Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 16406

Class 140 Electric Locomotive

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) standard design electric locomotive, road number 140 186-8. Ocean blue / ivory basic paint scheme. Version with double lamps, plastic rain gutters above the end windows and cab doors, Klatte design air grills, undivided engine room windows with rubber gaskets, and end grab irons. The locomotive looks as it did around 1979. Use: Freight, commuter, and long-distance passenger trains.

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Class 140 Electric Locomotive
Class 140 Electric Locomotive

Most Important Facts

Article No. 16406
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era IV
Kind Electric Locomotives
329,00 € RRP, incl. Tax
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  • Body constructed of die-cast zinc.
  • Digital sound with many functions.
  • Product description

    Model: The body and frame are constructed of die-cast zinc. The locomotive has a built-in digital decoder and sound generator for operation with mfx and DCC. It also 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 a close coupler mechanism. It also has separately applied grab irons. Length over the buffers 103 mm / 4-1/16".

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  • Publications

    - New items brochure Minitrix 2023
  • Prototype information

    The type program for the new German Federal Railroad was intended to put four different designs of electric motive power at the forefront. In addition to the E 10 for fast trains, there was the E 40 and E 50 for freight service and the E 41 for commuter service. All these units had parts installed, which were a good 36% identical, standard design locomotives as it were. The maximum quantity was reached here by the E 40, the subsequent class 140. The total of 879 units labored pulling heavy freight loads as well as passenger trains. They came with freight trains to the Brenner station for changing power systems into Italy and to the central switchyard in Vienna. The high quantity naturally required a long procurement period stretching from 1957 to 1973. While the paint scheme of ocean blue / ivory was once not very popular with railroad fans as well as model railroaders, currently, it is considered by many to be thoroughly successful. The class 140 was a credit to this color design, even though the light surfaces, chiefly with these freight haulers, were more susceptible to dirt in the harsh demands of everyday work. Hardly conceivable that the DB AG has since done away with all class 140 units. The last scheduled service ended in the late fall of 2016. On private railroads, all the units are still soldiering bravely on, and they are proof of the ruggedness of this class and its popularity with crews and rail fans.

  • Digital Functions

    Locomotive whistle
    Electric locomotive op. sounds
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Rear Headlights off
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Front Headlights off
    Station Announcements
    Conductor's Whistle
    Brake Compressor
    Blower motors
    Letting off Air
    Station Announcements
    Special sound function
    Station Announcements
    Doors Closing
    Station Announcements
    Station Announcements
    Station Announcements
    Main Relay
    Blower motors
    Windshield wiper sounds
    SIFA warning sound
    Sound of Couplers Engaging
    Special sound function


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