The true-to-scale ICE 4 from DB AG
is the model railway highlight of the year 2019 from PIKO!
The model impresses with its very fine paintwork and printing, detachable front caps for coupling two multiple units, realistically different versions of the cars, current collection from all wheels of the end cars, current-carrying clutches and a direction-dependent light change white/red. The power consumption for current-less sections is controlled without braking mechanics from the leading end car, so that the train can come to a halt exactly before the signals pointing in the direction of the stop, despite the motor car being driven.
The elaborate model also features two powerful motors with flywheels, driver‘s cab lighting, an interface for the specially developed PIKO SmartDecoder 4.1 PIN20 for the ICE 4 and is prepared for installation of interior lighting that accentuates the detailed interior design. The motor vehicle in the basic set already has an interior lighting ex works, which can be activated via contacts. The uncomplicated retrofitting with the special sound module #56429 and loudspeaker is prepared on the tidy circuit board. The AC model has an mfx-capable decoder ex works.
Due to the consistent scale implementation, the multiple-unit train can only be used from radius 2!
The sound versions of the class 412 electric multiple-unit from the DB AG (#51402/#51403) are based on the design of the trains without sound. Like the analog model, they offer numerous separately mounted parts, many technical highlights and excellent driving characteristics, even with multiple cars.
The sound models of the PIKO ICE 4 are factory equipped with an innovative PIKO SmartDecoder 4.1 PIN20 as well as the matching sound module. The new PIN20 decoder was especially developed for the PIKO ICE 4 in order to optimally call up all functions and meet all requirements of the true-to-scale high-speed train. In addition to these special features for the control of the ICE 4, the PIN20 decoder also has all the other standards of the PIKO SmartDecoder 4.1, such as the easy login to suitable control panels via RailComPlus®, such as the PIKO SmartBox or mfx-capable control devices.
In addition, new individual settings in mapping and sound experiences at the highest level are now possible thanks to an amplified output power of 2.5 watts. The built-in loudspeaker is specially designed for the models and enables a powerful and realistic reproduction of the 12bit sound recorded on the original. Many typical locomotive noises such as engine noise, signal horns, brake squeal and other switchable functions can be called up individually.
As a special highlight, the sound versions are equipped with complete interior lighting ex works.