|technical & model details
|NEM 362 coupler pocket, bracket couplings
|3-light peak signal & 2 tail lights, changing with direction of travel
|not suitable under 14 years
|digital & sound
|NEM 658 22-pin PluX22
|factory fitted Digital
|please tick the "equipped with DCC decoder" box
|factory fitted Digital Sound
|please tick the boxes "equipped with DCC decoder" & "with sound"
|era VI (since 2007)
Recommended minimum radius 360mm.
We use a decoder from D&H for the digital version or from Zimo for the digital sound version for digitalization ex works. The sound version comes with sound created exclusively for us and additional noises. You select the factory equipment with sound by clicking on the checkboxes "Digital" and "with sound" above the shopping cart field for the item. Both versions can also be used analogue.
Note: An AC version of this model is not currently planned. The large wheel base causes problems when assembling a grinder in curves, so conversion is not easily possible.Prototype: The rail bus was built by MAN between 1956 and 1969 and delivered to various private railways. It was available in one- and two-engine versions with MAN diesel engines from its own production. Depending on the version, the railbuses had 66-70 seats and an engine power of 150-200 hp. The vehicles were used individually or in double and triple traction. Some companies also used the model to pull freight cars. A total of 60 vehicles were built. Multiple changes of ownership resulted in a large number of color and paint variants. The area of application extended across Germany, currently there are still several rail buses in regular museum use.
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.