Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BRAWA 46057 BD4yg and 46054 AB4yg

Oh, what is that? My order of Brawa's BD4yg and AB4yg passenger cars came in (product number 46057 and 46054 respectively).
These are beautiful models of an ubiquitous German passenger car type. In the 50's and 60's Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) rebuilt these passenger cars reusing the frame and trucks from former state railway compartment coaches. New steel bodies were put on the frame and new interiors installed. In the early 70's when the Welztalbahn is set these "Umbauwagen" were in common use all over Germany. It wasn't unusual to even see a mix of 3-axle car pairs and 4-axle coaches in the same train. I intend to do the same for the two regional train pairs I have on the schedule for the Welztalbahn.

Take a look at the Wikipedia article for more background and history on the prototype of these cars.

BD4yg with luggage compartment and 2nd class passenger compartment

AB4yg with 1st class and 2nd class passenger compartments

The underbody detail on these cars is impressive.

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