A true "Climate Protector"
From the beginning of August 2022, the prototypical ROCO reproduction of the “Klimajet” belonging to the Austria State Railways (ÖBB) will be ready to roll onto the rails of all model railway fans.
In this particular case ROCO focuses on climate protection, and has pledged to plant a tree in Austria for each “Klimajet” miniature model sold.
In collaboration with the “wald4leben” initiative, they will be planting over 1000 new trees in the autumn of 2022.
Since the introduction of the "KlimaTicket", this "testimonial" weighing several tonnes has been rolling along the rails to promote the campaign in Austria and neighbouring countries. ROCO has implemented the “Klimajet” belonging to the ÖBB in an H0-gauge modern “KlimaTicket” design for its model railway fans.
The “Klimajet” by ROCO consists, like its full-sized prototype, of an electric locomotive, four economy class coaches, one first class coach, one dining coach and one control coach.
In addition, the model itself is a little “climate protector”, as ROCO will plant a tree for each set sold in the region of Raabs an der Thaya, Lower Austria, in collaboration with “wald4leben”.
On Tuesday, 12th July 2022, the tree planting campaign was kicked off in Neu Riegers in northern Lower Austria, accompanied by bright sunshine. The two Managing Directors of Modelleisenbahn GmbH, Tassilo Gruber and Erwin Negeli, planted the first trees together with engineer Lukas Schmalzbauer and Nadja Frühwirth from "wald4leben".
In autumn 2022, over 1000 new seedlings will be planted in the midst of organically managed agricultural land. In autumn 2022, a total of 1,350 new seedlings will be planted in the midst of organically managed agricultural areas and every buyer of the model will receive a certificate with the geolocation of their very own tree.
The new "Klimajet" model by ROCO in scale 1:87 (H0) is available in selected specialist shops, as well as in the ROCO online shop. In the high-end versions, power distribution couplings and interior lighting are of course also part of the standard series equipment..
For the sales launch of our "Klimajet", ROCO will be raffling off a "KlimaTicket” in cooperation with the Federal Ministry. The lucky winner of the campaign will be announced shortly. In return, a model of the new ROCO "Klimajet" has been presented to the Federal Ministry.