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The Siemens Velaro D train set is specifically designed for Deutsche Bahn international services from Germany. It is designed to run at speeds up to 320 km/h (200 mph) and comply with Technical Specifications for Interoperability and enhanced crashworthiness requirements. There are fire-proof equipment rooms and fire doors between cars. Velaro D is designed to be quieter and more reliable than the ICE 3 (Class 403/406).

The train is also expected to use up to 20% less energy than previous versions of ICE. This is achieved in part by improved body styling. It does not have the ICE3's panorama lounge where passengers in the end coaches can see the tracks over the driver's shoulder. The Class 407 has 460 seats: 111 in first class, 333 in second class and 16 in the bistro car. In total this is 37 more seats than the ICE 3, even though the seat pitch is unchanged. This is achieved by putting the traction equipment in compartments at either end of the train instead of hiding it behind panels the length of the train. Unlike all previous ICE versions, the passenger seating is all open-plan and there are no compartments.

The new train is designated Class 407 or new ICE 3 and was originally scheduled to enter service at the end of 2011. This date has been since been postponed several times. In December 2013 the first four trains delivered to DB were licensed for domestic operation as multiple units and started with passenger traffic. Four more trains are expected for delivery in spring 2014, whereas the remainder of eight trains shall be used by Siemens for test runs in France and Belgium to gain type approval there.




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Scale: 1.5:1

Manufacturer: Siemens Mobility

Model: Velaro D

Length: Variable depending on configuration

Height: 6-8 blocks

Width: 5 blocks

Build time: Done in an afternoon or so

This project is built to the dimensions provided by this spec sheet, scaled up to 1.5:1.



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05/16/2017 4:33 pm
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JordanCO_TV
Ice Ice baby....
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05/17/2017 6:48 am
Level 24 : Expert Architect
Steve Nugget
*wink *wink *wink *ouch meh eye hurts *oops got the superglue
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05/16/2017 2:30 pm
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SkyDesigner
Very good job ! It looks great, as always !
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05/15/2017 6:24 pm
Level 41 : Master Narwhal
AlejandrooCraftxD29
Wow you can put the download of this project that is wuay
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05/15/2017 7:44 am
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Tommist
Are you going to resume that airport you launched 3 years ago when you're still TheAerofans?
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05/16/2017 2:15 am
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HisBlockyness
What!? SonicSirrus is really the fabled Aerofans? Excuse my ignorance...
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05/16/2017 2:24 am
Level 37 : Artisan Pixel Painter
Tommist
You need to come out of the cave more!
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05/16/2017 2:30 am
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HisBlockyness
xD I thought TheAerofans was one of those guys who built really cool stuff and then disappeared. Then I found SonicSirrus and wondered why he was so good already!
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05/15/2017 8:13 am
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Steve Nugget
Hi Tommist, Thanks for letting me know he/she was the aerofans. Gonna post it in the G+ community
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05/15/2017 7:02 pm
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SonicSirrus
I thought this is old news already...
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05/15/2017 6:57 pm
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Tommist
;)

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