Diema DS40 diesel

ENG-008 • by EuroNarrowGauge

About the kit

The kit is comprised of a 3D printed plastic body shell, a fret of etched nickel silver detail parts and a fret of 3D printed detail parts and is reproduced to 4mm (009, 1:76) scale.

The body is designed to fit on the Minitrains Gmeinder loco chassis, at present this may be ordered with the kit by selecting the appropriate option.

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Please note this is a scale model for adult collectors, and not intended for children under 14 years of age.

Prototype Info

Diepholzer Maschinenfabrik Fritz Schöttler GmbH (Diema) is one of the best-known field railway manufacturers in Germany. The factory was located in Diepholz and the company mainly produced locomotives for field, peat and mining railways.

The DS30/40 shared a common body fitted with a gearbox and chain drive and were built for many years after the Second World War. During that time several versions of cab were fitted. Our kit represents a taller late model cab fitted from the mid 1960s, and is based upon on a 900mm gauge prototype used on the Klasmann-Werke Gmbh network of lines in Elwerath, Germany.