Diesel Locomotive Road Number V 162 001
Diesel Locomotive Road Number V 162 001
Diesel Locomotive Road Number V 162 001
Diesel Locomotive Road Number V 162 001
Diesel Locomotive Road Number V 162 001
Diesel Locomotive Road Number V 162 001

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Article No. 16274
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era III
Kind Diesel Locomotives
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Highlights

  • New tooling.
  • Grab irons separately applied.
  • Warm white LEDs for lighting.
  • Cab lighting.
  • Digital sound with many functions.
Diesel Locomotive Road Number V 162 001

Product

Model: The locomotive has a built-in digital decoder and sound generator for operation with DCC, Selectrix, and Selectrix 2. The motor has 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 lighting. The locomotive has cab lighting. All of the lighting can be controlled digitally. The locomotive has close coupler mechanisms. It also has separately applied grab irons. The locomotive has prototypical...

Model: The locomotive has a built-in digital decoder and sound generator for operation with DCC, Selectrix, and Selectrix 2. The motor has 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 lighting. The locomotive has cab lighting. All of the lighting can be controlled digitally. The locomotive has close coupler mechanisms. It also has separately applied grab irons. The locomotive has prototypical changes to the equipment with side vents and engine room windows as well as changes to the roof. Length over the buffers 102 mm / 4".

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One-time series.

Publications

- Summer New Items 2017 - Main Catalog 2017/2018

Prototype information

During the building of the regular production V 160, there were already initial thoughts about replacing the steam heating with electric train heating as part of emerging structural changes. In 1965, Krupp delivered road number V 162 001. In addition to the 1,900 horsepower motor known from the V 160, it also had a 500 horsepower MAN diesel motor for heating. This motor powered a BBC 3-phase generator by means of a gear drive. The output of the diesel motor for heating could be used however in...

During the building of the regular production V 160, there were already initial thoughts about replacing the steam heating with electric train heating as part of emerging structural changes. In 1965, Krupp delivered road number V 162 001. In addition to the 1,900 horsepower motor known from the V 160, it also had a 500 horsepower MAN diesel motor for heating. This motor powered a BBC 3-phase generator by means of a gear drive. The output of the diesel motor for heating could be used however in the summer or with freight train service to boost motive power output. Shortly after that came road number V 162 002 in February of 1966 with an AEG generator and road number V 162 003 as the last unit in October of 1966. It had a Siemens generator that was flange-mounted directly to the diesel motor for heating. All three of the V 162 (starting in 1968: 217) differed from the V 160 externally only in the framed lengthened by 400 mm / 15-3/4" as well as the altered window and cooling grill arrangement. In 1968/69, Krupp delivered twelve regular production units like these prototypes, road numbers 217 011-022. Like road number V 162 003, they were equipped with a diesel motor for heating with a three-phase generator flange-mounted directly to it and also new hydraulic gearing for 130 km/h / 81 mph (140 km/h / 87 mph after subsequent changes to the brakes). Starting in 1974 road numbers 217 001 and 002 often served as braking locomotives on test and measurement runs as part of the proving trials of new motive power. Nothing changed on them right up to their retirement in the fall of 2010 (217 001) and the fall of 2011 (217 002). They were still available as required for test and measurement runs for the FTZ in Minden and Munich. All of the class 217 units were used mostly in freight service as early as the end of the Eighties. They changed in 2000 from Regensburg to Mühldorf, where they could prove themselves pulling heavy freight trains in the Southern Bavarian chemical triangle. At the end of 2011 the last of the DB class 217 units were taken out of service. Road number 217 002 was sold in the fall of 2012 to the BTE, road numbers 217 012, 015, 017, 020, and 021 to the Palatine Railroad, and road number 217 019 to the ESG. The latter has made itself useful since August of 2014 in a blue paint scheme, mostly in Southern Germany in construction site logistics.

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Features

q One-time series
d Era III
% DCC/ Selectrix decoder
! Sound effects circuit
P Triple headlights and two red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
, Lighting with warm white LED’s
Y Metal locomotive frame
1 With NEM coupler pocket and mechanism for close couplers
\ For adults only

Warning

ATTENTION: adults only

Digital Functions

DCC SX2 SX MFX
Headlight(s)
High Pitch Horn
Diesel locomotive op. sounds
Engineer’s cab lighting
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Rear Headlights off
Low Pitch Horn
Front Headlights off
Diesel Heating Engine
Compressor
Conductor's Whistle
Station Announcements
Sanding
Station Announcements
Special Function
Doors Closing
Bell
Warning Sound
Warning Sound
Warning Sound
Station Announcements