Product Features and Details
Prototype: The Class 85 of the German Federal Railways was a three-cylinder 2-10-2 tank locomotive built for both passenger and freight service in the Black Forest region of Germany. Ten of these locomotives were built by Henschel from 1932-1933. Specifically, the 85 saw service on the Hoellental line as a helper/pusher locomotive, and allowed the Hoellental line to do away with rack operations in 1933. The 85 developed 1500 HP and had a maximum speed of 49 MPH (80 KPH). Nine of the ten 85s survived the Second World War and continued to serve the DB until 1961 when the last one was retired. Today 85 007 survives in non operating state in the old locomotive facility of Freiburg im Breisgau.
New model for 2016
Highly detailed body and chassis; many etched metal seperately-applied detail parts
Elaborate metal wheel sets with low flanges.
NEM coupler sockets with close coupler mechanisms on both ends
5 pole can motor with flywheel
Directional LED lighting
22 pin PluX22 decoder interface