Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Ap4üm-62 open seating car. 1st class. Special design for long-distance service, version with rounded roof ends. Paint scheme for the "Rheingold" of 1962.
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Model: This open seating car looks as it did around 1962. The roof shapes, side walls, underbodies, and skirting are specific to the type of car. The trucks are Minden-Deutz designs with brake shoes and magnet rail brakes and separately applied generators. The car roof can be removed from the car. The car has a detailed interior and built-in interior lighting. The car has guide mechanisms for the couplers in order to provide close-coupled car spacing. Reproduction prototype couplers can be installed on the cars.
The minimum radius for operation is 1,020 mm / 40-3/16".
Length over the buffers 75 cm / 29-1/2".
The cars from the 58059 set are now being offered individually in response to many customer requests.
The class E 10.12 electric locomotive, item number 55010, goes ideally with this "Rheingold" car. Other "Rheingold" cars can be found under item numbers 58086, 58087, 58088, 58095, and 58097.
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