7520002 Electric locomotive Re 4/4 II 11108 “Swiss Express”, SBB

Electric locomotive Re 4/4 II 11108 “Swiss Express”, SBB




Novelty - (quarter IV/2023)
Electric locomotive Re 4/4 II 11108 “Swiss Express” of the Swiss Federal Railways.

New design!

■ 1st type series of the class Re 4/4 II
■ Featuring separately attached plug-in parts, in part using etching technology
■ Design in current operating condition with air-conditioning system
■ Rectangular lamps
■ Switchable high beam and individually switchable headlight or tail light and driver’s cab lighting as well as engine room lighting in digital mode
■ Z21 driver’s cab available

On 22nd May 1975, the train category “Swiss Express” belonging to the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) was introduced in conjunction with the commissioning of the Heitersberg line, and remained in existence until the year 1982. This category replaced the former city express trains. At the time, these trains were considered a showpiece for the SBB and operated on the most important transport axis from Geneva to St. Gallen. The trains were hauled by eight Re 4/4 IIs equipped especially for the purpose. Sadly, only the 11108 and the 11109 still bear the original livery.
The Re 4/4 11108 represents a particularly popular locomotive. The “Cream cake”, as it was lovingly nicknamed, was regularly operated until the year 2021, after which it was put onto the sidings in Olten. Here it awaits further use.

Additional Information

General data
Coupling NEM shaft 362 with close coupling mechanism
Minimum radius 358 mm
Flywheel yes
Number of driven axles 3
Number of axles with traction tyres 1
Scale H0
Epoch VI
Article number 7520002
Railway Company SBB
Head light Light changeover true to the Swiss original.
LED head light yes
Additional light function yes
Interior lighting Yes, LED, Digital switchable, Driver's cab lighting
Control AC
Interface Electrical interface for traction units PluX22
Digital decoder PluX22
Sound yes
Buffer capacitor yes
Length over buffer 178 mm