Marklin 39334 - Class 475 Electric Locomotive
The Alps form a natural barrier in the middle of Europe. Starting in 1854, rails were successfully laid on boldly located rights of way through the mountainous regions. This made the exchange of goods and products easier. In Switzerland, every pass still fascinates people today such as the Gotthard or the Lötschberg with their tunnels and viaducts. Locomotives capable of operation in the mountains were always ready. Motive power had to be changed at the various national borders however due to different electrical current systems. Thanks to the triumph of multi-system locomotives, this has since become history. The Vectron belongs to units of this type, a masterful achievement by Siemens – as regards design as well as technology. BLS Cargo with headquarters established in 2001 in Bern, has bet successfully on this type of locomotive, rostered as the class 475. In a decorative paint scheme with memorable subjects from the Alps, they have become an automatic attention getter. This Bern railroad has taken delivery in two production runs of 40 units of this type to further its specialty of freight service by rail across the Alps. The last 25 of these locomotives are also being used as motive power for freight trains between Belgium and Italy. This applies for example to the Ambrogio. It is therefore not at all out of the ordinary to see one of these mountaineers with a long, colorful train of combined freight loads along the Rhine. Yet, on the grades in the Alps they also show what they are made of. The impressive themes on the locomotive bodies, with mountain peaks deep in snow, and bold mountain climbers are not just decorative, but also a worthy expression of their performance.
Prototype: BLS Cargo class Re 475 (Vectron) electric locomotive. Includes pictorial theme of mountains and mountain climbers and the lettering BLS Cargo. The Mountaineers in Europe.. Road number 475 417. The locomotive looks as it did starting in 2021.
- Locomotive frame and body constructed of metal.
- Many separately applied details.
- Cab lighting can be controlled separately in digital operation.
- Numerous other light functions can be controlled separately in digital operation.
- World of Operation mfx+ decoder with extensive operation and sound functions.
Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. Triple headlights and one white marker light 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 are off at both ends, then the double "A" light function is on at both ends. You can change between the Swiss headlight / marker light code and the international headlight / red marker light code. Long-distance headlights can be controlled separately in digital operation. The cab lighting can be controlled digitally. Switching lights, warning lights, and lights for running against traffic can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting.
Length over the buffers 21.9 cm / 8-5/8".
This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 25197.