FLEISCHMANN 5225 – Double-deck car carrier wagons type Laaes 541 “AutoTrain” of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB). Model for the use in goods trains. Loaded with 4 removable vehicles. Epoch IV
Can be perfectly combined with block trains. Model in true to the original livery and lettering. Close coupling mechanism. Coupler pocket according to NEM 362 standards.
FLEISCHMANN 845512 - 3-piece set heavy duty wagons type Samms of the German Federal Railway (DB). Epoch IV
The wagons have different running numbers than the vehicles of the the set 845511. They carry glowing slabs.
Prototype: Krupp owned roll mills in Bochum and blast furnaces in Duisburg-Rheinhausen. The slabs from Rheinhausen were transported glowing, so it was possible to directly roll them in Bochum. For this purpose, existing heavy goods vehicles were equipped with a thermal hood. This saved time and energy for the workers in Bochum since it was no longer necessary to re-heat the slabs. The trains usually consisted of 2-6 wagons and very often had an additional torpedo ladle. The cars did not run in standard goods trains and frequently were hauled by steam locomotives of the series BR 044.