Roco 73079 - Steam locomotive 231 E 40 (Sound)

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Scale: H0-Scale

EAN/UPC: 9005033730796

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Steam locomotive class 231 E of the French State Railways.

  • Finally back in the ROCO programme
  • Used for heavy express train operations
  • State-of-the art model in delicate design
  • Dual headlights

The series 231 E was created out of the necessity to design powerful steam locomotives for the increasingly heavy French express trains after the First World War. Instead of expensive new developments, Andrä Chapelon was commissioned by the Paris-Orleans Railway to rework existing Pacific-type steam locomotives to meet the new expectations.
The engineer achieved the required increases in performance and savings in power consumption, mainly through thermodynamic improvements. Success proved him right: the modified locomotive achieved maximum test speeds of up to 174 kilometers per hour. In regular operation, it even reached an incredible top speed of 130 kilometers per hour. With a performance increase of 50 percent and a simultaneous reduction in consumption costs, Chapelon turned the old steam locomotives into future-proof express locomotives.
General data
Number of axles with traction tyres   2
Number of driven axles   2
Coupling   NEM shaft 362 with close coupling mechanism at the tender
Minimum radius   419 mm
Smoke generator retrofittable   yes
Smoke generator Article number (digital)   Seuthe no. 11
Flywheel   yes
Interface   Electrical interface for digital decoders (ask Ajckids) according to NEM 652 standards with plug-in fixture
Sound   yes
Motor   5-pole motor
Digital decoder   NEM 652
LED head light   yes
Length over buffer   272 mm

EAN/UPC: 9005033730796