Arnold N - 0173 - Train set - Five-piece set "Henschel-Wegmann Zug" 24 carat gold plated, with certificate - DRS

Arnold N - 0173 - Train set - Five-piece set "Henschel-Wegmann Zug" 24 carat gold plated, with certificate - DRS
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Arnold N - 0173 - Five-piece set "Henschel-Wegmann Train" 24 carat gold plated, with certificate.
With original packaging and booklets.

Five-piece Henschel-Wegmaan train set.
Please note: The locomotive has no motor, which is the standard for this set.
This set features 24 carat gold plating.

Five rails are supplied as standard equipment with this set.
The set also comes with two booklets and a numbered certificate.
This is set number 0278.

This set is undamaged.
A very rare set.
This was released in honour of 85 years of the brand “Arnold”.

Please see the photos of this beautiful set.
The presentation rail is included in this set.

Steam locomotive Series BR 61.
Streamlined tender locomotive Series Br 61 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn. A total of 2 of these locomotives were built.

Development and deployment.
The Series BR61s were specially designed for the "Henschel-Wegmann-Zug"; a light express train that had to compete with new trainsets such as the "Fliegender Hamburger". On June 13, 1936, this train was used for the first time on the Berlin-Dresden route. The 61 001 survived the war and was then deployed in the British occupation zone. Eventually the locomotive ended up at the Deutsche Bundesbahn, where it served for several years until it was severely damaged in an accident in Münster on 2 November 1951. The following year the 61 001 was decommissioned and scrapped in 1957. The 61 002, the brother of this locomotive, remained behind in the GDR after the war and was then used to build the still existing steam locomotive 18 201 (see Series BR 18 201).

The running numbers 61 001 and 61 002 suggests that these are 2 identical steam locomotives, but in reality these are quite different. The axle configuration of the 61 001 is 2'C2' h2t and of the 61 002 that is 2'C3' h3t. The 61 002 is also 35 cm longer than its brother.

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Five-piece set "Henschel-Wegmann Zug" 24 carat gold plated, with certificate
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