Bulgaria - Bulgarski Durzhavni Zheleznitsi

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Bulgaria - Bulgarski Durzhavni Zheleznitsi
RTR & Kit availability (as of 20/1/2020)
Era II/III
Freight cars
P, brown (in Tillig 01817 3-set)

Era III
Passenger cars
WLABm, blue (Tillig 16360)

Freight cars
FK, white (Tillig 17006)
G, brown (Tillig 14815)

Era IV
Passenger cars
WLABm, blue (Tillig 16736)
Bcme, green (Tillig 501637)

Freight cars
Iahis, white (TT-Club 4037-1)

Era V
Passenger cars
Post, red/white (Tillig 13814) (old mould)
Post, red/white (Tillig 16812)

Freight cars
Eaos, red "railion" (in Tillig 01482 3-set)
Eaos, green "OnRail" (Tillig 500435)
Eaos-x, brown "OnRail" (in Tillig 10678 3-set)
Fal, grey "OnRail" (Tillig 500374)
Rils, green with blue tarp (in Tillig 01338 3-set)
Kitbash & repaint options
Steam locomotives
08.07-17 (Beckmann BR 38.0 - repaint)
13.01-42 (Kittler BR 58 - repaint)
14.01-50 (Tillig BR 50 - repaint)
15.01-275 (Tillig BR 52 - repaint)
16.01-43 (Kittler BR 42 - repaint)
47.04-08 (Beckmann BR 89.6 - repaint)
47.09-18 (Beckmann BR 89.6 - kitbash)

Diesel locomotives
06.01-130 (MTB 060DA - repaint)
07.01-90 (Roco 132/232 - kitbash; BTTB 130 - repaint)
51.01-75 (Modart SM41 - repaint)
52.01-250 (Tillig DR V60/106/346 - repaint)
61.01-06 (Beckmann V20 - repaint)

Electric locomotives
41.01-38 (MTB ČSD E499.1 - kitbashed)
43.01-56 (MTB ČSD E499.1 - kitbashed)
43.5 (MTB ČSD E499.1 - kitbashed)
44 057-145 (MTB ČSD E499.1 - kitbashed)
45 146-205 (MTB ČSD E499.1 - kitbashed)

EMUs
30 (Tillig Desiro - kitbash, 3-car train)
31 (Tillig Desiro - kitbash, 4-car train)

DMUs
10 001 - 10 025 (Tillig Desiro -repaint)

Passenger & freight cars
Various existing freight cars and Y cars can be used to model other BDŽ equipment.
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As far as freight cars, I've found four RTR models, all for era V (1990 to nowadays):

Eaos ep V Modist 500435:
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Fals ep V Tillig 500374
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Res ep V Tillig 01457:
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Rils ep V Tillig 15544, 01338, 500505:
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Tillig #13814 BDZ Mail car type Y Ep. IV
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Tillig #16360 BDZ Sleeping Coach type WLAB Ep. III (limited edition)

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Forgot to add these ^^^^. Thanks Mixy!
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Marquette wrote:Diesel locomotives
07.001-090 (Roco 132/232)
There's a bit of kitbashing neccessary. I think, BTTB's BR 130 would be a better match with fewer changes to do.

By the way:
ČSD sold their two locomotives of this type to БДЖ (BDŽ). One of these locos was repaired using the other one for spare parts. This locomotive got the number 07 091.
Marquette wrote:Eaos ep V Modist 500435:
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Fals ep V Tillig 500374
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All European cars have to be registered in any European country. Because the registration in most eastern European countries is easier and cheaper, many western European car operators register their cars there.
OnRail is a German enterprise which registeres most of their cars in Bulgaria. But hardly any of these cars really sees Bulgarian rails.
So these two cars are not good examples for Bulgarian cars.
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^^^ good info thx
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From Persvet, model #3912:
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The first car shown is not X-type. It's a Y/B70-type coach made in GDR.
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Wow, nice finds.
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Very interesting images, indeed! :thumbup:

But unfortunately, they lack in information and their captions are partially wrong.

1st post on this page:
This post is especially interesting because I neither know the cars (except for the one on the last image) nor the livery.
Bulgaria mainly provided themselves with passenger cars. I know, there were B-type cars. But that's it. I don't have further information.
  • The cars on the first four images are definitely not GDR-made. They could be B-type and Y-type, respectively. But finally, I don't know it.
    I also don't know how much work will be necessary to make them out of available TT-scale cars.
  • That's one of 20 second-class coaches made by Waggonbau Bautzen (WB) in 1982. It's a Y/B70-type car. But in contrast to most other cars of this type, these were delivered with lower roofs. So quite a bit of work is necessary to modify an existing TT-scale car to get such model.
    They were delivered in green. This livery is new to me.
2nd post on this page:
  • Here you can see one of 60 Y-type couchette coaches delivered by Waggonbau Görlitz (WG) in 1968. Those Y-type cars are available in TT scale.
  • The remaining three images show a type of car which was not newly delivered to Bulgaria. But in the 1990's, Bulgaria was among those countries buying a lot of old discarded cars from Germany which otherwise would have been scrapped. Probably, this is one of those cars. It's GDR-made. But I'm not sure if it's B-type or Y-type. The photos don't show it clearly enough. But at least, it's not Y/B70-type!
    It uses the standardized carbody for first-class and mixed first and second-class coaches, respectively. It should be easily possible to modify an available TT-scale car to make a model of it.
3rd post on this page:
  • The sleeping car's photo is probably a manufacturer's photo. It's a B-type sleeping car. Waggonbau Görlitz (WG) made ten units of them for Bulgaria in 1962. Except for their livery, they were absolutely identical with those delivered to Deutsche Reichsbahn (DR). They were the only GDR-made B-type cars ever exported.
    They were delivered in green. But already after a very short time, Bulgaria decided to recolor them into blue.
    I don't know if B-type sleepers are made in TT scale.
  • These Z-type (26.4 meters long [86 feet 7 1/3 inches]) dining cars were made in 1980. Waggonbau Bautzen (WB) delivered 20 units of them to Bulgaria.
    Does anybody make them in TT scale?
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