This is an .stl file of a model German railway car suitable for wargaming in 15mm scale. It has been designed to be printable on any standard FDM printer, such as the Ender 3. For rails, it is compatible with TT-scale 12mm gauge track, which is the same dimensions used by Battlefront Games’ railway scenery. Derivation from any real-world prototype has been done for ease of printing or durability in handling for tabletop wargaming. Flames of War models included for scale and reference only; not included in purchase.
DRG 2-Axle Coach ‘Donnerbüchse’
DRG 2-axle coaches were ubiquitous workhorses of the Reichsbahn, hauling passengers across central Europe for decades. After WWI, Germany began a program to rebuilt its railway system, as most of its operating equipment had been stripped away as reparations. Taking this as an opportunity to modernize, new coaches were constructed mainly of steel instead of wood. However, this new rigid construction, coupled with their less-than-ideal acoustic dampening and hard ride earned them the derisive nickname, ‘Thunderboxes.’ Still, they were a major step forward in modernizing Germany’s railroads during the 1920s-30s, and some 8,250 were built, plus an additional 1,000 luggage vans. This pack contains examples of both.