Marklin 39681 - Electric Locomotive E18 42

Marklin 39681 - Electric Locomotive E18 42

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Scale: H0-Scale (1:87)

System: 3-Rail AC (for Marklin)

Product Description

Prototype: Austrian Federal Railways (BBÖ) class E18 42 express locomotive. Later designated as the ÖBB's class 1118.01. The two-color paint scheme was for important long distance passenger service. 


  • New compact design, powerful C-Sine motor.
  • mfx decoder with a feed-back feature in Märklin Systems.
  • Metal construction with many separately applied details.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and controlled C-Sine high efficiency propulsion. 2 axles powered. 4 traction tires. The engineer's cabs and engine room have interior details. Metal grab irons and other details are separately applied. The driving wheels have a reproduction of the quill drive. The headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The low switch speed switching range or the acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally with a Control Unit or Märklin Systems. Length over the buffers 19.5 cm / 7-11/16". 

Product info

Express train passenger cars to go with this locomotive are available as item no. 43228.


- Summer New Items 2006

Prototype information

Eight class E 18 express locomotives were built in Austria starting in 1938 as road numbers E 18 201 to E 18 208. After World War II the Austrian Federal Railways (BBÖ) added two original locomotives from the German State Railroad to this group. One of the two was used for spare parts. The other unit was designated as road number E 18 42 and was the fastest locomotive in Austria for many years. In 1952, this locomotive was used for publicity purposes in an attractive two-color paint scheme along with newly overhauled prewar passenger cars to present the resumption of long distance passenger service - now under electric catenary operation. After the founding of the ÖBB (postwar Austrian Federal Railways) further expansion went forward modestly with uniformly green cars and locomotives. These locomotives then became the class 1018; only the fast E 18 42 became the 1118.01. It was updated in 1967 and was run in a Jaffa orange paint scheme until 1985.


) Metal frame and locomotive body.
f Locomotives with controlled, adjustable C-Sine propulsion. Can be operated with Märklin transformers, in the Märklin Delta system or in the Märklin Digital sytem (Motorola format).
e Digital decoder with up to 32 digitally controlled functions. The quantity depends on the controller being used.
H Triple headlights that change over with the direction of travel.
i Power supply can be switched to operated from catenary.
T Märklin close couplers in standard pocket with pivot point.
3 Era 3


ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years
Marklin 39681 Instructions: You can download the Instruction Manual for Marklin 39681 as a .pdf file, at the "instructions" tab above.

More Information

Manufacturer Marklin
Item 39681
Scale H0-Scale (1:87)
Availability   Shows to be in stock
Country Austria
Railroad ÖBB - Austrian Railways
System 3-Rail AC (for Marklin)
UPC or EAN (GTIN) 4001883396811

Instruction Manual Download

You can download the Instruction Manual for Marklin 39681 as a .pdf file here:

 Marklin 39681 Instruction Manual

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