Israel - Israel Railways

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Israel - Israel Railways (1948 to date)

Kitbash & repaint options
Diesel locomotives
101-103 (1952-1998) (mtb SW1200 - kitbash)
104-130 (1954- ) (use Chosen Scale G12 kit)
201 (1948-1958) (Tillig V36 - repaint) *
211-228 (1955-1998) (Kuehn DB V60/260/360 - repaint)
251 (1967-1999) (use Chosen Scale G12 kit modifying to G8)

* - see post in thread below

DMUs & railcars
1-12 (1956-1979) (Rokal VT08 - repaint)

After the mid 1960s the engines were removed and they were used as simple coaches in locomotive-hauled trains.

Passenger cars
51-58 (1955- ) (Tillig DB Bm type - kitbash) *
401-415 (2001- ) (Tillig DBzf761 13796/13797/13802/13804 - kitbash) **
425-466 (2001- ) (Tillig DBz755 13792/13795/13799/13800/13806 - kitbash) **

* The Tillig DB Bm type car could be kitbashed to a 23.4 m car to represent the O&K-built cars that were in service from 1955 to 1989; from 1989 all of them were converted to half-generator, half-passenger, and no. 56 was further converted to a full generator car in 1996.

** The Tillig DBz type double-decker car is fairly close to the IR cars - the most noticeable difference being the higher entrance floor on the Israeli cars; one could kitbash these cars to match, though they could be simply repainted as a fairly close stand-in. The driving cars would need a fair bit more work, as both the cab end is different and the sides are different, as they contain machinery to provide power for air conditioning in the train.

Most older passenger stock (Palestine Railways/early Israel Railways) was of British and American design so would need to be scratch built. However, the PVM copies of the Star-Line heavyweight passenger car kits could be used to give a reasonable representation of some of the passenger stock in use by PR in the 1940s and by IR into the late 1950s/early 1960s.

Freight cars
Like passenger equipment, PR/early IR freight stock was of British (2-axle) or American (bogie) design and would need to be scratch built. The Joma tank car could be repainted to fairly accurately represent a PR/early IR tanker.

Palestine Railways (to 1948)
Diesel locomotives
70248-70249 (1943-1948) (Tillig V36 - repaint)


Some pictures:

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115 in 1980

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116 - current livery

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Also 2 units of V36 were used in Israel:

http://www.modelldepo.ru/vb/forum/showthread.php?t=3076

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From 2001 to 2006 Israel Railways bought 147 Görlitz-built double-decker cars. 31 of them were cab cars. These double-decker cars can be kitbashed from Tillig double-deckers.
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Görlitz-built double-deckers in Israel:

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Any idea what the changes of the control car are?
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There are two diesel generators (2x 250KW) for the climate aggregates in the train. And also a air compressor with air dryer. The locomotive has not enough power.

Here some pics.
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And have an eye on the entrace. The Israeli cab cars have high entraces while all other double-decker cab cars made in Görlitz have low-floor entraces.

By the way: Do the locomotives provide head-end power at all?
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Updated kitbash possibilities in first post, plus further V36 info:

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Israel Railways drawing for the V36 in the original IR diesel locomotive livery (grey/red), showing one of the IR units was to be numbered 201.

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One of the IR units being overhauled at Haifa...

Two Wehrmacht WR360 C14 locomotives, 11464 and 11465, were captured by the British Army from the Afrika Korps in 1943 and sent to work on Palestine Railways on the Haifa - Beirut - Tripoli line as numbers 70249 and 70248 respectively. After 1945 they were in Haifa, but by 1948, when they were taken over by Israel Railways, they were out of service. Work began to overhaul 70248 using parts from 70249, and plans were in place to put it into operation as number 201, but this never happened, and the locomotives were both scrapped in 1958.
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