4 piece set "DC train" of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) in "Pop" colours. Epoch IV.
UIC-X coach - New Design 2020 !
More than 6.145 express train passenger coaches of the DDB are designated UIC X-coaches. The coaches were put into operation from 1952 on. Some of them were used in D trains for half a century and operated in the Intercity traffic.
These coaches offered an unmatched comfort never seen in Europe before. The technical design of the express train passenger coaches with a new standard length of 26.4 m was developed in 1950. Responsible for development and design was the coach factory "Westwaggon" in Cologne-Deutz. The design of the coaches was based on the specifications which were provided by the coach construction and purchasing department of the Federal Railways Central Office in Minden. All coaches had bogies of the type Minden-Deutz.
Model with interior design and true to original livery and lettering. Inplane applied windows. The coaches are equipped ready to install for interior lighting. Coupler pocket according to NEM 355 standards and close coupling cinematics.
Prototype: At the end of the 1960s, the DB was thinking about how it could give its vehicle fleet a modern and appealing look. So, from 1970 to 1974, the DB did experiments with new and brighter colours while the basic colour of the coach bodies always remained pebble grey. The roofs were painted in umbra grey. On top of the frame of most passenger carriages, there was one decorative stripe in pebble grey colour and another one in the colour that matched with the window bands. The eye-catching coaches were given the popular name "Popwagen". Six different window colours were used, including decorative stripes on almost all types of the DB express train coaches.
|Power system: ||DC|
|Interior Fittings:||with arranged interior|
|Interior Fittings:||Interior lighting can be retrofitted|
|Coupler:||Shaft NEM 355 with KK kinematics|
|Length over buffer:||660 mm|
|Delivery Date:||2020, KW 40|
|Manufacturer price:||199,90 €|