Prototype: Royal Prussian Railroad Administration (KPEV) ET 833/834 rail car train, wheel arrangement 2+1+B+1+1+2. Later designated the ET 87 on the German State Railroad (DRG). Built in 1914 by AEG and LHB. Authentic color scheme for Era I.
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Model: This rail car train comes with a digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, prototypical powered center unit, 2 axles powered, 2 traction tires, dual headlights and dual red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel. The train has interior lighting with maintenance-free LED's. The headlights / marker lights and interior lights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally with a Control Unit or with Märklin Systems. The passenger areas of the train have interior details, and you have a clear view through the engineer's cabs. The train has special close couplings between the cars and NEM coupler pockets on the ends. Length over the buffers 49.0 cm / 19-5/16".
Powered Rail Car Train Pioneer - In 1914 the KPEV purchased a total of 6 three-unit powered rail car trains for the route in Silesia between Nieder Salzbrunn and Halbstadt with its many grades. These 6 trains were acquired to better manage the constantly increasing passenger volumes in this region. These rail car trains were initially designated as the E.T. 501-506, and they had a visually striking design that was based in part on the express train passenger cars commonly in use at that time with their clerestories, truss rods, and inset doors. The motor car located between the two cab control cars ensured good running characteristics on routes with curves. Since the passenger volumes into what was now Czechoslovakian Halbstadt almost died off after World War I, these rail car trains, which were now designated as the ET 87, were used on other routes. These trains were first taken into the DRG roster and painted in the cream/red scheme for powered rail cars at that time. After World War II three of these trains came to Bavaria and were used there until 1959. The long years of service is proof of the successful and durable design from the pioneer days of rail car trains.