Model Be 4/4
The model of the Churer Pendelzug is built in scale 1:22,5. The lenght of a 3-carriage train is about 2,28 meter. The train is built from CNC milled (by Foelmodell) Polystyreen plates in various thickness and glued with industrial strenght glue. The sidings are built from 2 layers with the glass enclosed in the middle so it can be replaced quite easily when damaged, Various parts are drawn in 3D software and afterwards printed on a special 3D printer, using a very though Nylon material. The finish is with multiple layers of ground- and coverpaint. Striping and logo’s are added later.
The motorbogies are constructed in Nylon. The axes are running in ballbearings and a strong Buhler Motor is used to propell the train. The carriages are coupled using a very strong neodym magnet. This ensures safe coupling with a certain ease of uncoupling. The transfer of electrical current is handled with cords and plugs.
The model is delivered as an analog version, however when a digital decoder is sent in it can be build-in at no extra cost. Additional items (like a loudspeaker) can be build in at extra cost. This option can be chosen on the orderingform. All carriages are equipped with interior lighting using warm-white LED’s. The front and rear of the train are equipped with working headlights (3) and closinglights (2). When the original train is ordered (pre 1979), head and losinglights are also installed at the end of the motorcarriage. The roof can be removed to add travellers. We are glad to do this for you (at a surcharge).
Because of its lenght the train can not run through radius R1. At least R2 but preferably R3 or R5 are to be used. This train is not a childrens toy and not suitable for ages under 15! .
Pictures of the Model (click for large):
Pictures during production: