New Item Gauge H0 - Article No. 42988

"Munich-Nürnberg Express" Passenger Car Set 1

Prototype: Four German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) pressure-resistant passenger cars of various types for the RE 4018 "Munich-Nürnberg Express" from Munich to Nürnberg. One type ABvmsz 184.0 open seating / compartment car, 1st/2nd class, two type Bpmz 295.4 open seating cars, 2nd class, and one type Bpmbdzf 296.3 cab control car, 2nd class. Traffic red basic paint scheme. The cars look as they did in 2017.

"Munich-Nürnberg Express" Passenger Car Set 1
Article No. 42988
Gauge H0
Design type 1:87
Era VI
Kind Passenger Car Sets
429,00 € RRP, incl. Tax
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  • New tooling for the cab control car
  • New tooling for the interior of the type ABvmsz
  • All of the cars include factory-installed LED interior lighting
  • All of the cars include current conducting close coupler heads
  • Cab control car includes an mfx digital decoder
  • Headlights and marker lights can be controlled digitally
  • Long-distance headlights can be controlled separately in digital operation
  • LED interior lighting can be controlled separately in digital operation
  • Cab lighting can be controlled digitally
  • Operating current conducting close couplers can be controlled digitally
  • Interior lighting for the entire car consist can be controlled digitally using the decoder in the cab control car
  • Prototypical car route: Munich – Nürnberg (RE 4018)

Product description

Model: All of the cars have factory-installed LED interior lighting with warm white LEDs. All of the cars have factory-installed current conducting close coupler heads. The cab control car also has an mfx digital decoder. Triple headlights and dual red marker lights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Long-distance headlights can be controlled digitally. The LED interior lighting will work in conventional operation and can be controlled separately in digital operation. The cab lighting can be controlled digitally. The current conducting close couplers will work in conventional operation and can be controlled separately in digital operation. The interior lighting for the type ABvmsz 184.0 and Bpmz 296.3 cars only works in conjunction with the cab control car and this lighting can be turned on and off digitally with the decoder. The roof shapes, side walls, underbodies, skirting, and interior details are specific to the type of car. The cars have design features of pressure-resistant cars such as SIG diaphragms. The type ABvmsz 184.0 and Bpmz 296.3 cars include MD trucks without a generator. The cab control car has type SIG 72 trucks. A standard coupler can be used on the cab end of the cab control car by removing a piece of skirting, thus allowing a locomotive to be coupled to it. All of the cars have imprinted car route signs and different position numbers. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Total length over the buffers approximately 113.5 cm / 44-11/16".


A passenger car set to go with this set can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 42989. A locomotive to go with this car set can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 39376.


- New items brochure 2022

Prototype information

When the high-speed line Nürnberg – Ingolstadt – Munich was placed in service on December 10, 2006, a new era began here in long-distance and regional service. This new construction route between Nürnberg and Ingolstadt can be run at a maximum of 300 km/h / 188 mph, the expansion route further on to Munich can be run at 160 to 200 km/h / 100 to 125 mph. On December 6, 2006, the first official run took place of the "Munich-Nürnberg Express", which quickly ran as the fastest regional service in Germany on the new high-speed line Nürnberg – Ingolstadt to Munich. It has since been the complete pride of the Bavarian Railroad Company (BEG), which organizes the commuter and regional service in the Free State of Bavaria: Regional service trains run at up to 200 km/h / 125 mph on two-hour intervals through the tunnels on the tracks of this ICE line – faster than anywhere else in Germany. Their running time was thereby shortened by a half hour compared to the old route via Treuchtlingen. The rolling stock used here is also unusual. The cars are former InterCity cars, which are pressure resistant and air conditioned, and they were renovated in the DB shops in Neumünster, which were set up for use in regional service. For the most part, the cars were given a new paint scheme in the DB Regio product color of traffic red. Otherwise, unchanged type Bpmbdzf cab control cars and second class cars (type Bpmz) with the lettering "Regio DB – München-Nürnberg-Express" were available. They have since been designated as types 296.3 and 295.4. Only the type ABvmsz (new type 184.0), which emerged from the type Bvmz, was given 1st class equipment in two compartments. For motive power, DB Regio of Upper Bavaria leased class 101 electric locomotives from DB Long-Distance Service, which have a maximum speed of 200 km/h / 125 mph and are pressure resistant for service on new construction lines. Standard operation until 2021 is six-part train sets with the class 101, a type Abvmsz, four type Bpmz, and the type Bpmzdf cab control car. Thanks to the expansion and the high-speed line, you can travel at a speed of up to 200 km/h / 125 mph in a good hour and a half between the Bavarian capital and the Franconian urban area – and all of that at affordable terms such as the Bavarian Ticket or other regional tickets. This connection is especially popular with passengers in the railroad area of Bavaria– which is why the BEG and DB Regio would clearly like to expand the program with new train sets. New bi-level trains from Škoda are planned to provide more trains and more space in the trains in the future. These units will replace the sets used up to now.


e Digital decoder with up to 32 digitally controlled functions. The quantity depends on the controller being used.
§ DCC decoder
N Triple headlights and two red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
+ Built-in LED interior lighting.
U Märklin close couplers in standard pocket with guide mechanism.
8 Era 6
} 1:93,5
Y ATTENTION: adults only


ATTENTION: adults only
ATTENTION: not for children under 15 years
Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2
Headlight(s) X X X X X
Long distance headlights X X X X X
Interior lights X X X X X
Engineer’s cab lighting X X X X X
Current-conducting coupler X X X X X