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RhB Class ABe 8/12 “Allegra” Powered Rail Car Train with Sound and MTS


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RhB (Rhaetian Railroad) class ABe 8/12 3-part electric powered rail car train. The first of 15 units ordered so far and developed for the RhB by Stadler Rail was delivered in October 2009. The continuous power output of this powered rail car is almost as high as the class Ge 4/4 III, the most powerful RhB locomotive. The unit with raod number 3502 set a speed record for meter gauge railroading in December of 2010 in the Vereina Tunnel with a speed of 145kmh / 91mph. This train will be the premier powered railcar on the RhB for the future. It runs on the famous Bernina line or on the Arosa line among other routes. It’s a normal sight to see a larger number of freight or passenger cars coupled to it. The LGB model of the “Allegra” is completely new tooling. Both powered end cars have Buhler motors for more pulling power. Additional cars can be coupled to it just like the prototype. The model hasa correct arrangement of LED headlightsthat change over with the direction of travel. The doors can be opened. The model has an MTS decoder and extensive sound functions, two general-purpose electric sockets, traction tyres, sprung buffers, snow plows, and a multi-position selector switch for the mode of operation. All cars have metal wheels and are close coupled. The model has many separately applied details such as rear view mirrors, windshield wipers, antennas, brake hoses, etc. The model has reproductions of the engineer’s cab areas and interior details; both cabs are lighted. It also has a prototypical paint scheme and lettering.
Length over the buffers approximately 206cm / 81-1/8″

Product Code: 20225

Roundhouse Karen

Karen was built by Peckett and Sons of Bristol in 1942 (works number 2024). One of three locomotives built for the Selukwe Peak Light Railway in Rhodesia, Karen was bought by a consortium of Welsh Highland Members in 1976. After restoration, she entered service in 1983 and gave a decade of reliable service until the boiler became due for a major overhaul. Karen is currently out of service but can be seen as a static museum exhibit at the WHHR.

Technical specifications for ‘Karen’.

  • 0-4-2 outside framed chassis with two double acting slide valve cylinders operated by Roundhouse inside valve gear.
  • Internal gas firing using the ROUNDHOUSE ‘FG’ gas system.
  • Water top-up system and water gauge.
  • Controls fitted as standard are :- steam regulator, safety valve, pressure gauge, displacement lubricator, gas regulator and reversing gear.
  • Dimensions (loading gauge) are :- length 313mm (over buffers), width 113mm, height 159mm, weight 3.661kg (with r/c).
  • Full radio control is available for both regulator and reversing valve gear using 2.4GHz R/C equipment.
  • A gauge conversion kit is available seperately to allow changing between 32mm and 45mm gauge. Please state gauge required when ordering loco.
  • Supplied with etched brass name and works plates.
  • Fitted as standard with insulated wheels.
  • Available in any standard ROUNDHOUSE colour

Available April 2014 – pre-ordering essential.

Product Code: RHKarenRC