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Märklin 2009 New Items: H0 Passenger Cars & Passenger Car Sets

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There are two prices for each item. The first price is for items that are ordered before February 27th, the second price is for items ordered after February 27. Some items sell out very fast (especially Limited Editions, 150 Year Märklin Items and MHI items), so please place your order as early as possible.

 

 


Märklin H0: 00774 Display with 16 “Umbauwagen” / “Rebuild” Cars.

ToToTrains price: $611.90/$676.19

Prototype: 16 different German Federal Railroad (DB) 4-axle passenger cars. Type AB4yge “Umbauwagen” / “Rebuild” car, 1st/2nd class, type B4yge “Umbauwagen” / “Rebuild” car, 2nd class, and type BD4yge “Umbauwagen” / “Rebuild” car, 2nd class with a baggage area. The cars look as they did in Era III in the mid-Sixties.

Model: The 16 cars come with different car numbers in an attractive display, 4 each of type AB4yge and 4 each of type BD4yge, and 8 each of type B4yge. The cars have a reproduction of the Minden-Deutz trucks. Each car comes individually packaged and marked. Length over the buffers for each car 22.4 cm / 8-13/16". DC wheel set for each car 4 x 700580.

Highlights:
16 cars to choose from.
All of the models come highly detailed.
Different car numbers.
Available individually at your authorized dealer in a well-arranged display.
One-time series.

The “Umbauwagen” / “Rebuild” cars go particularly well with the class 23, item no. 39230, and with the class 39, item no. 39390.

 

 


Märklin H0: 00776 "Blauer Enzian" / "Blue Gentian" TEE 55/56 Car Display.

ToToTrains price: $539.90/$603.74

Prototype: 4 type Avümh 111 TEE compartment cars, 1st class, with roofs rounded on the ends, 4 type Apümh 121 TEE open seating cars, 1st class, with roofs rounded on the ends, 2 type TEE ARDümh 105 bar cars, 1st class, with roofs with vertical ends, and 2 type WRümh 132 TEE dining cars with roofs with vertical ends, all painted and lettered for the German Federal Railroad (DB). The cars look as they did in the fall of 1967.

Model: This set is 12 TEE cars with different lettering in an attractive display. The cars have the new, longer length. The underbodies and skirting are specific to the cars. The trucks are Minden-Deutz design and have regular brake shoes or disc brakes with separately applied generators according to the prototype and the type of car. The 7319 current-conducting couplings or the 72020 / 72021 current-conducting couplers that can be uncoupled as well as the 73400 / 73401 (2 per car) lighting kit, the 73406 pickup shoe, and the 73407 marker light kit can be installed in the cars. Each of the cars comes individually packaged. Length over the buffers for each car 28.2 cm / 11-1/8". DC wheel set for each car 4 x 700580.

Highlights:
Authentic reproduction of the "Blauer Enzian" / "Blue Gentian" TEE 55/56 from Hamburg Altona to Munich Main Station and from Munich Main Station to, each train with 6 cars.
One-time series.

The "Blauer Enzian" / "Blue Gentian" TEE. In the old German Federal Republic the North-South connection was the most important principal route and the route from Hamburg to Munich enjoyed the greatest priority. The "F-Zug" network of long distance express trains introduced in 1951 used the latest cars and locomotives on this route and a contest is the reason why one of the most famous trains on this routing was christened "Blauer Enzian" / "Blue Gentian" in 1953. The "Blauer Enzian" / "Blue Gentian" was upgraded to TEE status in 1965 with the completion of electrification for the route to Hamburg and its cars were adapted to the Trans Europe Express standards. A new type WRmh 132 dining car, built starting in 1964, was assigned to the train as well as a bar car, the latter being dropped from the train from 1969 on. In the South the train's route was extended to Klagenfurt, Austria and in the winter also as a parallel train via Kufstein to the ski areas in the Tyrol up to Zell am See near Salzburg, Austria. The train's TEE status was given up in 1971 with the introduction of the German Federal Railroad's InterCity concept; from 1979 on the DB offered the popular North-South routing with 2nd class cars too. This routing has remained attractive with the introduction of the EuroCity trains in 1987, but the name "Blauer Enzian" has disappeared and along with it a part of German railroad history.

All of the cars from this display are available separately. Two complete, prototypical trains of the "Blauer Enzian" / "Blue Gentian" TEE can be reproduced with the cars, one from Hamburg to Munich and one from Munich to Hamburg. 39.95 Euros single price per compartment / open seating car. 44.95 Euros single price per bar / dining car.

