E52 DB | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 12410

Electric Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class E52, 4-B-B-4 wheel arrangement, built starting in 1924 for the German State Railroad Company (DRG). Use: Heavy passenger trains.

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Electric Locomotive.
Electric Locomotive.

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Article No. 12410
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Kind Electric Locomotives
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  • Metal body.
  • Can motor with a bell-shaped armature.
  • Digital connector.
  • Product description

    Model: Era III. The locomotive has fine detailing.
    The locomotive has the new, impressive Trix technology:
    • Body and frame made of die-cast metal.
    • Can motor with bell-shaped armature with two flywheels.
    • Digital connector.
    • Close coupler mechanism.

    4 axles powered, 2 traction tires, LEDs for headlights.
    Length over the buffers 108 mm / 4-1/4".

  • Publications

    - Main Catalog 2002 / 2003 - Main Catalog 2003 / 2004 - Main Catalog 2004 / 2005 - Main Catalog 2006 - Main Catalog 2007/2008 - Main Catalog 2008/2009
  • Prototype information

    The abundant supplies of water power in the high mountain region of Bavaria led quite early to the development of electric locomotives. In order to satisfy the increasing requirements in heavy passenger traffic, Maffei produced several designs on contract from the German State Railroad for the Bavarian Group Administration. The final design was a locomotive with four motors, two each mounted to a jackshaft that powered two side rods. This resulted in a locomotive weight of 140 metric tons and a maximum speed of 90 km/h or 56 mph. These locomotives were initially classed as EP 5 and later as E 52 by the DRG. A total of the 29 of the original 35 units were acquired by the German Federal Railroad and were retired from service in the mid-1970s.


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