Product Features and Details
Model: The new Piko BR93 is a very impressive model with exceptional running performance, new innovations, and extensive detail. The Model features a full cab interior, finely detailed and fully functional Heusinger valve gear, detailed spoked wheels, and more. The five-pole PIKO motor with flywheel ensures excellent driving characteristics. With the modern PluX22 DCC interface, retrofitting a decoder is very easy. A loudspeaker and a smoke generator can also be retrofitted with minimal effort. The directional-dependent LED lighting ensures prototypical illumination.
- Piko Item Number : 50667
- Type of current:2-Rail
- Minimum radius:358mm
- Digital interface:NEM 658 PluX22
- Interior Lighting / Lights: Digital Switchable Driver Light (with PluX22 Decoder)
- Number of Traction Tires:2
- Coupling: NEM Pocket
- Sound: Can be added with Piko Decoder PLuX22 Sound Decoder
- Directional lights: White/Red Directional Change
- A smoke unit can be added #56163
Prototype: The Prussian T 14s were German, 2-8-2T, goods train, tank locomotives operated by the Prussian state railways and the Imperial Railways in Alsace-Lorraine. They were later incorporated by the Deutsche Reichsbahn into their renumbering plan as Class 93.0–4. These locomotives were used for goods traffic and Sunday excursion services on the lines of the Berlin Stadtbahn. Later the T 14 was also procured by other railway divisions for goods trains on main lines and even for passenger services. 457 of these were built for the Prussian state railways and 40 for the Imperial Railways in Alsace-Lorraine between 1914 and 1918. The Deutsche Reichsbahn took over 400 T 14s from Prussia State Railways. In World War II BR 93s also operated in Austria, Poland, Belgium, and France. After the Second World War, the East German Railways operated a small fleet of BR93s. They retired in 1971. In the west, the Deutsche Bundesbahn began retiring them in 1960. Locomotive 93 230 has been preserved and belongs to the Dresden Transport Museum. Another unit, PKP TKt1-63, is preserved in Poland at Chabówka railroad museum.