Product Features and Details
Diesel electric double locomotive 288 002 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn.
Completely new design!
¦ Rich detailing on the model with separately applied plug-in parts
¦ Extra ventilation grilles mounted under the arched roof
¦ Frame trims with four sandboxes each
¦ Ready equipped model to install driver's cab lighting - switchable in digital mode
In 1941 and 1942, four double locomotives of the type D 311 were put into operation by the German Wehrmacht. They had been built to transport heavy railway guns. Two locomotives, class V 188 001 a/b and class V 188 002 a/b, continued to be used by the Deutsche Bundesbahn after the war. A third locomotive served as a spare parts donor. They proved their worth in the heavy goods train and shunting service, mainly on the "Spessart" ramp. After the generator was damaged, the V 1088 001 needed to be dismantled as early as 1968. The V 188 002, later designed as 288 002, was still operating in the Franconian area until 1972. In 1973 both engines were scrapped.
- Number of axles with traction tyres - 2
- Number of driven axles - 2
- Coupling - NEM shaft 355 with close coupling mechanism
- Minimum radius - 192 mm
- Flywheel - yes