Electric Locomotive.
Electric Locomotive.

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Article No. 12169
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era V
Kind Electric Locomotives
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Model: Era V. The frame is die-cast metal. The locomotive has an NEM digital connector. It also has a 5-pole motor with 2 flywheels. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive has a close coupler mechanism.
Length over the buffers 120 mm / 4-3/4".

Model: Era V. The frame is die-cast metal. The locomotive has an NEM digital connector. It also has a 5-pole motor with 2 flywheels. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive has a close coupler mechanism.
Length over the buffers 120 mm / 4-3/4".

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Product info

Prototypical double-heading for the "Rollende Landstraße / Rolling Road" with two road numbers.

The locomotive is available in two versions: Road no. 1012.002, item no. 12169 Road no. 1012.003, item no. 12170

Publications

- New Items 2008 - Main Catalog 2008/2009 - Main Catalog 2009/2010 - Main Catalog 2010/2011

Prototype information

The high performance class 1012 electric locomotive was specially designed for the Austrian railroad network. The mountainous terrain with sharp curves and steep grades but also long straight routes such as in the Inn Valley or on the West Railroad / Westbahn pose great challenges in the design of locomotives for the Austrian Federal Railways. The class 1012 locomotive was originally intended for use as an express locomotive with a maximum speed of 230 km/h / 144 mph and was supposed to replace...

The high performance class 1012 electric locomotive was specially designed for the Austrian railroad network. The mountainous terrain with sharp curves and steep grades but also long straight routes such as in the Inn Valley or on the West Railroad / Westbahn pose great challenges in the design of locomotives for the Austrian Federal Railways. The class 1012 locomotive was originally intended for use as an express locomotive with a maximum speed of 230 km/h / 144 mph and was supposed to replace the class 1044. It was used for several years in regular scheduled service as general-purpose motive power with an output of 6.4 megawatts / 8,582 horsepower for express passenger and freight service on the point of trains for the "Rollende Landstrasse" / "Rolling Road" on the Innsbruck - Brenner line. Technically, the class 1012 was designed to haul trains of 660 metric tons on .5% grades at 220 km/h / 138 mph and of 600 metric tons on 2.8% grades at 100 km/h / 63 mph. It was designed to be able to haul express passenger trains on flat terrain and heavy freight trains in mountainous territory with double-heading equally well. The locomotive strongly resembled the SBB's class 460 in the design of its superstructure with the side walls of fluted sheet steel and the engineer's cab elements of fiberglass components. The mechanical part of the locomotive came from Simmering-Graz-Pauker, and the electric part was delivered by ELIN, Siemens, and ABB. The top management of the Austrian Federal Railways changed while the first three locomotives were being built, and new regulations were effected for announcing requests to tender bids in the EU region. Initially, the ÖBB no longer wanted to take delivery of the locomotives as a result, but an agreement was finally reached and the locomotives were accepted by the ÖBB in 1997. These locomotives were stationed in Innsbruck during their entire service life. The class 1016/1116 Taurus locomotives soon represented a more economical alternative, and the class 1012 locomotives with their attractive shape remained a splinter class.

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Features

f Era V
F Large digital connection (Selectrix-Decoder 66833)
P Triple headlights and two red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
Y Metal locomotive frame
X Power supply can be switched to operate from catenary
1 With NEM coupler pocket and mechanism for close couplers

Warning

ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years