Hungarian model company AlbertModell notified us of releasing new models in scale H0. These are tank cars type Zaes (Yugoslav production) painted in liveries of JŽ (ep. 5), HR-HŽCAR (ep. 6), ČSD (ep. 4), CZ-ČDC (ep 6), SK-ZSSKC (ep. 6), MÁV (ep 5) and H-MMV (ep. 6). Estimated price of a model is 50 EUR and they should be available in june 2020. We already accept preorders.
The passenger car of type Baat is a typical two axle passenger car which existed on the railways of former Yugoslavia in numerous variants. They were typicaly present in trains for local railways, eg. Ljubljana-Kamnik, Celje-Rogatec, Jesenice-Nova Gorica etc. In the begining they had wooden benches that they were later upholstered. Since they were far from comfortable they got nickname “texas cars” but they were reliable. The heating at the start was using the steam and later also electric.
The model represents a 15,50 m long variant from early 1990’s with benches, with compartments for smokers and nonsmokers, aisle along the car and a toilet. The model is made from ABS plastic, metal wheels, details under the frame, interior and NEM cinematics. Please note that this is an assembly kit similar to plastic kits of model cars, aircraft etc. You need to assemble the model by yourself together with painting and water decals. The kit has everything You need to assemble it except for the glue and paints.
The assembly kit shall be available in spring 2020, estimated price is 37 EUR. You can order it directly at Klub Baat as well with us.
In train consists there were caboose car that were used for transfering mail, special cargo and trains accompanying staff. In the train, either freight, either passenger there was usually one such car. These cars had metal frames and wooden body until 1970’s when the full metal cars appeared. The H0 model of such car, namely JŽ Dt 50068 that Klub Baat shall release this year is based on photos from the 1960’s thus it belongs to the epoche 3. The basis of this car is german Pwg 14.
The model is made from ABS plastic with metal wheels, kinematics, fine details under the frame, opening slide doors and fine tampo print. You can order the model at Klub Baat as well as with us.
In 1970 ŽG Ljubljana, an entity of Yugoslav state railways (JŽ) and forerunner of todays Slovenian state railways (SŽ) ordered slighty less than 50 diesel hydraulic units at italian company FIAT ferroviaria. The type ordered was Aln 668-1800, a variant of well known and proved DMU Aln 668 in Italy. Theseunits came to Yugoslavia together in combiniation of powered unit (Aln 668) and trailer (Ln 882). They were to replace the old railbuses (Uerdinger VT85) and even more older 5 diesel units that remained after WW2 in nowadays Slovenia, the Aln 556. The new units were immideately used in local railroads in Slovenia (Ljubljana-Kamnik, Celje-Velenje, Maribor-Dravograd, Ljubljana-Novo Mesto, Jesenice-Nova Gorica itd) as well as on some other railroads in the vicinity. They could be seen in Spielfeld (Austria), Trieste (Italy) as well as in Zagreb and Pula (nowadays Croatia). After the breakup of Yugoslavia Slovenian state railways updated the majority of these DMU’s and 3 were sold to Bosnia and Herzegovina, to ŽRS. The modernized DMU’s have larger cabin for the engineers, which were later also climatized and a bit updated passenger cabin but the basis is still the same. The modernized DMU’s are now marked as SŽ class 813, series 100. There are some original DMU’s but soon they shall be replaced with upcoming Stadler Flirts 3.
The italian company ViTrains prepared model of Aln 668 in scale H0 years ago but on the contrary to company Rivarossi (Hornby), they started releasing the models from version Aln668-1000. So few years ago they released version of series -1800 which is identical to our model JŽ/SŽ 813. We talked on fair Hobby Model Expo 2019 in Novegro and they mentioned they would like to prepare also JŽ/SŽ version and they expressed readiness to prepare the trailer as well. On toyfair in Nürnberg 2020 they announced our version together with the correct trailer Ln 882. The models should(!) arrive in autumn 2020, the estimated price for analog version is 300 EUR, for the version with digital sound decoder 420 EUR. The exact prices shall be provided later but we already accept the preorders for these models.
