Marklin 39280 - Class Rc 6 Electric Locomotive

Marklin 39280 - Class Rc 6 Electric Locomotive, EAN 4001883392806 at

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Scale: H0-Scale

UPC or EAN: 4001883392806

System: AC 3-Rail for Marklin

Product Description

Prototype: Swedish State Railways (SJ) class Rc 6 electric locomotive. Version in a black basic paint scheme with double arm pantographs. The locomotive looks as it did in 2010.


  • 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
  • mfx+ World of Operation decoder and extensive sound functions included
  • Buffer height according to NEM

Product description

Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. The locomotive has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 4 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".

Charlie's Tip

A passenger car set to go with this locomotive can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number Marklin 43788. This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 25280.


- New items brochure 2022

Prototype information

SJ Class Rc6 Electric Locomotive 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, the classes Rb1, Rb2, and Rb3 with the usual stepped relay control. Thyristor technology was certainly already in existence, but still not completely developed. Yet, a tentative conversion of road number Rb1 1001 in 1965 to control with thyristor rectifiers brought the desired success. It now allowed continuous acceleration of the locomotive to the desired speed with exact and variable control of the motor current without changing between various running modes. In addition, a continuous increase in pulling power could be achieved, which led to a 25% to 30% higher utilization of tractive effort. Additional advantages were less risk of slippage and lower maintenance.

In the end, the unit now known as road number Rb1T 1005 now served as the prototype for the new class Rc, which was then bought from ASEA in six production runs with minor changes between 1967 and 1988. Road numbers Rc1 1007-1026, Rc2 1027-1056 and 1067-1136, Rc3 1057-1066, as well as Rc4 1137-1200 were all equipped with four each 900 kilowatt type LJH108 motors. With the exception of road numbers Rc3 1057-1066 (maximum speed 160 km/h / 100 mph), they had a maximum speed of 135 km/h / 84 mph. Road numbers Rc5 1323-1382 (135 km/h / 84 mph) and Rc6 1383-1422 (160 km/h / 100 mph) followed, also with four each 900 kilowatt type LJM450 motors, Rc5 1323-1382 (135 km/h / 84 mph) and Rc6 1383-1422 (160 km/h / 100 mph) now with new ergonomic cabs with air conditioning, end windows made of bulletproof glass, improved thyristor rectifiers and traction motors, a vehicle computer for malfunction reporting, as well as larger air intakes.

All of the Rc units had a locomotive body mounted on the frame as a welded, self-supporting design with side walls reinforced by ribbing. These side walls had four round bull's eye windows and a door as well as small ventilation grills on the edge of the roof. The frame and locomotive body rest on a weight-sensing load bar, which rests on four coil springs and on two each two-axle trucks employing box girder construction. Over the years, there were various conversions and modifications. All total 23 Rc2 units mutated to Rc3 in the Nineties by changing the gear reduction to a maximum speed of 160 km/h / 100 mph. Between 1992 and 1995 all Rc5 units were converted to the class Rc6 in a similar fashion.

With the division of the SJ into various business areas on January 1, 2001, 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 only in passenger train service as a rule. The freight service sector Green Cargo (GC) by contrast 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.


)Metal frame and locomotive body.
#mfx+ digital decoder
§DCC decoder
hBuilt-in sound effects circuit.
OTriple headlights and a red marker light that change over with the direction of travel.
UMärklin close couplers in standard pocket with guide mechanism.
8Era 6
YATTENTION: adults only


ATTENTION: adults only
ATTENTION: not for children under 15 years
Headlight(s) X X X X X
Light Function X X X X X
Electric locomotive op. sounds X X X X X
Horn X X X X X
Direct control X X X X X
Engineer’s cab lighting X X X X
Headlight(s): Cab2 End X X X X
Horn X X X X
Headlight(s): Cab1 End X X X X
Sound of squealing brakes off X X X
Light Function1 X X X
Conductor's Whistle X X X
Light Function 2 X X X
Blower motors X X X
Compressor X X X
Letting off Air X
Sanding X
Light Function 3 X
Special light function X
Switching maneuver X
Pantograph Sounds X
Switching range + switching light X
Station Announcements X
Grade crossing X
Coupler sounds X
Marklin 39280 Instructions: You can download the Instruction Manual for Marklin 39280 as a .pdf file, at the "instructions" tab above.

More Information

Manufacturer Marklin
Item 39280
Scale H0-Scale (1:87)

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Country Sweden
Era VI
Railroad SJ - Swedish Railways
UPC or EAN (GTIN) 4001883392806

Instruction Manual Download

You can download the Instruction Manual for Marklin 39280 as a .pdf file here:

 Marklin 39280 Instruction Manual

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