Märklin H0 - 4228 - Passenger carriage set - 6-part "Rheingold" express train passenger car set with interior lighting and marker light - DRG

Description
Märklin H0 - 4228 - Passenger carriage set - 6-part "Rheingold" express train passenger car set with interior lighting and marker light - DRG
AC - Alternating current - Near mint - In original box

Märklin H0 - 42283 - Train set - 6-piece set of Express train "Rheingold" carriages with interior and end-signal lighting of the DRG.

ERA II.

6 x Long-distance carriages of different types of the Deutsche Reichsbahn - Gesellschaft (DRG). 2 x Express train baggage carriages type SPw4ü-28. 1 x Saloon carriage without kitchen type SB4ü-28, 2nd class. 1 x Saloon carriage with kitchen, type SA4ük-28, 1st class. 1 x Saloon carriage without kitchen type SA4ü-28, 1st class. 1 x Salon carriage with kitchen, typeSB4ük-28, 2nd class. Operating livery etc: per the early 1930s.

Interior with illuminated table lamps. Lighting with low-maintenance LEDs. Continuous conductive electrical connections between the carriages by means of plug-in, fixed special couplings. The baggage carriage has 4 moveable sliding doors. All carriages with embossed running numbers and destination boards. 1 x Baggage carriage, equipped as standard with LED end-signal lighting.

As one of the most famous luxury trains of Europe this has been named after the legendary Niebelungen-treasure. On May 15, 1928, the first "Rheingold" began its cross-border journey along the 662 km route between Amsterdam/Hoek van Holland and Basel. It was hauled by a Bavarian Series S 3/6-Pacific locomotive. These saloon carriages with their cream and violet livery follow the example of the famous American Pullman carriages, and offer a luxurious interior decor with or without a kitchen. Two carriages were served from a single kitchen. The interiors of these carriages were designed by important artists and architects. Also from a technical point of view, they were the most modern vehicles that the railways had to offer at that time. With their length of 23.5 metres they surpassed all the German passenger carriages built up to that point in time. The total of 26 carriages that were manufactured with their weight of between 50 to 57.2 tons weighed significantly more than normal express train carriages. Their bogies were also of a special design. There were also three baggage carriages, fully in violet livery and measuring 19.68 metres in length. The train had 1st and 2nd class carriages. In the autumn of 1939 the "Rheingold" disappeared from the route schedules. The Bundesbahn revived this tradition in 1951. For three decades this train continued to be a showpiece of the Bundesbahn. With the finalisation of the summer schedules for 1987 the "Rheingold" service disappeared from the German schedules.

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All items come with a full month’s guarantee after purchase.

If found to be defective within 1 month, they can be returned free of charge within the Netherlands.
All packages will be shipped via registered and insured mail.

Lot details
No. of items
1
Type
Passenger carriage set
Brand
Märklin
Railroad company
DRG
Scale
H0
Catalogue Number
4228
Power supply
AC - Alternating current
Condition
Near mint
Packaging
In original box
Additional information
6-part "Rheingold" express train passenger car set with interior lighting and marker light
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