2-part railcar series 628.4/928.4 "Wuppertal Hbf" of the DB AG Ep.V
Version in traffic red livery with train destination display "Wuppertal Hbf", road numbers: 628 521-7 and 928 521-4; Operating condition around 2002.
Model with Next18 interface according to NEM 662 for accommodating a digital decoder; prepared for installation of sound decoder and speakers.
motor with flywheel; Drive on four wheels (two axles), two of which have traction tires to increase traction. Power consumption from all 16 wheels, optionally switchable to 8 wheels of the leading unit for stop function in front of signals (in de-energized sections).
Triple LED headlight / two tail lights that change with the direction of travel (white/red). Both cars are equipped with interior fittings, illuminated train route signs, with interior lighting that can be switched on. Recommended minimum radius: 192 mm.
Additional parts such as buffer buhle, air hoses, control cable, screw coupling are included (not mounted on the photos either).
The VT 628 (or BR 628) is a two-part diesel multiple unit of the DB or DB AG, which consists of a motor car (BR 628) and a control car (BR 928). In recent years, two-part units have also been assembled more frequently from motor vehicles, which are then referred to as "power packs" and can therefore be used more universally, especially on demanding routes with many inclines.
These multiple units are used throughout Germany in local transport on branch lines and subordinate main lines. They were built in various series from 1975 (initially together with the one-piece variant of the 627 series) up to the 1990s, are regarded as the successors to the railbuses and, like them, are often referred to as "secondary line rescuers". Due to their large number, the vehicles formed the backbone of German local transport on non-electrified routes for a very long time, despite numerous more modern successor types. T. can still be found there today - even if they are now increasingly on the retreat and have to make way for newer vehicles.
Our model represents the last, "improved" series, i.e. the total of 309 railcars of the VT 628.4/928.4 built between 1992 and 1996, which, in contrast to its predecessor, the VT 628.2, has a 50 cm longer car body, since the rear The entrance door is designed as a double door in contrast to the one-piece version of its predecessor. In addition, the front entrance door was designed without a lower window, which was still present on the predecessor. Other externally visible differences are the now positive instead of negative train destination displays and the large snow plow on the front, which was on the predecessor is not yet available.