N passenger cars "Silberlinge" #40640ff

12.07.2021 N passenger cars "Silberlinge" #40640ff

Top performer for commuting with the DB! The Silver coin coaches in N scale by PIKO

40640 N passenger cars 2. class DB era III MSRP 39,99 €
40641 N passenger cars 1./2. class DB era III MSRP 39,99 €

The highlights of the model in key points

  • Completely new construction
  • Hair-thin, color-contrasting window frames
  • Retrofitable LED interior lighting
  • Sharply engraved bogies
  • Detailed car floor, battery boxes included
  • Finest painting and printing including coin pattern
  • Realistic colored interior
  • Outstanding price-performance ratio


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Further information about the prototype and model:

The term "Silberling" (silver coin car) is used colloquially to describe a vehicle family of local transport cars of the German Federal Railways. The vehicles owe the name "silver coin cars" to their stainless steel body. More than 5000 examples were built between 1961 and 1980 and were used by DB Regio until the beginning of 2020. Most of the vehicles, which are also often referred to as "n cars". Most cars were painted in the current Regio color scheme traffic red/light grey after several rebuilds during the 90’s. An n-car is 26.4 meters long and is divided into three sections by two entrance areas with double doors. In three sections, in the case of 2nd class carriages these are three large compartments and the mixed-class carriages had coaches had five 1st class compartments in the middle section. On driving trailers there are several different entrance areas. The originally existing luggage compartments were converted into multi-purpose areas for the transport of bicycles and prams. The n coaches were the most common vehicles in local transport in Germany for almost five decades. Until well into the 1980s, they were even used as needed for express trains, in interzone traffic with the GDR and in transit traffic to Berlin as reinforcement coaches. The number of the passengers had begun to decrease from the 2000s with the increased procurement of modern local railcars and the and the purchase of bi-level coaches.

Our prototypes

Passenger car 41729 of the DB. located in Cologne, AW Krefeld-Oppum, Rev 30.5.62
Passenger car 31331 of the DB. located in Cologne, AW Krefeld-Oppum, Rev 19.7.62

Even in the small scale, this backbone of German railway history should not be missing. The coherent overall impression is underlined by the eponymous side panelling. A flawless paint job allows an authentic reproduction of the silver coin pattern. Golden window frames clearly stand out against this in color and remind us of the beginning of a success story that has lasted for several decades until today. Many of the silver trains have changed their appearance over the years. The PIKO model in era III design is based on the original condition of this car family. This includes a replica of the red interior, reminiscent of the early, upholstered, red imitation leather seats. The underside of the coaches has by no means been forgotten. Sharply engraved, a variety of lines and attachments can be seen. The battery boxes have also been printed. The bogies with additional details leave nothing to be desired of the new construction.

For particularly attractive night trips, a bright LED interior lighting can be retrofitted in all car types with the optionally available lighting kit #46293. Smoothly running wheelsets give the wagons the best running and rolling characteristics.

In addition to the 1st/2nd class wagon, a 2nd class wagon also goes on sale at the same time. Already released in advance are excellently suited traction units for the coaches. The latest addition is the BR 216 #40520 in dark red painting. The cult locomotive V 200 #40502 allows a particularly exact train reproduction in the operating condition of era III. Those interested in modern DB AG local traffic will get their money's worth with the traffic red version #40642/ 40643. The matching driving trailer "Wittenberger head" will follow soon. The PIKO models make their contribution to maintaining, if not even increasing, the considerable fan community of the n coaches.

12.07.2021 Marketing