Dampflokomotive 78 1001 | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 16471

Steam Locomotive

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) steam locomotive road number 78 1001, 4-6-4 wheel arrangement with a type 2T17 two-axle short tender. The locomotive looks as it did around 1951.

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Steam Locomotive
Steam Locomotive

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Article No. 16471
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Kind Steam Locomotives
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  • New tooling.
  • First time as a production model.
  • Digital sound with many functions.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive and tender are constructed of die-cast metal. The locomotive has a motor with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. It also has a built-in digital decoder and a sound generator with the formats DCC, Selectrix, and Selectrix 2. The locomotive and tender are close coupled. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive has dual headlights with warm white LEDs.
    Length over the buffers 106 mm / 4-3/16".

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  • Publications

    - Trix Exclusive 02/2014 - New items brochure 2015 - Main Catalog 2015/2016
  • Prototype information

    Steam Locomotive 78 1001 At the start of the Fifties, acceleration of the suburban and city express passenger service enjoyed a high priority on the new German Federal Railroad but there were clearly limits to the roster of tank locomotives that could be used for this purpose. Locomotives with tenders were by contrast available in large quantities and the opportunity presented itself to investigate the large roster of class 38.10-40 (Prussian P 8) locomotives for this purpose. The DB therefore undertook the experiment to convert this type of locomotive into a tank locomotive in order to do away with the need to turn locomotives at destination stations. The firm Krauss-Maffei was engaged in 1951 at the suggestion of Professor Mölbert, Hannover, and in cooperation with the railroad's central office in Munich to equip road numbers 38 2890 and 2919 with short tenders. The boiler and running gear remained almost unchanged. Just the front truck was changed by the installation of a new pivot housing to obtain more side play. In addition, self-acting brake adjustment equipment was installed. The cab was now enclosed on all sides and was a completely new welded construction. The newly developed two-axle short tender was connected to the locomotive by means of a powerful drawbar, which had brake adjustment equipment in the style of a Krauss-Helmholtz frame. Coal could be taken through a round opening in the back wall of the cab, which was sealed to the tender by means of a rubber bellows. Both locomotives were rated after the conversion as tank locomotives with the wheel arrangement 4-6-4T and were therefore given the road numbers 78 1001 (former 38 2919) and 1002 (former 38 2890). They were certified for a permissible maximum speed of 100 km/h / 63 mph in both directions but in reverse at speeds over 60 km/h / 38 mph, the units were supposed to have been troublesome. More units were not converted because these investments were no longer worth it due to progressive structural changes in the railroad. Initially, both units ran in the Munich area starting in 1953. Later they were used in the Lake Constance area. Both locomotives were taken out of service in 1959 and retired in 1961.

  • Digital Functions

    Locomotive whistle
    Steam locomotive op. sounds
    Station Announcements
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Air Pump
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Letting off Steam
    Sound of coal being shoveled
    Grate Shaken
    Station Announcements


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