Gauge Trix H0 - Article No. 22986

Class 043 Steam Locomotive

It was an impressive sight when two class 44 Öl (starting in 1968: 043) heavy freight steam locomotives were double-headed to pull the ore trains "Langer Heinrich" / "Long Henry" with up to 4,000 metric tons load up to 80 km/h / 50 mph from Emden in the direction of the Ruhr Area or Saarland. This use of these oil-fired units was the high point for many years of heavy freight service on the DB and can now be reproduced on a model railroad. Starting in 1955, the DB had 32 class 44 locomotives equipped with oil firing, which allowed an increase in performance of around 190 horsepower. By the end of steam motive power on the DB in October of 1977, the last class 043 units were in use at Rheine and Emden.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 043 heavy freight locomotive, with a type 2´2´T34 standard design oil tender. Black/red basic paint scheme. Cab with two side windows, with standard version Witte smoke deflectors, pilot truck wheelset with spoked wheels, without smokebox door central locking, with inductive magnets on both sides. Road number 043 087-6. The locomotive looks as it did around 1971.

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Class 043 Steam Locomotive
Class 043 Steam Locomotive
Class 043 Steam Locomotive
Class 043 Steam Locomotive
Class 043 Steam Locomotive
Class 043 Steam Locomotive
Class 043 Steam Locomotive
Class 043 Steam Locomotive
Class 043 Steam Locomotive
Class 043 Steam Locomotive
Class 043 Steam Locomotive
Class 043 Steam Locomotive
Class 043 Steam Locomotive
Class 043 Steam Locomotive

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Article No. 22986
Gauge / Design type Trix H0 /
Era IV
Kind Steam Locomotives
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  • Especially intricate metal construction.
  • Digital decoder and a variety of operation and sound functions included.
  • Partially open bar frame and a mostly open view between the running gear and the boiler.
  • High-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the boiler.
  • Ideal steam freight locomotive for unit trains with the "Erz IIId" hopper cars.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has a digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 5 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and oil tender are constructed mostly of metal. The 7226 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The triple headlights and the smoke generator, which can be installed in the locomotive, will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The cab lighting can also be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free, warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. There is a close coupling between the locomotive and tender. There is an NEM coupler pocket with a guide mechanism and a close coupler on the back of the tender and the front of the locomotive. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Piston rod protection tubes, brake hoses, and imitation prototype couplers are included.
    Length over the buffers 26 cm / 10-1/4".

    The type Fad 155 "Erz IIId" four-axle hopper cars for transporting iron ore to go with this locomotive can be found under item number 24150 as a set with 6 different car numbers in the Trix H0 assortment. Another 12 cars with different car numbers can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 46213, with information about the necessary DC wheelsets.

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

  • Publications

    - New items brochure H0 2021 - Main Catalog H0 2021/2022
  • Digital Functions

    Smoke generator contact
    Steam locomotive op. sounds
    Locomotive whistle
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Air Pump
    Letting off Steam
    Operating Sounds 1
    Water Pump
    Replenishing fuel
    Replenishing fuel
    Replenishing fuel
    "Switcher Double ""A"" Light"
    Switching maneuver
    Generator Sounds
    Operating Sounds 2
    Rail Joints
    Safety Valve
    Sound of Couplers Engaging



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