Product Features and Details
Prototype: Royal Bavarian State Railways (K.Bay.Sts.B.) class S 3/6 express locomotive, road number 3673. Early production run with a "wind-splitter" engineer's cab and gas lighting. Use: Limited stop passenger trains, express trains, and international long distance trains.
The locomotive and tender are constructed of die-cast metal. The motor and gear drive are built into the boiler. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive has a digital decoder for DCC, Selectrix, and conventional operation, built into the tender along with the sound circuit with a speaker. The locomotive has dual headlights that change over with the direction of travel and that can be controlled digitally. There is also an additional light "Zg 7" (headlight for oncoming trains) that can be turned on in the forward direction of travel (off in analog operation). There is a close coupling between the locomotive and tender.Length over the buffers 134 mm / 5-1/4".
This item is being produced as a one-time series
- For the 100th anniversary of road number 3673.
- Decoder for DCC, Selectrix, and conventional operation.
- Prototypical sound.
- Numbered certificate of authenticity.
- Limited to 555 pieces.
- Era I
- DCC/ Selectrix decoder
- Sound effects circuit
- Dual headlights front and rear with light changeover in one direction of travel
- Metal locomotive frame and body
- With NEM coupler pocket and mechanism for close couplers
Beauty on Rails.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. There were only slight differences between the first 4 subclasses of this locomotive. The diameter of the driving wheels was 1,870 mm / 73-5/8". Thanks to its great power and very efficient use of coal, the S 3/6 was assured of its great success. One hundred fifty nine locomotives were built in 16 groups. It took on the main role in Bavarian express train service immediately after its introduction. It pulled express trains from Munich to Nürnberg, Regensburg, Lindau, Ulm, Würzburg, Aschaffenburg, Salzburg, and Kufstein. It even pulled famous trains such as the Orient Express. In the German State Railroad period, its use as motive power for the Rheingold was surely the high point of its career. The last of the S 3/6 was retired from the German Federal Railroad in 1966. Several museum locomotives remain preserved, among them one in the German Museum in Munich and an operational unit at the Bavarian Railroad Museum in Nördlingen that is currently one of the busiest steam locomotives for special excursions.