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    Roco 3 piece set: German The Karlsruhe train of the DB  
        

    Roco 61483

    This is a 2021 New Item

    Price: $403.09

    System Scale Country Era Railway Dimensions
    DC HO Germany IV DB 786mm
    Roco 61483 - 3 piece set: German The Karlsruhe train of the DB

    Product Features and Details
    HO Scale DC Era IV 

    Train set with an electric locomotive class 141 and two commuter coaches of the Deutsche Bundesbahn.

    The train set contains an electric locomotive 141 248-5, a 2nd class commuter coach (replacement coach) type Bnrzb 725 and a commuter coach with control cab type BDnrzf 740 in ocean blue/beige livery.

    - Locomotive and coaches in an extraordinary test livery
    - Matching coaches: item no. 64175
    - The headlights can be partially or entirely switched off with a DIP switch
    - The driver's cab illumination can be retrofitted and is switchable in digital mode
    - Control cab coach with PluX16 interface

    In the mid-1970s, the Ausbesserungswerk Karlsruhe developed three prototype carriages for a push-pull train and urban railway operations in the Ruhr area. Why? There were many complaints from passengers that there was no WC in the ET 420 railcars on the long routes in the area of the Ruhrgebiet. So the Deutsche Bundesbahn relied on the many "Silberlinge" available at the time. The test coaches were given a new, more clearly arranged interior. Instead of the hinged folding doors, the vehicles were fitted with pivot-and-slide doors with electromagnetic door locking. Instead of the luggage compartment, seats were also installed in the driver's cab coach. The coaches were painted in ocean blue/beige colours. Compared to other trains at that time, the window band was ocean blue and the area under the windows beige. The 141 248, from the Hagen-Eckesey depot, was painted asymmetrically to give it an uniform appearance. Two additional standard "Silberlinge" were repainted to be used as replacement coaches. In the end, the train could not impress with its performance in the S-Bahn service, also because of the comparatively moderate acceleration capacity of the locomotive. The coaches were then used in the regular local traffic, which was not possible without restrictions; however, the coaches' accesses were only permitted for elevated platforms.


    Model Features:
    - Number of axles with traction tyres - 1
    - Number of driven axles - 4
    - Interior lighting Article number - 40420
    - Interior fitting - Model with interior furnishing
    - Interior fitting - Driver's cab
    - Coupling - NEM shaft 362 with close coupling mechanism
    - Minimum radius - 358 mm
    - Flywheel - yes
    - Interface - Electrical interface for traction units PluX22


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