Product Features and Details
Model: The Fleischmann 399402 Class T 16 tank locomotive is a very impressive model with exceptional running performance. Model is highly detailed, colorful, and the number of separately applied parts is truly remarkable. Another great feature is the Prototypical "daylight" between boiler and chassis and the fully operational, finely detailed Heusinger valve gear. Fleischmann has thought of every detail even brake shoes between the wheels. The BR 94 can be used on any layout, it can be used in shunting services on branch lines and for most jobs. Fleischmann offers several versions so add one to your collection today.
- 5 Pole Can Motor with Flywheel
- Metal Chassis
- Directional lighting
- NEM 651 6-oin DCC Receptacle
- NEM 362 Coupler Pocket
- 2 Traction Tires
Prototype: The Prussian T 16.1 locomotives were built in the early 1900's for the Prussian state railways as a goods train tank locomotive. Besides the Prussian versions 6 examples were also procured by the Imperial Railways in Alsace-Lorraine. The T16's turned out to be excellent locomotive and between 1913 and 1924 a total of 1,242 locomotives were built. After 1925 when the Deutsche Reichsbahn unified all the German State Railroads the T 16's were redesignated as the class BR 94.5. In the DRG renumbering plan they were given the numbers 94 502–1380 and 94 1501–1740. Three of the T 16's engines belonging to the Imperial Railways in Alsace-Lorraine remained in Germany and were given the numbers 94 1378–1380.
After WWI many T 16's were given to other countries as war reparations. A handful of T 16's were given to the (PKP) Polish State Railway, where they were designated the TKw 2. two locomotives were also given to the FS Italian State Railway.
After 1945 many former French and Belgian locomotives were left with the Deutsche Reichsbahn in East Germany as locomotive numbers 94 1801–1810. In 1950, another T16 from the Halberstadt-Blankenburg Railway was acquired and numbered as 94 6776. After WWII the Deutsche Bundesbahn redesignated the BR 94's as class 094; in East Germany the DR reclassifying its engines as Class 94.1.
In addition to heavy shunting and line duties the locomotives were also heavy used on steep routes like the Friedbergbahn (Suhl–Schleusingen), Scheldetalbahn (Dillenburg-Gönnern), Rennsteigbahn (Ilmenau–Schleusingen), the Erkrath–Hochdahl ramp and the Murgtalbahn (Rastatt–Freudenstadt). For such duties the steam engines were equipped with Riggenbach counter-pressure brakes. The BR 94's were so effective on steep grades that they replaced most of the time-consuming rack railway operations through-out Germany