Märklin H0 - 39100 - Train unit: Articulated day train series VT 10.5 "Senator" of the DB
Company number: VT 10 501
Tested and working
Articulated day train series VT 10.5 "Senator" of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB). Train with 2 power cars, 1 saloon car element and 1 car element with kitchen. Color scheme in the delivery condition of 1953/1954.
With mfx digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion Softdrive-Sine and sound generator in train set A. Low-maintenance motor in compact construction. 2 axles powered in the bogie of train set A. Anti-slip tires. Two-point front signal and red marker lights, interior lighting and table lamps with low-maintenance, warm white LEDs in traditional operation, can be controlled digitally. Multi-pole current-conducting special coupling and tight closing transition bellows between the vehicles. Slip contact switchover. At the ends displaying the closed Scharfenberg link (without function). Train length over couplings 69.1 cm.
Digital functions depending on your digital exchange:
Driving noise diesel locomotive
Squeal of brakes off
VT 10.5- Senator for the Day; Comet for the night. At the beginning of the 1950s, the Deutsche Bundesbahn developed 2 articulated trains for long-distance traffic. The construction was created with the participation of Franz Kruckenberg, who had already made a name for himself with fast vehicles in the 1930s. In developing the two trainsets, he was able to fall back on valuable experiences that had already been achieved with the Railzeppelin and the SVT 135 155: high speed thanks to the most extensive, uncompromising lightweight aluminum construction. The two articulated trains were presented for the first time at the traffic exhibition (DVA) in Munich in 1953. The VT 10 501, built in 1954 by Linke-Hofmann-Busch as a day train »Senator« for the Deutsche Bundesbahn and the VT 10 551 already produced by Wegman in 1953 as a night train »Komet« for the Deutsche Schlafwagen- und Speisewagengesellschaft. Apart from the inset and livery, the two trains showed differences between the types. While the »Senators« carriages had single-axle running gear, the »Komet« had Jacobs bogies between the units. The end cars of both trains had two-axle powered frames. In the railcar, MAN diesel engines worked with originally 118 kW, later with 154 kW power. The maximum speed was 120 km/h: a planned increase to 160 km/h was not forthcoming. The power transmission was hydraulic via a four-speed transmission. The »Senator« offered its guests 135 seats in the 1st class, of which 24 berths. With the start of the 1954 summer timetable, the trains took up regular service. The day train VT 10 501 as Ft 41/42 »Senator« on the Frankfurt/Main-Hamburg connection, the night train as Ft 49/50 »Komet« between Hamburg and Zurich. The running characteristics of the night train were positively assessed, while the day train, on the other hand, is mentioned in DB documents: »Overall, it seems that the freight car characteristics cannot be removed from the vehicle. « Der »Senator« was used in passenger transport until June 1956, was subsequently converted several times and tested on test drives. In 1959 it was decided to decommission and in 1962 the dismantling was ordered. Except for the VT 10 551i intermediate car of the night train, which is used as a clubhouse by the Nuremberg railway enthusiasts, all the VT 10.5 vehicles were scrapped. The experiences with the two Kruckenberg constructions flowed into the development of the later DB TEE Stars VT 11.5.
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- Articulated day train series VT 10.5 "Senator"