Product Features and Details
Prototype: Diesel-hydraulic locomotive series 220 of the German Federal Railroad (DB). Purpose locomotive V 200.0 in color in 1980: ocean blue / beige. Use: Passenger and freight trains.
Model: Built-in digital decoder for operation with DCC, Selectrix and Selectrix 2 Motor with a flywheel, 4 axles powered, traction tires. Ride The triple headlights and two red tail lights, analogue in operation, controlled digitally. Length over the buffers 115 mm.
Highlight: Body and frame made ??of metal. Lighting with warm white LEDs. Cab lighting. One-time series.
The class V 200 was one of the showpieces of the German Federal Railroad (DB) in the 50s and 60s. She was also a symbol that the steam technology was to be replaced in the medium term. The selected Ursprungsfarbgebung this series with the distinctive large lettering "GERMAN FEDERAL RAILWAY" is probably the most popular design on the V 200 Already 1949/50, the structural changes apparent in the traction of the German Federal Railroad. To strip the BR 01 the development of a twin-engine diesel locomotive with 2,000 hp and hydraulic power transmission has been commissioned. Just as the 01, the machine should handle the medium and heavy passenger train service on main lines. Krauss-Maffei in Munich was awarded the contract for the construction of the first five locomotives advance. For use motors came from three manufacturers: Mercedes-Benz, MAN and Maybach. The two built-in 200 V 12-cylinder V-type diesel engines contributed 1,000 hp. Power transmission was via hydraulic transmission of Maybach and Voith. Engines and transmissions of the various manufacturers were interchangeable. 1953 V 200 001 was finally presented at the Transportation Exhibition in Munich the public. A year later the first five locomotives went into the testing phase. The lessons from this experience could be an increase in performance on two 1100hp make sense. In the course of these missions were encountered at the limits of the machine. In 1955 started the construction of the 81 series locomotives, it also MAK participated alongside Krauss-Maffei in Kiel. The top speed was 140 km / h After the retirement of some machines arrived in Switzerland, there still proved themselves some time in work train service. Some former DB locomotives were times even in Saudi Arabia in track construction service to use. From the V 200 also some museum locomotives have been preserved.