Prototype: 3 different design express train passenger cars, painted and lettered for the German State Railroad of the GDR DDR (DR/GDR) and the Russian Railways (RZD), as a supplement for the Inter-Zone train D 263 Hamburg - Büchen - Hagenow Land - Schwerin - Wittenberge - Nauen - Potsdam - Doberlug-Kirchhain - Dresden. 1 sleeping car (RZD), 1 slumber coach (DR/DDR), and a passenger car, 2nd class (DR/DDR). The cars look as they did around 1976/77.
The 42981 Inter-Zone express train passenger car set is the ideal add-on for the 42980 Inter-Zone express train passenger car set that has already come out. The class 01.5 express steam locomotive, item number 39206, also goes well with this car set.
This product is a cooperative project with the firm Tillig Modellbahnen GmbH & Co. KG.