E 144 | Gauge Express - Article No. 32441

Electric Locomotive

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) electric locomotive road number 144 097-3. B-B wheel arrangement, built starting in 1932.

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Electric Locomotive
Electric Locomotive

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Article No. 32441
Gauge / Design type Express /
Era IV
Kind Electric Locomotives
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  • First time for Trix Express.
  • Extensive sound functions.
  • Product description

    Model: This locomotive is for operation on 3-rail Trix Express track. It has a digital decoder and extensive sound functions. The locomotive also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, centrally mounted. All 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights 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. A bridge plug for direct analog operation is included
    Length over the buffers approximately 17.5 cm / 6-7/8".

    The class 144 is the ideal motive power for the 31151 commuter car set.

    One-time series.

  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2015 - Main Catalog 2015/2016
  • Prototype information

    Universal and Reliable. After an interruption due to the great economic crisis, the electrification of the German State Railroad's network was continued starting in 1930. New, powerful locomotives were needed for the new routes. The German railroad industry developed innovative concepts and prototypes for this purpose for modern general-purpose locomotives. In particular, the design from Siemens showed clear progress compared to the previous provincial railroad designs that had merely been developed further. This unit was designed as a lightweight general-purpose locomotive and was built on a welded frame, mounted on trucks with integrated buffer beams and powered with axle-suspended motors. Four axle-suspended motors on the axles provided the drive. This gave this compact locomotive a total adhesion weight of 78 metric tons on the driving wheels without the need for pilot trucks and still below the critical 20 metric ton limit for axle loads. The modern motors put out 2,200 kilowatts / 2,950 horsepower, which was available directly at the axles without the need for an expensive gear drive. The maximum speed reached on level track was 90 km/h or 56 mph. The German State Railroad purchased 174 regular production locomotives with seven more units were built new for the German Federal Railroad. These units turned in particularly good results and they were rated in regular service as almost indestructible well into the Eighties.

  • Digital Functions

    Electric locomotive op. sounds
    Locomotive whistle
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Headlight(s): Cab1 End
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Headlight(s): Cab2 End
    Letting off Air
    Conductor's Whistle
    Blower motors
    Station Announcements
    Station Announcements


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