Product Features and Details
At the beginning of the thirties the DRG ordered a heavy electric locomotive for goods services. Since locomotives of this size with rod drive required too much maintenance and seemed too expensive, the rail authority ordered a bogie construction with CoCo layout and flexible drive. The locomotives delivered from 1933 onwards proved excellent and were used as the basis for the later manufacture of the E 94 series. The DB could not do without these powerful locomotives and left them in service right up until 1983 above all on the famous Geislinger Steige. With the E 93, PIKO selected an original which symbolises a complete chapter in the technical history of locomotive building in Germany. The finely detailed, heavy model is driven by a sturdy electic motor with a precisely balanced flywheel. It negotiates curves as small as 415 mm radius, possesses close couplers and NEM sockets at both ends as well as a digital interface. The front lighting changes between red and white according to the direction of travel.