Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) heavy diesel hydraulic locomotive, road number 220 085-5. General-purpose V 200.0 in crimson paint scheme as the locomotive looked at the start of the Seventies. Use: Medium and heavy passenger and freight trains.

Class 220 Diesel Locomotive
Class 220 Diesel Locomotive
Class 220 Diesel Locomotive
Class 220 Diesel Locomotive

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Article No. 16223
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era IV
Kind Diesel Locomotives
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    Model: The frame and body are constructed of die-cast metal. The locomotive has a built-in digital decoder and a sound generator for operation with DCC, Selectrix, and Selectrix 2. It also has a motor with a flywheel. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel and can be turned off. Warm white LEDs are used for the headlights. All of these lights and the cab lights can be controlled digitally. The locomotive has a close coupler mechanism. Length over the buffers 115 mm / 4-1/2".

  • Highlights

    • Warm white LEDs for the lighting.
    • Cab lighting.
    • Digital sound with many functions.
    Class 220 Diesel Locomotive
  • Product info

    Publications

    - New items brochure 2017 - Main Catalog 2017/2018
  • Prototype information

    The new German Federal Railroad worked intensively in the Fifties for a replacement for costly steam operation with other forms of motive power. The high cost of comprehensive electrification would have exploded the possibilities at that time. Powerful diesel powered units were thus envisaged for high value express train service. The required technology was already available for smaller and medium sized diesel locomotives. Yet in the meantime, the technology for low maintenance and quiet running universal joint shaft propulsion had also been mastered for high performance units. Moreover, Daimler-Benz, MAN, and Maybach in cooperation with the railroad's central office in Munich had designed a new 12-cylinder power unit with 1,100 horsepower performance. Furthermore, Maybach and Voith developed a new hydraulic transmission. From these progressive components, the successful V 200.0 locomotive was developed at Krauss-Maffei with the participation of most of the West German locomotive builders. The two power units of this locomotive had a joint performance of 2,200 horsepower with a service load of about 78 metric tons. A comparable steam locomotive with a tender would have tipped the scales at about 160 metric tons. The proof of the extraordinarily high level of reliability and practical feasibility of this locomotive icon of the Fifties can be seen in the fact that half a century after their acquisition there are several units abroad and on private railroads still in service.

  • Features

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  • Digital Functions

    DCC SX2 SX MFX
    Headlight(s)
    Warning Sound
    Diesel locomotive op. sounds
    Warning Sound
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Rear Headlights off
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Front Headlights off
    Letting off steam / air
    Conductor's Whistle
    Station Announcements
    Doors Closing
    Station Announcements
    Cab Radio

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