Z scale model locomotive (1/220) of the French SNCF CC72000 serie in its original diesel blue painting.
two road numbers available : CC72071 and CC72024
Injection plastic molded model with painted body and fine detailed decoration (tap on pictures to zoom on the 3D printed prototype).
Analog version. New electronic board ready to be convert later to DCC with optional decoder kit.
All of our models are equipped with last technologies for a smooth, reliable and silent running :
- custom coreless motor, dual flywheels and both trucks motorized,
- specific chassis design and high precision micromechanics,
- blackened metal wheels,
- front and back lights with LED (red and white warm) - reversible.
About the real one :
The CC72000 series are diesel-electric locomotives, 92 of which were built for the French National Railway Company SNCF by Alsthom. These are the most powerful diesel locomotives of the SNCF. The first was commissioned in 1967.
In international service, the CC 72000s regularly served the Swiss cities of Basel and Geneva with the services Paris - Basel via Mulhouse and Valence - Geneva via Grenoble. On this last service, the CC 72000s towed compositions of up to fourteen Corail cars on Fridays and Sundays.
The CC72000s had their heyday with the traction of the Trans-Europ-Express (TEE) "Jules Verne" Paris-Montparnasse - Nantes (395.1 km) created on September 1975, and "L'Arbalète" Paris-Est - Zurich to Basel from September 1969 until May 1979.
They also hauled the outward and return trains Grenoble - Nantes or Grenoble - Bordeaux (“Le Ventadour”) in domestic service, guaranteed end-to-end connections which were among their longest journeys in passenger service.
In December 2009, the CC72000s carried out their last regular commercial services on the Nantes - Tours - Lyon cross-section.
The CC72000s are recognizable by the sound of their engine, which gives the measure of their power.
CC72000 on wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNCF_Class_CC_72000