Thanks for the suggestion but I don't have any Piko rolling stock. Just Fleischmann and Roco. Perhaps I will try to get some, or the universal ones that David mentioned
Hi Alan, the moral of the story about the 83.10 is just 'ask us first' if you need clarification about anything you are considering buying. On this forum there are many with historical knowledge and expertise on anything to do with German Railways, whatever 'Epoche'.
Piko are a age-old East German manufacturer, based in Sonneberg, Thuringen and I bought my first Piko loco in 1967!!! Adur Models in Shoreham were the first importers of the range in the 1960s, I believe. They would not dare to screw anything up today when DR prototypes are involved. Over the last 20 years they have developed a solid business model. Excellent H0 and N models, and good quality to make themselves more prominent in the 'snooty' former West German market. They have truly 'shaken the tree' with the recent V200 (for under 100Euro when released), excellent recent E-lok models, affordable rolling stock (eg 26.4m coaches) and in steam terms now an upgraded Br 82, the Br 78 and the 83.10.
Cheers, and always happy to help,