Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class VT 11.5 "Saphir" TEE powered rail car train. 2 type Dü powered end cars with service areas, 1 type Aü compartment car, 1st class, and 1 type WRy dining car with galley. The train looks as the prototype originally looked.
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Model: Both powered end cars have a 5-pole motor and all 4 axles are powered. The headlights / marker lights and lighting for the powered end cars and the lighting for the intermediate cars are maintenance-free LED's. The cars have special close coupled connections, which work only with this train. The ends of the train have a representation of the covered Scharfenberg coupler (non-working). Train length 347 mm / 13-11/16".
One-time series for the theme of "50 Years of the TEE".
The 87933 car set contains 3 additional intermediate cars to make up a prototypical model of the "Saphir".
"50 Years of the Trans Europe Express". The Trans Europe Express "Saphir" was a European train of the first rank. TEE 75/76 ran between Dortmund and Ostend starting in June of 1957 as the newest DB express powered rail car train. A year later, this route was lengthened as TEE 19/20 to Frankfurt. Starting in 1966, Brussels was the turnaround point. Between 1971 and 1978 the train ran as TEE 20/21 in Germany as far as Nürnberg. 1979 was the last year in service for the "Saphir"; the route Frankfurt - Brussels was run on schedule as in the past in 5 hours.