Gauge 1 - Article No. 55918

Powered Observation Rail Car

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 491 "Glass Train" electric powered observation car. With double lamps on the ends, speaker, and train radio antenna as well as double-arm and single-arm pantographs. Silver aluminum / Olympia blue paint scheme. The car looks as it did around 1977.

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Powered Observation Rail Car
Powered Observation Rail Car
Powered Observation Rail Car
Powered Observation Rail Car
Powered Observation Rail Car
Powered Observation Rail Car

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Article No. 55918
Gauge / Design type 1 /
Era IV
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  • Completely new tooling.
  • Highly detailed model.
  • 20 figures included.
  • Version with a double-arm and a single-arm pantograph.
  • Pantographs that can be raised and lowered by motors in digital operation.
  • mfx decoder for operation with AC power, DC power, Märklin Digital, and DCC.
  • Product description

    Model: The frame is constructed of metal, the body of finely constructed metal/plastic with separately applied details (metal grab irons, windshield wipers, speaker, antenna, etc.). The trucks have prototypically different wheelbases. The car has an mfx digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, and extensive sound functions. It can be operated with AC power, DC power, Märklin Digital, and DCC. LEDs are used for the white headlights and red marker lights. They will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The car has factory-installed interior lighting. The interior lighting can be dimmed as a digital auxiliary function. The car has detailed interior details. A set of 20 figures is included. There is a double-arm and a single-arm pantograph on the roof. In digital operation, the pantographs can be raised and lowered by motors.
    The minimum radius for operation is 1,020 mm / 40-1/8".
    Length over the buffers 64.4 cm / 25-3/8".

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  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2014 - Product programme 2014/2015 - Product programme 2015/2016 - Product programme 2016/2017 - Product programme 2017/2018 - Product programme 2018/2019 - Product programme 2019/2020 - Product programme 2020/2021
  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Interior lights
    Electric locomotive op. sounds
    Warning Sound
    Direct control
    Pantograph 1
    Light Function1
    Pantograph 2
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Doors Closing
    Conductor's Whistle
    Station Announcements
    Letting off Air
    Rail Joints

    * New features of the Central Station 2 (Part No. 60213, 60214 or 60215) with the software update 4.2

    ** New features of the Mobile Station 2 (Part No. 60657/66955) with the Software Update 3.55


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