HO Scale Freight Cars

Model details

  • Sliding hoods not movable
  • Lots of design differences
  • Variants with parking and handbrake
  • Lots of extra details
  • Three-point bearing for safe operation
  • Different bogies of several types
  • Variant-appropriate arrangement of the address boards

Info about the original

Due to the rolling process during their production, sheet steel coils are susceptible to moisture. In the 1970s, seeking to protect such coils from corrosion during transport to processing industries, the rail vehicle industry developed a special type of flatcar with three nested sliding hoods - the Shis 708, which was also known as the Shimmns 708 from 1987 onwards. To allow easy loading of the coils, the hoods can be opened as required, exposing the five loading troughs embedded in the vehicle frame. The Federal Railway placed orders for over 2,500 units of Shis/Shimmns 708 in two major batches. The actual number of vehicles of this design is significantly higher due to additional orders from other state railways and leasing companies. As the hoods became increasingly maintenance-intensive with age, DB AG replaced them with sliding tarpaulins on 1,000 carriages and reclassified these vehicles as the Shimmns-ttu 772 from 2002 onwards. However, private operators continue to utilise some vehicles in their original condition.

release
2024 New Item
scale
HO
category
Freight Cars
era
Era VI (2006-present)
Nationality
Germany
Railway
DB (Deutsche Bundesbahn)
Availability
Q4/2024
our product code
BR51008
UPC/EAN
4012278510088
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