N Scale - Minitrix - 11488 - 5-Unit Freight Set with BB67300 - SNCF

N Scale - Minitrix - 11488 - 5-Unit Freight Set with BB67300 - SNCF Image courtesy of Minitrix (Märklin & Cie GmbH)

N Scale - Minitrix - 11488 - 5-Unit Freight Set with BB67300 - SNCF

Brand Minitrix
Stock Number 11488
EAN/GTIN13 Number 4028106114885
Original Retail Price 379.95€
Manufacturer Minitrix
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Body Style Minitrix Train Set Europe
Road/Company Name SNCF
Reporting Marks SNCF
Road/Reporting Number multi
Coupler Type Rapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 5
Multipack ID Number 11488
DCC Readiness DCC/Selectrix no Analog
Announcement Date 2011-01-01
Release Date 2012-08-31
Item Category Train Sets
Model Type Freight
Model Subtype Diesel
Prototype 5-Unit Freight Set with BB67300
Region Europe
Era/Epoch N/A

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

Rolling stock: Note: the 4 freight cars are the same as in the previous SNCF freight set #11484 released in 2008 with electric locomotive type BB 22200.

Road/Company Information:
SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français; "National society of French railways" or "French National Railway Company") is France's national state-owned railway company and manages the rail traffic in France and the Principality of Monaco. SNCF operates the country's national rail services, including the TGV, France's high-speed rail network. Its functions include operation of railway services for passengers and freight, and maintenance and signalling of rail infrastructure.

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.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Trix is a German company that originally made Trix metal construction sets. one of its co-founders was Stephan Bing, the son of the pioneer toy-maker industrialist Ignaz Bing. In 1935 the company began producing the electrically powered model trains that it became famous for, under the Trix Express label. Prior to the outbreak of World War II the Trix company produced a small range of fairly unrealistic AC powered three rail models running at 14 volts.

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 Maerklin purchased the assets in January 1997. In part, this purchase was a reflection of Maerklin's need for added production capacity; Trix had been manufacturing certain items for Maerklin in previous years. The purchase was also in response to the earlier purchase of the Karl Arnold company by the Italian company Rivarossi; Maerklin were very keen to take over Trix market share in 2-rail H0 and especially Minitrix, until then Maerklin had not marketed N gauge models. In 2003, Maerklin introduced its first N gauge models under the well established Minitrix brand. A number Maerklin 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.

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Item created by: AlanUS on 2017-02-10 08:27:51. Last edited by AlanUS on 2017-02-11 04:43:57

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