- Type of project: Vehicle (train)
- Name of project: BHÉV typ. MII
- Involved persons: Me
After my already published vintage tram (ezres), which is to be honest is definately not a perfectly made vehicle, I started to work on something different, with the ambitions of a better looking model and more precise simulation. So I started to build an old suburban railway train:
It's a type MII ("M two") train from Budapest, Hungary, originally operated by the BHÉV (~Budapest Suburban Railway company, later combined with the current transport company BKV).
By the way, HÉV service is a bit like S-bahn in german cities - city railways with larger trains, not trams, but also it's not a metro system.
These trains were produced in 1910 and withdrawn in the '80s. Unfortunately there's not much left from this widely used type, only this particular car (photo taken by Varga Ákos Endre).
At the moment I'm working on the model as you can see, but I'm planning to script it as realistic as I can, since I have, well let's say the original "manual" of this train. Later on I'll make carriages for it, which looked just like this, only without pantographs, dashboards and electric stuff, so "realistic" trains can be driven (2 locos like this with 4 carriages, which were pretty common in the late sixties here).