BR 280 DB | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 12553

Diesel Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 280, B-B wheel arrangement, built in 1952, 1970s version. Use: Light passenger and freight trains.

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Diesel Locomotive.
Diesel Locomotive.

Most Important Facts

Article No. 12553
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era IV
Kind Diesel Locomotives
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  • Close coupler mechanism.
  • Digital connector.
  • Headlights / red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
  • Product description

    Model: Era IV. The locomotive comes with a digital connector, 4 axles powered, and 2 traction tires. The headlights / red marker lights change over with the direction of travel and are LED's, and the locomotive has a close coupler mechanism.
    Length over the buffers 80 mm / 3-1/4".

  • Publications

    - Main Catalog 2006 - New Items 2006
  • Prototype information

    The class V 80 ushered in a new era in German diesel locomotive construction. The first units were placed into service in 1952 as the first locomotives with hydraulic transmissions. Technical improvements were also present in the welding techniques for the frame, the trucks, and the body. The power drive with shafts with universal joints was also something new. The railroad followed the esthetics of the times in the flowing forms and streamlining for the locomotive's body. The V 80 was used as motive power for commuter and fast passenger trains as well as for light freight trains.


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