Be 6/8 III SBB | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 12798

Electric Locomotive.

Prototype: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) class Be 6/8 III. 2-6-6-2 wheel arrangement, built starting in 1926. World famous electric locomotive design, nicknamed "Crocodile". Use: Heavy freight trains.

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Electric Locomotive.
Electric Locomotive.

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Article No. 12798
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Kind Electric Locomotives
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  • Built-in DCC/Selectrix decoder.
  • Can also be used on analog layouts.
  • Can motor with a bell-shaped armature.
  • Prototypical version of the class Be 6/8 III with side doors welded shut.
  • Product description

    Model: Era III. The locomotive has a built-in DCC/Selectrix decoder with automatic system and analog recognition. The locomotive has a can motor with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel, 6 axles powered, 4 traction tires.
    Length over the buffers 125 mm / 4-15/16".

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  • Publications

    - Main Catalog 2006 - New Items 2006 - Main Catalog 2007/2008 - Main Catalog 2008/2009
  • Prototype information

    An especially heavy, powerful locomotive able to master steep grades on lines with many curves was needed for freight service on the Gotthard route. Locomotives were developed as the classes Be 6/8 III und Ce 6/8 II and entered railroad history with the nickname "Crocodile" due to their striking appearance. The marked articulated construction of these locomotives finally fulfilled the requirement for trouble-free freight transport over the Gotthard Pass. Since new improvements were always applied to these locomotives, there are a large number of variations, which are unmistakable as a "Crocodile" , whether in a green or brown paint scheme, and which hold a special fascination for everyone.


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