The 08 1001 is one of the largest steam locomotives ever on german tracks. A reason for Märklin to present this unusual locomotive with its turbulent history for your layout as an H0 model. A top-level model for model railroaders with high demands.

Class 08 Steam Locomotive

Prototype: Class 08 heavy express steam locomotive with a powdered coal tender based on the type 2´2´T34. Version as an experimental locomotive with powdered coal firing for the GDR German State Railroad (DR/DDR). Locomotive road number 08 1001. The locomotive looks as it did in the Mid-Fifties.

Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive light and sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. The model has a factory-installed 72270 smoke unit. The dual headlights on the locomotive and tender change over with the direction of travel. They and the built-in smoke unit will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. There is also cab lighting and running gear lights that can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for lighting. There is an adjustable coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender. The rear of the tender has a close coupler in an NEM pocket with a guide mechanism. The minimum radius for operation is 437.5 mm / 17-1/4". Brake hoses, heating lines, and imitation prototype couplers are included. Length over the buffers 29.4 cm / 11-9/16".


  • New tooling as an experimental powdered coal locomotive with a powdered coal tender and many separately applied details included.
  • Cab lighting and running gear lights can be controlled digitally.
  • Equipped with factory-installed smoke unit.
  • World of Operation mfx+ decoder and extensive light and sound functions included.

One-time series.

    This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 22912.

    Price: 629,99 EUR

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    Class 08 Steam Locomotive

    Article No. 39242
    Gauge H0
    Era III
    Kind Locomotives
    Article not produced anymore. 629,99 € UVP, incl. Tax