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Effel 0 Gauge

(Paris, France)

Effel trains were created by Fernand Lheure, who was the 'L' in BLZ (1943 to 1951) Effel models were produced from 1952 until 1955 at which point Fernand Lheure was killed in a motoring accident.

Effel produced a 2C2 overhead electric locomotive, inspired by the SNCF 2D2 locomotive. The company also produced locomotives BB 12000 and the record breaking BB 9004, both of which were static models for display. Many have subsequently been fitted with motors.


Effel 2C2 locomotive, cast body, length 28cm, missing one pantograph

Effel 2C2 locomotive, cast body, length 28cm, missing one pantograph

Effel 2C2 locomotive, cast body, length 28cm, missing one pantograph

Effel 2C2 locomotive, cast body, length 28cm, missing one pantograph

Effel BB 9004 locomotive, cast body, fitted with twin motors

Effel BB 9004 locomotive, cast body, fitted with twin motors

Effel BB 9004 locomotive, cast body, fitted with twin motors

Effel BB 9004 locomotive, cast body, fitted with twin motors

Effel BB 9004 locomotive, cast body, fitted with twin motors

Effel BB 12000 locomotive, cast body, incomplete

Effel BB 12000 locomotive, cast body, incomplete

Effel BB 12000 locomotive, cast body, incomplete

Effel BB 12000 locomotive, cast body, incomplete

Effel BB 12000 locomotive, cast body, incomplete

Effel SNCF 3rd class passenger coach. Note the similarity to BLZ

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