 

 


Märklin H0: 41874 "L'Oiseau Bleu" PBA TEE Express Train Passenger Car Set.

ToToTrains price: $225.90/$253.57

Prototype: INOX cars (constructed of stainless steel) for the Trans Europe Express between Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam (TEE PBA). 2 type A8tu 41 and A8tu 42 open seating cars, painted and lettered for the Belgian State Railways (SNCB/NMBS). Type A5rtu 21 dining car with galley and type A2Dx 4 generator car with a service compartment, painted and lettered for the French State Railways (SNCF). All of the cars are 1st class. Built starting in 1964. Used for the "L'Oiseau Bleu" TEE train.

Model: The cars are reproduced to scale without compromise in all of the dimensions. Minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16" (with sufficient clearance). The cars have underbodies specific to the various types of cars. The cars have type Y24 trucks. The cars have a special paint finish to represent the INOX surface. The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler, the 73405 pickup shoe and the 73400/73401 (2 per car) lighting kit can be installed in the cars. Total length over the buffers 113 cm / 44-1/2".

Highlights:
Full scale length.
Precise detailing.
Perfect INOX finish.
Multiple color interior details.
Complete series of cars available.
One-time series.

The L'Oiseau Bleu TEE – The Blue Bird. The name of one of the most famous TEE trains goes back to the year 1929, when the "Compagnie International des Waggons Lits" (CIWL) christened its new deluxe train from Paris via Brussels to Antwerp with the name "The Blue Bird", in the original "L'Oiseau Bleu". With a short interruption during World War II, the train took up its original route again in 1947, but this time only between Paris and Brussels. In 1957, the age of the TEE was ushered in and the famous "L'Oiseau Bleu" train connection was a core TEE route right from the beginning. Like all TEE locomotives and cars, the newest motive power and rolling stock was used here to offer passengers a swift, comfortable trip in 1st class only. For a long time the characteristic PBA design INOX cars were typical for the "L'Oiseau Bleu" and the motive power was usually either the French class CC 40100 or the Belgian class 18, which were essentially the same locomotives. With reorganization of the connection between Paris and Brussels TEE service was stopped between these two metropolitan areas and with it the prestigious name "L'Oiseau Bleu" disappeared on June 3, 1984 after 55 years.

DC wheel set per car 4 x 700580. These TEE cars have been designed to scale without compromises for clearance. These models will run on curves with a minimum radius of 360 mm / 14-3/16" or more, but a suitable spacing must be maintained between the track and catenary masts, bridge railings, or signals. The addition of the bar car and the compartment car in the 41875 set to the 41874 set brings the latter up to a prototypical train composition for the "L'Oiseau Bleu" TEE. The locomotives to go with this train are the 39401 (France) and 39402 and 39403 (Belgium) models. A similar TEE with PBA cars is offered by Trix for the DC system.

 

 


Märklin H0: 41875 “L'Oiseau Bleu” PBA TEE Express Train Passenger Car Set.

ToToTrains price: $177.90/$193.19

Prototype: INOX cars (constructed of stainless steel) for the Trans Europe Express between Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam (TEE PBA). 2 type A8u 31 and A8u 33 compartment cars and 1 type A3rtu 15 bar car, painted and lettered for the French State Railways (SNCF). All of the cars are 1st class. Built starting in 1964. Used for the “L’Oiseau Bleu” TEE train.

Model: The cars are reproduced to scale without compromise in all of the dimensions. Minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16" (with sufficient clearance). The cars have underbodies specific to the various types of cars. The cars have type Y 24 trucks. The cars have a special paint finish to represent the INOX surface. The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler, the 73405 pickup shoe and the 73400/73401 (2 per car) lighting kit can be installed in the cars. Total length over the buffers 88.0 cm / 34-5/8". DC wheel set per car 4 x 700580.

Highlights:
Full scale length.
Precise detailing.
Perfect INOX finish.
Multiple color interior details.
Complete series of cars available.
One-time series.

