Köf II RTS | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 12579

Diesel Locomotive.

Prototype: Small locomotive painted and lettered for the firm Röhren Transport Service, Inc. (RTS). Former German Federal Railroad (DB) class Köf II. Version with enclosed engineer's cab. Use: Switching service and servicing track sidings.

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Diesel Locomotive.
Diesel Locomotive.

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Article No. 12579
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era IV-V
Kind Diesel Locomotives
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  • Metal construction.
  • DCC/ Selectrix decoder with automatic analog recognition.
  • Working headlights.
  • Product description

    Model: Era IV-V. The locomotive frame and body are die-cast metal. The locomotive has a digital decoder for DCC, Selectrix, Trix Systems, and conventional operation; the decoder automatically recognizes the DC power mode of operation. The locomotive has a miniature motor. 2 axles powered. The headlights are maintenance-free LEDs and can be controlled digitally. The locomotive has separately applied running boards and grab irons. Length over the buffers 40 mm / 1-9/16".

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    One-time series.

  • Publications

    - New Items 2008 - Main Catalog 2008/2009
  • Prototype information

    A Small Locomotive for Big Uses. The best known small locomotive and also the diesel locomotive built in the largest numbers in German was the Köf II, a diesel hydraulic small locomotive with around 125 horsepower. These locomotives were authorized for 30 to 50 km/h / 19 to 31 mph, depending on the brake system. Approximately 800 new locomotives for the DB were built in addition to about 1,000 locomotives of this class from the Forties. Around 1976, 1,100 units were in service on the DB; they had been re-designated as the classes 322, 323, and 324. On the DR (East Germany) approximately 250 Kö II and Köf II were in service as the classes 100.1 and 100.8, which became the class 310 on the DB AG. In addition to the state railroad's small locomotives, there are a large number of other units that were delivered directly to private railroads and industrial operations both domestically and abroad. The total number off the Köf II and its siblings is estimated at 2,500 units. Many of these proven small locomotives are still in service today as second hand locomotives.


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