Product Features and Details
Prototype: German State Railroad (DR) class E 218 in the "Bottle Green" / "Fire Red" paint scheme of Era IV. Express locomotive with type SBS 58 pantographs with a lowering mechanism and a double contact strip and flat lamps below (old design). Road number 218 019-8, Bdb Hall, Bw Halle P, assigned to Halle.
Model: The locomotive is completely new tooling. The frame and body are constructed of metal. The locomotive has many separately applied metal parts. It also has an mfx digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, and extensive sound functions such as running sounds, locomotive whistle, and much more. The locomotive can be operated with AC, DC, Märklin Digital, and DCC. It has a centrally mounted powerful motor with all driving axles driven. The type SBS 58 double arm pantographs can be raised and lowered with a servomotor in digital operation. The white headlights with LEDs change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. There is white LED lighting in the cabs; it will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The cab doors can be opened, there are interior details, and one cab has a figure of a locomotive engineer. The locomotive has metal grab irons and many other separately applied details: signs, windshield wipers, whistle, etc. The buffer beams have sprung buffers and separately applied brake lines. The locomotive has factory-installed claw couplers that can be replaced by 2 reproduction prototype couplers included with the model. The locomotive has built-in, remote controlled Telex couplers front and rear. Minimum radius for operation 1,020 mm / 40-3/16". Length over the buffers 52.9 cm / 20-13/16".
- Completely new tooling, locomotive constructed of metal.
- Highly detailed model for advanced model railroaders.
- Double arm pantographs that can be raised and lowered with a servomotor in digital operation.
- Digital remote-controlled Telex couplers front and rear.
- Reproduction prototype couplers included.