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N Scale - Hobbytrain - H23865 - Flatcar, Sgkkms - SNCF - 2-Pack

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N Scale - Hobbytrain - H23865 - Flatcar, Sgkkms - SNCF - 2-Pack

Brand Hobbytrain
Stock Number H23865
Manufacturer Hobbytrain
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Hobbytrain Flatcar Sgkkms
Prototype Flatcar, Sgkkms (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan DHL/Ewals
Road or Company Name SNCF (Details)
Reporting Marks SNCF
Road or Reporting Number 2-Pack
Paint Color(s) Red
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Multipack ID Number H23865
Release Date 2016-12-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Flatcar
Model Subtype Sgkkms
Model Variety 6--
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era Epoch VI (2001 - Present)
Years Produced 1991 - Present
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: French 2pc Container Wagon Set of the SNCF

Prototype History:
The DB ordered from 1998 over 200 container wagons Sgkkms 689. The wagons were purchased specifically for the transport of over 3m high jumbo swap bodies. The loading area has therefore been lowered to allow transport of the containers in international traffic. The cars are in operation with one or two swap bodies, one or two 20-foot containers or a single 40-foot Loaded container.

As per UIC classification, Sgkkms stands for:
S: Special flat wagon with bogies
g: For containers up to 60 feet
kk: Maximum load on class C route: 50 t ≤ m < 60 t
m: Loading length: 15 m ≤ l < 18 m
s: Permitted in trains up to 100 km/h

Road Name History:
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.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Hobbytrain was an Austrian firm, that was acquired by Wolfgang Lemke GmbH in 2002. It produces HO and N scale models.

Item created by: Powderman on 2018-08-26 12:52:11

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