Product Features and Details
Happy Birthday MHI
In 2020, the Märklin Dealer Initiative MHI is celebrating its 30th anniversary. In 1990, 49 toy and model railroad dealers in Germany joined forces to establish the Märklin Dealer Initiative. The focus of the association was optimal marketing of Märklin models in cooperation with the retail market. Interesting models in one-time series, available exclusively at MHI dealers were intended to awaken enthusiasm among collectors. Today – 30 years later – the Märklin Dealer Initiative still stands for innovative and interesting products. The new MHI logo will adorn all MHI special productions in the future and stand as a symbol for an innovative, fresh, and modern future. A new model has been created to go with it. It is intended to symbolize both tradition and modernity. A very current class 247 diesel locomotive (Vectron DE) in the timeless paint scheme of the classic V 200, prototype for one of the best known Märklin models. Naturally, this model is being issued in limited quantities only one time for the Märklin Dealer Initiative.
Prototype: Class 247 diesel electric locomotive (Vectron DE). German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG). Locomotive road number 247 030-0. The locomotive looks as it currently does in real life.
Model: This is a diesel locomotive constructed of metal. It has a fictitious design in the classic V 200 design in a crimson basic paint scheme, with a "V" shaped bib at both ends and lettered along the sides "Deutsche Bundesbahn". The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has special motor, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered by means of cardan shafts. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The headlights at Locomotive End 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. When the headlights are off at both ends of the locomotive, then the double "A" light function is on at both ends. Warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. Length over the buffers 22.9 cm / 9".
- Locomotive includes a built-in mfx decoder and a variety of sound functions.
- Detailed, affordable beginner's model with extensive features.
- Attractive and original design for the birthday "30 Years of the MHI" – a powerful association.