Offs 59, DB | Gauge H0 - Article No. 46136

Auto Transport Car

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Offs 59 (later the type Laae 541) auto transport car as a double unit. Bi-level version. The car looks as it did at the start of the Sixties.

Auto Transport Car
Article No.46136
GaugeH0
Design type1:87
EraIII
KindFreight Cars
Article not produced anymore.

Product description

Model: There is a permanent close coupling between the car halves. The upper deck can be lowered. The car has a new car number. Suitable chock blocks are included. Length over the buffers 25.3 cm / 9-15/16". DC wheel set 4 x 700580.

Publications

- New items brochure 2015 - Product programme 2015/2016

Prototype information

The German Federal Railroad was early to purchase suitable rolling stock with the rebuilding of the German automobile industry. The goal was railroad cars capable of hauling these valuable vehicles rationally, safely, and protectively. Bi-level special transport cars were built on the steel construction of the type Omm 52 and Omm 55 high-side gondolas that were modern for their time. These cars could be coupled permanently together. End walls and side doors were done away with and crossover plates were present on both levels by means of which a unit train of such cars could be loaded from both ends. The upper deck could be lowered at both ends of a pair of cars to make a loading ramp.

Features

UMärklin close couplers in standard pocket with guide mechanism.
3Era 3
YATTENTION: adults only

Warning

ATTENTION: adults only