Schienenzeppelin | Gauge Z - Article No. 88761

Rail Zeppelin Propeller-Powered Rail Car.

Prototype: Kruckenberg design propeller-powered rail car.

Rail Zeppelin Propeller-Powered Rail Car.
Rail Zeppelin Propeller-Powered Rail Car.

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Article No.88761
Gauge / Design type Z / 1:220
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  • Product description

    Model: The powered rail car has a 5-pole motor. It also has dual headlights. The rail car has dark nickel plated wheel treads. The front axle is powered. The rail car comes in a real wooden case. A booklet with the history of the designer and the powered rail car is included.
    Length over the buffers 117 mm / 4-5/8".

    The 88761 Rail Zeppelin is being produced in a one-time series only in 2010 on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of German railroading and is limited.

  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2010 - Product programme 2010/2011 - Product programme 2011/2012 - Product programme 2012/2013
  • Prototype information

    The Rail Zeppelin designed and built in 1929 by Franz Friedrich Kruckenberg reached a speed record over 230 km/h / 144 mph on June 21, 1931 between Hamburg and Berlin. This record stood for 24 years. The wooden propeller on the back of the car was powered by a 600 hp BMW 12-cylinder, lightweight airplane motor. The total weight of the Rail Zeppelin was only 18.6 metric tons, which surely contributed considerably to this record. The two-axle car was 25.85 meters / 84 feet 9-5/16 inches long and had a wheelbase of 19.6 meters / 64 feet 3-3/4 inches. Unfortunately, the Rail Zeppelin was stored after being equipped with a new motor in 1934 and being used for a time for test runs. It was later scrapped due to the poor condition it was in after being stored.


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