Reihe S 3/6 PfalzB | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 12254

Steam Locomotive with a Tender.

Prototype: Palatine Railroad class S 3/6, 4-6-2 wheel arrangement, built starting in 1914. Use: Heavy express trains.

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Steam Locomotive with a Tender.
Steam Locomotive with a Tender.

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Article No. 12254
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era I
Kind Steam Locomotives
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  • Product description

    Model: Era I. The locomotive and tender are made of die-cast metal. The locomotive has a can motor with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel, in the boiler, and there is a digital connector in the tender. The locomotive and tender are close coupled. 3 axles are powered through side rods, there are 2 traction tires. The locomotive is finely detailed with black boiler bands and a black smoke box door. Length over the buffers 134 mm / 5-1/4".

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    This model is being produced in a one-time series only in 2006.

  • Publications

    - Main Catalog 2006 - New Items 2006 - Main Catalog 2007/2008
  • Prototype information

    The greatly increasing train loads in passenger service demanded the last reserves in power from the existing Palatine Railroad locomotives, especially on the many curves on the route between Kaiserslautern and Neustadt/Haardt. The Palatine Railroad therefore looked for a suitable locomotive for the important long distance passenger service in order to avoid double-heading with its expense in personnel. A direct decision was made to go with the Bavarian class S 3/6 locomotives. The S 3/6 was the first choice of the Palatine Railroad for political reasons (at that time the Palatinate belonged to the Kingdom of Bavaria) and also because of the extremely successful design. Only a few modifications were necessary for the locomotives to be able to negotiate the 19 meter / 62 feet 4-1/16 inches turntables in use on the Palatine Railroad. The ten locomotives ordered quickly formed the backbone of the important long distance passenger service between Saarbrücken, Kaiserslautern, Neustadt/Haardt, and Ludwigshafen. These locomotives were also used for trains to Strassburg, Mainz, and Stuttgart.


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