Marklin 37777 - Rail Zeppelin

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Scale: H0-Scale

EAN/UPC: 4001883377773

System: 3-Rail AC (Märklin).

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Gauge: H0    Era: II   
Prototype: Propeller-driven Kruckenberg Rail Zeppelin. The unit looks as it did in 1931 on the German State Railroad Company (DRG).
Model: The unit has a built-in mfx digital decoder mfx with extensive sound functions. It also has built-in interior lighting as well as dual headlights.

Vehicle length approximately 28.5 cm / 11-1/4".

  • mfx digital decoder.
  • Motor sounds can be controlled digitally.
  • Built-in interior lighting.
  • Powered propeller on the rear of the unit can be turned on/off separately.

One-time series.

Released in: New items brochure 2010


Prototype information

Airplane Technology on Rails. In the Twenties of the previous century, aeronautical engineer Franz Kruckenberg, born in Uetersen, Germany in 1882, had the vision of fast railroad passenger service with propeller-driven railroad cars. The plans developed by him were based on lightweight airplane technology and reached their peak on June 21, 1931 in a triumphant record run by his streamlined Rail Zeppelin. It reached 233 km/h / 146 mph, a speed record for powered railroad cars that stood for 23 years.

The principle of propeller-driven railroad cars proved to be less than ideally suited during test runs. Yet, Kruckenberg laid the foundation for modern, lightweight high speed rail cars with the Rail Zeppelin and axle-powered successor designs developed by him. The Rail Zeppelin was and still remains a legend and synonym for the rapid progress in railroad technology that has reached its peak in the present with the current high speed powered rail car train technology.


/ Metal locomotive frame.
c Digital locomotives with high-efficiency propulsion. Maximum speed and acceleration / delay are adjustable. Special motor with electronically enhanced load compensation or a compact bellshaped armature. Can be operated with Märklin transformers, in the Märklin Delta system or in the Märklin Digital system. 
e Digital decoder with digitally controlled functions. The quantity depends on the controller being used.
h Built-in sound effects circuit.
C Dual headlights at the front.
k Built-in interior lighting.
2 Era 2


ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years
Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2
Headlight(s) X X X X X
Interior lights X X X X X
Operating sounds X X X X X
On/off function F3 X X X X X
Direct control X X X X
Sound of squealing brakes off X X X X

EAN/UPC: 4001883377773