Modellbahn Union Railbus VT95 pre-series H0

VT95 pre-series - the prototype

The VT 95 light rail buses, a fascinating idea, were developed in 1949 by the Waggonfabrik Uerdingen and Büssing for Deutsche Bahn. The railbuses were used on branch lines as a cost-effective alternative. The first ten VT 95 and five sidecars were put into operation in 1950. The railbuses had a short wheelbase to avoid complex chassis designs. They were later converted to Scharfenberg couplers. The VT 95 were used in southern Bavaria and northern Germany, but examples were also delivered to Luxembourg.

The fate of prototypes - overtaken by the production run

However, the range had a comparatively short life and most of the vehicles were retired in the 1960s. A VT 95 was converted into an Indusi test vehicle and is now the only German survivor of the pre-series vehicles in Gerolstein waiting for a possible refurbishment. Another vehicle is in Luxembourg at the museum railway in Fond-de-Gras.

The VT 95 railbuses have made a significant contribution to the development of rail transport and are seen as pioneering for economical operation on branch lines.

The Uerdingen VT95 pre-series railbus from Modellbahn Union in H0

The model is equipped with a motor, flywheel and 18-pin Next18 digital interface. Light changes, driver's cab lighting, interior lighting with a buffer capacitor and interior design ensure a good model experience. Various lighting functions can be switched analogously via DIP switches or digitally. Various hooks, coupling rods and dummy couplings are included for coupling the vehicles to sidecars or freight wagons.

The DC version is already available. the 3-wire AC variant and the sidecar will follow later.

For the first time with the right sound

We use a Zimo decoder for the sound version for digitization ex works. The sound version comes with sound created exclusively for us and additional sounds. You select the factory equipment with sound by clicking the checkmarks for "digital" and "with sound" above the shopping cart field for the article.