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    Brawa DRG Rheingold Special Edition Set w. BONUS Baggage Car (DC Analog Basic Plus)  

    This item is discontinued at the factory but is still available here.

    Brawa B1802

    Price: $822.89

    System Scale Country Era Railway Dimensions
    DC HO Germany II DRG 1842mm
    Brawa B1802 - DRG Rheingold Special Edition Set w. BONUS Baggage Car (DC Analog Basic Plus)

    Product Features and Details
    HO Scale DC Era II 

    For the Rheingold-Express BRAWA offers an attractive bonus gift in a limited edition only available until March 15, 2018. 

    1 x BR40900 Steam Locomotive BR 01 DRG/Rheingold, II, DC analog BASIC+ 
    4 x Rheingold Express Coaches, 1 x Rheingold Express Baggage Coache (Set BR45916) 
    1 x BONUS Express Baggage CoachPw4ü in in exclusive Tin Box packaging, a value of € 99,- UVP 
    1 x 90 Jahre Rheingold-Express Collector Gift Key Chain

    Locomotive Details:

    • Boiler, driver's cab and tender made of high-quality, impact-resistant plastic
    • Perforated underframe and spoked wheels in die-cast zinc
    • Smoke generator and sound decoder, either built in or as a retrofit option
    • Illuminated driver's cab
    • True-to epoch lighting, multipart lamp housing
    • Standard shaft rear with link guide
    • Close coupling between locomotive and tender
    • Perfectly replicated back boilerplate
    • Finest paintwork and printing
    • Lines and extra mounted parts in minimum material thickness
    • Extra mounted steps
    • 1000 mm leading wheels
    • Valve gear holder in cast design
    • Tender 2'2' T32, 2nd construction type

    Navigable minimum radius: The models of BR 01 are technically suitable for R 360. For best driving characteristics we recommend the use on R 420.


    The Cologne Reichsbahn directorate did not receive the 01 192 - 198 locomotives for operations along the Rhine until 1936/1937, which was very late indeed. 01 193 was phased out on 21.12.1936 and assigned to the Deutzerfeld railway depot. The area of responsibility for the locomotive included the route of the legendary "Rheingold-Express", assumed from the BR 18.5. As early as 1930, the Offenburg railway depot operated it with an 01 vehicle along the Upper Rhine to Basel. The 01 193 also survived the war in Cologne and moved to Hamm in 1948. Here, it operated on the East-West axis between Aachen and Hanover with numerous sister locomotives until 1959 and was then transferred to Paderborn. A new high-performance boiler was installed in Nied in 1960. In 1964, it was passed on to Rheine after only five years. As was the case with trains starting in Paderborn, it turned in Kassel and travelled north to Bremen, Emden and Oldenburg. The "Rheiner 01" vehicles were often installed with a 2´2T30 Tender for utilisation in The Netherlands. The increasing allocation of the 01.10 meant that the 01 became expendable, the 001 193-2 was decommissioned as early as 21.06.1968. Gustav Ahrens GmbH dismantled it in Essen-Rellinghausen in September and October 1969.

    Car Set Detail:

    • 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.

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