First Picture of PIKO #37780 Cradle Cars

PIKO published a first picture of their new ‘cradle cars’ (DE: ‘drehschemelwagen’). This kind of freight car runs in pairs to transport logs, timber, steel beams etc.

PIKO G 37780 Disconnects
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The PIKO set comes in a DR era III livery, and will be available at the end of this month. MSRP € 125,00.

I’m not sure what the correct name for these freight cars is. PIKO lists them as ‘disconnects’, while other sources say they’re ‘cradle cars’. Let me know which of the two describes these cars best!

PIKO G Deliveries in September

37426 Electric Locomotive Taurus ‘TX Logistik’, Era VI
37763 Low-Side Gondola w/Stakes Res ‘Pressnitztalbahn’
PIKO G 37426 Electric Locomotive Taurus TX LogistikPIKO G 37763 Low-Side Gondola w Stakes Res Pressnitztalbahn

37945 Boxcar ‘Expressgut’, DR IV
37946 Beer Reefer ‘Scherdel’, DB III
PIKO G 37945 Boxcar ExpressgutPIKO G 37946 Beer Reefer Scherdel

38242 Steam Locomotive with Tender ‘Camelback’ PRR (Digital with Sound and Smoke)
38712 Flat Car with Log Load WP&YR
PIKO G 38242 Steam Locomotive with Tender Camelback PRRPIKO G 38712 Flat Car with Log Load WP&YR

38713 Flat Car with Log Load CN
38715 High-Side Gondola D&RGW
PIKO G 38713 Flat Car with Log Load CNPIKO G 38715 High-Side Gondola D&RGW

View all planned delivery dates for PIKO’s 2015 new items: PIKO G New Items 2015 – Delivery Dates