BR EP5, DRG | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 12277

Electric Locomotive.

Prototype: German State Railroad (DRG), Management Group Bavaria, class EP 5. 2-B-B-2 wheel arrangement, built starting in 1924, later designated as the E 52. Use: Heavy passenger trains.

Electric Locomotive.
Electric Locomotive.

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Article No.12277
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
KindElectric Locomotives
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  • Metal body.
  • Can motor with a bell-shaped armature.
  • Digital connector.
  • Product description

    Model: Era II. The locomotive is finely detailed. The body and frame are constructed of die-cast metal. The locomotive has a can motor with a bell-shaped armature and two flywheels. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The headlights are LEDs. The locomotive has an NEM digital connector. It also has a close coupler mechanism.
    Length over the buffers 108 mm / 4-1/4".

  • Publications

    - New Items 2010 - Main Catalog 2010/2011 - Main Catalog 2011/2012
  • Prototype information

    The abundance of water power from the mountains led very early to the development of electric locomotives in Bavaria. In order to fulfill the increasing demands in heavy passenger service, Maffei produced several designs for the Management Group Bavaria in a contract with the German State Railroad. The final result was a locomotive with four motors, two each driving two powered axles by means of a jackshaft. This allowed these locomotives with their own weight of 140 metric tons to reach a maximum speed of 90 km/h or 56 mph. These locomotives were initially designated as the class EP 5 and were later taken over by the DRG as the class E 52. A total of 29 of the original 35 units reached the German Federal Railroad, but they were retired in the Mid-Seventies.


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