|AC||Replacement axles available|
|technical & model details|
|couplers||NEM 362 coupler pocket, short coupling mechanism, bracket couplings|
|running number||4080 9455820-1|
|Age notice||not suitable under 14 years|
|era V (1990-2006)|
|era VI (since 2007)|
Depending on the version, different axle bearings, chassis, door handles, steps, platforms and interior fittings are implemented.
As an option, we offer AC axes for the conversion.
The factory-installed interior lighting is powered by two LR41 button cells (not included in the offer). It works independently of the traction current and is therefore suitable for all analogue and digital direct current and alternating current systems as well as for sections with no current. It is switched on by tapping the roof with the enclosed "magic wand".
In the 1950s, Deutsche Bahn suffered from a shortage of freight train baggage cars, which led to the development of the Pwghs 54. In order to avoid the expense of a complete redesign, the car was designed on the basis of the Gms 54. This opened up the possibility of easily converting existing G-Wagen. The Pwghs 54 was similar to the Gms 54 but lacked the loading and ventilation hatches. Instead, it was fitted with a driver's compartment, a toilet and a front door that was accessible via the brakeman's platform. A total of 1200 copies were made.
After entering service, some of the Pwghs 54 found use in express freight services, recognizable by the large "E" on the sides of the carriages. Other cars were used on branch lines and in car train services to Sylt. There were different versions of the Pwghs 54, which differed in axle bearings, door locks, springs and other details.
From 1970, over 700 Pwghs 54 that were no longer needed were converted to Gls 205. The increasing use of diesel and electric locomotives made the escort cars for the staff obsolete. Nevertheless, some wagons were still in use by Deutsche Bahn up to the end of the 1990s, primarily on branch lines and as escort wagons for LÜ shipments. Other cars have survived to this day with private companies and the Deutsche Bahn as workshop and support cars. Over time, they went through numerous conversions with new window positions and changed interior design.
Over the years, the range has been expanded to include model making items such as aircraft and military model construction as well as model railways from other countries.
Model railways Union is the exclusive importer in Europe for the companies Microace and Modemo from Japan, Dapol from Great Britain and Os.kar from Italy.
Another focus today is the production of our own model railways and laser-cut kits as well as the ordering and sale of exclusive models from well-known manufacturers such as Liliput, Rivarossi, Arnold and Dapol. Information about the range can be found at info.modellbahnunion.com.
You can only get the Modellbahn Union models directly from us. Via our internet shops www.modellbahnunion.com for gauges Z, TT, H0, 00 and 0 as well as via www.dm-toys.de for the gauge N you have the complete available selection. You also have the opportunity to shop in our shops in Kamen and Issum. You will also find Modellbahn Union at the major model construction fairs such as Dortmund, Leipzig, Cologne and Stuttgart.