H0 Expert Electric railcar EN57 PKP IV #51450

22.12.2022 H0 Expert Electric railcar EN57 PKP IV #51450

The EN57 rolls up! The PKP commuter railcar EN57 as H0 model by PIKO  

51450 Electric railcar EN57-925 PKP Ep. IV MSRP 370,00 €
51452 Electric railcar / Sound EN57-925 PKP Ep. IV, incl. PSD XP 5.1 S MSRP 480,00 €
51453 ~Electric railcar / Sound EN57-925 PKP Ep. IV, incl. PSD XP 5.1 S MSRP 480,00 €

The advantages of the models in key points

  • Completely new construction
  • Filigree attachments, partly made of metal
  • Driver's cab and instrument lighting digitally switchable
  • Wonderfully smooth driving characteristics thanks to sophisticated drive technology
  • Very delicate roof equipment
  • Sound variant with modern PIKO SmartDecoder XP


» The model in the PIKO Webshop

» Fahrzeugheft EN57 DE

» Fahrzeugheft EN57 EN

» Fahrzeugheft EN57 PL

Some information about the prototype and model

From 1961 to 1993, the class EN57 electric railcar was built for the Polish state railways. The trains were manufactured by Pafawag, the state-owned Polish wagon factory in Wroclaw. A total of 1,412 sets were built. The vehicles of class EN57 are designed for a maximum speed of 110 km/h, the hourly output is 580 kW. From the beginning, the three-car multiple units were used in local traffic in the larger Polish cities, especially in the greater area of the Gdansk Bay. A train set consists of three permanently coupled vehicles: two driving trailers (designated ra and rb) and a middle car (designated s). The latter car contains most of the electrotechnical equipment. By means of Scharfenberg couplings at the driver's cab ends, it is possible to form sets of two or more multiple units. The interior is divided into three large compartments, with the end carriages each having a compartment for carrying loads. Entry is through distinctive, manually opened double doors. The exterior of the trains in the first series was characterised by beading under the window band. The front had three windows at that time. Over the many years of service, the vehicles were painted in various colour schemes, with the light grey, dark grey and red versions being the most common.

Our prototype: Electric railcar EN57-925

For the first realisation, PIKO has chosen a vehicle from the early 1990s, which is quite original in its exterior condition. Accordingly, finely engraved beading structures the side walls of the model. They are interrupted by the separately inserted doors, whose panes are printed from the inside. The remaining panes are also flush with the car body and neatly fitted with window frames. Small mouldings in the lower area of the windows even represent the table-like shelves in the interior. The characteristic forehead sections with the three windows are reproduced prototypically, etched windscreen wipers and mirrors as well as separately inserted warning horns paint a high-quality picture. The roof equipment is an eye-catcher especially on the middle car: filigree cables and insulators testify to high model building art. The aggregates under the car bodies as well as the delicate bogies reach the same level.

The drive technology of the PIKO model was combined in the middle car. This is where the powerful engine is located. It develops its power via cardan shafts on all four axles, two flywheel masses cultivate the running characteristics. Two traction tyres arranged diagonally on the centre axles additionally increase friction. The main board with PluX22 interface is also located in the middle carriage. On the digital models this is equipped with a PIKO SmartDecoder XP, optionally with matching vehicle sound.

When an important model like the EN57 appears for the first time as a large series model in H0, the expectations are high. The new PIKO model fulfils these expectations and sets new standards for railcars in 1:87.

22.12.2022 Productmanagement