Published: 11 June 2014
Latest update: 9 June 2016
- Manufacturer: PIKO
- Article Number: 37904
- Product Description: Low-Side Gondola w/Brake Platform, DR III
- Year of Introduction: 2012
- MSRP (2012): € 59,99
The low-side gondola comes in a DR era III paint scheme.
The boxes from PIKO are always good. Compared to the cheap cardboard boxes LGB uses, this gives me a little more confidence my rolling stock is well protected.
Here it is, then.
It’s a standard gauge model of course, but a set of single buffer beams is supplied.
The other side. The platform railing is quite large, it could do with a little more refinement.
These are on both sides of the deck, so you can easily secure loads. PIKO tried to imitate a wooden floor here, and it looks rather good.
The bottom of the freight car. The (plastic) wheels are 35mm, not the standard 30mm.
When the first rendered images appeared in 2012, I feared these cars would be too toylike. PIKO proved me wrong, these freight cars (I have reviewed some others as well) look great and offer a reasonable amount of detail. The two-axle system works well, which ensures trouble-free running. If you’re in for some German standard gauge freight cars with a lot of variety, PIKO’s new range of two-axle cars is definitely for you.