Fleischmann 732135 - Electric locomotive BB 7200

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Scale: N-Scale

EAN/UPC: 4005575253895

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Electric locomotive BB 7200 of the French State Railways.

New Design 2021!

■ Delicately designed model with separately applied plug-in parts
■ Filigree design of the pantographs

The BB 22200 is a french electric locomotive series which can be used on the DC (1,5 kV) network as well as the AC network (25 kV 50 Hz) of the SNCF. The design of the locomotives with the so-called "nez cassé" ("broken nose") comes from the hand of Frenchman Paul Arzens, who was responsible for the design of several SNCF locomotives at the time. From 1976 until 1986 Alstom built a total of 205 locomotives in six series. Due to the multi-system capabilities and the design as an universal locomotive, the BB 22200 can haul goods and passenger trains on nearly every regular electrically powered line in France.

General data
Number of driven axles   4
Traction tyres   2
Coupling   NEM shaft 355 with close coupling mechanism
Minimum radius   192 mm
Flywheel   yes
Additional light function   yes
Interface   Electrical interface for traction units Next18
Head light   Two direction dependent tail lights and dual headlights.
LED head light   yes
Length over buffer   109 mm

Prototype information

In the 1970s, the French State Railways initiated a procurement program for new, multi-purpose locomotives. Based on a modular system to cater for the different traction and power system requirements, Alsthom and Matériel de Traction Électrique (MTE) developed the direct-current version BB 7200 based on the BB 15000 (alternating-current version) and, as a multi-system version, the BB 22200. The series designation of the BB 22200 forms the sum of the two sister types. From 1976, the French State Railways (SNCF) procured a total of 237 pieces of the BB 7200 series for use in the French direct-current network.

The design of these locomotives, with their so-called “nez cassé” (broken nose), was created by the Frenchman Paul Arzens, who was responsible for designing several SNCF locomotives around that time. From the locomotive with the operating number 7236 onwards, the sharp incline of the front windscreen was reduced to create more space in the driver’s cab. As multi-purpose locomotives, they are used to haul both heavy freight trains and fast passenger trains. For this purpose, different gear ratios were installed in the uniform basic construction. The 68 locomotives for use as freight trains have a top speed of 100 km/h with an hourly output of approximately 4,000 kW. The engines for passenger train service are approved for 160 km/h. On delivery, all BB 7200 series locomotives were painted in the “Béton” colouration used at the time (grey with an orange decorative strip). From the year 2000 onwards, the locomotives were repainted to designate their affiliation with different SNCF business units.

EAN/UPC: 4005575253895