Prototype: 2 Royal Prussian Railroad Administration (KPEV) Langenschwalbach design branch line cars, from the 3rd production series starting in 1907. 1 type BC4iPr14 as BCCi passenger car, 2nd/3rd class. 1 type C4iPr15 as CCi passenger car, 3rd class. The cars look as they did around 1916.
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Model: One coach has an open end platform. Otherwise the cars have enclosed crossovers. The trucks are specific to the car types. The cars have separately applied grab irons and crossover plates. The 73400/73401 lighting kit (1 per car) and the 73405 pickup shoe (1 per car) can be installed in both cars. Total length over the buffers 31.5 cm / 12-3/8". DC wheel set per car 4 x 700580.
The 43058 and 43059 passenger car sets together with the 37144 tank locomotive make up a special and yet typical Era I branch line train.
Comfort on Sharp Curves - In 1889, the sophisticated resort of Langenschwalbach – today Bad Schwalbach – received a rail connection. The line to Wiesbaden had grades of around 3.3% as well as curve radii of a minimum of 200 meters / 656 feet. The Prussian State Railways has passenger cars of a new type built just for this curving right-of-way. Unlike the usual commuter service passenger car designs of that time with almost always two or three rigidly mounted axles, the Langenschwalbach cars were equipped with two-axle trucks. This design turned out so well that they were built from 1892 on for almost 35 years without changes.