24 series passenger stock

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24 series passenger stock

Post by galaxy_gfx » 01 Nov 2018, 17:10

Hello all,

I've been gathering material on the RW24/RZ24/CA24 that were built in Eastern Germany in the 1980s. Given their small numbers in comparison to domestic production, there is not much information available on these online. The most comprehensive sources are the entries on trainnets.com and wikipedia:

https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/中国铁路24型客车
http://www.trainnets.com/archives/16685
http://www.trainnets.com/archives/16104
http://www.trainnets.com/archives/17273

Beyond these, however, my search seems to have come to a dead end, with several questions still open:

-Are there possibly any publications, diagrams, etc. available on these somewhere?

-Can anyone give a hint regarding road numbers and depot allocations?

As for dimensional drawings, some extrapolations can be made based on Soviet rolling stock diagrams - similar coaches were, namely, exported to the Soviet railways as well. Nevertheless, I'd very much wait for more accurate diagrams of the 24 series if there were any hope of finding them...

Cheers,
Zsolt

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Re: 24 series passenger stock

Post by mjenderby » 22 Jan 2019, 11:12

Are these the same as these recently announced models?

viewtopic.php?f=36&p=2951&sid=b642961d3 ... 35b2#p2951

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Re: 24 series passenger stock

Post by galaxy_gfx » 22 Jan 2019, 20:00

Yes, they could be the same. Actually, an earlier batch was put in the 18 series, and the newer coaches only are in the 24 series. They are referred to as the "Ammendorf type" because the Ammendorf works did most of the production (even though some examples were also produced by the Görlitz works).

It will be interesting to see these coaches being produced in HO. For N scale, the old Piko coaches can be a fair stand-in, but these are a shortened (around 1:170) model, and the compartment configuration corresponds to the type exported to the Soviet Union:

http://piko-n-bahn.de/?p=672
https://www.parostroj.net/katalog/ov/im ... B_1956.gif

Detailing and running characteristics of these models are certainly not up to today's standards – substantial work is needed to convert them to something that blends in with the 22-series stock made today by CMR and nscale.com.cn.

Meanwhile, I made side wall masters for N scale 24-series stock (one for RW and RZ, and one for CA), but it will take some time to get to them; there are just too many other projects in the pipe.

Cheers,
Zsolt

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