Class 120.1 Electric Locomotive
Class 120.1 Electric Locomotive

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Article No. 22686
Gauge / Design type Trix H0 /
Era V
Kind Electric Locomotives
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Highlights

  • Centrally mounted motor, 4 axles powered.
  • Close couplers in standard pockets with a guide mechanism.
Class 120.1 Electric Locomotive

Product

Model: The locomotive has a digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The cab lighting can be controlled separately in...

Model: The locomotive has a digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The cab lighting can be controlled separately in digital operation. The cabs have interior details. The locomotive has close couplers in standard pockets with a guide mechanism. It also has separately applied grab irons. Length over the buffers 22.1 cm / 8-11/16".

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One-time series.

Product info

An AC model of this locomotive can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 37529.

Publications

- New items brochure 2016 - Main Catalog 2016/2017 - Main Catalog 2017/2018 - Main Catalog 2018/2019

Prototype information

The Three-Phase Current Pioneer. The class 120 marked the technological change to three-phase current propulsion. This principle promised compact motors largely free of parts that would wear out, without commutators, commutator rings, brushes, and mechanical contacts. Because a wide torque range and rpm range can be mastered with three-phase current technology, the performance specifications for this new development were broadly formulated. The class 120 was designed to pull 200 km/h or 125 mph...

The Three-Phase Current Pioneer. The class 120 marked the technological change to three-phase current propulsion. This principle promised compact motors largely free of parts that would wear out, without commutators, commutator rings, brushes, and mechanical contacts. Because a wide torque range and rpm range can be mastered with three-phase current technology, the performance specifications for this new development were broadly formulated. The class 120 was designed to pull 200 km/h or 125 mph fast InterCity trains and 5,400 metric ton freight trains and be equipped with push/pull controls and electric regenerative brakes. In 1977, the DB ordered five experimental units, which were thoroughly tested on test stands, on test runs, and in operational use. Startup, tractive effort, acceleration, running characteristics, braking power, power consumption, and stability were part of these tests. Comparison tests with other makes of locomotives as well as startup tests on the Lötschberg and Semmering grades confirmed the effectiveness of the technology. The speed record was 265 km/h or 165 mph. During the test phase, new developments were introduced, for example: microprocessors for faster monitoring and control. Components were constantly improved until all five units were technically at the same level in 1982 and were ready for regular production. During the several years of development, the purchasing policy changed, however. Instead of all-round locomotives, special locomotives were once again preferred on the basis of common development platforms with many parts in common. Therefore, only the first production run of 60 units of the class 120 were purchased. The five prototypes continue to be used for test purposes, and the regular production locomotives are still proving themselves in daily railroad operations.

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Features

f Era V
@ Digital locomotives with high-efficiency propulsion. Maximum speed and acceleration / delay are adjustable. Special motor with electronically enhanced load compensation or a compact bellshaped armature. Can be operated with Märklin transformers, in the Märklin Delta system or in the Märklin Digital system. One controllable auxiliary function (function), when the locomotive is being run in the Digital system.
§ DCC decoder
` Digital decoder with up to 32 digitally controlled functions. The quantity depends on the controller being used.
! Sound effects circuit
P Triple headlights and two red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
Q Triple headlights front and rear
Z Metal locomotive frame and body
X Power supply can be switched to operate from catenary
1 With NEM coupler pocket and mechanism for close couplers
\ For adults only

Warning

ATTENTION: adults only

Digital Functions

DCC SX2 SX MFX
Headlight(s)
Engineer’s cab lighting
Electric locomotive op. sounds
Low Pitch Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Headlight(s): Cab2 End
High Pitch Horn
Headlight(s): Cab1 End
Station Announcements
Blower motors
Conductor's Whistle
Compressor
Letting off Air
Switching maneuver