Märklin H0 - 39980 - Rail bus with control car - BR 798 and BR 998 of the DB
With original packaging and booklet
Company numbers: 798 716-7 and 998 124-2
BR 798 + 998 (power car and control car) of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB). In original livery for Era IV in the early 1970s.
With mfx decoder and controlled high-efficiency propulsion C-Sine in a new, low-maintenance compact design.
2 axles powered.
Built-in interior lighting as standard.
Current-conducting connection between the vehicle units with coupling drawbar with scissor guide.
Car cabs, control car and the optionally available sidecar with a clear view.
Front and rear lights and interior lighting with low-maintenance LEDs.
Front signal and interior lighting in traditional operation, can be controlled digitally.
Length of the two-piece set 32.2 cm.
The suitable BR 998.0 railbus trailer, art. no. 41980, available.
Front signal behind off
Driving noise diesel locomotive
Squeal of brakes off
Tested for features
No breakage or paint damage
Current-conducting coupling included
See many photos of this very nice set
Unforgettable moped for the sidelines. The experiences with the single-engine rail buses of the VT 95 series (later BR 795) developed by the Waggonfabrik Uerdingen proved the fundamental suitability of these vehicles for the urgently needed modernization of branch line traffic. In the meantime, their motorization proved to be too weak, especially on slopes at the company with trailer. That is why three prototype railbus series VT 98.9 (later BR 798.9) followed a year later, equipped with two 150 hp (110 kW) Büssing engines. These largely fulfilled their expectations. The three test vehicles still had the Scharfenberg center coupling system and lightweight braces with shock springs to provide protection against contact with vehicles with standard buffers. The delivery of the two-engine standard rail buses of the 98.95 series (later BR 798.5) started from 1955. In contrast to the test sets, these 329 vehicles were equipped with newly developed running gears with improved driving characteristics and screw couplings, sleeve buffers and a braking system of a standard construction. This allowed the powerfully motorized railcars to carry surrender freight wagons where appropriate. In addition, the VT 98 had been given a multiple control system, which not only allowed reverse train operation, but also the coupling of an additional motor car at the other end of the train. Matching control cars (VS 98) and trailers (VM 98) were also put into service to match this train set. The purple-red garnishes quickly determined the image on German branch lines, because they relieved the previously steam-drawn trains in a short time. The Uerdinger railbus fittings were permanently imprinted in the memory of many rail passengers: the red mopeds were synonymous for mobility in rural regions for decades. were served.