Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class V 100.20. B-B wheel arrangement. Built starting in 1962. Use: Lightweight and medium passenger and freight trains.

Diesel Locomotive.
Diesel Locomotive.

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Article No. 12446
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era III
Kind Diesel Locomotives
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  • Product

    Model: Era III. The locomotive comes with a can motor with a flywheel, a built-in DCC/Selectrix decoder, and can be used in analog operation also. 4 axles powered, 2 traction tires. Length over the buffers 75 mm / 2-15/16".

  • Product info

    Product info

    This model comes with a built-in DCC/Selectrix locomotive decoder. The decoder recognizes analog operation automatically.

    The Silberlinge cars, item nos. 15720, 15721, and 15722, as well as the fast passenger train cars, item nos. 15723, 15724, and 15725, go well with the 12446 and 12635 diesel locomotives.

    Publications

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

    Modern Diesel for Many Uses - In 1958, the German Federal Railroad (DB) began to place the class V 100 diesel hydraulic general-purpose locomotives into service. These units were very progressive designs for their time and had a power output of 1,100 horsepower. A more powerful version with 1,350 horsepower followed as the V 100.20 starting in 1962. These 12.3 meter / 40 feet 4-1/4 inches long locomotives reached a maximum speed of 100 km/h / 63 mph. Since the conversion to computer numbering in 1968, the first production series, the V 100.10, is now designated as the class 211, and the second series is designated as the class 212. These very versatile locomotives can be used in passenger as well as in freight service, and they quickly replaced many steam locomotives in the DB's motive power roster.

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Warning

ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years
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