BLS Cargo Class 187.0 Electric Locomotive
Road: BLS - Bern-Lotschberg-Simplon-Bahn
- List Price: $254.99
- Our Price: $208.87
Prototype: Railpool, Inc. class 187.0 electric locomotive (TRAXX AC 3 LM), leased to BLS, Inc., Cargo Business Area. Built by Bombardier as a regular production locomotive from the TRAXX 3 type program.
Model: This electric locomotive is constructed of metal and has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It has a special motor, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered by means of cardan shafts. Traction tires. The locomotive has triple headlights and dual red marker lights that will work in conventional operation and that 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). Prototypical modelling of the Last Mile equipment.
Length over the buffers 21.7 cm / 8-1/2".
- Completely new tooling for the modern Bombardier TRAXX 3 electric locomotive.
- A built-in mfx decoder and a variety of sound functions included on the locomotive.
- Version with imitation flex panels on the side wall of the locomotive.
- Design differences due to the Last Mile equipment are modelled on the locomotive.
- Detailed, affordable beginner's model with extensive features.
The Marklin 36631 shows to be in stock at ajckids.com
UPC or EAN: 4001883366319 - Marklin 36631
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-187 from Marklin is an exceptional value. I had previously purchased a Piko version of this lok a couple years ago. Compared to the Piko version, Marklin has executed the paint job well, especially the roof markings which are missing on the Piko version. Piko does get a nod as their electrical roof details are better executed. Where Marklin really wins is with a MFX decoder with full sound. Not only are the sounds correct for the Br-187, but the last mile diesel sounds are included as well. For only about $25 more than Piko charges for a plastic body model with a MM/DCC decoder, you can get a metal body model with MFX and full sound. The only real negative that I have on the Marklin model is that it is numbered as 187-004-7 that should only have Railpool markings. Piko correctly numbered their version as 187-005-4 which had the BLS panels. Honestly, the numbering is small and hard to see and should not discourage anyone from purchasing this model.
Bottom Line: I would recommend this to a friend