Handcars are familiar on almost all railroads around the world, regardless of whether it''s the DB, a forest railroad, a museum railroad, or an industrial railroad. They were used in the past and are still used large numbers today and for many decades have been an indispensable aid in maintaining rail routes and sometimes bringing supplies. On the LGB model a powerful motor provides the drive for this comical unit. It is prototypically painted and has separately applied details such as bridges, picks, etc. When you turn the knob on the locomotive controller you''ll see how the railroad worker makes it move prototypically. All 4 wheels on the model pick up current. Length over the buffers approximately 14 cm / 5-1/2".