Rescue, Salvage, Load
The steam cranes of the firm Ardelt with a lifting capacity of 57 metric tons were undoubtedly one of the most indispensable helps on the rails in the rebuilding years in the new German Federal Republic. Regardless of whether they were used with their impressive power in recovery work, lifting work, or loading work, they always caught the attention of railroad fans. These perfectly adapted cranes guaranteed precise work despite their mass. Now you can use one of these great helpers on your model railroad layout. Thanks to the outstanding combination of extensive electronic features and mechanical refinements, this rotary crane will captivate you with its abundance of detailing and will win you over even in difficult to access or tricky areas of your model railroad layout.
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type 058 6-axle railroad rotary crane car (Ardelt) with a lifting capacity of 57 metric tons, with a crane tender car (converted from a type Rms Stuttgart car) and a type 631 tool car. Chrome oxide green paint scheme for the steam crane. With the coat-of-arms for the city of Ludwigshafen am Rhein. The cars look as they did around 1977.