44648 - Elektrotriebwagen BR 425 "DB Regio NRW" DB AG (Aachen Hbf)
New 2024

Electric Railcar BR 425 "DB Regio NRW" DB AG (Aachen Hbf)

Road no.: 94 80 425 059-3

Item no: 44648
motorisierung/system: 1 DC ana b+
Direct current Analogue BASIC+
loksound: 2 vorbereitet
Prepared for locomotive sound
Delivery date: Q4/2024
Item no: 44650
motorisierung/system: 3 DC dig ex
Direct current Digital EXTRA
loksound: 1 eingebaut
Integrated locomotive sound
decoderdoehlerhaass: 1
Decoder Doehler & Haass
Delivery date: Q4/2024
Item no: 44651
motorisierung/system: 2 AC dig ex
Alternating current Digital EXTRA
loksound: 1 eingebaut
Integrated locomotive sound
decoderdoehlerhaass: 1
Decoder Doehler & Haass
Delivery date: Q4/2024
lüp: 776.3
Length over buffer in mm
radius: 360
Navigable minimum radius 360 mm
(allgemein) schnittstelle: 2 PluX22
schwungmasse: 1
Locomotive has flywheel drive
lichtwechsel: 3 Dreilicht-Spitzensignal & zwei rote Schlusslichter in Fahrtrichtung wechselnd
inneneinrichtung: 1
With interior fittings
(allgemein) innenbeleuchtung (fix oder dyamisch): 2 eingebaut
With interior lighting
kurzkupplungskinematik: 0
The model has a coupler pocket but no short coupling cinematic

Model details

  • Perfectly replicated three-dimensional front
  • Extra mounted air conditioning installation and high voltage equipment
  • Finely detailed pantograph
  • Fine engravings
  • In-plane assembled windows
  • Functional and illuminated destination indicator
  • LED lighting
  • Precise replica of the bogies, incl. consideration of all frame differences for the Electric Railcars BR 425 and BR 426
  • Windscreen wipers individually mounted
  • Destination indicator at the font sides behind the pane
  • True-to-original rest position of the pantographs
  • Prepared for sound or with built-in sound
  • With interior lighting
  • Optimal power input
  • NEM-standard short-coupling, for double taction
  • Interior fittings
  • Pick-up shoe switched by driving direction

Overview of technical functions

Driving function
Light change
Tail lights separately switchable 
Driver cabin lighting
Passenger cabin lighting
Shunting lights 
Long-distance headlights 
Destination indicator
Light setting programmable for analogue operation 
Digital interfacePluX22PluX22PluX22
Additional information
  • Subsequent conversion from analogue to digital version possible via PluX22 interface
  • Optimised light control for driving and shunting modes
  • Latest sound technology and excellent sound quality
  • Compatible with and programmable in all common digital systems (DCC, Motorola, SX1 and SX2)
  • Improved motor and load control

Info about the original

For use in regional traffic, DB AG procured numerous new vehicles that were primarily designed as railcars at the end of the 1990s. Consequently, 249 units of a four-part electric railcar which was given the BR 425 designation were also procured from the Siemens/ Adtranz/ Bombardier/ DWA consortium between 1999 and 2008. An identical two-part version for less-frequented routes was also created and given the BR 426 designation. The car bodies are manufactured from aluminum extruded profiles and the windows are bonded flush. The car bodies support each other via Jacobs bogies and the end bogies are respectively driven by two three phase engines. The wagon is fully accessible from the inside and has room for 206 seated and 228 standing passengers. The wagon also boasts 30 folding seats with a further 24 normal seats in the first class cabin. The 425 was and continues to be utilized by DB Regio NRW; Baden-Württemberg; Südwest; Bayern; Südost; Nord; Schleswig-Holstein and Berlin; no private railway companies procured these railcars. Tasks entrusted to this railcar included service in various suburban rail networks such as those in the Ludwigshafen – Mannheim – Heidelberg area of the Rhine-Neckar transport association as well as an RE service on long-distance routes. This includes routes such as Mannheim – Saarbrücken – Trier or Magdeburg – Stendal – Wittenberge – Salzwedel.

Further models of the same series

44640 - Elektrotriebwagen BR 426 BOB (Friedrichshafen Hafen)
Electric Railcar BR 426 BOB (Friedrichshafen Hafen)