Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 042 fast freight locomotive. 2-8-2 wheel arrangement. Built starting in 1936 for the German State Railroad Company (DRG). Rebuilt in 1957 to oil firing.
Use: Fast freight trains.
Model: Era IV. The tender body is constructed of die-cast metal. The locomotive has an NEM digital connector. The locomotive has a 5-pole motor with a flywheel, in the tender. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. There is a close coupling between the locomotive and the tender.
Length over the buffers 150 mm / 5-7/8".
Brakeman's steps, rail guards, and a front coupler are included and can be installed on the locomotive.
- New Items 2008 - Main Catalog 2008/2009 - Main Catalog 2009/2010
A Tune-Up for the 41.
The class 41 locomotives were bought starting in 1936 and showed increasing evidence of metal fatigue in the boilers as early as the Fifties. Therefore, they were equipped with new boilers starting in 1957; these new boilers were identical with those used on the class 03.10. As part of this rebuilding, 40 units were converted to oil firing and were equipped with the characteristic oil tender. The rebuilding increased the performance slightly. In the long run, despite good results the concept of the oil-fired steam locomotive could not compete with the better efficiency levels demonstrated by diesel locomotives.