BR Köf II, DB | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 12468

Diesel Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class Köf II small locomotive. Version with an open engineer's cab. Use: Switching service and servicing station tracks.

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Diesel Locomotive.
Diesel Locomotive.

Most Important Facts

Article No.12468
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
EraIII
KindDiesel Locomotives
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Highlights

  • Metal construction.
  • Best possible analog running characteristics.
  • Working headlights.
  • Different road number from that for 12469.
  • Product description

    Model: Era III. The locomotive's frame and body are constructed of die-cast metal. This locomotive is the version for conventional operation. It has a miniature can motor. 2 axles powered. The headlights are maintenance-free LEDs. The locomotive has separately applied step boards and grab irons.
    Length over the buffers 40 mm / 1-9/16".

  • Publications

    - New Items 2010 - Main Catalog 2010/2011 - Main Catalog 2011/2012
  • Prototype information

    A Small Locomotive for Big Jobs. The best known small locomotive and at the same time the diesel locomotive built in the largest numbers in Germany was the Köf II, the diesel hydraulic small locomotive with about 125 hp performance. These locomotives were authorized for speeds of 30 to 50 km/h / 19 to 31 mph, depending on the brake system. The DB bought around 800 new locomotives of this type in addition to the approximately 1,000 units built in the Forties. The DB had 1,100 units in service around 1976, which had been re-classed in the intervening period as the 322, 323, and 324. Approximately 250 Kö II and Köf II units worked on the DR in East Germany as the class 100.1 and 100.8, and became the class 310 on the DB AG. In addition to the small locomotives on the roster of the state railroad, a large number of additional units, which were delivered directly to privately owned railroads and to industrial plants both domestically and in other countries, brings the estimated total number of Köf II and its siblings to 2,500 units. Many of these proven small locomotives are still in used as second hand motive power.

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