Marklin 36863 - Tank Locomotive Glaskasten

Marklin 36863 - Tank Locomotive Glaskasten in H0 Scale

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Scale: H0-Scale, 3-Rail AC (for Marklin)

UPC or EAN: 4001883368634

System: AC 3-Rail for Marklin

Product Description

 Prototype: Bavarian class PtL 2/2 local railroad locomotive as the class 98.3 "Glaskasten" on the German Federal Railroad (DB). The locomotive looks as it did in Era III around 1954.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder. It also has a miniature motor in the boiler. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The inner boiler is constructed of metal. The locomotive has numerous separately applied handrails and grab irons. The boiler parts and other details are finely reproduced. Length over the buffers 8.0 cm / 3-1/8".

Sx Mobile
DCC Mobile
Station 2
Headlight(s) ·   ·   · ·
Direct control ·   ·   · ·


One-time series.

Branch Line Legend. The legendary DB class 98.3 (former Bavarian class PtL 2/2) branch line locomotives were seldom designated with their exact class number, because these nimble branch line units were much better known by the nickname "Glaskasten" / "Glass Box". The comparably roomy engineer's cab is the reason for this affectionate name. The cab surrounded a large part of the boiler and its luxurious glassed in area gave the engineer a good view of the tracks in both directions. Partially automatic coal firing enabled economical one-man operation of these locomotives. This meant they were predestined for lightweight branch line service.


The following models of cars based on DB Era III prototypes go well with this locomotive: 43010, 43020, 43030.

Marklin 36863 Instructions: You can download the Instruction Manual for Marklin 36863 as a .pdf file, at the "instructions" tab above.

More Information

Manufacturer Marklin
Item 36863
Scale H0-Scale (1:87)

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Country Germany
Railroad DB - German Bahn
System 3-Rail AC (for Marklin)
UPC or EAN (GTIN) 4001883368634

Instruction Manual Download

You can download the Instruction Manual for Marklin 36863 as a .pdf file here:

 Marklin 36863 Instruction Manual

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