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Specific Item Information: Digital Starter Set with Minitrix Mobile station.
Oval track 94 x 44 cm, with 2 curved turnouts, one straight turnout and one re-railer.
Power pack 230 V / 36 VA
- Locomotive - diesel : SNCF BB 67377 - assigned to the Caen depot
- Tank car (citerne) MILLET : 33 RIV 87 SNCF 784 8 441-4
- Gondola (tombereau) : 01 RIV-EUROP 87 SNCF 505 0 319-7
- Box car w. sliding sides (parois coulissantes) : 01 RIV-EUROP 87 SNCF 245 7 006-6
- Box car w. sliding roof (toit coulissant) : 11 RIV-EUROP 87 SNCF 085 4 021-6
SNCF employs more than 180,000 people in 120 countries around the globe. The railway network consists of about 32,000 km (20,000 mi) of route, of which 1,800 km (1,100 mi) are high-speed lines and 14,500 km (9,000 mi) electrified. About 14,000 trains are operated daily. The company has its headquarters in Saint Denis (93200), near Paris, 2 place aux Etoiles.
In 2010 SNCF was ranked 22nd in France and 214th globally on the Fortune Global 500 list.
It is the main business of the SNCF group, which in 2014 employed 245,763 people and had 27.2 billion € of sales in 120 countries. The chairman of the SNCF group is Guillaume Pepy.
N gauge models under the Minitrix brand were made from the late 1960s mostly of European prototypes (German and British primarily). North American prototypes were also manufactured and marketed under the Aurora "Postage Stamp" brand; later these items were sold under the American Tortoise, Model Power and Con-Cor brands. Trix sometimes utilized North American consultants to aid in the design of this portion of the product line. The "Hornby Minitrix' brand was used in the 1980s for a short lived range of British outline models using the earlier product tooling.
Trix's owner in the 1980s and 1990s was Mangold, which went bankrupt in the late 1990s and Märklin purchased the assets in January 1997. In part, this purchase was a reflection of Märklin's need for added production capacity; Trix had been manufacturing certain items for Märklin in previous years. The purchase was also in response to the earlier purchase of the Karl Arnold company by the Italian company Rivarossi; Märklin were very keen to take over Trix market share in 2-rail H0 and especially Minitrix, until then Märklin had not marketed N gauge models. In 2003, Märklin introduced its first N gauge models under the well established Minitrix brand. A number Märklin H0 scale three-rail AC locomotives have also been introduced in two-rail DC versions under the Trix logo and many models are shared between the two brands.
Item created by: Alain LM on 2017-02-10 08:27:51. Last edited by gdm on 2018-01-13 04:56:27
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