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N Scale - L.S. Models - 79173 - Passenger Car, CIWL, Pullman - Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits - 4136 , 4152, 4155

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Stock Number 79173
Original Retail Price 263.90€
Brand L.S. Models
Manufacturer L.S. Models
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style L.S. Models Passenger Car CIWL Pullman
Prototype Vehicle Passenger Car, CIWL, Pullman (Details)
Road or Company Name Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 4136 , 4152, 4155
Paint Color(s) Dark Blue and Cream
Print Color(s) Black and Cream
Additional Markings/Slogan Pullman 1ère classe / 1st Class Pullman
Coupler Type Rapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 3
Multipack ID Number 79173
Announcement Date 2018-08-22
Release Date 2018-10-30
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type European
Model Subtype CIWL
Model Variety Pullman
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era EU Epoch II (1920 - 1945)
Years Produced 1926 - 1930
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: 1949 livery, with monogram
2 types WP: #4152, #4155
1 type WPc: #4136 (with kitchen)

Model Information: Released in 2018. Type "Côte d'Azur".
- WP: Pullman lounge 1st class
- WPc: Pullman lounge 1st class, w. kitchen
Highly detailed model, exterior, interior and under-frame.
Minimum recommended curve radius: 225mm

Prototype History:
The CIWL (Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits) Pullman cars are luxury lounge and restaurant cars built in the 1920's by a variety of manufacturers. They have been in service until the early 1970's.

A total of 211 cars were built in 4 series (1st class, otherwise mentioned):

Type « Sud-Express »
- 10 lounge cars (n° 2737 to 2748)
- 3 lounge cars w. kitchen (n° 2839 to 2841)

Type « Flèche d'Or » (Paris-London)
- 15 lounge cars (24 seats) w. kitchen n° 4001 to 4015
- 15 lounge cars (32 seats) n° 4016 to 4030
- 15 other cars (n° 4051 to 4080 w. or w/o kitchen)
- 30 additional cars (n° 4031 to 4050, n° 4081 to 4090)

Type « Étoile du Nord » (Paris - Amsterdam)
- 20 coach cars (38 seats) w. kitchen (n° 4091 à 4110) - 2nd Cl.
- 20 coach cars (51 seats) (n° 4111 à 4130) - 2nd Cl.

Type « Côte d'Azur » (Paris - Vintimille « Train bleu »)
- 34 cars n° 4131 to 4164, of the following 2 types, the most luxurious of the series:
++ lounge cars (20 seats) w. kitchen
++ lounge cars (28 seats)

From Wikipedia (in French)
Full roster of CIWL Pullman cars on this page (in French)

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:
L.S. Models is a Belgian firm that was created in 1992 with the purpose of offering models of Belgian variants of European rolling stock; it started by offering customized cars based on Jouef HO models. From 1995 to 2001, it was also the Belgian importer for Jouef, Piko, Electrotren, Rivarossi, Lima, Arnold, Bemo and Sachsenmodelle.
Starting in 2000, L.S. Models designed its own original models, starting with an HO scale version of an exclusive Belgian passenger car. Its range later expanded to N scale models and to other European countries (France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, ...).
Its models are highly detailed and received several prizes; they are priced accordingly.

Item created by: Alain LM on 2019-03-30 16:34:07. Last edited by gdm on 2020-07-24 07:29:21

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