Prototype: INOX cars (made of stainless steel) for the Trans Europe Express between Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam (Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam TEE). Belgian State Railways (SNCB/NMBS) type A8tuj open seating car. Car with 1st class seating. Built starting in 1964. Used in the trains "Oiseau Bleu" / "Blue Bird", "Étoile du Nord" / "North Star", "Brabant", and "Ile de France" / "Isle of France", etc.
Model: The car is a scale reproduction without limitations of all of the dimensions. Minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16" (when there is an unobstructed loading gauge). The car has underbody details specific to it. It has type Y24 trucks. The car has a special paint scheme to represent the INOX finish. It is ready for installation of the 7319 current-conducting couplings or 72020/72021 current-conducting couplers, the 73405 pickup shoe / ground spring power feed set, and the 73400/73401 lighting kit (2 per car). Length over the buffers 29.3 cm / 11-9/16". DC wheel set per car 4 x 70 05 80.
One-time series for the theme "50 Years of the TEE".
These TEE cars have been designed to be scale without concessions to the clearance gauge. These models can run on curves with a radius of 360 mm / 14-3/16" or greater. Catenary masts, bridge railings or signals must be kept at an appropriate distance from the track however.
The 41872 open seating car can be added to the open seating cars and the dining car in the 41870 car set and the compartment cars and the bar car in the 41871 car set. The right locomotives for these cars are the 39401 (France) and 39402 (Belgium) models. The program of models for the Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam TEE is being offered by Trix for 2-rail DC.