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A local traffic legend - known as the Blutblase (blood blister), Ferkeltaxe (piglet taxi) or simply Schienenbus (rail bus). In 1957, VEB Waggonbau Bautzen produced the first prototype of what was to become the universally familiar rail bus. Over the course of the 1960s, it evolved into the undisputed number 1 on side lines of the DR. Thousands commuted daily between their homes and workplaces â€“ using the â€œFerkeltaxeâ€. In 1959, Waggonbau Bautzen unveiled a second test vehicle. Now the rail bus featured a diesel engine that was twice as powerful as the first prototype, at 180 hp. The VT 2.09.1, which was implemented in 1965/69, was distinguished above all by the multiple control system of the basic model. Now it was possible to drive two engines from one driverâ€™s cab.
- New with interface (digital version with decoder, analog version with soldering points
- Free view into the passenger compartment
- True-to-original lighting
- Three-point support
- Improved power take-up via wheel loop
- New conducting coupling
- Light between wagon units can be switched off (analog and digital)
- Interior lighting; With interior fittings
- New engine
- New transmission
- Digital versions: decoder and loudspeaker in the engine car
- With taillights and headlights
- Trailer true-to-original only with red taillights
- Motor with Flywheel
- Interior Lighting
- Coupler Pockets without Close Coupling Mechanism
- Directional Triple headlights and double red taillights
- 192mm Min Radius