New Item Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 16521

Class 52.80 Steam Locomotive

Prototype: German State Railroad (DR) steam locomotive, road number 52 8154-8 (2-10-0 wheel arrangement), with a type 2´2´ T 30 tub-style tender. The locomotive looks as did around 1987. Use: Heavy freight trains and commuter passenger trains.

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Class 52.80 Steam Locomotive
Class 52.80 Steam Locomotive
Class 52.80 Steam Locomotive
Class 52.80 Steam Locomotive

Most Important Facts

Article No. 16521
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era IV
Kind Steam Locomotives
499,00 € RRP, incl. Tax
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  • Metal construction.
  • Motor with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel.
  • Steam locomotive sound.
  • Running gear lights.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive and tender are constructed of die-cast metal. There is a motor with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel built into the boiler. 5 axles powered using side rods. Traction tires. The locomotive has a built-in mfx/DCC digital decoder and a sound generator. The locomotive and tender are close coupled. Dual headlights, running gear lights, and cab lighting are warm white LEDs. The triple headlights will work in analog operation. There is an NEM coupler pocket on the end of the tender.
    Length over the buffers 145 mm / 5-11/16".

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  • Publications

    - Neuheiten-Prospekt Minitrix 2024
  • Prototype information

    The class 52.80 came out of the class 52 wartime locomotive as part of the GDR's German State Railroad reconstruction program. Starting in 1960 new design boilers with mixing preheaters from the class 50.35 were installed in 200 units at German State Railroad repair facilities. These "Reko" locomotives turned in good results well into the Eighties and were the backbone of steam operation in the GDR. After the end of the steam locomotive period (on the DR 1987) several units also remained preserved and are still in use on museum railways.

  • Digital Functions

    Locomotive whistle
    Steam locomotive op. sounds
    Running gear lights
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Sound of coal being shoveled
    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
    Replenishing coal
    Replenishing sand
    Operating Sounds 1
    Operating Sounds 2
    Safety Valve
    Generator Sounds
    Coupler sounds
    Special sound function


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