Product Features and Details
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class Kittel DT8 steam powered rail car. Built starting in 1915, originally for the Grand Ducal Baden State Railways. Version in crimson red paint scheme for Era III.
Model: The car has an mfx digital decoder and a controlled miniature can motor. The car's frame is die-cast metal. 2 axles powered. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel. The headlights are maintenance-free, warm white LED's. The car has an NEM coupler pocket. It also has many separately applied details. There is a completely free view through the engineer's cab and a representation of the boiler. The headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The acceleration and braking delay can be controlled with a 6021 Control Unit or Märklin Systems. Length over the buffers 13.0 cm / 5-1/8".
The Kittel - A Durable Steam Powered Rail Car. As early as the end of the 19th century, procurement was begun of a first series of seven steam powered rail cars that were chiefly run on branch lines in the southwest part of Germany. Eugen Kittel, chief mechanical engineer for the Royal Württemberg State Railways (KWStE) designed a more efficient boiler, which led in 1905 to the order for another 10 steam powered rail cars in Württemberg. The first series was rebuilt accordingly. At the time of the German State Railroad, the remaining steam powered rail cars were designated under the road numbers 9 Stuttgart to 14 Stuttgart. Another series of steam powered rail cars under the class 121a was delivered in 1914/15 for the Grand Ducal Baden State Railways, and they were later designated on the DRG under the road numbers CidT 1 to 8. Two steam powered rail cars from this Baden series were acquired by the German Federal Railroad after 1945, and they were painted in the crimson color scheme customary for powered rail cars. In 1951 and 1953, these two steam powered rail cars from the provincial railroad period were retired from service on the German Federal Railroad.
This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 22033.