BR 01 DB | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 12438

Express Locomotive with a Tender.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 01 steam locomotive, 4-6-2 wheel arrangement, built starting in 1925 for the German State Railroad Company as a standard design locomotive. Version with older design boiler. Use: Express and fast passenger trains.

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

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Article No. 12438
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Kind Steam Locomotives
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  • Product description

    Model: Era III. The locomotive comes with a digital connector, a close coupling between the locomotive and tender, a die-cast metal locomotive frame and tender frame, a die-cast metal tender body, and a smoke box door that can be opened. This locomotive is the classic Era III version with Witte smoke deflectors. The motor and gear drive are in the tender, the motor has a flywheel, and 4 axles are powered. 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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  • Publications

    - Main Catalog 2006 - New Items 2006 - Main Catalog 2007/2008 - 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 1950s both German railroad 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. The class 01 was taken out of service on the DB in the middle of the 1970s; on the DR they lasted until the 1980s.


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