Steam Locomotive BR 44
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 55 freight train steam locomotive with a tender and a Henschel design steam powered rotary snowplow and a tender. The train looks as it did around 1970.
Model: The steam locomotive has a DCC digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high efficiency propulsion with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel, in the boiler. 4 driving axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed chiefly of metal. The 72270 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The triple headlights and the smoke generator that can be installed will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The headlights are maintenance-free warm white LEDs. The engineer's cab has interior details. There is a permanent close coupling between the locomotive and tender. Protective piston rod sleeves and brake hoses detail parts are included. The steam powered rotary snow plow has a DCC digital decoder and light and sound functions that can be controlled digitally. The 7226 smoke generator can be installed in the snow plow. The work lights and the snowplow blade wheel as well as the smoke generator that can be installed will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. You can also switch digitally between work lights and track headlights. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the work lights and track headlights. The snowplow blade wheel can be turned to the right or the left depending on how the direction has been set. The snowplow superstructure is constructed of metal. There is a detailed reproduction of the rotary snowplow's front housing. The side wings and guide blade are movable. There is a separate motor to power the snowplow blade wheel and this motor is on when the power in the track is on. The hatches on the tender can be opened.
Total length 45.4 cm / 17-7/8".
This model can be found in an AC version in the Märklin H0 assortment under item no. 26833.
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