The Powered Vehicle of the "Elves"
Actually belongs on every layout, the yellow vehicle of the "elves", who maintain the DB track infrastructure. What we mean here is of course the ROBEL 54.22 powered track car that is ideally suited as a tractive and work unit with a high level of pulling power making it ideal for transfer service. With a maximum speed of 100 km/h / 63 mph, the workers are quickly transported to the next work site. At the press of a button, crane rotates on the model once on its axis and describes and up and down movement.
Prototype: ROBEL 54.22 powered track car as a construction site vehicle for the DB Network Maintenance. With a movable loading crane. Used for maintenance and monitoring. The unit looks as it currently does in real life.
This product was done in cooperation with the firm Viessmann Modellspielwaren GmbH.
At the turn of the millennium, the German Railroad needed additional powered track cars. However, due to increased work requirements as well as altered conditions for use, the new units had to be modified from the designs for existing units. On the units previously purchased, the power shift transmissions were usually overloaded in the toughest of conditions. Two requirements were that the units quickly reach a maximum speed of 100 km/h / 63 mph and a higher motor performance. These requirements...
At the turn of the millennium, the German Railroad needed additional powered track cars. However, due to increased work requirements as well as altered conditions for use, the new units had to be modified from the designs for existing units. On the units previously purchased, the power shift transmissions were usually overloaded in the toughest of conditions. Two requirements were that the units quickly reach a maximum speed of 100 km/h / 63 mph and a higher motor performance. These requirements could be fulfilled very well by the "BAMOWAG 54.22" Robel powered track car with a hydrodynamic transmission and a 440 kilowatt / 590 horsepower water-cooled type BF 8 M 1015 C KHD diesel motor. The result was a tractive and work unit with greater pulling power and ideally suited for transfer service. The DB then purchased it in the years 1999 to 2006. A high-quality drivetrain and modern, technically well-engineered steering for the unit enabled heavy loads behind it. The starting tractive effort was thus 90 kilo Newton / 20,233 pounds and the maximum trailing load was specified as 2,000 metric tons. In addition, the classic requirements of loading, hauling, lifting, and lowering were mastered effortlessly. The BAMOWAG 54.22 features a generously proportioned, air-conditioned operator's cab as well as a large, low-mounted load area. The hydraulic PALFINGER loading crane, type PK 19000 with 10 metric tons of lifting power and 5 metric tons of payload, is located there. This crane can also be used as a power shovel. The powered track car as well as the crane can be remote controlled and tandem operation of several units is possible. All of the units have indirect braking and spring-loaded brakes. In 2011/12, 11 Bamowag 54.22 units were converted to lightweight snowplow units with a mounting arrangement for accessory snow brooms and rotary snowplows. The Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) purchased the same unit as the X630, and the Swiss BLS Lötschberg Railroad, Inc. purchased it as the Tm 235.more
|Control Unit||Mobile Station||Mobile Station 2||Central Station 1/2||Central
Mobile Station 2**
|On/off function F1|
|Diesel locomotive op. sounds|
|On/off function F3|
|Sound of squealing brakes off|
|Headlight(s): Cab2 End|
|Flashing Warning Light|
|Headlight(s): Cab1 End|
|Engineer’s cab lighting|
** New features of the Mobile Station 2 (Part No. 60657/66955) with the Software Update 3.55