Information about the prototype
With the conversion programs for 3yg and 4yg wagons, the Deutsche Bundesbahn was able to counteract the war-related shortage of wagons for the first time from the mid-1950s. However, the new construction programs were initially limited to the development of city express trains and express train passenger cars. Only after this did the Bundesbahn have the capacities for the development of new local transport cars (n-cars). The steadily growing demand for traffic and the fact that the 3yg were only designed for a short period of use led to the first prototypes of the new n-wagons in 1958. Based on the findings of the previous new developments and the prototypes, the three basic types were created with 5 compartments, 1st class in the middle of the car and two large spaces, 2nd class (AB4nb), three large spaces, 2nd class (B4nb) and two large spaces, 2nd class and a luggage compartment Driver's cab (BD4nf).
While trials with side panels made of aluminum, normal steel and also corrugated side walls were made for the prototypes, it was ultimately decided to use stainless steel (V2A) panels for series production. Since the paintwork of the carriages as corrosion protection on this material could be omitted, the n-carriages were sanded below the windows with a so-called peacock eye pattern. This grinding pattern, in conjunction with the silver surface of the V2A, quickly earned the n-car the distinctive nickname “Silberlinge”.
Information about the model
In a large pre-order campaign, model railroad fans were able to order a complete "Silberling" train from specialist retailers.
A total of 8 different sets were launched. They can be found under item numbers # B1907 to # B1914. Each set depicts a different era or current variant and consists of a control car and three passenger cars. In addition, the G10 workshop trolley was included with each set for free.
- SET B1907 - EPOCHE III DB, SILVER, DC DIRECT CURRENT
- SET B1908 - EPOCHE III DB, SILVER, AC AC
- SET B1909 - EPOCHE IV DB, SILVER, DC DIRECT CURRENT
- SET B1910 - EPOCHE IV DB, SILVER, AC AC
- SET B1911 - EPOCHE V DB AG, MINT GREEN, DC DIRECT CURRENT
- SET B1912 - EPOCHE V DB AG, MINT GREEN, AC AC
- SET B1913 - EPOCHE VI DB AG, RED, DC DIRECT CURRENT
- SET B1914 - EPOCHE VI DB AG, RED, AC ALTERNATING CURRENT
BRAWA implemented variant-specific design differences for the models of the Silberlinge and designed the differently designed car floors with the correct heating design in each case. The car roofs are also designed differently and even show the weld seams in fine replica.
With the set # B1913 you have a complete set of silver discs, which is prototypically put together from the following individual items:
- 46532: Local passenger car ABn of the DB AG, epoch VI
- 46533: Commuter car Bnrz 446.0 of the DB AG, epoch VI
- 46534: Local coach Bn of the DB AG, epoch VI
- 46535: Control car Bnrdzf 483.1 of the DB AG, epoch VI
The wagons are delivered with factory-installed interior lighting and the AC wheel sets are already installed on the AC variant # B1914.
The sets were delivered in June 2021 and were already sold out by the manufacturer at that time.
Video of the set B1913 from BRAWA
In the video, Alex.Anlage captured the set # B1913 in the red Era VI version of the DB AG on his beautiful layout. We think it's just a perfect fit, right?
Photos of the set B1913 from BRAWA
There are more nice photos of the train in the gallery. All pictures were taken on Alex's facility.
BRAWA Set B1913 at MSL
Even if the set is sold out at the manufacturer - at Modellbahnshop-Lippe you can still find some coveted items as B-Ware or let our customer service put you on the waiting list so that you will be informed if a pre-order has not been retrieved.
There are many Modelle des Silberlings from other manufacturers.
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