Milk Car Set
Milk Car Set
Milk Car Set
Milk Car Set

Most Important Facts

Article No. 48815
Gauge H0
Design type 1:87
Era II
Kind Freight Car Sets
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Highlights

  • The two-axle Bavarian design milk car with a curved roof is new tooling.
  • Interesting car type for the transport of "fresh milk to Munich stations".
Milk Car Set

Product

Model: Each of the boxcars has 2 separately applied steps on the sides below the sliding doors. The truck is loaded with milk cans. Both boxcars have different car numbers. Total length over the buffers 22.2 cm / 8-3/4". DC wheel set per car 2 x 700580.

Model: Each of the boxcars has 2 separately applied steps on the sides below the sliding doors. The truck is loaded with milk cans. Both boxcars have different car numbers. Total length over the buffers 22.2 cm / 8-3/4". DC wheel set per car 2 x 700580.

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One-time series.

Publications

- MHI Exclusive 02/2014 - Product programme 2014/2015 - Product programme 2015/2016

Prototype information

Special freight cars were purchased in Bavaria for milk traffic above all for the transport of milk cans. The railroad transported the milk cans in this manner from Bavarian dairy farmers who brought their products by wagon or tractor to the nearest station. The railroad cars ran in scheduled passenger trains, which in the past enabled the fastest transport of the perishable milk to the dairies in the city. Another typical feature was the two narrow, opposed sliding doors on both sides. Since...

Special freight cars were purchased in Bavaria for milk traffic above all for the transport of milk cans. The railroad transported the milk cans in this manner from Bavarian dairy farmers who brought their products by wagon or tractor to the nearest station. The railroad cars ran in scheduled passenger trains, which in the past enabled the fastest transport of the perishable milk to the dairies in the city. Another typical feature was the two narrow, opposed sliding doors on both sides. Since the cars were not loaded by forklift or hand truck, narrow doors worked out well. A load conductor or local personnel or even the farmer delivering the milk took care of manually loading the 40 liter / 10.5 gallon milk cans. There were several load restraints inside to secure the milk cans. The loading work at the short stops for the passenger trains could be taken care of relatively quickly through the two doors on both sides of the cars. In addition, the milk cans to be unloaded could be pre-sorted during the trip and be placed ready for unloading at one of the doors. Since the milk transport car was run in passenger trains as a rule, it had a Westinghouse design air brake as well as electrical and steam heating lines. This allowed passenger cars running behind the milk car to be heated too. The wooden boards on the ends of the car had slots in them to allow wind to whistle into the car's interior in order to keep the milk somewhat cool during the trip. Riding in a milk transport car thus developed into a drafty experience. The light paint scheme was typical for the cars and was supposed to keep temperatures within limits in the summer. Another typical feature were the narrow, opposed sliding doors on both sides. Since the cars were not loaded by forklift or hand truck, narrow doors worked out well. A load conductor on the train, or local personnel, or even the farmer delivering the milk did the manual loading of the 40 liter / 10.5 gallon milk cans. Several load restraints inside the railroad cars served to secure the milk cans. The loading work at the short stops for the passenger trains could be taken care of relatively quickly through the two doors on both sides of the cars. In addition, the milk cans to be unloaded could be pre-sorted during the trip and be placed ready for unloading at one of the doors. Since the milk transport car was run in passenger trains as a rule, it had a Westinghouse design air brake as well as electrical and steam heating lines. This allowed passenger cars running behind the milk car to be heated too. The wooden boards on the ends of the car had slots in them to allow wind to whistle into the car's interior in order to keep the milk somewhat cool during the trip. Riding in a milk transport car thus developed into a drafty experience.

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Features

! Märklin exclusive special model - produced in a one-time series.
U Märklin close couplers in standard pocket with guide mechanism.
2 Era 2

Warning

ATTENTION: adults only