Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 16146

Class E 41 Electric Locomotive

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) standard design class E 41 electric locomotive. Steel blue basic paint scheme. Version with 3 simple lamps, Schweiger ventilation grills with vertical fins, engine room windows, and continuous rain gutter. Road number E 41 001. The locomotive looks as it did starting in 1956. Use: Lightweight freight and passenger trains in commuter and long distance service.

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Class E 41 Electric Locomotive
Class E 41 Electric Locomotive
Class E 41 Electric Locomotive
Class E 41 Electric Locomotive
Class E 41 Electric Locomotive
Class E 41 Electric Locomotive

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Article No. 16146
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Kind Electric Locomotives
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  • Body constructed completely of die-cast zinc.
  • Digital sound including many functions.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has a body and frame constructed of die-cast zinc. It also has a built-in digital decoder and sound generator. The locomotive has a motor with a flywheel. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The headlights and marker lights change over with the direction of travel. Warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. The headlights, marker lights, and cab lighting can be controlled digitally. The locomotive has NEM coupler pockets. The locomotive has separately applied grab irons. Length over the buffers 98 mm / 3-7/8".

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    - Fall New Items Minitrix 2020 - Main Catalog Minitrix 2020/2021 - Main Catalog Minitrix 2021/2022
  • Prototype information

    In length and performance, the E 41 was the smallest electric locomotive in the DB's first new building program, but in terms of its range of tasks the most versatile. Its pulling power and maximum speed were measured in such a way that it could be used for lightweight express and limited stop fast trains as well as freight trains. As a "Jack- of-All-Trades", it was also supposed to have lower purchasing costs and lower energy consumption than the E 10 and the E 40. Due to the required performance of only 2,400 kilowatts or 3,217 horsepower, the E 41 was given a less costly transformer and low-voltage switching gear instead of the otherwise usual high-voltage controls. The sound generated by this type of control when accelerating quickly become the characteristic feature of these units, which soon led to the nickname "Firecracker". Road number E 41 001 was delivered to the DB as the first production locomotive on June 27, 1956. In the original version, road number E 41 001-071 gleamed with a steel blue locomotive body since it was initially classified as an express locomotive. As delivered, road number had two engine room windows on the side walls on the left side directly next to the entries and a center window on the right side. The other seven windows had Schwaiger design ventilation grills with horizontal fins. Another characteristic was the continuous rain gutter as well as the grab irons on the ends. Naturally, over the course of the delivery for 451 units there were various adaptations and modifications even on the first units such as headlights, ventilation grills, doing away with rain gutters, and grab irons, etc.

  • Digital Functions

    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Electric locomotive op. sounds
    Locomotive whistle
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Rear Headlights off
    Front Headlights off
    Station Announcements
    Conductor's Whistle
    Brake Compressor
    Blower motors
    Letting off Air
    Light Function
    Special Function
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Locomotive whistle
    Station Announcements
    Station Announcements
    Conductor – departure
    Station Announcements
    Station Announcements
    Blower motors
    Warning announcement
    Sound of Couplers Engaging


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