Trix 12259 - K.Bay.Sts.B. Steam Locomotive w/Tender with Sound

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Scale: N-Scale

EAN/UPC: 4028106122590

System: 2-Rail DC.

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Prototype: Royal Bavarian State Railroad (K.Bay.Sts.B.) class S 3/6 express locomotive. Early production run with a streamlined engineer's cab and gas lighting. Used for fast passenger trains, express trains, and cross-border long distance trains. Era I.  

Highlights Detailed high-tech model. Motor with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel in the locomotive. Decoder for DCC, Selectrix, and conventional operation. Sound effects circuit with steam locomotive sounds. 

The locomotive and tender are constructed of die-cast metal. The locomotive has a powerful motor with a bell-shaped armature and a flywheel. The motor and the gear drive are built into the locomotive. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive has a digital decoder for DCC, Selectrix, and conventional operation, built into the tender. The sound effects circuit with a speaker is also built into the tender. The headlights change over with the direction of travel and There is a close coupling between the locomotive and the tender. Length over the buffers 134 mm / 5-1/4". 

Prototype information A Beauty on the Rails. The Royal Bavarian State Railroad bought probably the most famous and beautiful of all Bavarian express locomotives from 1908 to 1931. This means the last S 3/6 units were delivered 6 years after the introduction of the standard design class 01, without a doubt proof of the successful design. The famous S 3/6 was the epitome of Bavarian locomotive building. There were only slight differences among the first four production runs. The driving wheel diameter was 1,870 mm / 73-5/8". Thanks to its high level of performance and very efficient coal consumption, the S 3/6 was modestly a great success. 159 locomotives were built in 16 groups. Immediately after its introduction it took over the main role in Bavarian express train service. It pulled express trains from Munich to Nürnberg, Regensburg, Lindau, Ulm, Würzburg, Aschaffenburg, Salzburg, and Kufstein. It was even the motive power for famous trains such as the Orient Express. In the German State Railroad period, its use as the motive power for the Rheingold was surely the high point of its career. The last unit on the German Federal Railroad was retired in 1966. Several museum locomotives remain preserved, among them one in the German National Museum in Munich and an operational unit at the Bavarian Railroad Museum in Nördlingen. The latter is currently one of the busiest steam locomotives for special runs. 


EAN/UPC: 4028106122590