historical operator of the Orient Express.

The Orient Express was a showcase of luxury and comfort at a time when travelling was still rough and dangerous. CIWL soon developed a dense network of luxury trains all over Europe, whose names are still remembered today and associated to the art of luxury travel. Such as the Blue Train, the Golden Arrow, North Express and many more. CIWL became the first and most important modern multinational dedicated to transport, travel agency, hospitality with activities spreading from Europe to Asia and Africa.

Now part of the French Newrest group, Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (et des grands express europ?ens) (English: The International Sleeping-Car (and European Great Expresses) Company) was founded by Georges Nagelmackers during 1872, in Belgium. CIWL quickly established itself as the premier provider and operator of European railway sleepers and dining cars during the late 19th and the 20th centuries.

The holding company, CIWLT, is a fully owned subsidiary of the Accor Group, the historical brands were transferred to Wagons-Lits Diffusion in 1996.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information: Wolfgang Lemke GmbH from Haan, Germany, is an importer and also a manufacturer of model articles, especially for model railways in N and H0 scales.

Since 1990, Lemke has been the general importer for Kato's products in Germany and Europe. Not only American and Japanese models were imported, but also models for the German and European market were produced under the name 'Kato Lemke'.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-08-10 18:58:16. Last edited by gdm on 2018-01-13 04:38:29

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