based on the following German State Railroad (DRG) prototypes: 1 class EP 5 electric locomotive, 4-B-B-4 wheel arrangement, built starting in 1924. 1 type ABBü express train passenger car, 1st/2nd class, built starting in 1905. 2 type Ccü 3rd class express train passenger cars, built starting in 1908. 1 type PPü express train baggage car, built in 1914.
|Gauge / Design type||Minitrix /|
Model: Era IIa.
The locomotive comes with the new, impressive Trix technology:
• Die-cast metal body and frame.
• Can motor with two flywheels.
• Digital connector.
• Close coupler mechanism.
4 axles powered, 2 traction tires, LED's for white headlights / red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel. The cars have close coupler mechanisms.
Train length: 580 mm / 22-13/16".
This model will be manufactured in a one-time series only in 2005.
When the German provincial railroads were merged into the German Reich in 1920, the Free State of Bavaria, after lengthy negotiations, was granted a special status for the railroad system in its service area: the independent "Bavarian Group Administration". For example, the Bavarian signaling system was continued and there were no restrictions imposed on the acquisition of railroad locomotives and cars, especially for the requirements of the Free State. Also, the appearance, i.e. the paint and the lettering on the locomotives and cars, was a proof of the independence, since it generally differed from that used in the remaining territory of the Reich. The special privileges with respect to paint schemes and lettering ended around 1927, however, and other exceptions were successively eliminated by 1933, being eradicated by law in 1937 with the dissolution of the German State Railroad Company and the creation of the German State Railroad. As compensation for the loss of the special status, Bavaria was given the German State Railroad's central office in Munich, which was responsible for procurement of electric locomotives for all of Germany.