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Announcement | First common model

by Marco Suter (comments: 1)

We are proud to announce the first model to result from our latest collaboration: the Fire and Rescue Train 2008, or the LRZ 08 in its abbreviated form, which was produced between 2008 and 2010 by a consortium of manufacturers including Windhoff Bahn- und Anlagentechnik, Dräger Safety, Joseph Meyer and Vogt AG.

Federal Railways (SBB) Fire and Rescue trains are stationed at various locations throughout Switzerland and are kept in a constant state of readiness. The model made by Innolutions bears the coat of arms of the city of Brugg. The original train is sitting right outside our offices.

Our model has three different cars, just like the original:

  • The equipment car, the original of which houses a generator to power the on-board systems, an air-filtering system to supply breathing masks and a water/foam lance on the roof of the cab.
  • The fire-fighting car; the full-size version has tanks that can hold 48,000 litres of water and 1,800 litres of foaming agent; the model itself includes a working lance and a 0.9 litre tank.
  • The rescue car, the original includes a rescue platform, a power generator and a ladder module, as well as a rescue container, the main space of which is isolated from the exterior, and respirators and protection gear for around 60 people.

The model is fitted with Massoth latest-generation digital decoders and powerful Piko motors.

The Swiss-style reversed lights match the original exactly and comply with the Swiss train regulations (FDV R300.1-.15). The lights on the engines can be controlled individually. When changing the direction of travel, the signalling lights on the back of the engine change from double red (tail of the train) to single white (head of the train).

We are excited to be presenting this world-first at the 2019 Brugg Railway Park Open Day on the 25th and 26th of May 2019, right in front of the actual LRZ 08.



  • FGB Berlin Blog, May 22nd, 2019 from Frank-Michael Pohl (in German)
  • Spur G Blog, May 19th, 2019 from Thorsten Bresges (in German)

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