Epochen I bis III
optional Fine Scale
In the years 1908 and 1911, several different express train
coaches were ordered by the Bavarian State Railways from Ratgeber and MAN for the 1st/2nd class, 2nd/3rd class and 3rd class as well as vans for the growing long-distance traffic.
The 4-axle express train coaches of the Königlich bayerische Staatseisenbahnen travelled in the epochs I to IV and were in service from the state railway time via DRG (Group Administration Bavaria) to the DB time. In the beginning, they were used for internal Bavarian express trains to Würzburg, Nuremberg, Lindau or Regensburg, but also for long-distance trains to Berlin, Frankfurt or Stuttgart.
At the time of the state railways and in the early days of the Reichsbahn, these wagon types were also used in the long-distance express train FD 79/80 Munich-Berlin-Munich. The FD 79/80 was equipped with up to four AB4üBay08 and one or two Pw4üBay09 vans. In other long-distance trains also coaches of the types ABC4üBay11 and later C4üBay11 were used.
These three wagon types had 3.5 m bogies of the Bavarian design and an iron frame on which a flat wooden superstructure was mounted. The interior of the AB4üBay08, for example, consisted of two first-class compartments with eight seats and five second-class compartments with 27 seats, as well as two toilet compartments at the end of the car. Length over buffer was 19 725 mm, body 18 425 mm long and pivot distance 13 200 mm.
The state railcars were equipped with gas light. They could be braked with both suction and compressed air. During the Reichsbahn era, gas lighting was replaced by electric lighting, so that the gas container under the car was removed and replaced by batteries and switch box. Other conversion measures that have been carried out include the removal of the emergency running boards and ladders, as well as the redesign of the toilets. The elaborate painting with decorative stripes has also been replaced by a simple oxide green paint.
The car models are elaborately manufactured by hand. The body is completely made of brass and the interior is made of wood, just like the original. Together with the filigree metal bogies and ball bearing axles, these car bodies give a harmonious overall picture. The models are an excellent match for the many Bavarian high-speed locomotives in the gauge 1 segment, but also for DR-unit locomotives.
Model data of the 4-axis bay. express train wagon scale 1:32
Brass / Wood version
Replica interior furnishings of the compartments, except for vans
Interior lighting switchable
Current consumption via battery
Exact model painting
NEM wheel sets with suspension
Minimum radius 1,500 mm
LüP AB4üBay08 approx. 615 mm
LüP ABC4üBay11 approx. 630 mm
LüP C4üBay11 approx. 598 mm
LüP Pw4üBay09 approx. 544 m
Fine Scale bogies can be ordered optionally (please mark the variant "FS" when ordering)