BR 18.4, DB | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 12473

Steam Locomotive with a Tender.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 18.4 express locomotive. Former Royal Bavarian State Railroad (K.Bay.Sts.B.) class S 3/6. Early production run with a "wind splitter" engineer's cab. Use: For fast passenger trains, express trains, and international long distance trains. Era III.

Steam Locomotive with a Tender.
Steam Locomotive with a Tender.

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Article No.12473
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
KindSteam Locomotives
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  • Detailed high tech model.
  • Can motor with a bell-shaped motor and a flywheel, in the locomotive.
  • Decoder for DCC, Selectrix, and conventional operation.
  • Sound effects circuit with steam locomotive sounds.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive and tender are constructed of die-cast metal. The locomotive has a powerful can motor with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel. The motor and gear drive are built into the boiler. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive has a digital decoder for DCC, Selectrix, and conventional operation, built into the tender. The tender also has a sound effects circuit with a speaker. The headlights change over with the direction of travel and can be controlled digitally. There is a close coupling between the locomotive and tender.
    Length over the buffers 134 mm / 5-1/4".

  • Publications

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

    A Beauty on the Rails. From 1908 to 1931 the Royal Bavarian State Railroad bought what is probably the most famous and beautiful of all of the Bavarian express locomotives. That means that the last S 3/6 locomotives were delivered 6 years after the introduction of the class 01 standard design locomotive, undoubtedly proof of this successful design. The famous S 3/6 was the symbol of Bavarian locomotive construction. There were only slight differences between the first 4 subclasses of this locomotive. The diameter of the driving wheels was 1,870 mm / 73-5/8". Thanks to its great power and very efficient use of coal, the S 3/6 was assured of its great success. One hundred fifty nine locomotives were built in 16 groups. It took on the main role in Bavarian express train service immediately after its introduction. It pulled express trains from Munich to Nürnberg, Regensburg, Lindau, Ulm, Würzburg, Aschaffenburg, Salzburg, and Kufstein. It even pulled famous trains such as the Orient Express. In the German State Railroad period its use as motive power for the Rheingold was surely the high point of its career. The last of the S 3/6 was retired from the German Federal Railroad in 1966. Several museum locomotives remain preserved, among them one in the German Museum in Munich and an operational unit at the Bavarian Railroad Museum in Nördlingen that is currently one of the busiest steam locomotives for special excursions.

  • Digital Functions

    Steam locomotive op. sounds
    Locomotive whistle
    Air Pump
    Whistle for switching maneuver


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