The Revivalist (2)

Recycling old models

Examples of using Fleischmann die-cast underframes with other bodies, to make unique pieces of rolling stock.

 Firstly, here is the length table for the frames produced by Fleischmann in the period 1955-1970.

Standard Fleischmann die-cast frames used for both freight and passenger in 14** catalogue models, have been identified as follows:

Standard Type

Length in mm

Description

1
86/87
With holes for accepting lights
2
93
With holes for accepting lights
3
96
Solid for bolster wagon 1453
4
103
With holes for accepting lights
5
110
With holes for accepting lights
6
120
Solid
7
134
Solid
8
38
Solid end section only, for wheels, couplers and buffers, to slot into another frame. I have seen one frameless tank car that uses 2 of these sections only, the model number is not known.

My first custom model is a driving trailer for a push-pull train (= Wendelzug). This sits on frame #4. The body was part of a bogie Pwg car of unknown make, possibly East German. This car has a slider to pick up current from the Marklin track, for the front lamps.

The second is a Pwg baggage, using the leftover body from the first project. This sits on frame #4. You can see an overall picture of the push-pull train here.

The third is a tank car for transport of edible liquids - labelled for a French company, SGTL. This sits on frame #4.
The body was taken from a Thomas Tank Engine series toy train.

Privately produced boxed sets of Fleischmann rolling stock.

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