DB Apmz121 car Piko

DB Apmz121 car

Anonymous photo, Ferry van Schagen collection on drehscheibe-online.de.

Piko 59661

Type

DB Apmz121 car with central corridor of the DB, for TEE and Intercity trains.

UIC number Revision Date
61 80 18-90 063-8 9.2.82
Home base: München

163 g (NEM : 121 to 158 g)

Very beautiful appearance: the paint is well applied, the windows are well inserted and have a very thin frame. Pad printing is clear. The route indicator displays the IC586 Ernst Barlach train München - Würzburg - Hannover - Hamburg-Altona.

The heating cables are moulded with the body, but the hand rails are inserted. The underframe is not very detailed, but it does not matter, because it is largely masked by the body skirts, the indentations of which were lengthened in front of the bogies, probably to facilitate their movement. The version with black rocker panels will be more discreet on this point.

The interior is all right, but one-colour..

The wheels are a priori too large, and yet the total height is too low: at least 0.5 mm are missing. Coupled for example to the Roco WRüm car, the difference is very visible.

The plastic of the bogies is fragile: their disassembly to correct the height resulted in the almost systematic breaking of the pivot clips.

See:

Modifications

  • Correction of the height with 0.5 mm thick washer on the one-point suspension end, and with 0.75 thick polystyrene shims on the other end. It was necessary to give clearance to the pivots by filing the bottom of the pivot clips.
  • Wheels changed for ø 10.9. Condition of the photo.

Series of 100 air-conditioned central corridor cars, ex-Ap4üm 62, built from 1962 to 1975 to operate in TEE formerly in Diesel VT11.5 trains. There have been several evolutions (121.0, etc.), with rounded roof ends, then vertical from 1965.

Characteristics: tare: 43 t; speed limit: 160 or 200 km/h; bogies Minden-Deutz; number of seats: 48.

Documents

DB Apmz121 car PikoDB Apmz121 car Piko

DB Apmz121 car

Anonymous photo, Ferry van Schagen collection on drehscheibe-online.de.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 26 400 303.4 303.0
Chassis length 25 100 288.5 288.5
Body length 26 100 300.0 299.7
Body width 2 825 32.5 32.2
Height 4 050 46.6 46.1 1
Pivot distance 19 000 218.4 218.2
Bogie wheelbase (MD) 2 500 28.7 28.8
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 11.4
  1. After correction : 46.6 - 2-point suspension end, 46.4 opposite.