AlbertModell SLO-SŽ Zas set / JŽ, SRB-ŽS Zaes tank cars

Hungarian model company AlbertModell has announced a new batch of tank cars type Goša Zas/Zaes in scale H0. The models from this batch should come to the market at the end of August 2020 and in this batch there shall be models:

  • JŽ Zaes in black and white livery (ep. 5)
  • SRB-ŽS in brown-white livery (ep. 6)
  • Set of 2 SLO-SŽ Zas tank cars in silver-black livery (ep. 6)
  • New number of MÁV Envirochem (ep. 5)
  • New number for H-MMV
  • Tank cars for ŽSR, ČD

The price of each model is 49,90 EUR and 99,50 EUR for set (SLO-SŽ Zas). The models should arrive in october. Unfortunately we do not accept orders anymore.

SRB-ŽS Zaes 31 72 7880 406-5 (za prevoz melase)

JŽ Zaes 31 72 788 0 908-0 (za prevoz melase)

SLO-SŽ Zas 35 79 7850 002-7

SLO-SŽ Zas 35 79 7850 206-4

Klub Baat SŽ Baat

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. After the disentegration of Yugoslavia they were in use by Slovenian state railways (SŽ) until the begining of 1990’s where they soon were replaced with other more modern passenger cars as well as DMU’s. The latest were used on railway Jesenice-Nova Gorica, painted in withe with rainbow stripes, so called canaries.

The model represents a 15,50 m long variant from early 1990’s with upholstered 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. Model is painted and prints are made using fine tampo print. Everything is made in Slovenia and the model shall be available in spring 2020, estimated price should be 67 EUR.

You can order the model directly at Klub Baat as well with us.

SŽ Baat

SŽ Baat, 7.dec.1992, Maribor (Foto Rolf Wiemann)
SŽ Baat, 7.dec.1992, Maribor (Foto Rolf Wiemann)

ViTrain DMU JŽ/SŽ 813 series 0

JŽ 813-012, FIAT leaflet

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.

ViTrains news 2020

JŽ 813-012, FIAT leaflet
JŽ 813-012, FIAT leaflet

JŽ 813-016, 1975-05-04, Pliberk/Bleiburg (foto Helmut Philipp)
JŽ 813-016, 1975-05-04, Pliberk/Bleiburg (foto Helmut Philipp)

JŽ 813-028, Zagreb GK (foto Dragutin Stanicic)
JŽ 813-028, Zagreb GK (foto Dragutin Staničić)

JŽ 813-027, 1990-09-08, Spielfeldstrass
JŽ 813-027, 1990-09-08, Spielfeldstrass (photo from the internet)

SŽ 813-036, 08. sept 2016, Nova Gorica (foto Goran Brumen)
SŽ 813-036, 08. sept 2016, Nova Gorica (foto Goran Brumen)

B-Models Innofreight vagoni

On Toyfair in Nürnberg at the end of January 2020 the Belgian company B-Models announced two models of Innofreight cars that one can regulary see on railways of Slovenia and Austria. They announced models (cat. no. 90.217) 90.217 RailCargo Austria Voest Alpine and (cat. no. 90.218) SŽ Cargo Voest Alpine. These cars are regularly in same consist carring iron ore from Port of Koper to ironworks in Linz via Jesenice or Šentilj (Spielfeld).

The idea behind Innofreight cars is to use standard car for transporting containers and put on any container. So if the company has different types of containers, they can use same care for different containers. The models have two permanently coupled cars loaded with one container per car. The estimated price of each model is 127,95 EUR and we already accept preorders. Based on the experience from the year 2019 these preorders are filled quite quickly so hurry!

SŽ 541 with Innofreight cars SŽ cargo and RCA Voest Alpine, 27 feb. 2018 in Ljubljana

B-Models 90.218 Innofreight SŽ Cargo Voest Alpine

B-Models 90.217 RCA VoestAlpine
B-Models 90.217 Innofreight RCA Voest Alpine

AlbertModell model of Goša tank car Zas/Zaes

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)
  • SŽ Zas-z, SŽ Zaes, SLO-SŽ Zas, SLO-SŽ Zaes
  • HŽ Zas and HŽ Zaes (only with ladders at sides)
  • ŽS Zas, ŽS Zaes, SRB-ŽS Zas-z, SRB-ŽS Zaes-z (Ep. VI)
  • ŽFBH Zas-z

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.

 

SLO-SŽ Zas 35 79 7850 224-7, Ljubljana, 17. jun. 2018
SŽ Zaes-z 35 79 788 0 047 6, Pragersko, 8. sept. 2017
HR-HŽCAR Zaes-z 31 78 7880 138-8, 4. mar. 2018
SRB-ŽS Zaes-z 31 72 7880 961-9, 2014

AlbertModell SLO-SŽ Himrrs

Slovenian railroads, freight divisions have recently acquired some freight wagons for paletized goods with sliding side doors. They permanently coupled together two cars together so they got one Himrrs type car from two Hbbillns cars (see article AlbertModell Hbbins/Hbbillns).

We agreed with AlbertModell to prepare limited quantity of these models which should be available by the end of 2019. The price for this car (actually 2 cars) is 80 EUR and we already accept preorders. Please contact us through webform on this site or send us an e-mail.

SLO-SŽ Himrrs, Zalog, 15.jun.2018, photo Veno Lang (photo of similar cars)
AlbertModell SLO-SŽ Himrrs

 

ACME set 55181 SŽ ABl + Bl

Company ACME presented set of 2 SŽ cars on the Toyfair in Nürnberg 2018 under the art. no. 55181. This is a set consisting of two SŽ white cars with blue and turquoise stripe with seats, one mixed class (AB) and one 2nd class.This livery was introduced by SŽ in the beginning of 1990’s and was in use till the mid 2000’s. The cars were in use on domestic as well on many international trains like IC Croatia, Venezia Express, Simplon Express etc.

This set is now available, the price is 126,95 EUR. You can order it through web form on this website.

Set 55181 on Toyfair in Nürnberg 2018

Simplon Express, 1999-08-01, Nova Gorica (foto Francesco Masala, photo from the internet)

Some other photos and You Tube video:

ÖBB 1044.120, IC Croatia, 1993, Graz (Johannes J. Smit)

IC Emona (foto from www.RailfanEurope.net)

SŽ Bl, München 2003 (Tobias B. Köhler, foto from www.RailfanEurope.net)

Train to Hungary in Zidani most (Slovenia), 2001, see the train at 9:29

ACME 52803, 52523 – Mixed class and second class passenger cars of Slovenian Railways (SŽ)

The well known model railways manufacturer ACME announced release of two passenger cars type GOŠA UIC-Y in H0 scale. The cars are painted in a livery that appeared in 1991/92 and was in use until 2005. The cars are painted in white with grey skirt and two green stripes. These cars were in use for domestic and also international trains.

The estimated release is late december 2017-january 2018 and price is 62,60 EUR each but in a preorder action valid until December 17th, 2017 the price is a bit lower. You can preorder these cars using the web form on this website.

ACME flyer 52803-52823
ACME flyer 52803-52823, these are pre-series cars

Some photos of these cars in international trains from the internet:

ÖBB 1044.120 na vlaku IC “Croatia”, Graz 03.sep.1993

ÖBB 1044.237 IC “Croatia”, Schwarzach-St. Veith, 11.Feb 1994

Simplon Express, 1993, Ženeva (Švica)