Class 475 Electric Locomotive
Road: BLS - Bern-Lotschberg-Simplon-Bahn
Delivery: Expected to start 3rd Quarter
- Our Price: $246.78
Prototype: BLS Cargo class 475 multiple system electric locomotive with the advertising lettering "Die Alpinisten" or "The Alpinists". The locomotive looks as it currently does in real life.
Model: This electric locomotive is constructed of metal and includes an mfx/DCC digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has a special motor, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered by means of cardan shafts. Traction tires. Triple headlights and two red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The headlights at Locomotive End 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. When the headlights at both ends are turned off, then the "Double 'A' Light" function is on at both ends. Warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. There are 4 mechanically working pantographs (no power pickup from catenary).
Length over the buffers 21.8 cm / 8-9/16".
|Control Unit||Mobile Station||Mobile Station 2||Central Station 1/2||Central Station 3/2|
|Operating Sounds 1||X||X||X||X||X|
|Electric locomotive op. sounds||X||X||X||X||X|
|Low Pitch Horn||X||X||X||X||X|
|Sound of squealing brakes off||X||X||X||X|
|Headlight(s): Cab2 End||X||X||X||X|
|High Pitch Horn||X||X||X||X|
|Headlight(s): Cab1 End||X||X||X||X|
|Sound of Couplers Engaging||X||X||X|
|Operating Sounds 2||X||X||X|
|Letting off Air||X||X||X|
Marklin 36198 is a Marklin new item 2018 that is not yet produced, and is available as pre-order only.
UPC or EAN: 4001883361987 - Marklin 36198
Our Marklin and Trix products come with the full 2 year Marklin USA and Marklin Worldwide Warranty. Defective items can be returned to Marklin's Warranty department at Walthers, or directly to the factory for service. We will always do our best to assist you with issues that may arise.
This new Br-193 from Marklin is an exceptional value. I had previously purchased a Piko version of this lok a couple years ago. Marklin has executed the paint job well, especially the roof markings which better represent the grills. Piko does get a nod as their paint around the headlights and the red on the front and rear look more like the prototype. On the other hand, the BLS logos on the cab appear to be too low on the Piko model and Piko has painted the model with the rear of the engine where the slider is. Not too big of a deal as it is a double ended engine, but it should be noted. The roof details on both models look great, but Marklin has done the conductor in black whereas Piko has done it in red. It was hard to tell which is correct from looking at prototype photos. These engines get dirty fast in the real world so either may be correct. The only negative that I have on the Marklin model is that even though it has a metal body, it doesn't weigh anymore than the Piko version. Where Marklin really wins is with a MFX decoder with full sound. For only about $25 more than Piko charges for a model with a MM/DCC decoder, you can get model with MFX and full sound from Marklin.
Bottom Line: I would recommend this to a friend