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N Scale - Hobbytrain - 2852 - Locomotive, Diesel, WR 360 - Deutsche Reichsbahn

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N Scale - Hobbytrain - 2852 - Locomotive, Diesel, WR 360 - Deutsche Reichsbahn

Stock Number 2852
Brand Hobbytrain
Manufacturer Hobbytrain
Body Style Hobbytrain Diesel Engine WR360
Prototype Vehicle Locomotive, Diesel, WR 360 (Details)
Road or Company Name Deutsche Reichsbahn (Details)
Paint Color(s) Black
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
DCC Readiness Ready
Release Date 2009-03-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype WR
Model Variety 360
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era EU Epoch II (1920 - 1945)
Years Produced 1937 - 1950
Scale 1/160

Prototype History:
Commissioned by the German Wehrmacht, the WR360 Locomotive was used as a shunt to position railway guns and was attached to artillery units. Due to the size and weight of the rail guns, two WR360s were often employed for the task for the extra power and to reduce the chance of mechanical failure. There were 129 of these locomotives produced between the years of 1926 and 1941. After the war, many were put to use for civilian purposes.

Road Name History:
The Deutsche Reichsbahn, also known as the German Reich Railway or the German Imperial Railway, was the name of the German national railway created from the railways of the individual states of the German Empire following the end of World War I.

The company was founded in 1920 as the Deutsche Reichseisenbahnen when the Weimar Republic, formally known as Deutsches Reich (German Reich, hence the usage of the Reich in the name of the railway), took national control of the German railways, which had previously been run by the German states. In 1924 it was reorganised under the aegis of the Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft (DRG), a nominally private railway company, which was 100% owned by the German state. In 1937 the railway was reorganised again as a state authority and given the name Deutsche Reichsbahn (DRB). After the Anschluss in 1938 the DR also took over the Bundesbahn Osterreich (BBO, Federal Railway of Austria).

The East and West German states were founded in 1949. East Germany took over the control of the DR on its territory and continued to use the traditional name Deutsche Reichsbahn, while the railway in West Germany became the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB, German Federal Railway). The Austrian Osterreichische Bundesbahnen (OBB, Austrian Federal Railways) was founded in 1945, and was given its present name in 1947.

In January 1994, following the German union, the East German Deutsche Reichsbahn merged with the West German Deutsche Bundesbahn to form Germany's new national carrier, Deutsche Bahn AG, technically no longer a government agency but still a 100% state-owned joint stock company.

Brand/Importer Information:
Hobbytrain was an Austrian firm, that was acquired by Wolfgang Lemke GmbH in 2002. It produces HO and N scale models.

Item created by: gdm on 2017-04-30 07:26:30

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