New Item Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 16017

Class 001 Steam Locomotive

50 years ago: Departure of the German Federal Railroad class 01
It was a legend and the king of the German rails: The mighty class 01 Pacific express locomotives, which left their stamp starting in 1928 on high quality express train service in Germany. Fifty years ago, these rail stars had to retire finally from the DB. Prior to that it had a big appearance at the stronghold of steam locomotives in Hof. There it pulled express trains, limited stop fast trains, and passenger trains, some of them double-headed to Regensburg, via Kulmbach to Lichtenfels and there as a special highlight across the famous Schiefe Ebene, a 2.5% grade near Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg. In 1972, Hof was still employing 14 proud class 01 units, among them road number 01 111, the best maintained unit. Steam locomotive fans from all over the world made the pilgrimage at that time to Franconia to experience the last great 01 gala close up. In the fall of 1974, the chapter about the 01 then ended finally on the German Federal Railroad. Road number 01 111, which had kept its old design boiler and front skirting, was saved from the scrapyard. It now stands at the foot of the Schiefe Ebene Grade in the German Steam Locomotive Museum in Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg and harkens back to a chapter in German locomotive history rich in glory.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) express steam locomotive, road number 001 111-4. The locomotive looks as it did in 1972. Version with an older design boiler, closed front skirting, and "Witte" design smoke deflectors.

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Class 001 Steam Locomotive
Class 001 Steam Locomotive
Class 001 Steam Locomotive
Class 001 Steam Locomotive

Most Important Facts

Article No. 16017
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era IV
Kind Steam Locomotives
479,00 € RRP, incl. Tax
planned delivery: September 2024 Find Dealer


  • Smoke box door can be opened
  • Running gear lights
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has a die-cast metal locomotive frame and tender frame and a die-cast metal tender body. The locomotive has a built-in digital decoder and sound generator with the formats mfx and DCC. The motor and gear drive are in the tender. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. There is firebox flickering using processor-controlled LEDs (red/orange). Warm white LEDs are used for the triple headlights, cab lighting, and running gear lights. The smoke box door can be opened. The tender has an NEM coupler pocket on the rear end.
    Length over the buffers 150 mm / 5-7/8".

    Retrofit kit for brakeman's steps, rail clearance devices, and piston rod protective sleeves are included.

    You can make up a complete train with the 18295 and 18296 add-om car sets.

    Spare parts for our articles can be found here in our spare parts search.

    One-time series.

  • Publications

    - Summer New Items Minitrix 2024
  • Digital Functions

    Locomotive whistle
    Steam locomotive op. sounds
    Running gear lights
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Flickering Light in Fire Box
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Air pump / compressor
    Letting off Steam
    Feed Pump
    Generator Sounds
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Special sound function
    Station Announcements
    Doors Closing
    Conductor's Whistle
    Replenishing fuel
    Replenishing fuel
    Replenishing fuel
    Operating sounds
    Operating Sounds 1
    Safety Valve
    Station Announcements
    Train announcement
    Operating Sounds 2
    Sound of Couplers Engaging


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