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N Scale - Minitrix - 11469 - Freight Train, Diesel, Europe, Epoch V - DB Cargo - 4-Unit Starter Set

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Stock Number 11469
Brand Minitrix
Manufacturer Minitrix
Body Style Minitrix Train Set Europe
Prototype Vehicle Freight Train, Diesel, Europe, Epoch V (Details)
Road or Company Name DB Cargo (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 4-Unit Starter Set
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 4
Multipack ID Number 11469
DCC Readiness Ready
Release Date 2015-01-01
Item Category Starter Sets
Model Type Electric
Model Subtype Class 360
Model Variety 4-Unit set
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era EU Epoch V (1985 - 2000)
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: Set based on the following German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) prototypes: 1 Class 360 diesel locomotive in "traffic red" paint scheme, 0-6-0 design 1 Low side gondola, loaded with a fire truck 1 Gondola, loaded with oil barrels 1 Funnel flow tank car.

Model: Era V, locomotive comes with a digital connector, motor with a flywheel, 3 axles powered. Freight cars have close coupler mechanism, 18 VA power pack with stepless speed control and connections for electric accessories. Oval of track 94 x 44 cm / 37" x 18", station set with 2 curved turnouts and a passing siding as well as a spur siding with a uncoupler track. Can be expanded with the entire Minitrix track program. All of the turnouts can be retrofitted with the 14934/14935 electric mechanisms. Total train length 308 mm / 12-1/8".

Prototype History:
New paint schemes signaled the "New Era" in modern railroading. At the same time, thought began to be given in almost all European countries to fundamental restructuring that have been realized in a concrete fashion at present. After the unification of the two Germanys, the German State Railroad (DR) (East Germany) and the German Federal Railroad (DB) were merged in steps into the German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG). Since 1994, there has been the new logo of the DB AG. A mix of different color and logo variations could also be observed in this era.

Road Name History:
DB Schenker Rail changed its name to DB Cargo on 1 March 2016. DB Cargo is a European (mainly German) railway cargo carrier. The company was formed from the freight operating section of the Deutsche Bahn with the addition of various European rail freight operating companies.

Brand/Importer Information:
Trix is a German company that originally made Trix metal construction sets. one of its co-founders was Stephan Bing, the son of the pioneer toy-maker industrialist Ignaz Bing. In 1935 the company began producing the electrically powered model trains that it became famous for, under the Trix Express label. Prior to the outbreak of World War II the Trix company produced a small range of fairly unrealistic AC powered three rail models running at 14 volts.

N gauge models under the Minitrix brand were made from the late 1960s mostly of European prototypes (German and British primarily). North American prototypes were also manufactured and marketed under the Aurora "Postage Stamp" brand; later these items were sold under the American Tortoise, Model Power and Con-Cor brands. Trix sometimes utilized North American consultants to aid in the design of this portion of the product line. The "Hornby Minitrix' brand was used in the 1980s for a short lived range of British outline models using the earlier product tooling.

Trix's owner in the 1980s and 1990s was Mangold, which went bankrupt in the late 1990s and Märklin purchased the assets in January 1997. In part, this purchase was a reflection of Märklin's need for added production capacity; Trix had been manufacturing certain items for Märklin in previous years. The purchase was also in response to the earlier purchase of the Karl Arnold company by the Italian company Rivarossi; Märklin were very keen to take over Trix market share in 2-rail H0 and especially Minitrix, until then Märklin had not marketed N gauge models. In 2003, Märklin introduced its first N gauge models under the well established Minitrix brand. A number Märklin H0 scale three-rail AC locomotives have also been introduced in two-rail DC versions under the Trix logo and many models are shared between the two brands.

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Item created by: gdm on 2019-10-09 08:08:48

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