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    Marklin 1920s St. Gothard Tunnel Express Train  

    Marklin 39520-1

    This is a 2020 New Item

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    System Scale Country Era Railway Dimensions
    AC HO Switzerland I,II SBB 905mm
    Marklin 39520-1 - 1920s St. Gothard Tunnel Express Train

    Product Features and Details
    HO Scale AC Era I,II Includes a digital decoder Includes a sound effect 

    Locomotive Prototype: The Ce 6/8-I was one of four test locomotives ordered by the Swiss Federal Railways in June 1917. The Ce 6/8I started with scheduled services on December 1919. She led freight and commuter trains between Bern and Spiez. The Swiss Railways were testing and learning about electric locomotives because after WWI there was a severe shortage of coal so Electric locomotives were the best choice for the SBB. The CE6/8-I was the first sister locomotive the famous and iconic Ce6/8-III (Crocodile) The SBB concentrated very heavily on the Gotthard route because of its importance. In November 1913 the executive board of the Swiss Federal Railways decided to electrify Gotthardbahn (Gotthard railway) from Erstfeld to Biasca. Due to WWI the SBB had to reduce schedules more and more because of a shortage of coal. Therefore, in autumn 1918 on Sundays only milk trains were running. That is why the SBB forced beside other important lines the electrification of the Gotthard railway line. This electrification was completed in 1920. For the traction on those lines, the SBB urgently needed passenger and freight locomotives and the CE6/8-I did both jobs perfectly.

    Locomotive Model: The locomotive has a MFX+ digital decoder and extensive sound and light functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, centrally mounted. 3 axles and jackshaft powered in each truck by cardan shafts. Traction tires. The locomotive frame is articulated to enable the locomotive to negotiate sharp curves. Triple headlights and 1 white marker light (Swiss headlight / marker light code) change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. When the locomotive is running "light" the lighting can be changed to 1 red marker light. The headlights at Locomotive Ends 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. The locomotive has the double "A" light function. The cab lighting and engine room lighting can be turned off separately in digital operation. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. This locomotive is highly detailed metal construction with many separately applied details, such as cooling pipes for the transformer oil. The cabs and engine room are modelled. Sanding equipment is included on the groups of driving wheels. The roof equipment is detailed with heating resistors, roof conductors, insulators, and roof walk boards as well as double-arm pantographs with a simple contact strip. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Brake hoses, imitations of prototype couplers, and access ladders are included. Length over the buffers 22.1 cm / 8-11/16".

    Locomotive Highlights:

    • Completely new tooling for the anniversary "100 Years of the Crocodile 1919-2019".
    • Highly detailed metal construction.
    • Factory installed MFX+ digital sound decoder, 32 functiond offering a wide variety of operation and sound functions
    • Cab lighting and engine room lighting can be controlled digitall
    • Triple headlights and one white marker light that change over with the direction of travel
    • Metal locomotive frame and body
    • With NEM coupler pocket and mechanism for close couplers

    Passenger Car Highlights:

    Prototype: Between 1855 and 1892, even private Swiss rail companies, the predecessors of the SBB, purchased 4- axle vestibule cars based on the "American system". In 1902 when the Swiss state railway was founded, there were still about 300 of these cars which were then taken over. In addition to third class cars, the SBB also took over numerous mixed class cars of the 2nd and 3rd class category as well as luggage cars. These coaches remain in service into the late 1920s

    Model: These amazing Brawa coaches are most likely the best provincial Swiss coaches on the market. The detail is remarkable. Coaches have full interiors, undercarriage detail, and more. Model features

    • Tip bearing wheelsets
    • True-to-scale side frames
    • Completely lacquered wagon body, housing, and roof with soot marks
    • Handles and steps in lower-density material
    • Fulll detail interiors
    • Coupler pocket and close coupling

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