Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) type DApza 687.2 IC2 bi-level intermediate car, 1st class, for long-distance service. Light gray long-distance service paint scheme with traffic red decorative striping, in the current IC design. Train route: IC 2045 from Cologne to Dresden Main Station. Car position number 5. The car looks as it did in 2020. Model: The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16. There is a high entry above the trucks. The car has factory-installed LED interior lighting on both levels. There is a standard close coupler head on the locomotive end of the car. There is a current-conducting, operating close coupler on the car consist end of the car. The car has lighted train destination displays on the sides. The interior lighting only works in conjunction with the bi-level cab control car and this lighting can be turned on and off digitally with the latter's decoder. A fixed, defined sequence of cars is assigned to do this. There are red transparent marker light inserts at the ends of the car. The car has prototypical Görlitz design trucks with separately applied folding steps. Length over the buffers 28.6 cm / 11-1/4.
The class 146.5 electric locomotive to go with this car can be found in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 25449. Item numbers 23253, 23254, 23255, 23256, and 23257 can be used to form a prototypical 6-part train unit with bi-level cars.It may be necessary to make appropriate modifications to curved bridge ramps before running this car on them.
This model can be found in an AC version in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 43486.