HO Scale Freight Cars

Road number: 235 008

MODEL DETAILS

  • Metal axle bearings
  • Bogie with three-point bearing
  • Prototypical frame construction
  • Extra attached axle bearing covers
  • Brake shoes in wheel plane
  • Extra attached handle bars
  • Extra kicks
  • Extra attached axle brake linkage
  • Specially applied brake system
  • Openwork car body support

    INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROTOTYPE

    The introduction of welding technology from 1933 onwards increasingly led to the Deutsche Reichsbahn no longer joining the components of its cars by rivets, but by welding. The main advantage of the welding technology was the weight savings, which could be used to reduce the load weight. In order to meet the call for higher speeds in general cargo transport, the DR developed the "Gs Oppeln" from 1936 onwards. Due to its 6000 mm wheelbase, its maximum permissible speed could be set at 90 km/h. In addition to the gusset plates, which were omitted by welding technology, this type of carriage differed mainly in its pointed explosive mechanism, which had become necessary due to the long wheelbase. The sudden increase in demand for freight wagons due to the war led to the series production of the "Gs Opole" from 1938 onwards. In the following years, around 28000 cars without and 6100 cars with handbrakes were built. Many of the wagons were also equipped with steam or even electric heating and could therefore be used as general cargo wagons in express and express trains without any problems. With the end of the Second World War, the wagons were spread all over Europe and could be found, for example, at the railway administrations of Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland or Belgium. At the beginning of the 50s, the reorganization of the vehicle numbers of the young Deutsche Bundesbahn led to the "Gs Oppeln" becoming the "Gms 30". Some of the wagons even came into the EUROP fleet and thus became internationally operational. With the advent of the first new freight wagons towards the end of the 50s, the decision was made against an expensive full refurbishment. The remaining cars were renumbered "Glms 200" with the introduction of the UIC numbering system and survived until 1979.

release
2023 Fall New Item
scale
HO
category
Freight Cars
era
Era III (1945-1970)
Nationality
Germany
Railway
DB (Deutsche Bundesbahn)
our product code
BR50745
UPC/EAN
4012278507453
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