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1936 Era II version Loco BR18.442, Black/Red livery with polished steel boiler bands and small smoke deflectors. This was the famous Rheingold Locomotive.
From 1908 to 1931 the Royal Bavarian State Railroad bought what is probably the most famous and beautiful of all of the Bavarian express locomotives. That means that the last S 3/6 locomotives were delivered 6 years after the introduction of the class 01 standard design locomotive, undoubtedly proof of this successful design. The famous S 3/6 was the symbol of Bavarian locomotive construction, although there were American design principles present in the locomotive. Two of the class S 2/5 were ordered in 1901 from the Baldwin Company in the USA. The good results from this design led to the Bavarian class S 2/5 and S 3/5, and the S 3/6 was a further development of this. There were only slight differences between the first 4 subclasses of the S3/6 locomotive. The S3/6 was a heavy four cylinder compound locomotive with diameter of driving wheels which varied from 1,870mm to 2000mm. All the S3/6 locomotives were built by J.A. Maffei and they might have been the most exquisite express locomotive ever built.
Model: Micro-Metakit's model is completely functional and highly detailed just like the prototype. The model has a functional 4 cylinder drive system, the two inner pistons and crank shafts are functional and move in unison with the outer two pistons and drive rods. For a model this is a remarkable accomplishment. It also features a brush-less, ironless "Faulhaber" motor, full cab interior, functional boiler hatch with inner boiler details and removable roof. The S3/6 is handmade out of brass and available in six versions. Quantites are very limited so order soon. These models are in stock and will sell fast