20t Box Car "Teplushka"
Detailed kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale)
Laser cut 3mm and 1.6mm HDF, chipboard, paper
Laser engraved details
Movable sliding doors, detachable roof
Suitable for 4Ground and O gauge model railroad tracks
Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted
Measures approx. L 5-1/4” x W 2-1/2” x H 2-1/2” /
130mm x 60mm x 65mm
Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com
In 1931, a major modernisation took place increasing the payload to 20 and the tara to 11 tons; furthermore, the old spoked wheels were replaced by solid ones and the open platform was cut off. Even though subsequently substituted by the 4-axle boxcars, the hundreds of thousands of Teplushkas built before and during the Great Patriotic War transported millions of soldiers to the front, as well as Axis prisoners to the prison camps and civilian deportees to the GULAGs.