Marklin 39216 - Class 218 Diesel Locomotive

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Scale: H0-Scale

EAN/UPC: 4001883392165

System: 3-Rail AC (Märklin).

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Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 218 diesel locomotive. Traffic red basic paint scheme. Road number 218 499-2. The locomotive looks as it did starting in 2011.


  • Newly created sound project for the class 218.
  • Equipped with striking snowplows on both ends of the locomotive.
  • Prototypical roof version for the class 218.4 with large cooling fans.
  • Cab lighting can be controlled digitally.
  • Figure of a locomotive engineer seated in one of the cabs.
  • Locomotive frame and body constructed of metal.
  • Centrally mounted motor, all four axles powered.
  • mfx+ decoder with extensive light and sound functions.

Product description

Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled, high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, centrally mounted. All four axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual 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. The cab lighting changes over with the direction of travel and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The buffer beams are detailed and include snowplows typical for this class.

Length over the buffers 18.9 cm / 7-7/16".

Charlie's Tips

Passenger cars to go with this locomotive can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item numbers 43806, 43816, and 43831. This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 25499.


- New items brochure 2023


)Metal frame and locomotive body.
#mfx+ digital decoder
§DCC decoder
hBuilt-in sound effects circuit.
NTriple headlights and two red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
TMärklin close couplers in standard pocket with pivot point.
8Era 6
YATTENTION: adults only


 ATTENTION: adults only
 ATTENTION: not for children under 15 years
Headlight(s) X X X X X
Engineer’s cab lighting X X X X X
Diesel locomotive op. sounds X X X X X
Horn X X X X X
Direct control X X X X X
Sound of squealing brakes off X X X X
Rear Headlights off X X X X
Whistle for switching maneuver X X X X
Switching range + switching light X X X X
Front Headlights off X X X
Blower motors X X X
Conductor's Whistle X X X
Compressor X X X
Letting off Air X X X
Sanding X X X
Horn X X X
Doors Closing X
Operating sounds X
Warning announcement X
Replenishing fuel X
Sound of Couplers Engaging X
Coupler sounds X

EAN/UPC: 4001883392165