Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Class 614 (Liliput 133156)

When I read in a recent issue of Eisenbahn Journal (Thank You for that, Tatjana) that Liliput had released a model of BR614 in the Pop color scheme of the early 70's, and it was available in an AC version I couldn't resist.  Modellbahnshop Lippe had it in stock, the shipment arrived in California in less than 7 days, and was still cheaper than buying in Germany due to no VAT on export shipments.

The train comes in a sturdy box, well-protected by plastic sleeves, and is ... oh, very beautiful. Good detailing, no compromises in scale.

This train type was introduced in 1973. The first deployment was for fast passenger service on the non-electrified lines from Nuremberg, including the Murrbahn to Stuttgart. It's a very attractive train set and a nicely done model with a LokPilot v4 M4.

This is the first train with full-length cars on the Welztalbahn, instead of the 1:93.5 length-compressed cars. I need to work on clearances in a couple areas...

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