26/07/2019.

DB Apmh121 coach Roco

DB Apmh121 coach

Photo Tobias B. Köhler on railfaneurope.net.

Roco 74123-B

Type

Central corridor Apmh121 coach of the DB, for TEE and Inter City trains.

UIC Number Revision Date
61 80 18-80 112-5 27.7.78
Home: Frankfurt (M) Hbf

179 g; 151 g after ballast reduction (NEM: 121 to 158 g)

Coaches of Erasmus set including three coaches ref. 74123, era IVb of Germany, i.e. end of seventies.

These coaches have in common a rather mediocre painting, “orange peel”, an equally mediocre pad printing, making sometimes difficult to read the revision dates and other information, and non burnished, very bright wheels. They are sold with no individual box.

Wheel sets: 1.1 mm flanged wheels, back-to-back distance 14.3. Length between tips 24.8.

This coach is too heavy at least 25 g.

The handrails are not mounted.

Both bogies are equipped with generators, located on the same side of the coach.

The roof is easily disassembled, passing a fingernail into the body junction, revealing a decorated interior: red brown floor, bottle-green seats, white headrests. The room doors are of translucent “glass”. Warning: as is often the case with Roco, the manual is not up-to-date concerning the dismantling and positioning of the detailing parts.

The seats are inserted laterally on the interior fittings, and are easily removable for repainting the floor or walls.

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Modifications

  • Handrails mounted.
  • Wheels burnished.
  • Ballast of 68 g replaced with another of 25 g.
  • Lighting powered by wires wrapped on the axles, and controlled by latching reed switch. Tail lamps controlled by another latching reed switch.

Series of 267 air-conditioned compartment coaches 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 Apmh121 coach

Photo Tobias B. Köhler on railfaneurope.net.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 26 400 303.4 303.0
Chassis length 25 100 288.5 287.0
Body length 26 100 300.0 300.2
Body width 2 825 32.5 32.8
Height 4 050 46.6 46.5
Pivot distance 19 000 218.4 218.0
Bogie wheelbase (MD) 2 500 28.7 29.0
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 11.0