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N Scale - Kato Lemke - H22100-2 - Locomotive, Steam, 4-6-2, Württemberg C - Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits

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N Scale - Kato Lemke - H22100-2 - Locomotive, Steam, 4-6-2, Württemberg C - Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits

Brand Kato Lemke
Stock Number H22100-2
Manufacturer Kato
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Kato Box Set European Prototype
Prototype Locomotive, Steam, 4-6-2, Württemberg C (Details)
Road or Company Name Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (Details)
Road or Reporting Number multi
Coupler Type Other
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 6
Multipack ID Number H22100-2
DCC Readiness Ready
Release Date 2018-01-01
Item Category Passenger Trains
Model Type Steam
Model Subtype 4-6-2
Model Variety 6-Unit Set
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era Epoch I (1870-1920)

Specific Item Information: A unique, limited edition.

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.

Prototype History:
The 41 C class locomotives were built between 1909 and 1921 by Maschinenfabrik Esslingen. They were designed from the outset for the steep gradients in Württemberg and therefore had smaller driving wheels with only a 1,800 mm diameter. Despite being the smallest engines with a Pacific configuration, they were economical, yet at the same time very powerful. In all, 41 units of this class were manufactured.

The appearance of the locomotives was relatively unusual at the time. Striking features included the outside subframe and the streamlined shape of the driver's cab and smokebox, resembling that of the Bavarian S 2/6 4-4-4 express locomotive and the later S 3/6 Pacifics. The locomotives were also known as "the beautiful Württemberg lass" (die schöne Württembergerin) due to this unique form.

After the First World War, three engines were given to France where they became the État class 231 and one to Poland where it became the sole example of the Om101 class. The remaining 37 were taken over by the Deutsche Reichsbahn as DRG Class 18.1, where they were given the running numbers 18 101–137. They were even taken over by the Deutsche Bundesbahn, but retired by 1955. The last two examples were numbers 18 133 and 18 136, which were stabled in Ulm during their final years.

From Wikipedia

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 ("Train Bleu"), the Golden Arrow ("Flèche d'Or"), North Express ("Étoile du Nord") 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 européens) (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.

Starting in 1990, Lemke was the general importer for Kato's products in Germany and Europe, a position now held by Noch. Lemke is also producing, in cooperation with Kato, specific models for the German and European market under the brand name 'Kato Lemke'.

Item created by: gdm on 2018-01-14 23:47:13

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