|Categories||Rolling stock, Train|
|Electrical system||Spur N, 2-Leiter Gleichstrom|
|Interface||Elektrische Schnittstelle für Triebfahrzeuge Next18|
|Coupler||Schacht NEM 355 mit KK-Kinematik|
|Headlights||3-Spitzenlicht fahrtrichtungsabhängig / 2-Schlussleuchten, fahrtrichtungsabhängig|
|Quarter first delivery||1/2021|
|Length over buffer (mm)||293mm|
|Min. radius (mm)||192mm|
Series 515 battery powered rail car with a control car of the German Federal Railroad.
Completely new construction!
¦ Finely detailed model in red paint
¦ A clear view through the passenger compartment
¦ With separately attached plug-in parts
¦ 1st class compartment with six seats in the motor vehicle
¦ Headlights and interior lighting can be switched using DIP switches
¦ Z21 driver's cab available
Operation with battery-powered railcars was introduced in Germany before the First World War. The two-part battery-powered railcar of the "Wittfeld" type, whose batteries were housed in the distinctive front end, was in use until after the Second World War. After 1945 the German Federal Railroad began to deal with this type of drive again. The ETA 176 has made a name for itself as the “Limburg cigar”, but only eight of them were built. From 1953, the cheaper ETA 150, which had roughly the same performance characteristics, was put into service in large numbers. A total of 232 units of the ETA 150 (from 1968 series 515) were built up to 1965. In addition, 216 type ESA 150 control cars (later 815 series) were put into operation.