Product Features and Details
Model: Roco's new model is amazing, Its large drivers and 2-6-4 wheel arrangement are truly unique. This new model of the 310 has a Five-pole motor with diagonal dynamically balanced rotor. Model also has all wheel drive, both the locomotive and tender are powered. Roco also used the finest metal spoke wheels with prototypically low wheel flanges. Other features include extensive Latticework, prototypical daylight view-through frame and boiler and extensive separately mounted details. Model has era-typical modifications (e.g. vacuum brakes) and more. Roco also added allot of extra detail, model comes with a prototypical opening smokebox door and driver's cab interior. Locomotive-tender are close coupled, close-coupling kinematics are fitted on tender. Model is prepared for installation of Seuthe smoke unit no. 10. Roco recommends a minimum R3 radius.
5 Pole Skewed Motor
DCC sound decoder installed
NEM 652 DCC 8 pin receptacle
NEM finescale wheels
New running number 375.022
Light change with direction of travel
Prototypical smoke box door which opens
Prototype: The 310 class locomotive is most likely one of the most exotic steam locomotives ever designed. In 1911 Kaiser Franz Josef commissioned Karl Gölsdorf to built a new express locomotive to pull his Royal Court train and to haul Austrian express trains for the Imperial Austrian Railways. The locomotive had to be powerful and fast. Karl Gölsdorf met the challenge and delivered the 310 class. The 310 Class steam locomotive was exquisite and was capable of 1800 horse power, it featured very large drivers, powerful pistons and smooth lines. Karl Gölsdorf was the most accomplished Austrian locomotive designer, he designed many famous locomotives like the 180, 210, 310, 380, 470 etc. His designs had some unique characteristics like long slanted boilers and golden domes. The 310 was such a success that they produced nearly a 100 locomotives. This locomotive was so popular that they were placed in service to also pull the famous "Orient Express" across Europe. After WWI many 310 locomotives were given to other European railroads as war reparations. The 310's were used by the Polish, Czech amoung other railroads.