Prototype: Powdered freight silo car, used by German Federal Railroad (DB). Privately owned car of the firm Henkel KgaA.
Model: Detailed frame with asymmetric central axle. Metal ladders and walkways. Length over buffers 13.0 cm / 5-1/8". DC wheel set 2 x 70 0580, 1 x 40 6240.
Private cars are often used in the extensive production facilities of the chemical industry, in order to save rental costs due to the long times frequently necessitated by careful loading and unloading at various points of the facility. They are also used for internal transport. The inscription does not necessarily indicate the product contained, but rather usually shows motifs from the owner"s current advertising.