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DB ARm216 coach Piko

DB ARmh216 coach

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Piko 59625

Type

German Federal Railways (Deutsche Bundes­bahn) 1st class / restaurant coach ARmh216 in blue and red "Kakadu" livery.

UIC number Revision date
51 80 84-43 007-4 4.7.73
Home station : Frankfurt (M)

169 g; 133 g after ballast reduction (NEM: 121 to 158 g)

Global appearance very satisfactory, with Piko’s usual simplifications: underneath not detailed (little annoying), moulded handrails, no electric heating cables. The steps, not mounted, are easy to assemble, and they hold without glue. The windows are perfectly fitted, the markings are clear.

The bogie clips are a little hard, and their plastic is relatively brittle. The wheels are not burnished.

The weight is too high.

Interior detailed (restaurant tables) but uniformly green.

Modifications

  • Ballast reduction, from 52 to 16 g.
  • Lighting controlled with latching reed switch.
  • Interior decoration.

The ARmh216 are 1st class / restaurant coaches built in 1954-55 by Wegmann and O & K. They were 2nd class (BR4ümg-54) at the beginning, they become 1st class in 1956 when the 3rd class was abolished (AR4ümg-54), then called ARümh216 in 1966 and finally ARmh216 in 1975.

According to the sources, their number ranges from 8 to 16, UIC numbers 51 80 84-43 001 to 84-43 016. They include three compartments of 6 seats, a dining room with 30 seats and a kitchen.

Mass: 39.5 t. Speed ​​limit: 140 km/h. Minden-Deutz bogies.

The livery was first uniformly blue, then blue (for the compartments) and red (for the restaurant), and finally ocean blue/beige from 1974.

Documents

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DB ARmh216 coach

Photo Rolf Köstner on drehscheibe-online.de.

1:87
26 400 303.4 303.0
25 100 288.5 289.0
26 100 300.0 300.0
2 825 32.5 32.8
4 050 46.6 46.1 1
19 000 218.4 219.0
(MD) 2 500 28.7 28.7
1 000 11.5 11.5
  1. Average: from 46.3 2-point suspension end to 45.9 opposed end.