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    Brawa Rheingold Express Train Coach Set DRG, 5-unit (DCC Sound Decoder)  

    Brawa 45918

    Price: $674.91

    System Scale Country Era Railway Dimensions
    DC HO Germany II DRG 1306mm
    Brawa 45918 - Rheingold Express Train Coach Set DRG, 5-unit (DCC Sound Decoder)

    Product Features and Details
    HO Scale DC Era II Includes a digital decoder Includes a sound effect 

      • Precise replica of the Görlitz II schwer bogies
      • Different roofs and car bottoms
      • Metal wheels
      • Three-point support in metal axle support
      • Multi-part and multi-colored interior fittings
      • Individually placed table lamps
      • Short coupling kinematics
      • Finest paintwork and printing
      • In-plane assembled windows
      • Precise replica of the brake unit
      • Originally reproduced frame
      • All specific details of the different eras taken into account


      Digital Version:

      • Entry lighting
      • Roof and table lighting
      • Operating and kitchen sound


      Content of the set:

      • Express Train Coach SPw4ü-28 DRG (Road no. 105 001 Köln)
      • Express Train Coach SA4ü-28 DRG (Road no. 10 502 Köln)
      • Express Train Coach SA4üK-28 DRG (Road no. 10 501 Köln), Salon coach 1st class with kitchen
      • Express Train Coach SB4ü-28 DRG (Road no. 10 702 Köln), Salon coach 1st class
      • Express Train Coach SB4üK-29 DRG (Road no. 10 707 Köln), Salon coach 2nd class with kitchen



      Overview of technical functions

      Ceiling lighting 2212 221
      Table lighting (Individual tables and lamps)
      Entry lighting
      Digital interface PluX22 PluX22
      Sound (Operating and kitchen sound)
      Electric coupling (for central electrical supply)

      On their way to Switzerland and onwards to Italy countless luxury passengers from Great Britain and The Netherlands used CIWL couchette cars of CIWL through France. DRG was very interested in "redirecting" this wealthy clientele to their routes. For this reason it introduced a luxury day train with the name "Rheingold Express" in 1928 between Hoek van Holland/Amsterdam and Basel SBB. From 1929 the train service was extended in the summer to Lucerne and Zurich. The extent of the competitive pressure can be seen in the fact that CIWL reacted to the DRG offensive as early as 1928 with its own day train "Edelweiss" via Brussels Luxembourg, Strasbourg.


      When designing the train, DRG took reference to the similar CIWL day trains. The interior included open-plan cars and in some cases partially divided compartments, in first cases even with freestanding benches. Each car had a different decor made of different precious woods or
      cloth-covered walls and ceilings. The exterior of the train was a dark violet - ebony coloured special paint.


      Thus 26 cars were produced in four different versions (each in 1st and 2nd class with and without galley), as well as three luggage wagons. A train generally consists of five carriages - one carriage each with and
      without kitchen in first and second class (one galley served two cars) as well as a luggage wagon. Since at that time the luggage wagon still had to run as a protective wagon behind the locomotive, when changing
      direction in Mannheim, an additional luggage wagon was needed. For this, DRG repainted two Prussian and Baden-Wurttemberg cars according to the Rheingold colour scheme. In the Netherlands the traction was transferred to the 3700 and 3900 series. On the German section, for many years the BR 184-5 of the Mainz railway depot ran as far as Mannheim. From 1936 the new Deutzerfelder 01 pull the Rheingold Express. Offenburger 183 transport the train on the southern section, having already been replaced by the BR 01 in 1930. From Basel, Ae 4/7 bring the train into the interior of Switzerland in the summer. When the war started in 1939, the luxury train was stopped without a replacement.

      • Road no.: 311-608
      • DC Digital Version
      • Digital Sound
      • Doehler & Haass Decoder

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