Product Features and Details
Prototype: As series 480 ordered the Berlin Transport Authority (BVG) since 1986 a series of new S-Bahn train set. These trains represented an enormous technical progress, because in the development broke new ground in many areas. Even the exterior design differed greatly from the previous appearance of the Berlin S-Bahn and replaced the in the tooths multiple units of class 475. Also new was that at each end of a 2-pc. ¼-turn of the new series, a cab is to give great flexibility in use can be achieved. The first four prototypes were delivered at the end of the BVG in 1986 for testing purposes in a crystal blue paint. This painting came but the Berliners not to, so that the second production run was delivered from 1990 back to the traditional lacquering cream / red. The vehicles no. 480.0046 / 546-480059 / 559 went to the German State Railroad (DR) and subsequent to the German Railroad, Inc. (BVG) as the new owner of the S-Bahn. In 1994 came the merger of Deutsche Bundesbahn and Reichsbahn, and thereafter it came to the renumbering of all railcars with the new logo of the S-Bahn Berlin GmbH. Hobbytrain develops and produces the S-Bahn models in cooperation with the S-Bahn Berlin. By already a ¼-train (2 pcs. Unit) possible use to the S-Bahn trains are used on smaller plants. By coupling together multiple ¼-trains to reach the prototypical implementation to block train.
- Lighting Changing red / white