BR E 10.12 DB | Gauge Trix H0 - Article No. 22031

Electric Locomotive for the "Rheingold".

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class E 10.12. Express locomotive with aerodynamic ends, high-performance trucks, and front skirting. The locomotive looks as the prototype did starting in 1962. Era III.

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Electric Locomotive for the "Rheingold".
Electric Locomotive for the "Rheingold".

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Article No. 22031
Gauge / Design type Trix H0 /
Kind Electric Locomotives
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  • The Rheingold locomotive.
  • Metal construction.
  • Compact design C-Sine high-efficiency propulsion.
  • DCC/Selectrix decoder with automatic system recognition.
  • TEE sound: locomotive whistle and station announcements.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has a die-cast metal frame and body. It also has a digital decoder for DCC, Selectrix, Trix Systems, and conventional operation. The locomotive has a compact design C-Sine high-efficiency propulsion system, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered by cardan shafts. 2 traction tires. The headlights and marker lights are maintenance-free LED's, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Station announcements and a locomotive whistle sound can be controlled with DCC or Trix Systems. The locomotive has separately applied metal hand rails. The engineer's cabs have interior details. The locomotive has separately applied roof walks. Length over the buffers 189 mm / 7-7/16".

    The Rheingold cars for the E 10.12 express locomotive are item nos. 23410, 23411, 23412, and 23413. Märklin is producing the Rheingold locomotive for 3-rail AC as item no. 39121.

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    One-time series for the anniversary "50 Years of the TEE".

  • Publications

    - Main Catalog 2007/2008 - New items 2007
  • Prototype information

    Of Skirting and Pants Creases ... The E 10 new construction express locomotive equipped the DB for quick service of its own express train network after steam locomotives had been retired. However, faster speeds were required than previously for express passenger service in the international TEE network. Krauss-Maffei, Henschel, and Siemens developed a high-performance locomotive in 1962, which had a longer gear drive, new trucks, and a modern aerodynamic look. The "pants crease" at the ends, the buffers clad with streamlined fairing, the skirting under the buffer beams, and the side bands for cooling vents improved the shape of the locomotive for 160 km/h / 100 mph and looked good. In the short term this successful design was therefore also taken on for the 150 regular production locomotives still to be built, which were then designated as the class E 10.3. The 31 high-performance locomotives proved themselves with DB flagship trains: "Rheingold", "Rheinpfeil", "Rheinblitz", "Helvetia", and others. The electrical and mechanical systems on the E 10.12 were the technical prerequisite for the next generation of express locomotives: the E 03.

  • Digital Functions

    Surrounding sounds
    Direct control


ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years