Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 15280

Set with 3 Heavy Oil Tank Cars.

Prototype: 3 German Federal Railroad (DB) service tank cars with different car numbers. The cars looks as they did around 1980. Use: Transport of heavy oil for oil-fired steam locomotives.

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Set with 3 Heavy Oil Tank Cars.
Set with 3 Heavy Oil Tank Cars.

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Article No. 15280
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era IV
Kind Freight Cars
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  • Product description

    Model: Era IV. All of the cars have close coupler mechanisms. Each car comes individually packaged and marked. Length over the buffers for each car 71 mm / 2-13/16".

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  • Publications

    - New Items 2010 - Main Catalog 2010/2011
  • Prototype information

    Large quantities of heavy heating oil were required for the numerous, existing oil-fired steam locomotives. The German Federal Railroad purchased these 4-axle high-capacity tank cars for this purpose. The good insulation of the inner tank and the sheathing with protective riveted metal sheets enabled transport even during the colder part of the year without the worry that the oil would become too viscous. These cars made it possible to guarantee seamless train service throughout the year by being able to supply the fueling stations and maintenance facilities with heavy heating oil.


ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years