A4ü-23 B4ü-22 Pw4ü-23 DRG | Gauge H0 - Article No. 42229

"Hapag-Lloyd" Passenger Car Set.

Prototype: 4 different German State Railroad Company (DRG) express train passenger cars. 1 type A4ü "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Cars" compartment car, 1st class, 2 type B4ü "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Cars" compartment car, 2nd class, and 1 type Pw4ü "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Cars" baggage car. The baggage cars look as they did at the end of the Twenties.

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"Hapag-Lloyd" Passenger Car Set.
"Hapag-Lloyd" Passenger Car Set.

Most Important Facts

Article No. 42229
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era II
Kind Passenger Car Sets
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  • The "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Cars" family is totally new tooling.
  • Product description

    Model: The car is constructed with many details and comes in the full length for the scale. The trucks for the baggage car are specific to that car and the "swan neck" trucks are specific to the passenger cars. The cars are reproduced to look as they did in Era II. The 7319 current-conducting coupling or the 72020/72021 current-conducting coupler, the 73400/73401 (2 per car) lighting kit, and the 73404 pickup shoe can be installed in the cars. Minimum radius for operation 360 mm / 14-3/16". Total length over the buffers 92.8 cm / 36-1/2".

    DC wheel set 16 x 700580.

    The class 17 locomotive goes well with this set of cars and can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item no. 37193.

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    One-time series.

  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2009 - Product programme 2009/2010
  • Prototype information

    Hapag-Lloyd Trains – Long-Distance Travel and Emigration. After World War I maritime ship service and the overseas trips associated with it almost succumbed to the high inflation and the draconian reparations obligations. The great steam ships of the prewar period were handed over to the victors and the German shipping lines began pretty much at the "Zero Hour". The overseas ship cruise gradually became good business again due to the large number of people in Germany ready to emigrate. Among the companies for whom this became good business again was Hapag-Lloyd, which brought countless Germans to the New World from Bremerhaven and also from Cuxhaven; their baggage often consisted of nothing more than a little bit of hope for a better life. The German State Railroad Company (DRG) reacted quickly to the stream of "one-way" travelers and placed special trains in operation that ran from Bremen to Bremerhaven and from Hamburg to Cuxhaven. The upswing in the economy revived travel and more and more people could once again afford a trip abroad. The German State Railroad Company (DRG) purchased on their own pure 1st and 2nd class "Hechtwagen" / "Pike Cars" in order to make the trip to the deluxe cabins on ships such as the legendary "Bremen" as pleasant as possible. These cars were arranged in trains with émigrés, who crowded into the 3rd class cars. Motive power was often a class 17, the former Royal Prussian State Railways (K.P.E.V.) class S 10. They were by design the motive power for the Imperial Court Train of Wilhelm II and were being increasingly replaced by more powerful standard design locomotive such as the class 01. The Hapag-Lloyd special trains were the beginning of a challenge for all travelers, the start of the unknown, for some because of a lark and a love of adventure, for the others due to the bitter necessity to begin a new life in the hope of finding good fortune in the new world.


ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years