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RVT-Historique society have commissioned a limited edition of the model of ABDe 2/4.

   
  The model will come in 3 different liveries:

- early       (1945 = RVT)
- mid-life    (1983 = RVT  + 2000 = TRN)
- current    (2007 = RVT-Historique)

in 2-rail DC and 3-rail AC systems, digital or analogue.
   
  7  different  versions  in  HO scale !
 

Please, click to enlarge

 
     

1945 : early RVT
No. 101 et 102

 

1983 : RVT
No. 101 et 102

 

2000 : TRN
No.
537 311 et 537 312

 

2007: RVT-Historique
No. 102

   
  - original version (1945)  with slam doors: nber 101 - 102
- RVT 100th anniversary (1983) version with new automatic doors:  nber 101 - 102
- year 2000  version  with new TRN logo:   nber  537  311  &   537  312
- current, preserved version (2007) with automatically operated doors: nber 102

The seven versions come in DC 2-rail.

Also available
2-rail DC version with in-built decoder

A 3-rail AC version for the Maerklin system planned, provided a minimum batch of 25 is
pre-ordered!
 
The model is currently being developed by MALUTRAM, whose expertise is well known in railway modelling circles.

 
   
 

Technical data:

- ready-to-run models powered by Mashima motor with flywheel
- HO scale ( slighltly smaller than British OO scale but compatible with
  OO track as OO track is in fact HO scale track.)
- current picking on the four axles
- overhead current picking by switch
- genuine paintwork and markings
- white front headlights and single tail red light after Swiss practice
- inside lighting
- inside layout with seats
- NEM socket
- flush glazing
- solid cardboard box with foam inlay
- Sommerfeldt pantograph
- high quality polystyrene chassis and bodywork

   
 

Prices :      

CHF  599  for all DC models
CHF  649  for all decoder-fitted models
CHF  649  for all  AC models

*CHF 25 off if 2 models are ordered at the same time!

   
  History :
 
 
The two sister railcars were introduced at the end of WW2. Withdrawal occurred in 2004.

For years the two railcars plied between Fleurier and Travers and back. One originated in St Sulpice, the other in Buttes. They were re-united in Fleurier station to proceed down to Travers. On the way back the train was split in Fleurier.

Nber 101 was scrapped in 2006 whereas nber 102 found a new home with RVT-Historique society. It's currently being used on charter trains in the area.
 
   
 

 
 


Postcards

   
 

Series of 5 postcards each

(n° 1 features former RVT livery;  n°2 to 5 feature current RVT-Historique livery).

   
 

Please, click to enlarge

 
 
  RVT- Historique  (Val-de-Travers)                   01
ABDe 2/4  537 312 - former RVT BCFe 2/4 102,  40 t
SWS/BBC 1945-2004, HP 560,  47 m.p.h
Regional train 111 at Buttes
06.09.2004 – photograph by J-P. Beuret
     
  RVT- Historique  (Val-de-Travers)                  02
ABDe 2/4  no. 102  (christened Etincelante),  40 t.
SWS/BBC 1945-2004, HP 560,  47 m.p.h
Special train Travers - Les Verrières on the
Huguenaz's viaduct, above St-Sulpice (NE).
14.08.2006 - photograph by P. Bobillier
     
 

RVT-Historique  (Val-de-Travers)                    03
ABDe 2/4  no. 102  (
christened Etincelante),  40 t.
SWS/BBC 1945-2004, HP 560,  47 m.p.h
Shunter Tem II (ex. CFF 292), 26 t., 117 KW=
160 CV
Tuchschmid/SLM/MFO/Saurer 1967-2006, 60 km/h
Special train at St-Sulpice (NE). Background,
one of the viaducts of the Neuchâtel - Pontarlier line.
20.09.2006 - photograph by J-P. Beuret

     
 

RVT-Historique (Val-de-Travers)                      04
ABDe 2/4  no. 102  (christened Etincelante),  40 t.
SWS/BBC 1945-2004, HP 560,  47 m.p.h
with the dining-car of the "Vapeur Val-de-Travers",
the local historic steam railway
Special train Yverdon - Auvernier - Fleurier in front of
the castel of Grandson, by Yverdon
05.10.2006 - photograph by F. Grandchamp

     
  RVT-Historique (Val-de-Travers)                      05
ABDe 2/4  no. 102  (christened Etincelante),  40 t.
SWS/BBC 1945-2004, HP 560,  47 m.p.h
Special train Neuchâtel - Fleurier  leave Auvernier,
to go up to the Val-de-Travers. On the right side,
the main line to Yverdon-Lausanne-Genève.
Background, the Lake of Neuchâtel. 
07.10.2006 - photograph by P.Arnaud
   
  Price

CHF   4  /  € 2.50  per series of 5
CHF 1.20 / € 0.75  per card

   
  10% off from 10 cards onwards
20% off from 25 cards onwards
30% off from 50 cards onwards
   
 
Another postcard featuring ABDe 2/4 'L'Etincelante' is also available.

It comes with the 'Trains du Jura' series, published by Travers Railway Station.

Please, click  here :

It can be ordered along the same terms from our office

 
   
 
Our postcards can be shipped worlwide.
Payment may be made by credit cards.
Major credit cards welcome; Please, inquire.
Shipping fees at cost.
   
 

 

   

Association RVT-Historique  –   Les Lignières 16  –  2105 Travers (Neuchâtel)  -  Suisse
Tel. 079.563.22.78   ou   032.863.24.07  -  Email : info@rvt-historique.ch
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