Baggage cars were widely used around the world in the middle of the 19th century. These wagons were mostly used along with passenger trains to carry passengers' luggage/trucks, or in certain cases baggage cars were used as railway post offices. Today railway companies rarely use baggage cars because the new cars are already built with baggage compartments. The baggage cars were very recognizable with its one (or in some cases two) sliding doors and few windows. In the latter half of the 19th century something that was known as a combine car appeared. Basically it was the same baggage car but it also carried the passengers! There was a small section of coach seating for passengers, always at the back-half of the wagon. These cars were sometimes used as post offices as well.
This model is designed like a Soviet baggage car.
The Baggage car is made of durable cardboard of 0.5 millimeters thick; it has double-sided full-color printing and embossing (note that embossing is a unique technology for cardboard models!). The model could be easily assembled without glue or scissors. It is provided with colorful language independent step-by-step instructions.
|Historical period||20th century|
|Shipping weight||0.1 kg|
|Contents||22 details, an assembly instruction|
|Complexity of the assembly||1 (5)|