Reihe 52 (ÖBB) | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 12743

Freight Locomotive with Tender

Prototype: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) class 52. Bauart 1"E h2. 2-10-0 design. Built starting in 1942 for the German State Railroad. Use: Heavy freight trains.

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Freight Locomotive with Tender
Freight Locomotive with Tender

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Article No. 12743
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Kind Steam Locomotives
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  • Product description

    Model: Era III,
    • Diecast metal locomotive and tender
    • High-efficiency motor (can motor with
    bell-shaped armature), with a flywheel
    • Motor and gear drive in the boiler
    • Digital connector in the tender
    • Close coupler mechanism on the tender
    5 axles powered through side rods, 4 traction tires.
    Length over the buffers 148 mm / 5-13/16".

    This model is being produced in a one-time series only in 2004.

  • Publications

    - New Items 2004 - Main Catalog 2004 / 2005
  • Prototype information

    The ancestor of all mountain rail lines is celebrating its 150th anniversary: The Semmering line - a section of the railroad connection between Vienna and Trieste - was the first rail line built through the high mountains. Its construction from 1848-1854 was absolutely new territory. During the six years of planning, various alternatives were rejected such as going around the Alps, support with horses or cable cars. The decision was made for a double track line with pure adhesion operation with steam locomotives. This was a visionary concept for the technology of that time and was the prototype for all subsequent alpine crossings. Almost 42 km or 26 miles of line were required for the 21 km or 13 miles as the crow flies between Gloggenitz and Mürzzuschlag in order to allow steam locomotive operation on the grades. Fifteen tunnels and 16 viaducts (climbing and curved viaducts for the first time) were built. The Semmering line has been electrified since 1959 and is still a much traveled line down in north-south traffic. The Semmering line was declared a world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 1998 due to its prototype function, the standardized classicistic architectural style and the thoroughly original preserved viaducts, station buildings, and tunnel portals.


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