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BRAWA 44352

Diesel Railcar VT 137 BC4vT 32-34 and Trailer VB 147 C4v-31-32 DRG (Digital Premium w. Sound)

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Wismar wagon factory displayed a quadruple-axle railcar with mechanical transmission at the railway exhibition in Seddin. It was assumed and successfully tested as the 101 Stuttgart, it was later called the VT 851. Following a second model from Wismar that was called the VT 852, the German National Railway Company (DRG) ordered further quadruple-axle railcars complete with mechanical drive on a single chassis in multiple construction batches. Wismar supplied the first 15 production vehicles between 1926 and 1928. The first construction batch was striking due to its angular shape but the subsequent series came in a thoroughly contemporary streamlined design. Wumag, Wismar and LHB supplied the first 25 railcars from the BC4vT 32-32 range between 1932 and 1933. In subsequent years, the VT 137 036-054 and 121- 135 vehicles that boasted an engine with a higher performance were procured. At this point, Waggonbau Dessau, Talbot in Aachen and the Linke-Hofmann Works in Breslau were also involved in the supply. Whereas the predecessor vehicles were coupled with older railway carriages during peak periods, suitable quadruple-axle trailer cars in a lightweight design were procured for all VT 137 vehicles. As a result, two construction shapes were created that primarily differed in the design of the front walls. VB 147 001-043 (C4v 31-32) only had two windows and no transfer, whilst VB 147 044-068 and 072-075 (BC4iv 34) had four windows including a front door complete with open transfer. The vehicles were primarily utilised on less-frequented secondary railways including the Eifel, Bergisches Land, Wurttemberg, Mecklenburg and the Western Pomerania regions. The utilisation of the railcar was intended to improve profitability. The trailer cars were housed in Seddin, Hagen, Coburg, Bremen, Frankfurt/O., Gemunden, Stuttgart, Glogau, Gemunden, Krefeld, Trier, Kreuzberg, Ulm, Friedrichshafen, Kolberg, Templin, Neustrelitz, Rheine, Landau and Germersheim. During the war, the railcars remained either stationary due to fuel rationing or they were used for military purposes. An above-average amount of losses occurred because of this. Due to their lightweight construction, the trailer cars were primarily utilised in locomotive-driven trains on routes with many gradients (e.g. Semmering).

  • Original colour replication: roof silver, body red/beige, frame black
  • Extra mounted and free-standing metal handrails and steps
  • Prepared for sound or with built-in sound
  • Metal drive unit
  • Multipart interior fittings
  • Illuminated driver''s cab and front light switchable
  • In-plane assembled windows
  • Finest metal spoked wheels
  • Metal reversing gear
  • Drive to two axles
  • With interior lighting
  • Fine rivets
  • Short coupling kinematics
  • Finely detailed bogies
  • True-to epoch lighting
  • Coupler Pockets with Close Coupling Mechanism
  • 360mm Min. Radius
  • Motor with Flywheel
  • New 21 Pin Digital Interface
  • Interior Lighting
  • Double White/Red Directional Headlights
  • Detailed Interior
  • Directional double headlights and double red taillights

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2014 New Item
Era II (1925-1945)
DR (Deutsche Reichsbahn (East Germany))
No longer available from the manufacturer
our product code
Fall in Germany