Marklin 43307 - IC Express Train Passenger Car Set Hohenstaufen 2

Marklin 43307 - IC Express Train Passenger Car Set Hohenstaufen 2

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Scale: H0-Scale, 3-Rail AC (for Marklin)

UPC or EAN: 4001883433073

Product Description

Prototype: 3 different design German Federal Railroad (DB) IC express train passenger cars. 1 type Apmz 121 open seating car, 1st class, 1 type Avmz 207 compartment car, 1st class, and 1 type Bm 235 compartment car, 2nd class. Crimson / ivory or Ocean Blue / ivory paint scheme. Folding steps, rounded and steep roof ends, and prototypical trucks appropriate to compartment and open seating cars included. For the theme InterCity 690 "Hohenstaufen" for the route Munich – Stuttgart – Heidelberg - Mannheim - Frankfurt/M - Hannover - Hamburg/Altona. The cars look as they did in 1983.

Model: The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". The cars have underbodies and skirting specific to the car types. The compartment cars have single-part door windows. The type Avmz 207 Eurofima design compartment car with Fiat type 0270S with magnetic rail brakes and lateral motion shock absorbers is completely new tooling. The type Apmz 121 and type Bm 235 cars have MD heavy trucks. The 7319 current-conducting couplings or the 72020/72021 current-conducting couplers, the 73400/73401 lighting kits (2 each per car), the 73406 pickup shoe, and the 73407 marker light kit can be installed in the cars. The cars have imprinted train route signs and position numbers.

Total length over the buffers approximately 85 cm / 33-1/2". DC wheel set per car 4 x 700580.


  • The type Avmz 207 Eurofima design compartment car as completely new tooling.
  • Train route IC 690 "Hohenstaufen" from Munich to Hamburg/Altona.

One-time series.

IC 690 "Hohenstaufen" On September 26, 1971, the German Federal Railroad (DB) introduced its new service "InterCity 71" and hit the bull's eye with it. First class Intercity trains now ran in a rigid system of four lines that were served at more or less two-hour intervals. The really special feature of the IC system was (and is still today with the ICE/IC system) in the linking of the lines with direct transfer possibilities on the same platform. This thus provided a large coverage effect: Dortmund and Cologne offered transfer possibilities between Lines 1 and 2, in Mannheim trains for Lines 1 and 3 waited for each other, in Würzburg the trains for Lines 2 and 4, and in Hannover the trains for Lines 3 and 4. Due to the great success the DB then decided at the start of the summer schedule for 1979 on May 27 to introduce hourly service with mixed class trains on all four IC lines with the slogan "Jede Stunde – jede Klasse: der "IC 79" / "Every Hour – Every Class: the "IC 79". All of the junction points remained in effect. Block trains was the new magic expression and all IC trains thus ran with blocks of cars in 1st and 2nd class, separated by a dining car or a Quick Pick car. It was pure "chance" that the routes for the lines were set up such that the same car classes stood opposite each other at the junction stations. This multitude of new trains naturally required names also, and the venerable "Hohenstaufen" thus became the godfather of a pair of Intercity trains. IC 690/691 "Hohenstaufen" ran in the following years between Munich and Hamburg-Altona via Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Frankfurt/Main, and Hannover. The class 103.1 locomotives functioned as motive power. As a rule, they had to pull eight cars in 2nd class (5 Bm 3 Bpm), a dining car, and three cars in 1st class (2 Avm,1 Apm). The train name "Hohenstaufen" remained in use until the end of 2001. From 1991 on an ICE bore this name, running on the same route. Then came a downgrade, because from 1999 on there was only an InterRegio between Karlsruhe and Lindau (in 2001 Karlsruhe – Ulm) with this designation that was full of history.

The class 103.1 is the ideal motive power for these IC express train passenger cars. Cars to go with these cars can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item numbers Marklin 43306 and Marklin 43875.


Released in: New items brochure 2015

More Information

Manufacturer Marklin
Item 43307
Scale H0-Scale (1:87)
Availability   Shows to be in stock
Country Germany
Era IV
Railroad DB - German Bahn
Railroad DB AG - German Bahn
System 3-Rail AC (for Marklin)
UPC or EAN (GTIN) 4001883433073

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