New Item Gauge Trix H0 - Article No. 25280

Class Rc6 Electric Locomotive

Prototype: Swedish State Railways (SJ) class Rc6 electric locomotive. Version in a black basic paint scheme with double arm pantographs. The locomotive looks as it did in 2010.

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Class Rc6 Electric Locomotive
Class Rc6 Electric Locomotive
Class Rc6 Electric Locomotive
Class Rc6 Electric Locomotive
Class Rc6 Electric Locomotive
Class Rc6 Electric Locomotive

Most Important Facts

Article No. 25280
Gauge / Design type Trix H0 /
Era VI
Kind Electric Locomotives
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389,00 € RRP, incl. Tax
planned delivery: 2023 Find Dealer

Highlights

  • Completely new tooling.
  • Frame and body constructed mostly of metal.
  • Numerous separately applied details.
  • Cab lighting can be controlled digitally.
  • Numerous various light signals can be controlled digitally.
  • Digital decoder and extensive sound functions included.
  • Buffer height according to NEM.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has a digital decoder and extensive sound functions. The locomotive has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. Four axles powered. Traction tires. The four headlights and a single red marker light change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The cab lighting can be controlled digitally. When the headlights are off at both ends, then a switching light is on at both ends. Numerous various light signals can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. There are separately applied plastic and metal grab irons. Rearview mirrors are mounted on the locomotive. Brake lines, imitation prototype couplers, and a closed rail clearance device are included.
    Length over the buffers 17.7 cm / 7".

    This model can be found in an AC version in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 39280.

  • Publications

    - New items brochure H0 2022
  • Prototype information

    In the first half of the Sixties, the Swedish State Railways (SJ – Statens Järnvägar) worked intensively on replacing their old side rod electric locomotives. The Swedish locomotive builder ASEA built on this goal and came up with six four-axle test locomotives in 1962 with the usual stepped relay control. Three years later a tentative conversion of road number Rb1 1001 to control with thyristor rectifiers was successful. The new technology allowed exact and variable control of the motor current without changing between various running modes. In addition, this led to a 25% to 30% higher utilization of tractive effort. Additional advantages were less risk of slippage and lower maintenance. This locomotive served as the prototype for the new class Rc, which was then bought from ASEA in six production runs of 360 units and delivered in the following 20 years. The locomotives were equipped with 900 kilowatt type motors, and they were mostly built for a maximum speed of 135 km/h / 84 mph. The ten locomotives from the Rc3 production run and the last 40 units of the class Rc6 came from the builder equipped to run at 160 km/h / 100 mph. During the long production period, various improvements flowed into this series, and there were different conversions and modifications. Changing the gearing allowed 23 units of the Rc2 and all 60 units of the Rc5 locomotives to run at 160 km/h / 100 mph (they were reclassed as the Rc3 and Rc6). With the division of the SJ into various business areas on January 1, 2001, the freight service sector Green Cargo (GC) received the Rc1, Rc2, and Rc4 units. Most of the Rc1 units are in storage and are no longer on the Green Cargo roster, while most of the Rc2 units (since converted to Rd2) and Rc4 units are still to be found pulling GC freight trains. The SJ AB (passenger train service) was given all Rc3 and Rc6 units. The former were all sold in 2014, and the latter are still used currently chiefly in passenger train service.

  • Digital Functions

    DCC SX2 SX MFX
    Headlight(s)
    Electric locomotive op. sounds
    Horn
    Light Function
    Direct control
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Headlight(s): Cab2 End
    Horn
    Headlight(s): Cab1 End
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Light Function1
    Conductor's Whistle
    Light Function 2
    Blower motors
    Compressor
    Letting off Air
    Sanding
    Light Function 3
    Special light function
    Switching maneuver
    Pantograph Sounds
    Switching range + switching light
    Station Announcements
    Grade crossing
    Coupler sounds

Warning

ATTENTION: adults only
Warning USA
ATTENTION: not for children under 15 years