BR 01 DB | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 12411

Express Locomotive with a Tender.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) standard design locomotive class 01 steam locomotive, 4-6-2 wheel arrangement, built starting in 1925 for the German State Railroad Company. Version with older design boiler and Witte smoke deflectors in Era III.

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

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Article No. 12411
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Kind Steam Locomotives
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  • Built-in decoder for Selectrix and DCC.
  • Also for conventional operation, automatic recognition of the mode of operation.
  • Smoke box door can be opened.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive comes with a die-cast metal locomotive frame and tender frame and a die-cast metal tender body. The locomotive has a digital connector and a built-in decoder for operation with Selectrix, DCC, or DC power; the decoder has automatic system recognition. The motor and gear drive are in the tender and the motor has a flywheel. 4 axles powered. 4 traction tires. The headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The smoke box door can be opened. There is a close coupling between the locomotive and tender. The tender has an NEM coupler pocket on the rear end.
    Length over the buffers 150 mm / 5-7/8".

    Retrofit kit for brakeman's steps, rail guards, and a front coupler with a pocket included.

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    One-time series.

  • Publications

    - Main Catalog 2007/2008 - Summer New Items 2007 - Main Catalog 2008/2009
  • Prototype information

    Express locomotives were always the stars among steam locomotives by virtue of their power, elegance, and speed. The class 01 heavy express locomotive was probably for all intents and purposes the personification of the German standard design locomotive. It was reliable motive power for impressive express trains as well as for mundane passenger trains. By 1938, a total of 231 class 01 locomotives had been produced by different German builders. In addition, there were also 10 class 02 locomotives rebuilt between 1937 and 1942 to the class 01. After World War II, 165 of the class 01 locomotives remained in the western occupation zone and 70 in the Soviet zone, of which several had to be retired due to extensive damage. Starting in the Fifties, both German railroads rebuilt their locomotives several times and adapted them to new uses by making use of technical progress. In West Germany, the large Wagner smoke deflectors were replaced by the small Witte versions, the compressor and feed water pump wandered on the DB locomotives from the niche on the smoke box to the center of the boiler, and the front skirting between the buffer beam and the running boards was removed on numerous units. The class 01 was taken out of service on the DB in the middle of the Seventies; on the DR they lasted until the Eighties.


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