BR 230 | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 16771

Diesel Locomotive

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 230 large heavy-duty diesel locomotive. V 300 general-purpose locomotive as it looked in the Seventies.

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Diesel Locomotive
Diesel Locomotive

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Article No. 16771
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era IV
Kind Diesel Locomotives
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  • Digital decoder for DCC, Selectrix, and conventional operation.
  • Sound circuit with realistic sound effects.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has a built-in digital decoder and a sound generator for operation with DCC, Selectrix, and Selectrix 2. 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. The engineer's cabs have details in relief. The locomotive has close coupler mechanisms. Length over the buffers 127 mm / 5".

    A suitable fast passenger train can be made up with this locomotive and the car set, item number 15471.

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    One-time series.

  • Publications

    - Trix Exclusive 02/2014 - Main Catalog 2014/2015 - Main Catalog 2015/2016 - Main Catalog 2016/2017
  • Prototype information

    The V 300 - A One-Off Model with 6 Axles. The firm Krauss-Maffei built three type ML 2200 6-axle locomotives for the Yugoslavian State Railroad; they were based on the German Federal Railroad's successful V 200. Probably in the hope of additional orders, a fourth, identical locomotive with the C-C wheel arrangement was built at Krauss-Maffei's own cost as a demonstrator unit. This locomotive was presented and offered in a striking builder's paint scheme to the German Federal Railroad among others. After several tests, the motor performance for this locomotive was increased and was designated internally at Krauss-Maffei as the type ML 3000 C'C'. It took long negotiations to move the German Federal Railroad to buy this one-off model and put it on its roster as road no. V 300 001. It was painted in the elegant crimson / gray color scheme of its four-axle siblings and was used primarily in premium express train service. In 1968, it was given the computer number 230 001-0 and this impressive machine could be seen in its last years in service between Hamburg and Westerland on the Isle of Sylt, where it also pulled the popular auto trains between Niebüll and Westerland. In 1975, road no. 230 001-0 was put in storage, and the German Federal Railroad tried to sell it, unsuccessfully however, to Italy in 1977. In 1978, it came back to Germany and was finally scrapped two years later.


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