BR SVT 137 (DRG) | Gauge Trix H0 - Article No. 22010

Diesel Powered Rail Car Train

Prototype: German State Railroad Company (DRG) class SVT 137 express powered rail car. Two-unit "Hamburg" design, 4-B-4 wheel arrangement with Jacobs truck. Built in 1935. Use: Long distance service.

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Diesel Powered Rail Car Train
Diesel Powered Rail Car Train

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Article No. 22010
Gauge / Design type Trix H0 /
Era II
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  • New tooling
  • Metal bodies
  • Motor with bell-shaped armature,
  • with a flywheel
  • DCC decoder with special functions
  • Sound effects unit with horn
  • Product description

    Model: Era II,
    diecast metal body. Unit comes with a built-in DCC decoder and sound effects circuit in an
    8-pole NEM digital connector. Conventional operation by means of the diode plugs included
    with the train. High-efficiency motor with bellshaped
    armature and a flywheel in the Jacobs truck. 2 axles powered. 4 traction tires.
    Headlights, marker lights and interior lights are
    maintenance-free LED's. Headlights and interior lights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Horn as well as
    acceleration and braking delay can be digitally controlled. Continuous side skirting with
    sections that swing out over the wheel areas. Guide mechanism with a closed diaphragm between the two halves of the train. Roof has
    separately applied details. Reproduction of the Scharfenberg coupler (non-working version) at the ends of the train.
    Length over the couplers 484 mm / 19-1/16".

    This model can be found in an AC version in the Märklin assortment under item no. 37770.

    Spare parts for our articles can be found here in our spare parts search.

  • Publications

    - New Items 2004 - Main Catalog 2004 / 2005
  • Prototype information

    In the 1920s the German State Railroad Company was experiencing increased competition. The automobile and the airplane made traveling more individual and faster. The day trip - out in the morning, back in the evening - became an attractive product for business people and the well off. If the railroad did not want to lose these customers, it had to become faster. After initial experiments with the Rail Zeppelin (that set a world record of 230 km/h or 144 mph for railroad motive power that lasted 24 years), the railroad ordered a 2-unit combustion powered rail car. It was placed into service in May of 1932 and linked the two metropolitan areas of Berlin and Hamburg. This express rail car raced over the 228 km or 143 mile long route in 132 minutes. With an average speed of almost 128 km/h or 80 mph, it was the fastest regularly scheduled train in the world and entered history as the "Fliegender Hamburger" or "Flying Hamburger". The success of this new express passenger service was immense, and the German State Railroad ordered additional powered rail cars. This Hamburg Design is the prototype for our model. The SVT 137 was equipped with improvements in design, a different end part, and was also equipped for double unit operation. The propulsion system worked on the dieselelectric principle. A unit consisting of a 12-cylinder diesel motor and a generator sits on each of the two end trucks. It functions as a power plant and generates the current for the electric traction motors. The latter are mounted on the two axles of the center Jacobs truck, which connects the two car halves. The SVT express passenger service was quickly expanded. The Hamburg Design ran from Berlin to Cologne, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Stuttgart, and Munich; between Hamburg and Cologne there was also a direct connection. The German State Railroad held the class 03 streamlined steam locomotives in reserve as a backup. They could spring into action with a 3-car consist, if an SVT should fail. In contrast to the prototype, the Hamburg Design was equipped with multiple unit control. The route from Berlin to the South was run with double units. In Nürnberg the two powered rail cars were uncoupled from one another, and they ran individually on to Stuttgart and Munich. The train crew and station personnel were train for this maneuver in order not to lose any time. After just a minute"s stop, the first train would depart, followed moments later by the second train. On the return trip the two would be coupled together again in Nürnberg. We are familiar today with this type of multiple unit operation from the ICE 2.


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