Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Bm 235 compartment car, 2nd class. Ocean blue / ivory paint scheme. The car has fold-up steps, rounded roof ends, and trucks with roll stablizers. Supplement to the InterCity 511 "van Beethoven" for the route Dortmund – Mannheim – Stuttgart – Munich. The car looks as it did in the summer of 1985.
Model: Minimum radius for operation 360 mm / 14-3/16". The underbody is specific to this type of car. The trucks have disk brakes, magnetic rail brakes, and roll stabilizers. The car is ready for installation of the 7319 current-conducting car coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting close coupler, the 73406 pickup shoe, and the 73400/73401 (2 per car) interior lighting. The car has factory-installed marker lights. The train route signs and the sequence number for the car are imprinted on the car. Length over the buffers 28.2 cm / 11-1/8". DC wheel set 4 x 700580.
The class 103.1 is the ideal motive power for the new IC express train passenger cars available under item nos. 43851, 43858, 43927, and 43922.
This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 23482.