BR V 90 | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 16292

Diesel Locomotive

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class V 90 heavy switch engine. Crimson basic paint scheme. Original version. The locomotive looks as it did around 1967. Use: Switching work and freight trains.

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Diesel Locomotive
Diesel Locomotive

Most Important Facts

Article No. 16292
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Kind Diesel Locomotives
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  • Completely new tooling.
  • Body and frame constructed of metal.
  • Warm white LEDs for lighting.
  • Cab lighting.
  • Digital sound with many functions.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has a built-in digital decoder and a sound generator for operation with DCC, Selectrix, and Selectrix 2. The motor has a flywheel. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. Triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The locomotive has cab lighting. It also have separately applied grab irons. All of the functions can be controlled in the digital format SX2. The locomotive has a different road number from 16291. Length over the buffers 89 mm / 3-1/2".

  • Publications

    - Fall New Items 2014 - Main Catalog 2014/2015 - Main Catalog 2015/2016 - Main Catalog 2016/2017
  • Prototype information

    The V 100 was too light for heavy switching work. This was why the German Federal Railroad ordered a new class from Maschinenbau Kiel (MaK). The V 90 - designated the class 290 from 1968 on - was designed to follow closely the successful V 100 general-purpose locomotive. This was not very apparent from the outside; the V 90 was more angular than then V 100. However, inside the German Federal Railroad had proven components installed, such as the diesel motor that was used in the V 100/20 (212) and a very similar cardan shaft transmission. On August 4, 1968 the German Federal Railroad gave its approval to road number V 90 001. Twenty prototype locomotives demonstrated the quality of the design in hard daily switching work. The regular production version had only slight design changes. The German Federal Railroad had taken delivery of 387 regular production units by September 4, 1974 from MaK, Deutz, and Henschel. Procurement ceased when a more powerful variant became available in the form of the 291. Road number 290 999 was a locomotive that the German Federal Railroad leased from the military. It was purchased in 1990 and the German Federal Railroad assigned it the road number 290 408. The class 290 locomotives are still on the motive power roster providing switching service at larger yards and hauling transfer trains. However, they do not have the original class numbers. After installation of radio remote control the, DB gave them the class designation 294.

  • Digital Functions

    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Diesel locomotive op. sounds
    Warning Sound
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Rear Headlights off
    Front Headlights off


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