Prototype: Bavarian class S 2/6 steam express locomotive in a black/red basic paint scheme as the German State Railroad Company (DRG) class 15. Locomotive road number 15 001. The locomotive looks as it did around 1925.

Steam Express Locomotive with a Tender
Steam Express Locomotive with a Tender

Most Important Facts

Article No. 22065
Gauge / Design type Trix H0 /
Era II
Kind Steam Locomotives
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  • Product

    Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The 72270 smoke unit can be installed in the locomotive. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke unit that can be installed in the locomotive will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The headlight for oncoming trains and the cab lighting can be controlled in digital operation. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has detailed running gear with a partially open bar frame. The locomotive is modeled to show streamlined sheathing of the smoke box, smoke stack, dome, and cylinder group as well as the streamlined cab. There is a close coupling between the locomotive and tender. A close coupler with a guide mechanism and an NEM pocket is mounted on the rear of the tender. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Protective sleeves for the piston rods are included separately. Length over the buffers 25.1 cm / 9-7/8".

One-time series.

  • Highlights

    • Completely new tooling for the class S 2/6.
    • Very finely detailed construction.
    • Prototypical detail changes.
    • Locomotive and tender constructed mostly of metal.
    • Digital decoder with extensive light and sound functions.
    Steam Express Locomotive with a Tender
  • Product info

    Product info

    This model can be found in a AC version in the Märklin H0 assortment as item number 37016.

    Publications

    - Summer New Items 2015 - Main Catalog 2015/2016 - Main Catalog 2016/2017 - Main Catalog 2017/2018
  • Prototype information

    The Bavarian Class S 2/6 Steam Express Locomotive At the start of the 20th century, experiments by different German state railroads in fast running attracted attention to their systems. The Bavarian State Railroad (K.Bay.Sts.B.) also contracted in 1905 for a fast locomotive as part of this "intoxication with speed". As early as a year later Maffei delivered the S 2/6 with the road number 3201 as designed under the close supervision of chief designer Anton Hammel. The S 2/6 was a 4-4-4- hot steam compound locomotive with a bar frame, 150 km/h / 94 mph maximum speed and 16 metric tons axle load. The running gear was a new concept with the pilot and trailing trucks for guiding the locomotive and the development of the water tank in the tender as a self-supporting design. Although the locomotive did not have a completely streamlined sheathing, there were several elements to the locomotive's appearance intended to reduce wind resistance. In front of the cylinders was a curved sheathing. The smoke box door was conical in shape and the smoke stack and steam dome both had shapes to reduce wind resistance. The cab was also designed to be streamlined, and it transitioned seamlessly into the boiler sheathing. In July of 1907, the locomotive reached the maximum speed of 154.5 km/h / 96 mph with a 150 metric ton experimental train on the route Munich– Augsburg and thereby set a world speed record. The locomotive was initially based in Munich. It came to Ludwigshafen in 1910 and initially ran from there with express trains to Strasbourg and Bingerbrück. In 1922, it came back to Munich, and from 1923 on it was stationed in Augsburg. It never bore its DRG road number 15 001 because as early as 1925 this one-off unit was given a place of honor in the Nürnberg Transportation Museum. The S 2/6 thus played undoubtedly a tragic double role in its history. To be sure, it was technically ahead of its time in 1906 and it met the planned requirements for its realization as a piece of motive power. However, its design was overtaken after a very short time in service by the rapidly changing external conditions. For with the exception of a few years in operation in the Palatine area, the S 2/6 soon saw itself forced into a secondary role as an unloved one-off design. Aside from the record runs in 1907, it remained a design quickly overtaken by the times. It was never built as a production locomotive and disappeared after a few years from regular service. Yet, its historic significance does not lie in its service life but is grounded in its technological and design role as a pioneer, which strongly influenced more than locomotive building.

  • Features

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  • Digital Functions

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    Headlight(s)
    Smoke generator contact
    Steam locomotive op. sounds
    Locomotive whistle
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Light(s) for Oncoming Train
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Letting off Steam
    Sound of coal being shoveled
    Grate Shaken
    Air Pump
    Water Pump
    Injectors
    Switching maneuver

Warning

ATTENTION: adults only
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