Gauge H0 - Article No. 46117

Fire Extinguishing Water Car Based on a Tub-Style Tender

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) fire department fire extinguishing water car (conversion of a tub-style tender).

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Fire Extinguishing Water Car Based on a Tub-Style Tender
Fire Extinguishing Water Car Based on a Tub-Style Tender

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Article No. 46117
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era IV
Kind Freight Cars
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  • Product description

    Model: The fire extinguishing water car has numerous separately applied details and additional fire-fighting equipment. Length over the buffers 11.3 cm / 4-7/16".
    DC wheel set 4 x 70 0580

    One-time series in 2005 for the Märklin Exclusiv program.

  • Publications

    - Product programme 2006 - MHI Exclusive 04/2005
  • Prototype information

    Quickly Extinguished - Withered vegetation in the area of railroad right-of-way could easily catch fire in the steam locomotive era from fighting sparks, but it can also happen today from overheated brakes. The railroad keeps fire extinguishing trains ready for such situations, and these trains can be used right on the spot to put out fires before they spread. The necessary water is carried in special fire extinguishing water cars. Since large numbers of locomotive tenders became available, when steam locomotives were taken out of service, these tenders were ideally suited to be converted completely for transporting water and were provided with the appropriate equipment for this purpose. Many tenders survived beyond their once proud steam locomotives in this manner, because diesel locomotives were quickly available to pull them in trains.

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ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years