Marklin 38590 - Class Ae 8/14 Electric Locomotive, Road Number 11852

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Scale: H0-Scale

EAN/UPC: 4001883385907

System: 3-Rail AC (Märklin).

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 Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) class Ae 8/14 "Landilok" heavy double electric locomotive. Dark green basic paint scheme. Version with 2 pantographs. Sleeve buffers with rectangular buffer plates. Locomotive road number 11852. The locomotive looks as it did at the start of the Seventies.


  • Completely new tooling.
  • Highly detailed metal construction.
  • World of Operation mfx+ digital decoder with extensive operation and sound functions.
  • Cab and engine room lighting can be controlled digitally.
  • Additional red authorized running lights can be controlled digitally.
  • Buffer height conforms to the NEM.

Product description

Model: This locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive light and sound functions. Each locomotive half has controlled, high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel. 4 axles in each locomotive half powered. Triple headlights and 1 white marker light change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. This lighting can be switched to 1 red marker light when the locomotive is running "light". There is a double A light function. Maintenance-free, warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The lights for running against traffic, cab lighting, and engine room lighting can be controlled digitally. There are close couplers with guide mechanisms at the ends of the locomotive and an operating close coupler between the locomotive halves. The roof equipment is detailed with roof conductors, insulators, and roof walkways as well as double-arm pantographs. Both pantographs can be raised and lowered digitally. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". The cutouts in the end skirting next to the standard coupler pocket can be closed with fill-in pieces included with the locomotive. Brake hoses and prototype coupler imitations are included.

Length over the buffers 39.1 cm / 15-3/8".

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This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment at under item number Trix 25590.


- New items brochure 2024

Prototype information

Road number Ae 8/14 11852 was the third of the large double locomotives built for heavy service on the Gotthard. It was so to speak a further development of road number 11851, whose running gear and drive – apart from the higher performance – were adopted. The streamlined locomotive body was new, of lightweight construction to compensate for the heavier weight of the electrical equipment. The locomotive was presented at the Swiss Provincial Exhibition in 1939, hence the nickname "Landilok". With a performance of 8,170 kilowatts – around 11,000 horsepower – for a long time it was the most powerful locomotive in the world, and it was used almost exclusively on the Gotthard. In 1971, the locomotive suffered a cable fire while running in the old Gotthard tunnel. It was damaged so much in this fire that it was not worth repairing. The locomotive was at any rate made visually presentable again and from time to time it is exhibited at the Swiss Transportation Museum in Lucerne. It presently belongs to the foundation SBB Historic.


)Metal frame and locomotive body.
#mfx+ digital decoder
§DCC decoder
hBuilt-in sound effects circuit.
PTriple headlights and a white marker light that change over with the direction of travel.
OTriple headlights and a red marker light that change over with the direction of travel.
UMärklin close couplers in standard pocket with guide mechanism.
4Era 4
YATTENTION: adults only


 ATTENTION: adults only
 ATTENTION: not for children under 15 years
Headlight(s) X X X X X
Marker light(s) X X X X X
Electric locomotive op. sounds X X X X X
Locomotive whistle X X X X X
Light Function – Swiss oncoming train light X X X X X
Engine room lighting X X X X
Engineer’s cab lighting X X X X
Whistle for switching maneuver X X X X
Engineer’s cab lighting X X X X
Direct control X X X
Sound of squealing brakes off X X X
Headlight(s): Cab2 End X X X
Headlight(s): Cab1 End X X X
Blower motors X X X
Letting off Air X X X
Pantograph 1 X X X
Pantograph 2 X
Sanding X
Rail Joints X
Brake Compressor X
Conductor's Whistle X
Opening cab door X
Sound of uncoupling X
Special sound function X
Switching maneuver X
Buffer to buffer X

EAN/UPC: 4001883385907