Trix have launched a couple of new models which are to coincide with the new film version of Superman. There is an HO model and an N gauge starter set.
Prototype: Class 185 dual system general-purpose locomotive painted and lettered for the movie "Superman Returns". Version with "Superman" motifs.
Model: The locomotive is constructed of metal with many cast-in details. The locomotive has a digital decoder for DCC, Selectrix, and conventional operation. It has a special can motor, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts. 2 traction tires. The headlights are maintenance-free LED's that will work in conventional operation and that can be controlled digitally. The acceleration and braking delay can be controlled with DCC or with Trix Systems. The locomotive comes with 2 pantographs that can be raised and lowered manually (they are not wired to take power from the catenary). Length over the buffers 217 mm / 8-9/16".
The N gauge start set is modeled on the ICE3.
Prototype: ICE 3 high speed train, consisting of three units in a design for the movie "Superman Returns".
Model: The intermediate car comes with a digital connector and a can motor with 2 flywheels, 4 axles powered. Total train length 470 mm / 18-1/2". Oval of track consisting of 14 sections, 52 x 42 cm / 21" x 17". The set can be expanded with the entire Minitrix track program. It has a battery controller for a 9 volt transistor battery (battery not included) with terminal clips. The set has a "Metropolis" backdrop. The packaging is attractive with the "Superman" emblem.
Apparently neither of these models will be available in the UK which asks the question who has the rights to these in the UK?
Are superheroes appropriate in the world of model rail?