Reynaulds is very proud and excited to introduce the new Ree Modeles PLM 141 "Mikado". We consider REE MODELES to be one of the finest producers of model trains on the market today, they have positioned themselves as the leader in French model trains. It takes a lot of time, research and effort to create a quality video so a model has to be truly special for us to go through this pain
stacking process. The Ree Modeles Class 141 deserves all the attention and notoriety because the model is a truly remarkable in every way.
Shortly after WWI, the French PLM Railroad was in need of a strong, four-cylinder compound, multi-purpose locomotive, with the ability to haul heavy loads on steep grades. In 1919, several
French locomotive manufactures were commissioned to build such a locomotive. A 2-8-2 "Mikado" was developed, which was classified by the PLM as the 141C. After many trial runs, the PLM was satisfied with the performance and power of these new locomotives. From 1919 to 1934, six hundred and eight locomotives were built, most of which were manufactured in France by Schneider,
and several other manufactures. On January 1st, 1938, the 141C's were integrated into the SNCF. Between 1942 and 1957 the class 141C's were reconstructed, resulting in three additional
classes the 141D, 141E and 141F. The class 141's were well respected, and operated in the majority of depots all over France hauling both freight and passenger trains. This iconic French
locomotive was finally retired in 1969.
The PLM 141 "Mikado" is a truly remarkable model. The model is highly detailed, constructed with over 500 intricate parts, and best of all, it is "ALL METAL". The class 141 model comes equipped with a number of innovations including DCC synchronized cylinder smoke and sound. When you hit function 3 and 4 the locomotive starts producing a steady stream of smoke from the smoke stack as the loco starts to move the cylinders release smoke just like a real locomotive. When the locomotive gets up to speed the smoke production from the stack increases and dies down when the model reaches cruising speed. All this smoke production is also synced with the sound and speed of the locomotive. The best feature of the cyclinder smoke is the effect of all the smoke left on the track as the
locomotive pulls away, the whole experience is so very cool. Besides the smoke innovations the model features prototypical daylight between the boiler & chassis, high quality paint finish,
crisp lettering, inset windows, brake shoes between the wheels, and full cab interiors. Mechanically, the model is excellent because it has a fully functional, finely detailed, metal valve gear and a powerful 5 pole canon motor with flywheels mounted in the locomotive. Powered by four axles, the combination of the high-quality motor and gears, gives this model smooth running characteristics, and excellent performance. Ree uses ESU 4.0 sound decoders and prototypical LED lights, which are coordinated with the direction of travel. The Model comes with NEM 362 close coupler pockets. Four HO versions are available in both analog, 2-Rail DC and Marklin 3-Rail AC or with Digital SOUND and Synchronized cylinder SMOKE.
Ree Modeles is really setting the standard for their quality and new innovations. They truly separate themselves from all their competitors, Ree Models is taking model railroading to a
whole new level. For more information visit our website http://reynaulds.com
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