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67611 - Brake van "Sputnik", BLS

Railway company:    |
Epoch: IV - V   |
Gauge: H0   |
Elect. system: DC   |
Brake van "Sputnik", type Db, of the Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon Bahn.

■ Model without lighting

The "Sputnik" is one of the smallest, but also the most famous coach of Switzerland. From 1966 to 1969, the main workshop Chur built 120 coaches of this type, which also had a lounge and observation post for the train crew. Later the coaches were officially designated Db. For more than 25 years, the "Sputnik" caboose was the highlight at the end of every "true" Swiss goods train. The caboose's side pulpits were crucial on the steep mountain ramps of the Gotthard and Lötschberg because they provided an optimal view on the goods train running in front, so any technical problem or apparent inconsistency easily could be discovered.
General data
NEM shaft 362 with close coupling mechanism
AC Wheel set Article number
Length over buffer
106 mm

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