Here are trains from the two eras for comparison.
|My model is based on this earlier version.|
You can see clearly that the two sets of carriages are not inter-changeable.
|The longer bottom carriage is the newer late 1970s version|
The possible resolutions are all unpalatable:
1) Sell some or all of the TEE models on eBay - what a hassle!
2) Try to return some or all of them to the dealers in France - what a hassle for me and for them!
3) Order the correct additional rolling stock - more expense - and hope to defray the cost through pursuing either 1) or 2) above.
4) Keep all the existing stuff and create two separate TEE trains - a decade apart, so to speak. This would involve buying a new locomotive (see picture below). More expense and no defraying!!
|Roco TEE locomotive|
Not keen on number 4) because the newer TEE seemed to ply its way among the Benelux countries, Switzerland and Germany - France didn't seem to be involved.
5) Pack all the TEE stuff away and put the whole sorry affair on the back-burner. This course of action has the advantage of being consistent with the way I normally lead my life.
Will certainly proceed with 5).