BR 798 / 998 | Gauge Trix H0 - Article No. 22798

Rail Bus with Control Car.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 798 + 998 (motor car and control car). Era IV version in the original paint scheme at the beginning of the 1970s.

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Rail Bus with Control Car.
Rail Bus with Control Car.

Most Important Facts

Article No. 22798
Gauge / Design type Trix H0 /
Era IV
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  • The bodies of the rail cars are primarily made of metal.
  • DCC/Sx decoder with sound functions, in the motor car.
  • Compact design C-Sine propulsion.
  • Headlights and marker lights with maintenance-free LEDs.
  • Built-in interior lighting with maintenance-free LEDs.
  • Product description

    Model: Era IV. This rail bus comes with a DCC/Sx decoder and controlled C-Sine high-efficiency propulsion in a new, maintenance-free compact design. 2 axles powered. The rail bus has factory installed interior lighting. The rail bus units have a current-conducting drawbar coupling with a guide mechanism between them. The rail bus units have interior details. The engineer's areas in the cars, the control car, and the optional available trailer unit have a clear view through the windows. The headlights and marker lights as well as the interior lighting all have maintenance-free LEDs. The headlights, marker lights, and interior lights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally.Length of the two-unit set 322 mm / 12-11/16".

    The class 998.0 rail bus trailer to add to the set consisting of a motor and control car is available as item no. 24798.

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  • Publications

    - Summer New Items 2006 - Main Catalog 2007/2008 - Main Catalog 2008/2009 - Main Catalog 2009/2010
  • Prototype information

    Unforgettable Branch Line Growlers - The experiences with the single-motor class VT 95 (later the class 795) rail busses developed by the firm Waggonfabrik Uerdingen proved the basic suitability of these units for the urgently necessary modernization of branch line service. At the same time, the class VT 95's power plant was too weak for routes with grades, particularly when operated with trailer units. For that reason, a year later three prototypes of the class VT 98.9 (later the class 798.9) rail bus equipped with two 150 horsepower / 110 kilowatt Büssing motors followed. These units fulfilled to a large extent the expectations set for them. However, the three test units still had Scharfenberg center couplers and lightweight spring-loaded metal straps for protection against contact with locomotives and cars with regular buffers. Delivery of the regular production two-motor class 98.95 (later the class 798.5) rail busses began in 1955 Compared to the test prototypes, the 329 units built were equipped with newly developed frames for the wheel sets with improved running characteristics as well as standard prototype couplers, regular buffers, and a standard design brake system. This enabled these more powerfully motorized rail cars to also pull transfer freight cars if necessary. In addition, the VT 98 units had a form of multiple unit control that enabled not only push/pull operation, but also the control of a motor car at the other end of the train. Suitable control cars (VS 98) and trailer cars (VM 98) were also placed into service to go with these powered rail cars. These crimson red rail bus sets quickly defined the look on German branch line routes, where they quickly replaced the trains that previously were still hauled by steam locomotives. The Uerdinger rail bus sets left an enduring impression on the memory of many railroad passengers: For decades these red growlers were the synonym for mobility in rural areas. The hearts of many railroad users still belong to these lovable "branch line saviors" from the time when they were placed into service.

  • Digital Functions

    Interior lights
    Diesel locomotive op. sounds
    Operating sounds


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