The L'Oiseau Bleu TEE – The Blue Bird. The name of one of the most famous TEE trains goes back to the year 1929, when the “Compagnie International des Waggons Lits” (CIWL) christened its new deluxe train from Paris via Brussels to Antwerp with the name “The Blue Bird”, in the original “L'Oiseau Bleu”. With a short interruption during World War II, the train took up its original route again in 1947, but this time only between Paris and Brussels. In 1957, the age of the TEE was ushered in and the famous “L'Oiseau Bleu” train connection was a core TEE route right from the beginning. Like all TEE locomotives and cars, the newest motive power and rolling stock was used here to offer passengers a swift, comfortable trip in 1st class only. For a long time the characteristic PBA design INOX cars were typical for the “L'Oiseau Bleu” and the motive power was usually either the French class CC 40100 or the Belgian class 18, which were essentially the same locomotives. With reorganization of the connection between Paris and Brussels TEE service was stopped between these two metropolitan areas and with it the prestigious name “L'Oiseau Bleu” disappeared on June 3, 1984 after 55 years.

These TEE cars have been designed to scale without compromises for clearance. These models will run on curves with a minimum radius of 360 mm / 14-3/16" or more, but a suitable spacing must be maintained between the track and catenary masts, bridge railings, or signals. The addition of the 41875 set to the open seating cars and dining car in the in 41874 set brings the latter up to a prototypical train composition for the “L'Oiseau Bleu” TEE. The locomotives to go with this train are the 39401 (France) and 39402 and 39403 (Belgium) models. A similar TEE with PBA cars is offered by Trix for the DC system.

 

 


Märklin H0: 42229 "Hapag-Lloyd" Passenger Car Set.

ToToTrains price: $209.90/$229.42

Prototype: 4 different German State Railroad Company (DRG) express train passenger cars. 1 type A4ü "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Cars" compartment car, 1st class, 2 type B4ü "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Cars" compartment car, 2nd class, and 1 type Pw4ü "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Cars" baggage car. The baggage cars look as they did at the end of the Twenties.

Model: The car is constructed with many details and comes in the full length for the scale. The trucks for the baggage car are specific to that car and the "swan neck" trucks are specific to the passenger cars. The cars are reproduced to look as they did in Era II. The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler, the 73400/73401 (2 per car) lighting kit, and the 73405 pickup shoe can be installed in the cars. Minimum radius for operation 360 mm / 14-3/16". Total length over the buffers 92.8 cm / 36-1/2". DC wheel set 16 x 700580.

Highlights:
The "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Cars" family is totally new tooling.
One-time series.

Hapag-Lloyd Trains – Long-Distance Travel and Emigration. After World War I maritime ship service and the overseas trips associated with it almost succumbed to the high inflation and the draconian reparations obligations. The great steam ships of the prewar period were handed over to the victors and the German shipping lines began pretty much at the "Zero Hour". The overseas ship cruise gradually became good business again due to the large number of people in Germany ready to emigrate. Among the companies for whom this became good business again was Hapag-Lloyd, which brought countless Germans to the New World from Bremerhaven and also from Cuxhaven; their baggage often consisted of nothing more than a little bit of hope for a better life. The German State Railroad Company (DRG) reacted quickly to the stream of "one-way" travelers and placed special trains in operation that ran from Bremen to Bremerhaven and from Hamburg to Cuxhaven. The upswing in the economy revived travel and more and more people could once again afford a trip abroad. The German State Railroad Company (DRG) purchased on their own pure 1st and 2nd class "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Cars" in order to make the trip to the deluxe cabins on ships such as the legendary "Bremen" as pleasant as possible. These cars were arranged in trains with émigrés, who crowded into the 3rd class cars. Motive power was often a class 17, the former Royal Prussian State Railways (K.P.E.V.) class S 10. They were by design the motive power for the Imperial Court Train of Wilhelm II and were being increasingly replaced by more powerful standard design locomotive such as the class 01. The Hapag-Lloyd special trains were the beginning of a challenge for all travelers, the start of the unknown, for some because of a lark and a love of adventure, for the others due to the bitter necessity to begin a new life in the hope of finding good fortune in the new world.

The class 17 locomotive goes well with this set of cars and can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item no. 37193.

 

 


Märklin H0: 42230 Express Train Passenger Car.

ToToTrains price: $51.90/$57.95

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Cars" compartment car, 1st class. Type A4ü. The car looks as it did around 1959.

Model: The car is constructed with many details and comes in the full length for the scale. The underbody and the "swan neck" trucks are specific to this car. The car is made to look as it did in Era III with a "bottle green" paint scheme. The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler, the 73400/73401 (2 per car) lighting kit, and the 73405 pickup shoe can be installed in the cars. Minimum radius for operation 360 mm / 14-3/16". Length over the buffers 23.7 cm / 9-5/16". DC wheel set 4 x 700580.

Highlights:
The "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Car" family is completely new tooling.

