ABm type Y/B 70 DR car Tillig

DR Bm Y/B 70 type car

Photo Falk2 on de.wikipedia.org.

Brand - Reference

Tillig 74339

Type

1st / 2nd class car of the German Democratic Republic Railways (Deutsche Reichsbahn, DR) Y/B 70 type.

UIC number Revision date
51 50 39-80 103-7 14.2.76

Mass

157 g (NEM: 112 to 146 g)

Comments

Original model from Sachsenmodelle. Rather coarse engraving: thick steps, painted lanterns, heating cables moulded with the body, pad-printed, not engraved lateral air grille. So a little expensive for its quality, close to the Piko (although Piko has significantly improved, with prices accordingly!).

The thin handrails are to be mounted.

The compartment pitch is the same in 1st and 2nd class. But the layout is wrong: all seats have two places twice, which makes eight seats per compartment in both classes. However, in reality, the compartments of 1st class are six places (4 × 6 = 24 places in all, marked on the body) and those of 2nd class are eight places (5 × 8 = 40 places in all).

After the photo opposite, and with all the usual reservations concerning the colour fidelity of the photos, it seems that the green colour is not in conformity: the green of the real car tends towards the persimmon, which does not would not surprise me for a car from the East. And this picture represents a new car in an exhibition, so with the coolest colours possible.

Car pre-equipped for lighting: metal blades attached to the chassis lean on the bogies, as on some Roco cars, and extend inside the body to reach the ceiling. There are current pickup strips in the bag of parts, which rub on the wheel tread, which is not the best solution.

The body can be easily disassembled.

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Modifications

Handrails mounted.

History

Cars built by VEB Waggonbau Bautzen from 1969 on a diagram close to the UIC Y specification. Bogies Görlitz with 920 mm wheels.

Documents

Wikipedia article in German. The French article only concerns SNCF UIC cars. And the Google translation is still so deplorable.

See the topic on the Loco-Revue Forum.

ABm type Y/B 70 DR car TilligABm type Y/B 70 DR car Tillig

DR Bm Y/B 70 type car

Photo Falk2 on de.wikipedia.org.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 24 500 281.6 281
Chassis length ?  ? 266
Body width ? ? 33.5
Height 4050 46.6 47.9 1
Pivot distance 17 200 197.7 196.6
Bogie wheelbase 2 500 28.7 29.0
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 11.0
  1. On average; dimension ranging from 47.7 to 48.1 mm.