DB ABüm223 car Roco

DB Büm232 car

Photo Rolf Köstner on pikoitalia.com.

Brand - Reference

Roco 64497

Type

1st / 2nd class AB4ümg (type 223) car of the West Germany Railways (Deutsche Bundes­bahn) in green livery.

Number Revision date
15158 Hmb 10.8.62

Mass

160 g (NEM: 121 to 158 g)

Comments

1st / 2nd class car of the DB. Epoch III. Neat manufacturing. Seats inserted. Light pipes going from under the roof to the lamps. The axles rotate in metal bearings to power a lighting.

Value for money much better than for SNCF productions.

Car too low (about 0.5 mm).

See gamos81.altervista.org for the reference list of issued DB UIC-X car models.

Modifications

Broken statodyne shaft replaced by burnished brass rod. Axles isolated in the middle; wheels and axles painted (blended Humbrol grey No. 32 and rust No. 113).

History

The ABüm 223 cars are ex BC4ümg 223 of 1955 (Bauart 1954), made in 357 units. They were outclassed when the 3rd class was abolished in 1956.

According to gamos81.altervista.org website which lists all (?) the production of DB UIC-X car models, and knowing that the manufacturers can make mistakes in the numbering, the series ABüm 223 could be numbered 51 80 31-40 000-6 to 40 356.

Attention: the car in photo is a 2nd class Büm 232 (I did not find a photo of ABüm 223).

Documents

DB ABüm223 car RocoDB ABüm223 car Roco

DB Büm232 car

Photo Rolf Köstner on pikoitalia.com.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 26 400 303.4 303.8
Chassis length 25 100 288.5 288.5
Body width 2 825 32.5 32.4
Height 4 050 46.6 46.1
Pivot distance 19 000 218.4 218.5
Bogie wheelbase (MD) 2 500 28.7 28.5
Wheel diameter 1 000 (?) 11.5 11.0