"Hechtwagen" / "Pike Cars" – The First Standard Design Cars on the German State Railroad. At the start of the Twenties, when the decision was made to merge the individual state railroads into the German State Railroad Company (DRG), the managers were confronted with an almost unmanageable variety of rolling stock, which caused problems and higher costs in daily operation of a tightly managed firm. The decision was made to standardize both in the awarding of contracts for new locomotives and the purchase of new cars that were urgently necessary in the aftermath of the extreme demands placed on them in the war years. Emphasis was placed on massively lowering costs. Quick results were achieved in the area of passenger cars and as early as 1922 and 1923 the first all-German, newly developed family of cars was ready to be presented to the public: the family of "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Cars" constructed of iron. The name for these very reliable cars came from the wedge-shaped tapering car ends that were already in use on the Saxon State Railroad. However, it turned out that this unusual form was not an improvement either visually or technically and they were discarded in the building plans as early as 1928. In addition to being constructed of iron, another common feature of these cars was the use of wood for interior walls and for lining the ceilings. The cars were laid out with compartments with a side corridor, a sturdy barrel-shaped roof instead of the Prussian clerestory type of roof, ladders on the ends of the cars, and side windows with rather rounded corners. The cars were equipped with electric lighting and "Knorr Kunze S" type air brakes. In 1922, the car program included type A4ü-23 car, 1st class, type B4ü-22 cars, 2nd class, (both types were initially planned only for the "Hapag-Lloyd trains"), type AB4ü-23a/b/c cars, 1st/2nd class, type C4ü-23 cars, 3rd class, and type Pw4ü-23 baggage cars. The latter did not have the standard length of 20,610 mm / 67 feet 7-7/16 inches; they were only 18,840 mm / 61 feet 9-3/4 inches. The baggage cars also differed in having Prussian standard design trucks. The other cars were equipped with trucks of an American design. The "Hechtwagen" or "Pike Cars" could be seen in daily service in express trains all over Germany. Their robust construction was so reliable that in addition to the German Federal Railroad taking over these cars after World War II, other railroads such as the German State Railroad (DR) or the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) also incorporated into their rolling stock the cars still in their areas. The German Federal Railroad retired the originally "German" "Hechtwagen" or "Pike Cars" by the mid-Sixties. Similar designs of Polish origin were still in use for a few more years. Several "Hecht" cars were converted to maintenance cars and were even painted in ocean blue.

The class 23 and 39 are appropriate motive power for these cars and can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item nos. 39230 and 39390.

A similar model in a DC version can be found in the Trix H0 assortment with Era IIIa lettering under item no. 23383.

 

 


Märklin H0: 42250 Express Train Passenger Car.

ToToTrains price: $51.90/$57.95

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Cars" compartment car, 2nd class. Type B4üwe. The car looks as it did around 1959.

Model: The car is constructed with many details and comes in the full length for the scale. The underbody and the "swan neck" trucks are specific to this car. The car is made to look as it did in Era III with a "bottle green" paint scheme. The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler, the 73400/73401 (2 per car) lighting kit, and the 73405 pickup shoe can be installed in the cars. Minimum radius for operation 360 mm / 14-3/16". Length over the buffers 23.7 cm / 9-5/16". DC wheel set 4 x 700580.

Highlights:
The "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Car" family is completely new tooling.

The class 23 and 39 are appropriate motive power for these cars and can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item nos. 39230 and 39390.

A similar model in a DC version can be found in the Trix H0 assortment with Era IIIa lettering under item no. 23384.

 

 


Märklin H0: 42251 Express Train Passenger Car.

ToToTrains price: $51.90/$57.95

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Cars" compartment car, 2nd class. Type B4üwe. The car looks as it did around 1959.

Model: The car is constructed with many details and comes in the full length for the scale. The underbody and the "swan neck" trucks are specific to this car. The car is made to look as it did in Era III with a "bottle green" paint scheme. The car has a different car number from item no. 42250. The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler, the 73400/73401 (2 per car) lighting kit and the 73405 pickup shoe can be installed in the cars. Minimum radius for operation 360 mm / 14-3/16". Length over the buffers 23.7 cm / 9-5/16". DC wheel set 4 x 700580.

Highlights:
The "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Car" family is completely new tooling.

The class 23 and 39 are appropriate motive power for these cars and can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item nos. 39230 and 39390.

A similar model in a DC version can be found in the Trix H0 assortment with Era IIIa lettering under item no. 23385.

 

 


Märklin H0: 42260 Express Train Passenger Car.

