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N Scale - Minitrix - 11133 - Mixed Freight Consist, Europe Epoch VI - ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) - 3-Unit Starter Set

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N Scale - Minitrix - 11133 - Mixed Freight Consist, Europe Epoch VI - ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) - 3-Unit Starter Set


Brand Minitrix
Stock Number 11133
Original Retail Price 169.99€
Manufacturer Minitrix
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Minitrix Train Set Europe
Prototype Type Mixed Freight Consist, Europe Epoch VI (Details)
Road or Company Name ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 3-Unit Starter Set
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 3
Multipack ID Number 11133
DCC Readiness Ready
Release Date 2016-01-01
Item Category Starter Sets
Model Type Electric
Model Subtype 1016
Model Variety 5-Unit set
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era Epoch VI (2001 - Present)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: MiniTrix 11133 OBB Modern Freight Service Starter Set Prototype: Austrian Federal Railroad OBB class 1016. BB wheel arrangement, built starting in 1999. Nickname Taurus. 2 Austrian Federal Railroad OBB type Sgnss container transport cars each loaded with 3 WoodTainer XXL containers for the firm Innofreight, A8600 Bruck an der Mur, Austria.

Model: The locomotive has a digital interface connector. It also has a motor with a flywheel. Both trucks are powered. Traction tires. The headlights and marker lights change over with the direction of travel. The locomotive and cars have close coupler mechanisms. Total length over the buffers 368 mm / 14-1/2". An oval of track 62 x 42 cm / 25" x 17" with a feeder track and a battery controller with 3 speed levels is included. This set can be expanded with the entire Minitrix track program.

Prototype History:
A mixed freight train is a train that hauls a variety of different freight cars or wagons. A mixed freight depends on the locale and industries. The train will be carrying cars to be brought to a yard where a local will bring them to the various industries. The location determines the industries, and the industries determine the cars.

Which cars are in which trains is determined by the waybills they are assigned - which is close to a totally random process. For example, through freights simply run from up staging to down staging and back, stopping long enough to trade out 30 percent of their cars and change from steam to motor (catenary) or vice-versa. Thus freights will have a variety of cars, changing each time they pass through a switching yard.

Road Name History:
The Austrian Federal Railways (German: Österreichische Bundesbahnen or ÖBB, formerly the Bundesbahn Österreich or BBÖ) is the national railway system of Austria, and the administrator of Liechtenstein's railways. The ÖBB group is owned entirely by the Republic of Austria and is divided into several separate businesses that manage the infrastructure and operate passenger and freight services.

The Austrian Federal Railways has had two discrete periods of existence. It was first formed in 1923, using the Bundesbahn Österreich name, as a successor to the Imperial Royal Austrian State Railways (kkStB), but was incorporated into the Deutsche Reichsbahn during the 1938-1945 Anschluss. It was reformed in 1947, using the slightly different Österreichische Bundesbahnen name, and remains in existence in this form.

Major changes currently being made to the Austrian railway network are the construction of the Wien Hauptbahnhof (Vienna main station), the Koralm Railway, the Semmering Base Tunnel and the Brenner Base Tunnel connection with Italy.

From Wikipedia

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 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.

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Item created by: gdm on 2019-05-17 09:20:47

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