Prototype: 3 entertainment cars and 1 Vista Dome car painted and lettered for the international Apfelpfeil Organization (IAO). Former typeUIC-x compartment cars for TEE service.
Model: The cars come with different paint schemes and car numbers. Total length over buffers: 489 mm.The International Apple Organization (IAO) organized journeys with special trains crosswise over Europe during the 1970's. In 1976, the IAO took over from the German Federal Railroads the well-known "Rheingold" Aussichtswagen and other cars from their car park. Over the years, In the friendly "Apfelpfeil" Design, the remarkable journeys became brand names for trips with comfort and animation at reasonable prices. With increasing competition by package tours with charter aircrafts, it eventually became unfeasible economically to continue, and in 1979 the IAO had to declare bankruptcy. The Marklin 88410 locomotive goes well with this set, available in my store. NEW IN BOX, BOX HAS STORAGE WEAR ON THE OUTSIDE AND PRICE STICKER. Congress enacted the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and we must now note that these ARE NOT TOYS, AND ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN UNDER AGE OF 14. These products are Model Railroad Equipment and Accessories intended for use by adults. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Passenger Cars". The seller is "quality-toys-trains" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.