Marklin 39215 - Class 218 Diesel Locomotive

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Scale: H0-Scale

EAN/UPC: 4001883392158

System: 3-Rail AC (Märklin).

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German Federal Railroad (DB) class 218 diesel locomotive. Ocean blue / ivory basic paint scheme. Road number 218 401-8. The locomotive looks as it did starting in 1976.


  • Another Märklin classic.
  • First time to include digitally controlled engine room lighting.
  • Locomotive frame and body constructed of metal.
  • Prototypical roof construction of the class 218.4 with large cooling vents.
  • Cab lighting can be controlled digitally.
  • Close couplers with guide mechanisms.
  • mfx+ digital decoder with extensive light and sound functions.
  • Buffer height conforms to the NEM.

Product description

Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled, high-efficiency propulsion. All four axles powered. Traction tires. Triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Headlights at Locomotive Ends 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. There is a double A light function. Cab lighting changes over with the direction of travel. It and the engine room lighting can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons on the sides and ends. The buffer height conforms to the NEM. There are close coupler with guide mechanisms. Brake lines and prototype couplers are included separately for installation on the locomotive.

Length over the buffers 18.9 cm / 7-7/16".

PCharlie's Tips

Passenger cars to go with this locomotive can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment at under item numbers 43897, 43898, and 43899. This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment at under item number Trix 22431.


- New items brochure 2024


)Metal frame and locomotive body.
#mfx+ digital decoder
§DCC decoder
hBuilt-in sound effects circuit.
NTriple headlights and two red marker lights 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
Engineer’s cab lighting X X X X X
Diesel locomotive op. sounds X X X X X
Horn X X X X X
Direct control X X X X X
Engine room lighting X X X X
Sound of squealing brakes off X X X X
Headlights locomotive end 2 off X X X X
Switching range + switching light X X X X
Whistle for switching maneuver X X X
Headlights locomotive end 1 off X X X
Blower motors X X X
Compressor X X X
Letting off Air X X X
Horn X X X
Sanding X X X
Opening cab door X
Operating sounds X
Train control warning sound X
Replenishing diesel fuel X
Coupler sounds X
Conductor's Whistle X
Rail Joints X

EAN/UPC: 4001883392158