DB Avmz111 car Piko

DB Avmz111 car

Photo Michael Stepputat on michael-stepputat.homepage.t-online.de.

Piko 59660

Type

DB Avmz111 car of the DB, for TEE and Intercity trains.

UIC number Revision Date
61 80 19-90 148-6 28.5.82
Home base: München

164 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 267 air-conditioned compartment cars ex-Av4üm 62, built from 1962 to 1968 by Credé, Kassel; Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB), Donauwörth; Waggon- und Maschinenbau GmbH Donauwörth (WMD); Wegmann, Kassel, to replace the old VT11.5 diesel trains in the TEE.

Tare: 44 t. Speed limit: see below. Minden-Deutz Bogies. 54 seats (nine compartments with six seats).

UIC numbers 61 80 19-80 001 to 028, 101 to 128, 130 to 138: 160 km/h, steam heating; 61 80 19-73 013, 017, 070, 160 km/h; 61 80 19-94 001 to 028, 031, 033 to 057, 060 to 068, 070, 200 km / h.

Documents

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DB Avmz111 car

Photo Michael Stepputat on michael-stepputat.homepage.t-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 45.9 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 : 46.3 - 2-point suspension end, 46.4 opposite.