Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 16443

Class 44.9 Steam Locomotive

Prototype: German State Railroad (DR) steam locomotive with a tender, road number 44 9612-1 (2-10-0 design) with a type 2´2´ T 24 tub-style tender for powdered coal. The locomotive looks as it did around 1974. Use: Heavy freight and passenger trains.

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Class 44.9 Steam Locomotive
Class 44.9 Steam Locomotive
Class 44.9 Steam Locomotive
Class 44.9 Steam Locomotive

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Article No. 16443
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era IV
Kind Steam Locomotives
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  • Tooling variation with a powdered coal tender.
  • Metal construction.
  • Motor with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel.
  • Steam locomotive sound.
  • Running gear lights.
  • Flickering firebox lights.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive is a tooling variation. The locomotive and tender are constructed of die-cast metal. The locomotive has a motor with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel, built into the boiler. 5 axles powered through side rods. Traction tires. The locomotive has a built-in mfx/DCC digital decoder and a sound generator. There is a close coupling between the locomotive and tender. Warm white LEDs are used for the dual headlights, running gear lights, and cab lighting. The locomotive has flickering firebox lights by means of processor-controlled LEDs (red/orange). The dual headlights work in analog operation. The tender has an NEM coupler pocket on the end. The smoke box door can be opened. Length over the buffers 141 mm / 5-9/16".

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  • Publications

    - New items brochure Minitrix 2021 - Main Catalog Minitrix 2021/2022 - Main Catalog Minitrix 2022/2023
  • Prototype information

    The class 44 was built from 1926 to 1949 and is thereby one of the standard design locomotives built over the longest period of time. A total of almost 2,000 units were built. In Germany the legendary 44s formed the backbone of heavy freight train service for many years. In addition, they were in use in several European countries. A locomotive with tender ready for service weighed a proud 185 metric tons. The technically challenging three-cylinder running gear transferred the output of 2,000 horsepower to the rails.

  • Digital Functions

    Locomotive whistle
    Steam locomotive op. sounds
    Running gear lights
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Flickering Light in Fire Box
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Air Pump
    Letting off Steam
    Feed Pump
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Special sound function
    Station Announcements
    Doors Closing
    Conductor's Whistle
    Replenishing water
    Special sound function
    Replenishing sand
    Operating Sounds 1
    Operating Sounds 2
    Safety Valve
    Generator Sounds
    Coupler sounds
    Rail Joints


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