From another forum that is in English
“As representatives of the specialty dealers, you have known the following for a long time: In the most
popular model railroad scale, H0 1:87, worlds often collide with one another – on the one side the faction
with the alternating current system – on the other side the faction represented by fans of direct current
systems. Both groups of consumers have a different approach to their hobby and different expectations
about model railroad products: While the alternating current consumer, i.e. the typical Märklin buyer,
values models constructed of metal and often wants full compatibility with older track layouts, the direct
current H0 model railroader, i.e. your potential Trix customer, strives by contrast for the highest possible
level of prototypical accuracy, uncompromising translation of the prototype into the model in 1:87 –
particularly in the scale for the length, and he wants the freedom of choice for a locomotive's digital
features. Silky smooth running characteristics and a smooth coasting effect in analog operation are also
important for him.
Trix H0 is therefore being repositioned. In the future, the assortment will have many more models
specially developed for the requirements of direct current customers.
The ÖBB class 1012 high performance electric locomotive and the Dutch/Swiss Ram TEE powered rail
car train in 2007 are the prelude to this new series. In 2008, it will continue with great strides and many
very interesting models.
At the same time we have adjusted our brand's look, we have also given our customers an exclusive
preview of the first of these extraordinary Trix new items for 2008 at the Model Railroad Meet in
Göppingen and the model railroad shows* in Bern, Leipzig, Vienna, Friedrichshafen, Stuttgart, and
All of the models feature five-pole DC motors with skewed armatures and a flywheel. A 21-pin digital
connector offers the option of connections to the digital world. Many separately applied parts and an
uncompromising scale translation of the prototype into the model, headlights with warm white LED's, and
detailed fittings even inside the locomotive are additional features on these models that have been
specially developed for DC model railroaders.
Interesting, but frustrating at the same time. I can but hope that some of the Trix locomotives come out in an AC version