COMPLETELY SOLD OUT AT MARKLIN!
42995 Prototype: 2 vista dome cars of the International Apfelpfeil Organization (IAO). German Federal Railroad former type ADm 101 for the TEE "Rheingold".
42995 Model: The cars have vista dome areas with 8 viewing areas and a walkway the same color as the roof for the car. Special built-in light diffuser for the interior lighting. The cars have different car numbers. Separately applied loudspeaker on the roof (non-working). The car frame has a representation of the lowered baggage area. Detailed trucks. The cars are ready for installation of 7319 current-conducting couplings or 72020 current-conducting couplers. The cars have adjustable buffers. Length over the buffers 54.1 cm / 21-5/16".
42997 Prototype: 3 International Apfelpfeil Organization (IAO) hospitality. Former German Federal Railroad type UIC-x compartment cars for TEE service.
42997 Model: 2 of the cars are in the complete corporate color scheme. 1 car is in its original color scheme with corporate logo on the sides. The cars have different car numbers. Separately applied loudspeaker (non-working) on the roof. The car frames have a representation of the side skirting. Detailed trucks. The cars are ready for installation of 7319 current-conducting couplings or 72020 current-conducting couplers. The cars have adjustable buffers. Length over the buffers 81.2 cm / 31-15/16".
COMPLETELY SOLD OUT AT MARKLIN, BUT AVAILABLE THROUGH US WHILE STOCK LASTS!
In the 1970s, the International Apfelpfeil Organization (IAO) organized the so-called "Apfelfahrten" ("Apple Trips"), nostalgic trips throughout Europe with special trains. In 1976, the IAO took over the well-known "Rheingold" vista dome cars and other cars from the TEE car pool of the German Federal Railroad. For several years the easily-identifiable trains were symbols of comfortable, exciting travel at reasonable prices. Later, faced with increasing competition from flat-rate travel with charter aircraft, this concept could no longer be sustained economically. In 1979 the IAO had to discontinue operations and declare bankruptcy. These special cars were sold to other tour operators and are still in use today. Some of them have been rebuilt.