[CFF] A new old passenger car

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Hi folks,

in August, I shared some thoughts about my rolling stock for the Romanian logging lines. Some while later, I had first ideas to solve my issues but finally, it developed totally different than expected when I spotted an interesting offer on eBay.

Please welcome the old coach of the “Eussertalbahn” which was acquired for my freelanced CFF Bochina line. This car became of special interest for me for several reasons.

It’s not a …, that the name on this car sounds close to my H0n30-railroad. A hint can be found on the underside of the car body. I rebuild this car from a LGB model in 2005, but sold it some years later, when I started work on my 5”-gauge Shay loco.

13 years later, the car now returned to it’s origin home. I spend some finescale wheelsets as well as my newly designed CFF couplers. Unfortunately, the car got damaged here and there. Especially the homemade wooden window frames are no longer complete and in best shape. But the winter is coming soon, so there’s some time to spend additional repairs.

Starting next season, this car will operate along with my old workshop car, hauled by the Krauss and Budapest loco on the free-lanced CFF Bochina line.

But what will happen with the small Moldovita cars and the Resita? Well, I’ll share some updates on these soon.

One Comment

  • Tobias says:

    Hallo Gerd!

    Schön, wenn ein früheres Fahrzeug wieder “nach Hause”, und dort auch eine passende Verwendung findet. Und, auch wenn man dem Wagen die Herkunft als bekanntes Industriemodell etwas ansieht, gibt er das Flair eines adaptierten Waldbahnpersonenwagens sehr gut wieder, finde ich.

    Und CFF Bochina ist ein sehr schönes Wortspiel. Glückwunsch auch dazu!

    Viele Grüße, Tobias