Prototype: Mitropa type WL4ü-39 "Schürzenwagen" sleeping car. Görlitz type III design heavy trucks. Used on the German State Railroad (DRG).
Model: The car is a four-axle sleeping car with detailed interiors of the sleeping compartments. The car has built-in interior lighting. The car roof has separately applied vents, and indentations for marker signal brackets. The car ends have diaphragms and ladders. The couplers are mounted in close coupler guide mechanisms. Minimum radius for operation 1,020 mm / 40-3/16". Length over the buffers 73.4 cm / 28-7/8".
Softly Asleep and Swiftly to Your Destination - The sleeping and dining car operator Mitropa also had new sleeping cars built at the same time as the dining cars placed into service in the 1930s to go with the DRG"s "Schürzenwagen" streamlined passenger cars. These cars also had the new Mitropa "standard length" of 23.50 meters / 77 feet 1-3/16 inches and also were provided with the smooth running "Görlitz type III design" heavy trucks. Passengers appreciated the high level of comfort in these cars. These cars therefore also ran well into the German Federal Railroad era.