Delivery planned for 2020. This model will finally be manufactured under the Lematec brand in a high-end version and no longer under the Modelbex brand. We will soon release the catalogue numbers on the website www.lematec.ch
To replace ageing railcars and 3-axle locomotives, SBB ordered 6 prototypes in 1959 and then a series of 76 heavy railcars for shuttle trains in 1963. Their 64 seats save one passenger car per composition. Among the technical innovations, a control lever replaces the traditional steering wheel. From 1991 onwards, serial railcars were upgraded to R4, where they were converted for the Zurich RER. Renumbered RBe 540, they receive the same doors as the NPZ trains and the traditional green livery disappears in favour of a new grey/blue/red livery
Delivery scheduled for the 2nd half of 2020
The following versions will be released:
HO-MX.001/6 SNCF 1-231 G 265, Reims, black
HO-MX.001/7A SNCF 2-231 G 139, Calais, green and black, smokebox door Nord
HO-MX.001/7B SNCF 2-231 G 70, Calais, green and black
The "Pacific 231" have been part of the railway legend for almost a century. And more particularly the prestigious "6000" of the Compagnie des Chemins de Fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée (P.L.M.).
It was in response to the increase in speed and towed loads as well as the increase in traffic at the beginning of the twentieth century that the P.L.M., after the P.O., the West and the South, studied and commissioned its first "Pacific" in 1909. They were neither the most advanced nor the most powerful of the French "Pacific". But they were the most numerous and circulated in all regions. And above all, in the eyes of many amateurs, they were and will always be the most beautiful.
Delivered between 1909 and 1932, with 462 units - symbolically twice as many as "231" - the "Pacific" P.L.M. form the largest and most homogeneous series in the French "Pacific" fleet.