Schylling Rail Zeppelin

Schylling Rail Zeppelin

Schylling produced this tinplate Lionel Lines Rail Zeppelin under license from Lionel LLC. A clockwork mechanism that drives the rear wheels is wound by the key protruding from the side. After moving the release lever on top, the zeppelin will run on a flat surface or track until the mechanism is unwound. The rear propeller turns as the zeppelin moves.

The original Rail Zeppelin was a German train that resembled a zeppelin air ship and was propeller driven. In 1931, it set a new railway speed record of 142.9 miles per hour between Hamburg and Berlin, Germany.

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