Freight car ferry wagon Tcefs 845 DB era IV
|Manufacturer, no.||Modellbahn Union N-G66012|
no: 2180-5729045-8, with weathering patches
In order to use freight wagons in traffic to Great Britain wagons were needed that corresponded to the smaller british loading gauge, and in addition where capable of working with the UK braking system.
The DB therefore acquired the new Gbtmks 66 (later Tcefs 845) in 1964. The wagons were built by company Gebr. Credé in Kassel. The wagons were usable for through ferry traffic and therefore avoided extensive re-loading at the ferry ports. The wagons had a length of 12,5m with a loading with of only 2,3m. Back in 1964 the wagons where already lettered corresponding to the rules of the upcoming Epoch IV.
The wagons proved to be successful in service and were used up into Epoch V. Because of the international service the wagons showed a prominent, multilingual lettering. Two wagons are on exhibit today in the Bochum Dahlhausen railway museum.
The Modellbahn Union N gauge models of the Tcefs 845 wagons in scale 1:160 features numerous details and printing, the side doors can be opened. Different lettering and colours based on time of usage are also being realised. All models feature close coupling mechanism and NEM coupler pockets. Standard N couplers in two different lengths are included. The models are equipped with finescale-wheelsets, standard wheelsets are optional available under the item number MU_N-X00001. The length over buffer is 78 mm per wagon.
|Categories||Rolling stock, Freight car|
|Elektrisches system||Spur N 2-Leiter Gleichstrom|
|Coupler||Schacht NEM 355 mit KK-Kinematik|
|Length over buffer (mm)||78mm|
|Min. radius (mm)||192mm|
This model is not a toy. Not suitable for children under 14 years!