Review: PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR IV

Published: 11 June 2014
Latest update: 9 June 2016


Product Information:

  • Manufacturer: PIKO
  • Article Number: 37907
  • Product Description: Boxcar w/Brake Platform, DR IV
  • Year of Introduction: 2013
  • MSRP (2013): € 78,00

Review:

Unboxing time.

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

What’s in there? A boxcar in DR livery, Era IV.

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

A set of single buffer beams is supplied.

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

The boxcar has a brakeman’s platform on one side.

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

No high voltage to be seen here.

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

Sharp lettering.

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

Close-up of the brakeman’s platform.

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

The other side.

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

The doors on each side slide open.

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

The door slides between the wagon body and a guard rail. Works well. I wish there was a way to lock it, the doors keep sliding open when I pick up the boxcar.

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

On the inside, one expects a flat floor. PIKO obviously didn’t bother, and has the bogie mechanism on display. Who looks on the inside of these boxcars anyway?

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

The bottom.

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

As you can see, the brakeman’s platform is a separate piece which can be screwed onto the standard two-axle chassis. Clever engineering, PIKO.

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR

The plastic wheels are 35mm, not the standard 30mm.

PIKO G 37907 Boxcar DR


Conclusion:

Not much to say really, just look at the pictures. What’s not to like?


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