Prototype: DSG type WLAB4ü(e)-39 "Schürzenwagen" sleeping car. Görlitz type III design heavy trucks. Used on the German Federal Railroad (DB).
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".
These cars can be combined with the "Schürzenwagen" models 58131, 58132, and 58133 to form a typical DB express train consist from early Era III.
Sound Asleep 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 were also 23.50 meters / 77 feet 1-3/16 inches in length and also had with the smooth running "Görlitz type III design" heavy trucks. These comfortable cars were also used after World War II and were gradually modernized. Among the latter steps was the installation of electric heating. These sleeping cars were always very popular with passengers. These cars were therefore also in service well into the German Federal Railroad era.