Product Features and Details
German Federal Railroad (DB) class 230 large heavy diesel locomotive. V 300 general-purpose locomotive as it looked in the Seventies.
Prototype: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder, controlled Softdrive Sine high-efficiency propulsion, and a sound generator. The locomotive has a compact design, powerful motor. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts from the centrally mounted motor. 2 traction tires. The headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The marker lights, diesel locomotive operating sounds, a whistle sound, and the acceleration and braking delay can be controlled with a 6021 Control Unit or Märklin Systems. Other operating sounds can be controlled with Märklin Systems. The headlights are maintenance-free, warm white LED's and the marker lights are LED's. The locomotive has metal grab irons on the sides and ends. The locomotive has detailed buffer beams with separately applied brake hoses and one each flat and rounded buffer plates. The couplers can be replaced with end skirting and imitation prototype couplers. Length over the buffers 23.3 cm / 9-3/16".
- Heavy metal construction.
- Compact design Softdrive Sine high-efficiency propulsion.
- mfx decoder with sound functions.
- Highly detailed construction.
The marker lights and the engineer's cab lights can be controlled separately from each other.
The V 300 - A One-Off with 6 Axles.
The firm Krauss-Maffei built three type ML 2200 6-axle locomotives based on the German Federal Railroad's successful V 200 for the Yugoslavian State Railroad. Perhaps in the hope of additional orders, a fourth, identical locomotive with the C-C wheel arrangement was built at Krauss-Maffei's own cost as a demonstrator unit. This locomotive was presented and offered in a striking builder's paint scheme to the German Federal Railroad among others. After several tests, the motor performance for this locomotive was increased and was designated internally at Krauss-Maffei as the type ML 3000 C'C'. It took long negotiations to move the German Federal Railroad to buy this one-off model and put it on its roster as the class V 300 001. It was painted in the elegant crimson / gray color scheme of its two-axle sibling and was used primarily in premium express train service. In 1968, it was given the computer number 230 001-0 and this impressive machine could be seen in its last years in service between Hamburg and Westerland on the Isle of Sylt, where it also pulled the popular auto trains between Niebüll and Westerland. In 1975, road no. 230 001-0 was put in storage, and the German Federal Railroad tried to sell it, unsuccessfully however, to Italy in 1977. In 1978, it came back to Germany and was finally scrapped two years later.
An express train to go with this locomotive can be made up with the cars, item nos. 43919 and 43928.