Marklin 88741 - Steam Tank Locomotive BR64
UPC or EAN: 4001883887418
Prototype: German State Railroad Company (DRG) class 64 steam locomotive as it looked in Era II.
Model: The locomotive is completely new tooling and is finely detailed. The locomotive body and frame are constructed of metal. There is a reproduction of the brake rigging, rail clearance devices, etc. on the underside of the locomotive. The locomotive has finely detailed valve gear and side rods. It also has larger buffer plates. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel. Warm white LEDs are used for the headlights. The locomotive has a 5-pole motor. All 3 coupled axles are powered.
The wheels are black nickel-plated. Length over the buffers approximately 57 mm / 2-1/4“.
- Metal locomotive frame and body.
- Finely detailed side rods / valve gear.
- Reproduction of the braking rigging and rail clearance devices.
- 5-pole motor.
- Warm white LEDs for the headlights.
The Class 64 - The "Bubikopf" as a Jack-of-all-Trades (almost). Between 1928 and 1940, many famous locomotive builders in Germany participated in creating the class 64. As part of the standard design program for the German State Railroad Company, the class 64 was also closely related to other locomotive classes, in particular the class 24, which supplied the boiler and the frame for the driving wheels. A total of 520 units were built of this 12.4 meter / 40 foot 8-3/16 inch long standard design passenger tank locomotive with a 2-6-2T wheel arrangement. Due to its lower axle load and maximum speed of 90 km/h / 56 mph, it could be used on almost all routes, and its successful design allowed a broad range of applications. Its home base was passenger train service, but lightweight fast passenger trains and many a freight train were also among its tasks, which it mastered with bravura. World War II and the division of Germany left behind deep traces in the case of the class 64. The German Federal Railroad acquired 278 locomotives; 115 went to the German State Railroad of East Germany and one locomotive remained in Austria. Like many other classes, the class 64 also acquired a nickname. A modern woman's hairstyle of the time (bobbed hair) was the inspiration for this sturdy, compact locomotive. To what extent this was flattering to the world of women or to the profession of hairstylists is debatable, but to the German Federal Railroad the class 64 was a reliable partner for crews and passengers right up to its retirement in 1974. The museum locomotives that have been preserved enjoy endless popularity.
Released in: Fall New Items 2014 - New items brochure 2015
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|UPC or EAN (GTIN)||4001883887418|
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