Product Features and Details
Model: The Brawa 40220 BR 06 express locomotive is a very impressive model with exceptional running performance. The model has extensive detail, comes in a beautiful livery, has prototypical “daylight” between boiler and chassis and has a finely detailed, fully operational Heusinger valve gear. This model would be great for any layout. The manufacturer offers several versions of this model so add one to your collection today.
- 21-pole interface
- Drive in the locomotive
- Spring buffers
- Finest paintwork and printing
- Bogie with many individually mounted parts
- Finest metal spoked wheels
- Filigree and metal reversing gear
- Metal rods
- Driver's cab with complete interior fitting
- True-to-original light NEM-standard close coupling
- Lacquering into “steel blue”
- Exchangeable side covers enable a minimum radius
- Authentic reproduction of brake callipers and brake rods at bottom of locomotive
- Adjustable tender distance
Prototype: The BR 06 was part of the Reichsbahn standard design program (Einheitloks). The BR06 had a variable axle load, like the BR 41 and BR 45. The axle load could be adjusted for loads between 18 and 20 tons. This massive locomotive was constructed by the Krupp Company in Essen, it was the largest German express locomotive. Krupp was awarded the contract to initially build two locomotives but unfortunately the Deutsche Reichsbahn’s interest in these giant locomotives was declining, explaining the prolonged construction period from 1934 to 1939. The two prototype locomotives, 06 001 and 06 002 were eventually delivered by Krupp in the spring and summer of 1939.
The BR 06 was designed to haul heavy express trains in hilly regions of Germany. The locomotive had to pull a train of 650 tonnes with a speed of 120 km/h, and on gradient routes of 1:100 the speed had to be 60 km/h. The BR06 had large drive wheels measuring 2,000 mm and a large front and rear bogie. The three-cylinder engine was designed for smooth running up to a maximum speed of 140 km/h. Coupled with the 5-axle T38St tender, the BR 06 had a length including buffers of 26,250 mm, which made it the biggest German express train locomotive ever built. The friction burden was 80 tonnes and the locomotive had a service load of 141 tonnes. The total weight of locomotive and tender was 224 tonnes.