Models are made by LS Models. As is usual with Hobbytrain/LSM, the cars are reproduced down to the smallest details inside and out. In the model, the side walls of the compartments consist of transparent plastic strips that are authentically printed with visible profiles, fillings, reservation boards, ventilation, etc. on both sides.
n the 1974 summer timetable, the D1213 connected the Ruhr area with the holiday resort of Oberstdorf, the southernmost municipality in Germany. From Dortmund via Essen, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Bonn it went to Mainz, Mannheim to Stuttgart and from there via Ulm and Kempten finally to Oberstdorf. The model train belongs to the ranks of the holiday trains of the time between the Ruhr area and Allgäu. The connection was established in 1970 as D1212 in a south-north direction and D 1213 in a north direction. For the 1974 summer timetable it received the new train numbers D 1512/1513. The train ran with these numbers until the 1978/79 winter timetable. It was then eliminated as part of the restructuring of train connections through the introduction of the IC 79 system. In the winter timetables, the train only ran on weekends. As the main holiday train between the Ruhr area and Allgäu, it also ran through coaches to destinations such as Lindau, Reutte, Innsbruck and Bad Wörishofen, which left the train at the Ulm, Memmingen and Kempten en route stations. After the through carriages have been removed, we accompany our train on its final section between Kempten and its destination Oberstdorf. The train consists of the green and blue üm cars from the 1950s, which were common at the time, and two green Büm 234 cars from the 1960s. What is striking is the type WRtüm 134 tourist dining car. According to the train composition plan, a BRbuüm type buffet car was supposed to be in line, but on the day the photo was taken it was replaced by a WRtüm 134. The use of WRtüm 134 away from travel agency tourist trains is not an isolated case. The Dortmund home station used its tourist dining cars more frequently on other trains. The use of WRtüm134 in trade fair trains to the Hanover Fair as well as in the TEE Parzival (Dortmund–Paris) is definitely the rule.
In the train formation plan from 1974, the wagons are arranged as follows:
Büm 232 wagons 11 Dortmund-Oberstdorf
Büm 232 wagons 12 Dortmund-Oberstdorf
BDüm 272 wagons 14 Dortmund-Oberstdorf
WRtüm 134 without number Dortmund-Oberstdorf
Aüm 202 wagons 16 Dortmund-Oberstdorf
ABüm 223 wagons 17 Dortmund-Oberstdorf
Büm 234 wagons 18 Dortmund-Oberstdorf
Büm 234 wagons 19 Dortmund-Oberstdorf