Prototype: 2 German Federal Railroad (DB) type Lbgjs 598 general-purpose transport cars for medium and large containers. "Pa" type Efkr containers for powdered freight and foodstuffs.
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Model: The cars' frames are constructed of metal. The cars have close coupler mechanisms. The first car is loaded with 5 removable "pa" type Efkr containers in the classic paint and lettering for the German Federal Railroad's "Von Haus zu Haus", and the second car is loaded with 5 removable "pa" type Efkr containers painted and lettered for the firm "Südzucker". All of the containers have different registration numbers.
Total length over the buffers 184 mm / 7-1/4".
"Von Haus zu Haus" / "From Door to Door". These handy containers, which are trans-loaded in combination "Haus-zu-Haus" or "Door-to-Door" service from the road to the rails, are called "medium sized containers" in railroad jargon in Germany. The abbreviation "pa" container is also known; less well known is the origin of this abbreviation. "Porteur aménagé" in the UIC technical language of French means approximately "transport equipment" and designates the standard for the load surface and for the containers. There are different designs of medium sized containers in this same size range, and these designs are adapted to the characteristics of the freight to be transported - mostly liquids or powdered bulk freight.