Bm234 DB car Roco

Bm234 DB car

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Brand - Reference

Roco 64316

Type

2nd class car of the West Germany Railways (Deutsche Bundesbahn) B4üm Bauart 1962 (type 234) in ocean blue and beige livery.

UIC number Revision date
51 80 22-80 003-2 12.09.85

Mass

175 g (NEM: 121 to 158 g)

Comments

Epoch IVb. Quality a bit below the DB ref 644xx Roco cars, but it dates from 1990! Distinctly too low.

The corridor wall, poorly maintained, leans and squirms. UIC beads are not hollow. The roof is easy to disassemble, bur not the chassis! The axles rotate in metal bearings to power a lighting.

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Modifications

  • Axles insulated in the middle, wheels painted in grey. A drawbar broken when attempting to remove a coupling, re-glued with superglue and reinforced with steel wire ø 0.4; broken again, repaired with a NEM Ribu box.
  • Corridor wall straightened by gluing on the compartment walls.
  • Body raised with 1 mm thick plastic spacers 1-point suspension side and 0.5 mm 2-point suspension side. Resulting height: 46.3 mm.
  • Decoration of floors and walls by printed and cut up paper.
  • Tail lights and lighting controlled by bistable reed switch.

History

The Bm234 are ex B4üm 234 of 1963 (Bauart 1962), made in 1848 units. The subseries numbered 22-70 001 to 610 concerns cars limited to 160 km/h.

These cars are numbered 51 80 22-30 001-x to 102-x (140 km/h and no steam heating), 51 80 22-41 000-x to 499-x (140 km/h), 51 80 22-70 001-x to 610-x (160 km/h) and 51 80 22-73 915-x (160 km/h and 1000 V 16 ⅔ Hz). The Roco car is not included because it is allowed at 200 km/h (electromagnetic brake blocks).

Source : dbtrains.com

Documents

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Bm234 DB car

Photo Rolf Wiemann on railfaneurope.net.

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 32.5
Height 4 050 46.6 45.4 1
Pivot distance 19 000 218.4 218.0
Bogie wheelbase (MD) 2 500 28.7 28.6
Wheel diameter 1 000 (?) 11.5 11.0
  1. Average: from 45.6 to 2-point suspension side to 45.2 to the other side. Raised to 46.3.