DB Gbs covered wagon Roco

DB Gbs 252 covered wagon

Photo Hans Ulrich Diener on dybas.de.

Brand - Reference

Roco 66258

Type

Gbs 252 large capacity covered wagon of the DB - Deutsche Bundesbahn (German Federal Railways)

UIC number Revision date
21 80 151 1 006-9 12.9.86 (?)

Mass

65 g  (NEM: 65 to 84 g).

Comments

Model to build. Sliding doors. That said, no inserts, neither handrails, nor door handles. No buffer handles, no fitting of the buffer beam. Rachitic corner steps. In short, hardly worths its price, even if it were sold built.

Modifications

Construction of the wagon. The two ballasts, drilled cylinders to be placed on a plastic axis, were glued with Patafix. Curiously, they are not in the axis of the wagon.

History

Note from de.wikipedia.org translated by Google, with an improvement attempted:

Around 1960, the UIC standardized a high capacity covered wagon, which gave at the DB the Glmms 61 (Gbs 254) [...] In 1966, appears the Gbs 252 whose only external difference compared to the Glmms 61 is the lack of reinforcements (which? Probably those of the chassis).

Note: according to Ferrovissime No. 38 of May 2011, SNCF bought only one unified UIC type 1 prototype at De Dietrich (compared to more than 10,000 built or rebuilt in Germany). They preferred a wagon of their own design, the Gbs 7.23 (mostly assigned to Sernam).

See on RailFanEurope, drehscheibe-foren.de, tosh-railways (A. Kendall).

DB Gbs covered wagon RocoDB Gbs covered wagon Roco

DB Gbs 252 covered wagon

Photo Hans Ulrich Diener on dybas.de.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 14 000 160.9 161.0
Chassis length 12 700 146.0 147.4
Body width 31.2
Height 46.2
Wheelbase 8 000 92.0 92.5
Wheel diameter 11.0