The German Railroad purchased well over 3,000 sliding roof / sliding wall boxcars in the Fifties and Sixties as general-purpose units for hauling weather-sensitive freight. Their great advantage lay in the steel sliding walls and sliding roof cover that could be opened easily. These cars could be loaded very quickly with a forklift truck.
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Tes-t-58 sliding roof / sliding wall car without a hand brake. The car looks as it did in Era IIIb. Car number 371 100.
Model: This a highly detailed advanced model, realized in fine detail in plastic.
Minimum radius for operation 1,020 mm / 40-3/16".
Length over the buffers approximately 31 cm / 12-3/16"