BR 18.5 DRG | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 12243

Express Train Locomotive with a Tender.

Prototype: German State Railroad Company (DRG), class 18.5, 4-6-2 wheel arrangement. Built starting in 1923. Use: Heavy express trains.

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Express Train Locomotive with a Tender.
Express Train Locomotive with a Tender.

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Article No. 12243
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era II
Kind Steam Locomotives
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  • New tooling.
  • Classic "Rheingold" locomotive.
  • Metal construction.
  • Can motor in the boiler.
  • Digital connector.
  • Product description

    Model: Era II.

    The locomotive comes with the new, impressive Trix technology:

    • Die-cast metal locomotive and tender.
    • Powerful can motor with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel.
    • Motor and drive gear in the boiler.
    • Digital connector in the tender.
    • Close coupling between the locomotive and tender.

    3 axles powered through side rods, 2 traction tires.
    Length over buffers 134 mm / 9-1/4".

    Suitable cars to go with this locomotive can be found under item nos. 15780, 15781, 15782, 15783 and 15784.

    Spare parts for our articles can be found here in our spare parts search.

  • Publications

    - New Items 2005 - Main Catalog 2006
  • Prototype information

    The class S 3/6 locomotives were a particularly successful design that proved itself beyond the borders of Bavaria. The German State Railroad Company therefore ordered additional units in this class between 1923 and 1930 from Maffei and Henschel. A special, visible feature on this second series was the fact that the front of the engineer's cab no longer had a pointed shape to lessen wind resistance; the engineer's cab now was simply straight across the front. Together with the longer look of the boiler, it now gave these locomotives a totally different appearance. The power output was raised slightly as the result of different modifications. This now made the class 18.5 locomotives the ideal motive power for important, long distance passenger service. The class 18.5 was the preferred motive power in particular for the "Rheingold".


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