Product Features and Details
The Model: Model is equipped with digital DCC couplers. Model has extensive detailing -livery and -lettering it also has inset windows and interior details in driver's cab. Like all Fleischmann models it has prototypical "daylight" between boiler and chassis and a fully operational, finely detailed Heusinger valve gear. Addtional details include brake blocks between the wheels and triple headlights at each end which co-ordinated with direction of travel. Model also has cast metal chassis and powerful can motor with flywheel, all 8 driving wheels are powered. Finally model is equipped with a compatible Marklin decoder and slot-guide mechanism at each end with automatic PROFI-couplings for true close coupling and pre-uncoupling. Standard NEM 362 coupling socket.
Prototype: In 1928, the firm of Hanomag delivered a series of 10 locomotives of class 81, designed for heavy banker duties which were concurrent with the engines of the class 80 in many areas. During the DB period, the locos were mainly stationed in the Oldenburg area. One example, is preserved for posterity. The power of this only 11 metre long loco was 860 Psi.