The X3800 – also affectionately called “Picasso” by railway enthusiasts – is the famous diesel railcar of the French railway company SNCF. The model with mechanical transmission was built in the early 1950s with over 500 pieces under the management of Renault and remained in service until the 1980s.

With an output of 335 hp (250 kW), these machines replaced steam traction. They proved to be extremely robust and reliable in operation on the non-electrified French mainland network.

The origin of its nickname “Picasso” is unclear. It may be due to the obvious asymmetry of the cab: This is off-centre on top of the roof and recalls the painterly style with which the great Spanish artist used to draw faces.

Technical data:

  • 2 motors
  • Laser-cut metal frame. The body is entirely moulded from two-component injection moulding material which guarantees high robustness
  • Small details made by bronze casting
  • Digital decoder ESU (available on request)

Lenght (between buffers) 680 mm
Height 122 mm
Wide 100 mm

Price*: 2,590 Euro

*All prices include 19% VAT as required by law in Germany. These prices are exclusive of decoder, delivery, packaging and shipping.

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StahlRad Gartenbahn UG
Am Osterberg 6
21435 Stelle

Phone: +49 176 / 82 36 18 34

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