Class 290 Diesel Locomotive
Class 290 Diesel Locomotive
Class 290 Diesel Locomotive
Class 290 Diesel Locomotive
Class 290 Diesel Locomotive
Class 290 Diesel Locomotive

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Article No. 16293
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era V
Kind Diesel Locomotives
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Highlights

  • Body and frame constructed of metal.
  • Warm white LEDs for lighting.
  • Cab lighting.
  • Digital sound with many functions.
Class 290 Diesel Locomotive

Product

Model: The locomotive has a built-in digital decoder and sound generator for operation with DCC and Selectrix. The motor has 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 controlled digitally. The locomotive has cab lighting. It also has separately applied grab irons.
Length over the buffers 89 mm / 3-1/2".

Model: The locomotive has a built-in digital decoder and sound generator for operation with DCC and Selectrix. The motor has 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 controlled digitally. The locomotive has cab lighting. It also has separately applied grab irons.
Length over the buffers 89 mm / 3-1/2".

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Publications

- New items brochure 2018 - Main Catalog 2018/2019

Prototype information

The V 100 was too light for heavy switching work. This was why the German Federal Railroad commissioned a new class from the firm Maschinenbau Kiel (MaK). The V 90 - designated the class 290 from 1968 on - was to be closely based on the successful V 100 general-purpose locomotive. This was not very apparent externally; the V 90 was more angular than the V 100. However, inside the German Federal Railroad had proven components installed, such as the diesel prime mover that worked in the V 100.20...

The V 100 was too light for heavy switching work. This was why the German Federal Railroad commissioned a new class from the firm Maschinenbau Kiel (MaK). The V 90 - designated the class 290 from 1968 on - was to be closely based on the successful V 100 general-purpose locomotive. This was not very apparent externally; the V 90 was more angular than the V 100. However, inside the German Federal Railroad had proven components installed, such as the diesel prime mover that worked in the V 100.20 (212) and a very similar universal joint drive shaft. On August 4, 1968, the German Federal Railroad accepted road number V 90 001. Twenty pre-production locomotives demonstrated the quality of the design in hard daily switching work. The regular production version had only slight design changes. By September 4, 1974, the German Federal Railroad had taken delivery of 387 regular production units from MaK, Deutz, and Henschel. Procurement came to a halt, since a more powerful variant was ready in the form of the class 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 road number 290 408. Today, these locomotives are working at all larger switchyards and are also providing motive power for transfer trains. However, they do not have their original road numbers. After installation of radio remote control, the DB designated them the class 294.

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Features

q One-time series
f Era V
% DCC/ Selectrix decoder
! Sound effects circuit
P Triple headlights and two red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
Z Metal locomotive frame and body
\ For adults only

Warning

ATTENTION: adults only

Digital Functions

DCC SX2 SX MFX
Headlight(s)
Engineer’s cab lighting
Diesel locomotive op. sounds
Warning Sound
Direct control
Special Function
Rear Headlights off
Special Function
Front Headlights off
Sound of squealing brakes off
Horn
Brake Compressor
Special Function
Bell
Sound of Couplers Engaging