V 80, DB | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 12280

Diesel Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class V 80. B-B wheel arrangement. Built in 1952 1952. Version with a roof sound muffler starting in 1957. Use: Light passenger and freight trains.

Diesel Locomotive.
Diesel Locomotive.

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Article No.12280
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
KindDiesel Locomotives
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  • Product description

    Model: Era III. The locomotive has a digital connector. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive has LEDs for headlights and red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel. It also has a close coupler mechanism.
    Length over the buffers 80 mm / 3-1/8".

  • Publications

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

    The class V 80 rang in a new era in German locomotive design. Starting in 1952, these locomotives were the first units placed into service with hydraulic power transmission. Other technical innovations were the welding technology used on the frame and superstructure as well as on the trucks. The propulsion system with universal joint shafts was also something new. The railroad followed the aesthetics of the 1950s with a flowing, rounded locomotive body. The V 80 was used with commuter and fast passenger trains. It was also used for light freight trains. The 10 units in this class were equipped in succession with roof sound mufflers; road number V 80 006 was the pioneer for this. The design of the sound muffler on this unit differed from the rest. The remaining 9 units were equipped with standard design mufflers.


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