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N Scale - Minitrix - 15383 - Passenger Car, DB, Epoch VI - Deutsche Bahn

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Stock Number 15383
Original Retail Price 79.99€
Brand Minitrix
Manufacturer Minitrix
Body Style Minitrix Passenger Coach European Modern
Prototype Vehicle Passenger Car, DB, Epoch VI (Details)
Road or Company Name Deutsche Bahn (Details)
Paint Color(s) Red, Gray and White
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type European
Model Subtype DB
Model Variety Regio Bi-Level
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era Epoch VI (2001 - Present)
Scale 1/160
Release Date 2013-01-01
EAN/JAN/GTIN13 Number 4028106153839



Specific Item Information: Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) type DBpza 780.4 bi-level car, 2nd class. Built starting in 2003.

Model: The car has built-in LED interior lighting, lighted train destination signs, and close coupler mechanisms. Length over the buffers 167 mm / 6-9/16". Highlights: New tooling. LED interior lighting. Lighted train destination signs.

Prototype History:
Epoch of liberalised railway traffic in Germany. New numbering system according to UIC or TSI (12-figure also for railcars), but no uniform design of livery.

Road Name History:
Deutsche Bahn AG (abbreviated as DB, DB AG or DBAG) is a German railway company. Headquartered in Berlin, it is a private joint-stock company (AG), with the Federal Republic of Germany being its single shareholder. Deutsche Bahn describes itself as the second-largest transport company in the world, after the German postal and logistics company Deutsche Post / DHL, and is the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. It carries about two billion passengers each year.

Deutsche Bahn (literally "German Railway" in German) came into existence in 1994 as the successor to the former state railways of Germany, the Deutsche Bundesbahn ("German Federal Railway") of West Germany and the Deutsche Reichsbahn ("German Empire Railway") of East Germany. It also gained ownership of former railway assets in West Berlin held by the Verwaltung des ehemaligen Reichsbahnvermögens (Administration of the Former Reichsbahn Assets).

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Trix is a German company that originally made Trix metal construction sets.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 2019-09-24 08:50:11. Last edited by scottakoltz on 2020-08-20 10:52:27

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