Torpedovagn "Krupp" typ DB, vädrad, längd över buffertar 212 mm, epok III + IV.
Prototype: Privately owned car for transporting molten crude iron, used on the German Federal Railroad. Built starting in 1967.
- Weathered version.
- New car number.
The container is constructed of metal. The car has a close coupler mechanism. The container can be tipped to both sides. The car is weathered. Length over the buffers 212 mm / 8-3/8".
The main product of a blast furnace is molten crude iron. It is transported in torpedo ladle cars for additional processing in a steel plant. The prototype of our model is an 18-axle special car with an authorized total weight of 360 metric tons. The interior of the container is bricked up to be fireproof in order that the 1,350° Celsius / 2,462° Fahrenheit hot load does not cool down on the one hand and to prevent the container from melting. Three to four of these cars often run in a train. Two-axle empty freight cars are coupled between them to keep from exceeding the permissible load on railroad bridges.