Z scale model of the famous French TGV PSE (set n°46) in its original orange livery.
TGV set containing 2 motorized locomotives and 2 cars (1cl car and 2cl car).
Digital version - electronic with DH05 decoders solded. Analog version available HERE
Injection plastic molded model with fine details and silkscreen.
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.
Additional TGV cars set (ref. T01-OR1V) is available to complete the train up to 8 cars like the real one.
About real TGV :
109 examples of the TGV PSE were delivered to the SNCF from 1980 for opening of the first French high-speed line between Paris and Lyon (LGV Sud-Est).
The original orange livery is due to designer Jacques Cooper. It will last until the standardization of TGV liveries at the end of the 1990s with the TGV Atlantique, which will then be repainted in grey/atlantic blue livery.
A three-current version of the TGV PSE made it possible to serve Switzerland.
Train no. 16 broke a speed record by reaching 380 km/h on February 26, 1981.
The first trains will be in operation from the opening of the line in 1980 until the first withdrawing in 2012. Some trains that have undergone a recent renovation are still in service and should be withdrawn definitively in 2023.
Wikipedia page for TGV PSE : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNCF_TGV_Sud-Est