ToToTrains price: $51.90/$57.95

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Cars" baggage car. Type Pw4ü. The car looks as it did around 1959.

Model: The car is constructed with many details and comes in the full length for the scale. The underbody and the trucks are specific to this car. The car is made to look as it did in Era III with a "bottle green" paint scheme. The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler, the 73400/73401 (2 per car) lighting kit, and the 73405 pickup shoe can be installed in the cars. Minimum radius for operation 360 mm / 14-3/16". Length over the buffers 21.7 cm / 8-1/2". DC wheel set 4 x 700580.

Highlights:
The "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Car" family is completely new tooling.

The class 23 and 39 are appropriate motive power for these cars and can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item nos. 39230 and 39390.

A similar model in a DC version can be found in the Trix H0 assortment with Era IIIa lettering under item no. 23387.

 

 


Märklin H0: 42652 Express Train Passenger Car.

ToToTrains price: $54.90/$57.95

Prototype: Dutch State Railways (NS Inter-City car. Type ICR-A10 open seating car, 1st class.

Model: The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler can be installed in the car. Length over the buffers 26.4 cm / 10-3/8". DC wheel set 4 x 700580.

One-time series.

 

 


Märklin H0: 42653 Express Train Passenger Car.

ToToTrains price: $54.90/$60.37

Prototype: Dutch State Railways (NS Inter-City car. Type ICR-B10 open seating car, 2nd class.

Model: The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler can be installed in the car. Length over the buffers 26.4 cm / 10-3/8". DC wheel set 4 x 700580.

One-time series.

 

 


Märklin H0: 42654 Express Train Passenger Car.

ToToTrains price: $54.90/$60.37

Prototype: Dutch State Railways (NS Inter-City car. Type ICR-BKD combination car, 2nd class with a galley and a baggage area.

Model: The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler can be installed in the car. Length over the buffers 26.4 cm / 10-3/8". DC wheel set 4 x 700580.

One-time series.

 

 


Märklin H0: 42726 EC Express Train Passenger Car Set.

ToToTrains price: $209.90/$241.49

Prototype: 5 different Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) EC express train passenger cars. 2 type Ampz 18-71.0 open seating cars, 1st class, 2 type Bmz 21-71.0 compartment cars, 2nd class, and 1 type Bmpz 29-91 open seating car, 2nd class. The cars are in the current Austrian Federal Railways Eurocity paint and lettering scheme. They look like the cars currently in use.

Model: The cars have adjustable buffers. The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler can be installed in the cars. Total length over the buffers 132.0 cm / 52". DC wheel set 20 x 700580.

One-time series.

 

 


Märklin H0: 42954 "ALEX" Express Train Passenger Car.

ToToTrains price: $43.90/$48.29

Prototype: Type Bm compartment car, 2nd class, painted and lettered for the "ALEX" Arriva Provincial Railroad Express.

Model: The car has interior details, and the 7319 current-conducting coupling can be installed in it. The car also has adjustable buffers. Length over the buffers 27.1 cm / 10-5/8".
This express train passenger car is the ideal add-on for the 26552 train set.

This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 23243.

 

 


Märklin H0: 43500 Express Train Passenger Car.

ToToTrains price: $39.90/$42.66

Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) type Aim 260 InterRegio car. 1st class.

Model: The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler can be installed in the car. The car has adjustable buffers. Length over the buffers 27.0 cm / 10-5/8". DC wheel set 4 x 700580.

 

 


Märklin H0: 43501 Express Train Passenger Car.

ToToTrains price: $39.90/$42.66

Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) type Bim 263 InterRegio car. 2nd class.

Model: The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler can be installed in the car. The car has adjustable buffers. Length over the buffers 27.0 cm / 10-5/8". DC wheel set 4 x 700580.

 

 


Märklin H0: 43550 Cab Control Car.

ToToTrains price: $75.90/$84.52

Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) type Bimdzf 269.0 InterRegio cab control car. 2nd class with an engineer's cab for shuttle train operation.

Model: The engineer's cab has interior details. The car has a detailed buffer beam. It also has separately applied end skirting. The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler can be installed in the car. Length over the buffers 27.5 cm / 10-13/16". When operated cab control car first, white triple headlights shine on the cab control car. When operated cab control car last, dual red marker lights shine on the cab control car.

 

 


Märklin H0: 43808 “City-Bahn” Car Set.

