Serie Ae 8/14 (SBB) | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 12426

Electric Locomotive.

Prototype: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) class Ae 8/14. (1´A)A1A(A1´)+ (1´A)A1A(A1´)wheel arrangement, built starting in 1931. Use: Heavy freight trains on the Gotthard route.

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Electric Locomotive.
Electric Locomotive.

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Article No. 12426
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era IV
Kind Electric Locomotives
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  • Product description

    Model: Era IV. The locomotive has a die-cast metal frame, with a digital connector, one motor for each locomotive half, 8 powered axles, a close coupling between both locomotive halves and a close coupler mechanism at both ends. Length over the buffers 212 mm / 8-3/8".

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    - New Items 2005 - Main Catalog 2006 - Main Catalog 2007/2008 - Main Catalog 2008/2009
  • Prototype information

    The rail lines in Switzerland with their grades, tunnels, bridges, and curves are a special challenge for the locomotives that travel over them. Mastering the 240 kilometer / 150 mile Gotthard line in particular demanded extraordinarily powerful locomotives over the years. A freight locomotive, the Crocodile, became famous on this line. The largest and most powerful locomotives were however the three class Ae 8/14 electric locomotives. They were developed in the 1930s just for the demanding requirements of this steeply graded line. Each of these double locomotives had a weight of 240 metric tons. The 8 traction motors for the locomotive gave a starting tractive effort of 50 metric tons and an hourly output of 7,500 horsepower that was transmitted by the proven Buchli drive system from the Ae 4/7.


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