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    Kato HobbyTrain Lemke Swiss Diesel Locomotive G2000 BB AM840 Cargo of the SBB  
        

    Kato HobbyTrain Lemke 58771

    Price: $346.45

    System Scale Country Era Railway Dimensions
    DC HO Switzerland VI SBB 200mm
    Kato HobbyTrain Lemke 58771 - Swiss Diesel Locomotive G2000 BB AM840 Cargo of the SBB

    Product Features and Details
    HO Scale DC Era VI Includes a digital decoder Includes a sound effect 

    Model: The Mehano 58771 diesel  locomotive class G2000 is a very impressive model with exceptional running performance and extensive detail. The model is equipped with a powerful 5 pole motor with flywheel, full cab interiors, sprung loaded pantographs, intricate roof details and much more. Model also has LED headlights that coordinate with direction of travel and all the modern technology available on the market today. Add an Acme model to your collection today.

    Model Details:

    • 5 Pole Motor with Flywheel

    • Directional Lighting Red/White

    • LED Lighting

    • NEM Coupler Pockets

    • NEM 652 Digital Decoder Receptacle

    • Factory Installed DCC SOUND DECODER

    Prototype:  The G2000 freight locomotive was unveiled at Innotrans exhibition in 2000. The initial locomotive had an asymmetric cab with a walkway; the asymmetric cab design allows the walkway to extend all the way to each end of the locomotive; coupled with remote control operation this means that shunting can be done from an external viewpoint whilst still riding on the locomotive. The design is modular with various components (engine, drive etc.) coming from different suppliers.

    A second variant was also produced, this time with a symmetrical cab; two different versions of this locomotive were produced - one for the Italian market (G 2000-2 BB) with left hand drive (trains in Italy generally keep to the left) and another (G 2000-3 BB) with right hand drive for Germany.[1] The new cabs had seating for two operators, in other respects apart from the cab these two models are identical to the initial asymmetric offering.

    Starting in 2004 two further sub designs were made: G 2000-4 BB with a MTU engine which increase the power to 2700 kW. This variant also included a hydrodynamic retarder (a type of braking system) as part of the Voith supplied transmission package.

    The last variant is G 2000-5 BB which has the same upgrades as the fourth offering, it is designed for the Scandinavian market and as such has anti wheel slip technology, and can be equipped for service down to -40 °C (-40 °F).
    The locomotives are certified for use on the railways of Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden, Denmark and Poland.

    The locomotives are operated by many companies, many of them on lease. Angel Trains and MRCE both act as leasing companies, with Angel Trains providing the vast majority of the leased locomotives. Other owners include Azienda Consorziale Trasporti (ACT) and SBB Cargo (as class SBB Am 840) and Rail4chem operated loco in the Netherlands. The machines find use in northern Italy and in the German Ruhr region as well as being used for cross border traffic in the Benelux region. Railion, Euro Cargo Rail, Rail4chem and others all use this locomotive. The Swedish rail company Hector Rail operates the  G2000-4 and a 2000-5 machine.


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