A couple of weeks before new ear 2019/2020 company ExactTrain announced H0 models of tank car of type Uerdinger in different versions. Amongst them we found a version for which we had photos of a tank car with deignation JŽ Uh-z for transporting gasoline. So we prepared a livery for this car.
The model sahll come to the market in autumn 2020. At the moment the price is not known yet but we already accept preorders for this model.
Italian company ACME already announced train Mostar-Dalmacija express on fair in Novegru in september 2019 (https://pegomodel.si/2019-10-06/acme-55237-55238-mostar-dalmacija-express/) consisting of two 3 car sets. This year, on Toyfair in Nürnbergu at the end of january 2020 they announced also the third set with no. 55247. This set adds the following cars to the whole train:
JŽ sleeping car
JŽ car with seats with 1st and 2nd class
DB baggage car
Since we expect all sets soon we already gather preordes. The exact release date will be published later as well as price (it should be around 180 EUR per set).
We got announcement from AlbertModell for a H0 model of tank car of Yugoslavian type. These tank cars were built in a company Goša from Smederevska Palanka in nowadays Serbia. The basis was polish tank car type 29R which is somewhat shorter (12,80 m instead of 13,24 m) and with lower capacity (48 m3 instead of 60 m3). Goša tank cars’ came at the Yugoslavian railways in the 1960’s as type Uahrrs-z which were later recoded as types Zas and Zaes. Many of these cars are still in use in all republics of former Yugoslavia. A lot of these cars were exported to Czechoslovakia so You can see them in nowadays Czech and Slovak republic.
At start AlbertModell plans to prepare models for Czech and Slovakian market but the intention is also to release models of cars which are in nowadays use in republics of former Yugoslavia: Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia (ŽFBH) and of course also models from JŽ period in epoch IV.
AlbertModell and we are collecting the interest and preorders for these models. Of course the most interesting models for Yugoslavian market are as follows:
JŽ Uahrrs-z Ep. IVa
JŽ Zas-z and JŽ Zaes-z from Ep. IVb, IVc
JŽ Zas-z and JŽ Zaes-z from Ep. V (Yugoslavia after 1991)
Estimated final price of the models shall be 50 EUR. In the behalf of AlbertModell we would like to ask You to inform us on a e-mail or webform on this website which models are interesting for You and You would like to buy.
Together with Danube Train Models from Belgrade (DTM) we are announcing release of set consisting of two JŽ flat cars of type Slmmp-tz in H0 scale. These are special cars for heavy cargo and transporting tanks. In Yugoslavia there were some versions of such cars, these are 4 axle cars of type Köln. These cars appeared in 1940 when german army ordered freight cars for transporting tanks on the fronts in 2nd world war. After the war many of these cars remained in Yugoslavia and they were used for the same purposes along with transporting heavy cargo. The models of these cars will be made by the company Artitec in a set consisting of 2 cars. The cars should be from register of ŽG Ljubljana (nowadays Slovenia) and the revision is set to the end of 1980’s. The price is not defined but it should be around 80 EUR. We already accept preorders for these sets through the form on this website.
A photo from 1991, when Yugoslav army was retreating from Slovenia. Photo from RTV-Slo webpage, namely here:
Danube Train models in cooperation with Exact Train are preparing H0 model of open freight car of type Klagenfurt (in Europe also known as Omm34). The model shall represent a freight car type JŽ Kdv with home station Belgrade from epoche 3b.
This type of freight cars appeared during the World War 2 in 1942. German reich produced a substatial number of these cars and many of them remained in former Yugoslavia after WW2. They were used for transporting different materials like wood, coal etc.
The price for this car is 40,50 EUR, the model will be available in summer 2018. We accept preorders for this model using webform or e-mail.