Trix 16298 - Class 294 Diesel Locomotive (Remotored)
New for 2023.
UPC or EAN: 4028106162985
Digital: with Sound
Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) heavy diesel switch engine, road number 294 594-7, with home base lettering for DB Schenker Rail Germany, Inc. in Mannheim, Germany. Remotored version (Motor MTU 8V 4000 R41), including additional side handrails and new ventilation system. The locomotive looks as it did around 2015. Use: Switching work and freight trains.
- Body and frame constructed of metal.
- Additional handrails.
- Cab lighting.
- New motor sound.
Model: This model has tooling changes. The locomotive has a built-in digital decoder and sound generator for operation with DCC and Selectrix. The motor has a flywheel. 4 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 locomotive has cab lighting. It also has separately applied metal grab irons and handrails. Additional steps can be installed under the cab for larger radius curves.
Length over the buffers 89 mm / 3-1/2".
Publications- Herbst-Neuheiten Minitrix 2023
The V 100 was too light for heavy switching work. This was why the German Federal Railroad commissioned a new class from the firm Maschinenbau Kiel (MaK). The V 90 - designated the class 290 from 1968 on - was to be closely based on the successful V 100 general-purpose locomotive. This was not very apparent externally; the V 90 was more angular than the V 100. However, inside the German Federal Railroad had proven components installed, such as the diesel prime mover that worked in the V 100.20 (212) and a very similar universal joint drive shaft. On August 4, 1968, the German Federal Railroad took delivery of road number V 90 001.
Twenty pre-production locomotives demonstrated the quality of the design in hard daily switching work. The regular production version had only slight design changes. By September 4, 1974, the German Federal Railroad had taken delivery of 387 regular production units from MaK, Deutz, and Henschel. Procurement came to a halt, since a more powerful variant was ready in the form of the class 291.
Road number 290 999 was a locomotive that the German Federal Railroad leased from the military. It was purchased in 1990 and the German Federal Railroad assigned it road number 290 408. Today, these locomotives are still working at all larger switchyards and are also providing motive power for transfer trains. However, they do not have their original road numbers. After installation of radio remote control, the DB designated them the class 294.
This item is currently out of stock.
|Railroad||DB AG - German Bahn|
|UPC or EAN (GTIN)||4028106162985|
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