Product Features and Details
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 85. The locomotive looks as it did in Era IIIa.
Full Steam on the Steep Rail Line
Specialist for Steep Rail Lines - Originally, the 10 class 85 heavy three-cylinder tank locomotives placed into service were built for the Höllental Line in the Black Forest previously operated with expensive and time-consuming cogwheel technology. The brawny class 85 units were in a position to master this difficult line exclusively with more economical adhesion operation. There they turned in excellent results up to the conversion to electric motive power. Then several of these athletic units took up service on other steep German lines such as Erkrath-Hochdahl until the end of their operation.
Model: The model is finely detailed and has fully functional valve gear and drive/side rods. The imitations of brakes, sanding pipes, and track clearance devices are modelled. The locomotive has a motor with a bell-shaped armature. All driving axles are powered. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the headlights and they change over with the direction of travel. The locomotive has inset cab windows. Length over the buffers 74 mm / 2-7/8".
- Motor with a bell-shaped armature.