Product Features and Details
Prototype: In the years 1918 to 1920 Maffei locomotive works delivered 20 Bad IVh pacific locomotives to the Badische State Railways. These iconic German locomotives were originally designed to transport heavy express trains from Basel to Frankfurt. After 1925 they were taken over by the newly founded Deutsche Reichsbahn. The Badischen IVh locomotives were the most powerful locomotives in Germany at the time with a top speed of over 140 km/h. In the years 1925 to 1927 the Badischen IVh were reclassified as BR18.3. Nineteen locomotives survived the war of which 15 entered service with the West German Deutsche Bundesbahn. Locomotives 18.316, 18.319 and 18.323 were allocated to the BZA Minden and the East German DR received locomotive 18.314.
The remaining locomotives of the series 18.3 remained in service until the 3rd of December 1969. In the 1920's and early 1930's, the Bad IVh locomotives hauled many prestigious trains with international routes, such as the Riviera / Naples Express, Scandinavia / Switzerland Express, Holland / Cologne / Basel / Geneva, Holland / Cologne / Switzerland / Italy. The Bad IVh also pulled the famous Orient Express Trains.
Model: The HobbyTrain H4010D steam 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. Add a HobbyTrain model to your collection today.