Unimog 424-series road/rail vehicle

Roco 1926 - Unimog shunting vehicle (DSB)

Prototype

Operating company/organisation

BR, Railtrack, London Transport, private contractor companies.
Many others worldwide.

Manufacturer

Unimog (Mercedes-Benz)

Years of operation

1976+

Model

Manufacturer

Roco

Construction

Assembled. Mainly plastic.

Motive power

The Roco model is not motorised, but can be.
Tenshodo. An article about motorising HO Unimogs appeared in a 1991 edition of Scale Model Trains. This used a Tenshodo WB31 motor bogie (check Branchlines). As this method of motorisation requires the virtual destruction of the original model, you may prefer to use one of the many models of the road-only Unimog vehicle (available from Roco, Wiking and others), because these are usually cheaper (but then you don't get the rail wheels).
Faulhaber. The motorising kit number 28086 by sb-Modellbau costs 89.80 (OCT2006). An article about fitting this kit to the Roco Unimog is in Satellite 25.

Catalogue numbers and prices

cat. no.

operator

livery

availability

price

supplier

notes

1909

Zweiweg

Yellow

Limited release

£22.00 (AUG1998)

Howes

Towing an Agip tank wagon.

1921

DB

White

1998 release

£25.40 (AUG2000)

Howes

Towing a DB canvas-sided wagon.

1923

~

Yellow

1998 release

£16.90 (AUG2000)
£8.50 (OCT2002)

Howes

Fitted with overhead maintenance tower and towing arm.

1926

DSB

Yellow

2001 release

£10.50 (AUG2000)
£5.50 (OCT2002)

Howes

Fitted with towing arm.

1930

DB

Red

2000 release

£26.90 (AUG2000)
£14.50 (OCT2002)

Howes

Towing a DB tank wagon.

Other liveries and vehicle combinations have been released.

British 1:87 Scale Modelling