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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 03:57 PM UTC
Piko is to release a HO/1:87 Siemens Desiro 642 in the livery of DB Region Westfrankenbahn
Germany's Deutsche Bahn introduced two-car Desiro DMUs for local services in 2000. With a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph), these Class 642 units are mainly used on branch lines and regional lines. Besides the 234 units purchased by DB in 2007, various private German rail companies are also using Desiro DMUs.
The Class 642 is equipped with two MTU diesel engines with an output of 275 or 315 kW (369 or 422 hp) each and hydro-mechanical transmission with retarders. It typically contains 100 seats. When linked together with Scharfenberg couplers, up to three trainsets can be operated together. The Desiros are quite popular with most passengers, thanks to their good acceleration

The model features include:
-NEM 652 with multiprotocol decoder
-Two traction tyres
-Switchable interior lighting on the factory side
-Directional lights white and red
-Special coupling for multiple traction is included

Release date is sometime in the Autumn 2017

52088 - Desiro 642 DB Region Westfrankenbahn VI [DC Motor] HO/1:87
52288 - Desiro 642 DB Region Westfrankenbahn VI [AC Motor] HO/1:87

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