Prototype: Royal Prussian Railroad Administration (KPEV) four-axle compartment cars. 2 type C cars, 3rd class (Plan Sheet Ib4), 1 type ABC car, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class (Plan Sheet Ib2). All of the cars look as the prototype originally looked with a brakeman's cab.
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Model: The car frames have truss rods and underbody details. The steps, ladders, and grab irons are separately applied. Total length 258 mm / 10-3/16".
The 87583 baggage and mail car set can be added to the 87564 compartment car set, and a suitable locomotive for these cars is the class P 10 available as item no. 88093.
Prussia on Wheels. Around the next to the last turn of the century Prussian passenger cars were also gaining in speed and comfort. The classic, hard three-axle cars no longer met the needs of the new age. The KPEV therefore decided to purchase compartment cars with trucks. These cars featured many side doors with continuous steps as well as a clerestory roof and a high-mounted brakeman's cab. The procurement of the regular production cars began in 1895 and extended to 1920. A total of over 3,400 cars were built, with different arrangements of the different classes of seating and with design changes. More than half of the cars were 3rd class units with 9 compartments and seating for 76 on wood benches. The other cars had mixed classes with different arrangements of the compartments for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class.