Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Gbkl 238 boxcar from the earlier Interchange Design type Gl "Dresden". Short version without hand brake, brakeman's platform, and brakeman's cab. Version without end wall doors. The car looks as it did around 1972.
Model: The car does not have suggested end wall doors, does have truss rods and additional board steps. Length over the buffers 13.9 cm / 5-1/2". DC wheel set 2 x 700580.