ToToTrains price: $169.90 (until sold out)

Prototypes: German Federal Railroad (DB) “City-Bahn” type Bnrzb 778.1 commuter car, 2nd class, “City-Bahn” type ABnrzb 772.1 commuter car, 1st/2nd class, and “City-Bahn” type BDnrzf 784 commuter cab control car, 2nd class.

Models: The cars have the new, longer length. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". The cars have underbody details specific to the different cars. The trucks have disk brakes. The cars are ready for installation of the 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting couplers, 73406 pickup shoes, the 73400/73401 (2 per car) lighting kit, and the 73409 marker light kit. The cab control car has triple headlights that change over to dual red marker lights by means of a friction switch; these lights will work in analog and digital operation. The cab control car has maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. All of the cars come individually packaged in a master package. Length over the buffers for each car 28.2 cm / 11-1/8". DC wheel set: 4 x 700580 for each car.

One-time series.

City-Bahn. Branch lines have always been problem children for the German railroad. In 1984, the German Federal Railroad took a new approach to increase the attractiveness of service on little used routes. The project went under the name "City-Bahn" and initially one route for selected for this service: Cologne – Gummersbach. "Silberlinge" / "Silver Coins" commuter cars were used as rolling stock and were rebuilt to the latest standard at that time. A train café was set up in one of the cars and the exterior of these trains was borrowed from the paint scheme for the S-Bahn in the Rhine/Ruhr area. The paint scheme for the locomotives was adapted to that of the trains in order to achieve a high level of recognition for the "City-Bahn" product. Class 218 diesels were used on the route Cologne – Gummersbach. The railroad was able to register a clear increase in passengers thanks to the "City-Bahn", and this increase was the result of the dense service at regular intervals. Without a doubt the "City-Bahn" concept kept rail service alive on routes threatened with abandonment until it was replaced by its successor, the "Stadt-Express" or "City Express".

The class 218 "City-Bahn" locomotive and a “City-Bahn”” car to go with this car set can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item nos. 39182 and 43818. This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 23434.

 

 


Märklin H0: 43809 Commuter Car Set.

ToToTrains price: $144.90/$156.97

Prototype: 3 different "Silberling" / "Silver Coin" commuter cars painted in an ivory/green color scheme for the Luxembourg State Railways (CFL). 1 commuter car, 1st/2nd class, and 2 commuter cars, 2nd class.

Model: The cars have the new longer length. Minimum radius for operation 360 mm / 14-3/16". The underbodies and trucks are specific to the cars. The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler, the 73406 pickup shoe, and the 73400/73401 (2 per car) lighting kit, and the 73409 marker light kit can be installed in the cars. Total Length over the buffers 84.6 cm / 33-5/16". DC wheel sets 12 x 700580.

One-time series.

The class 3600 is the right motive power for these cars and can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item no. 37334.

 

 


Märklin H0: 43818 “City-Bahn” Add-On Car.

ToToTrains price: $45.90 (until sold out)

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) commuter car, 1st/2nd class (type ABnrzb 772.1). “Silberling” / “Silver Coins” design with a rounded roof painted and lettered for “City-Bahn”, with a cafeteria area.

Model: The car has the new longer length. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". The car has underbody details specific to this design. The trucks have disk brakes. The car is ready for installation of the 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting couplers, 73406 pickup shoes, the 73400/73401 (2 per car) lighting kit, and the 73409 marker light kit. Length over the buffers 28.2 cm / 11-1/8". DC wheel set: 4 x 700580.

One-time series.

City-Bahn. Branch lines have always been problem children for the German railroad. In 1984, the German Federal Railroad took a new approach to increase the attractiveness of service on little used routes. The project went under the name “City-Bahn” and initially one route for selected for this service: Cologne – Gummersbach. “Silberlinge” / “Silver Coins” commuter cars were used as rolling stock and were rebuilt to the latest standard at that time. A train café was set up in one of the cars and the exterior of these trains was borrowed from the paint scheme for the S-Bahn in the Rhine/Ruhr area. The paint scheme for the locomotives was adapted to that of the trains in order to achieve a high level of recognition for the “City-Bahn” product. Class 218 diesels were used on the route Cologne – Gummersbach. The railroad was able to register a clear increase in passengers thanks to the “City-Bahn”, and this increase was the result of the dense service at regular intervals. Without a doubt the “City-Bahn” concept kept rail service alive on routes threatened with abandonment until it was replaced by its successor, the “Stadt-Express” or “City Express”.

The class 218 “City-Bahn” locomotive and a “City-Bahn” car set to go with this car can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item nos. 39182 and 43808. This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 23435.