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N Scale - TopTrain - 60303 - Passenger Train, Electric, AVE Serie 102 - Renfe - 112 009 / 112 010

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N Scale - TopTrain - 60303 - Passenger Train, Electric, AVE Serie 102 - Renfe - 112 009 / 112 010
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Stock Number60303
Original Retail Price349.99€
BrandTopTrain
ManufacturerTopTrain
Body StyleStartrain AVE 102
Prototype VehiclePassenger Train, Electric, AVE Serie 102 (Details)
Road or Company NameRenfe (Details)
Reporting MarksAVE
Road or Reporting Number112 009 / 112 010
Paint Color(s)White w. Violet stripe and Silver roof
Print Color(s)Black and Gray
Coupler TypeOther
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
DCC ReadinessReady
Release Date2019-01-01
Item CategoryPassenger Trains
Model TypeElectric
Model SubtypeAVE
Model VarietySerie 112
Prototype RegionEurope
Prototype EraEU Epoch VI (2001 - Present)
Years Produced2003-2006 (Serie 102), 2009-2010 (Serie 112)
Scale1/160



Specific Item Information: Limited edition 200 units. Re-run of Startrain ST60303.
Model Information: Startrain introduced this model in 2013. It has been re-run in 2019 under the new brand name of Startrain, TopTrain.
It features a full AVE Serie 102 train set, with 12 coaches and the two driving cars, one motorized and one dummy.
- Total length: 120 cm
- White and Red lights changing with direction of travel.
- 5-pole motor with flywheel.
- 5 different body styles for the coaches.
DCC Information: Accepts NEM 651 / NMRA 6-pin decoders. Two are needed, one for each driving car; for the dummy car, a light-only decoder is sufficient.
Prototype History:
The AVE Class 102 or Serie 102 (nicknamed "Pato" in Spanish, because of its nose that looks like the beak of a duck, "pato" in Spanish) is a high-speed train used for the AVE (Alta Velocidad Española, Spanish High Speed) service and operated in Spain by the state-run railway company RENFE. Outside AVE service, Talgo markets this train as Talgo 350.

The AVE Serie 102 was constructed by Talgo with Adtranz (later Bombardier Transportation) providing the power car technology. The trainsets can consist of up to 12 Talgo series VII coaches. It was certified for a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). This top speed was supposed to be enough to fulfill the tender condition of a two-and-a-half-hour travel time between Madrid and Barcelona.

RENFE's original order was for 16 units, delivery of which began in 2003. A follow-up order for 30 similar trains was delivered in 2009-2010 and designated as Serie 112.

- Read more about Renfe Serie 102 (in Spanish) on www.ferropedia.es (archive)
- Read more about Renfe Serie 112 (in Spanish) on www.ferropedia.es (archive)

Read more on Wikipedia.
Road Name History:
Renfe Operadora (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈreɱfe opeɾaˈðoɾa]) is the state-owned company which operates freight and passenger trains on the 1,668 mm (5 ft 5 21⁄32 in) Iberian gauge, the 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge and the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge networks of the Spanish national railway infrastructure company ADIF (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias—Railway Infrastructure Administration).

The name "Renfe" is derived from that of the former Spanish National Railway Network, RENFE (acronym of Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Españoles—National Network of Spanish Railways) created on 24 January 1941 with the nationalisation of Spain's railways. As per EU Directive 91/440, RENFE was divided into Renfe-Operadora (operations) and ADIF (infrastructure) on 1 January 2005.

Read more on Wikipedia.
Brand/Importer Information:
TopTrain is a Spanish manufacturer of HO and N scale model trains, formerly known as Startrain until 2018 (change of name to TopTrain); its first N Scale products were released in the mid-2000s. It models locomotives and rolling stock from Spain and France.
Item created by: Alain LM on 2019-02-06 14:27:09. Last edited by gdm on 2020-07-24 07:29:21

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