BR 98³ DB | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 12714

Tank Locomotive

Prototype: German Federal Railroad class 98 307, 0-4-0T design, built starting in 1909 for the Royal Bavarian State Railways (class PtL 2/2), nicknamed "Glaskasten" ("Glass Box"). Use: Museum locomotive.

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Tank Locomotive
Tank Locomotive

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Article No. 12714
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era III+V
Kind Steam Locomotives
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  • Product description

    Model: Era III-V,
    with jackshaft, locomotive body of diecast metal,
    2 axles powered.
    Length over buffers 45 mm / 1-3/4".

  • Publications

    - Main Catalog 2002 / 2003 - Main Catalog 2003 / 2004 - Main Catalog 2004 / 2005
  • Prototype information

    Starting in 1905, the Royal Bavarian State Railroad (K.Bay.Sts.B.) ordered a series of class PtL 2/2 tank locomotives for service on branch lines. A special feature was the engineer's cab that was glassed in on all sides, thus surrounding the boiler and giving the locomotive the nickname "Glaskasten" ("Glass Box"). Locomotive number PtL 2/2 - 4529 was redesignated by the DRG in 1925 as the 98 307. In 1935 it was transferred to Ingolstadt, and starting in the 1950s, it was used on the route from Georgensgmünd to Spalt. In October of 1962 the "Spalter Bockerl" ("Spalter Billy Goat" Note: Spalt is a town in Germany), as this locomotive was affectionately called, was acquired by the Nürnberg Transportation Museum. The class 98 307 is thereby surely the oldest surviving "Glaskasten".

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