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    Brawa 51008

    This is a 2024 New Item

    Price: $57.65
    Sale Price: $53.04


    System Scale Country Era Railway
    DC HO Germany VI DB AG
    Brawa 51008 - German Covering Hood Car Shimmns-u708

    Product Features and Details
    HO Scale DC Era VI 

    Model details

    • Sliding hoods not movable
    • Lots of design differences
    • Variants with parking and handbrake
    • Lots of extra details
    • Three-point bearing for safe operation
    • Different bogies of several types
    • Variant-appropriate arrangement of the address boards

    Info about the original

    Due to the rolling process during their production, sheet steel coils are susceptible to moisture. In the 1970s, seeking to protect such coils from corrosion during transport to processing industries, the rail vehicle industry developed a special type of flatcar with three nested sliding hoods - the Shis 708, which was also known as the Shimmns 708 from 1987 onwards. To allow easy loading of the coils, the hoods can be opened as required, exposing the five loading troughs embedded in the vehicle frame. The Federal Railway placed orders for over 2,500 units of Shis/Shimmns 708 in two major batches. The actual number of vehicles of this design is significantly higher due to additional orders from other state railways and leasing companies. As the hoods became increasingly maintenance-intensive with age, DB AG replaced them with sliding tarpaulins on 1,000 carriages and reclassified these vehicles as the Shimmns-ttu 772 from 2002 onwards. However, private operators continue to utilise some vehicles in their original condition.


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