class38-historic

A Locomotive that made History.

New construction from Märklin. The class 38 returns!

This class 38.10-40 with builder number 3676 and built in 1921 achieved many years of service to enter the history of German railroad technology in 1951 as the legendary experimental locomotive, road number 78 1001. (Märklin Article No. 39380)

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 38.10-40 steam locomotive with a tender. Former Prussian P8. Version with two boiler domes, small Wagner smoke deflectors, and a box-style tender. Road number 38 2919. The locomotive looks as it did around 1949/50.

The Class 38 Steam Locomotive

The front of the locomotive is prototypically on target with the DRB lanterns typical for early Era III and small Wagner smoke deflectors. The arrangement of the boiler fittings with the steam dome, sand box, and feed water purifier is modelled as exactly as possible from the prototype. This also applies to the fine spoked wheelsets on the locomotive and tender. The mostly metal construction provides very good running characteristics for the model and its impressive pulling power is thanks to a powerful motor mounted in the boiler. This class 38 is a must on every model railroad layout because it has its own quite exciting history.

Discover the details
  • New tooling including a feed water cleaner
  • Well-balanced running characteristics
  • Numerous options for digital operation
  • Built-in smoke unit contact

The Class 38 Steam Locomotive

The front of the locomotive is prototypically on target with the DRB lanterns typical for early Era III and small Wagner smoke deflectors. The arrangement of the boiler fittings with the steam dome, sand box, and feed water purifier is modelled as exactly as possible from the prototype. This also applies to the fine spoked wheelsets on the locomotive and tender. The mostly metal construction provides very good running characteristics for the model and its impressive pulling power is thanks to a powerful motor mounted in the boiler. This class 38 is a must on every model railroad layout because it has its own quite exciting history.

  • New tooling including a feed water cleaner
  • Well-balanced running characteristics
  • Numerous options for digital operation
  • Built-in smoke unit contact

Steam locomotive in perfection: Discover the BR 38.

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1

Boiler fittings.
One of the striking features is the boiler fittings with a steam dome, sandbox, and feed water purifier.

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2

Lanterns.
To go with early Era III, the model still has two typical German State Railroad lanterns front and rear.

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3

Small details.
Steam lines, lines, whistle, generator and safety valves separately applied.

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4

Motor.
Motor includes a flywheel in the boiler. Drive mechanism by means of a worm / spur gear drive in the running gear on the first driving wheelset.

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5

Aerodynamics.
Small Wagner smoke deflectors.

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6

Coupler.
Operating, current-conducting coupler, can be controlled digitally.

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7

Sanding pipes.
Prototypical sanding pipes.

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8

Smoke box door.
Smoke box door includes central locking device and number board beneath the center.

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9

P8 cab.
Open Prussian design class P8 cab with a ventilation cupola.

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10

Wheelsets.
Finely spoked wheelsets with the correct diameter, also the pilot wheels. Small flanges.

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11

Spoked wheels.
The spoked wheels in the arch bar trucks on the type 2‘2‘T21,5 tender merit special attention.

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12

Tender.
Type 2‘2‘ T21,5 tender with arch bar trucks with spoked wheels.

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13

Lighting.
Cab lighting and flickering light in the firebox.

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14

Feed pump.
Knorr design simple feed pump on the left running board.



The Model

The Highlights:

  • New tooling.
  • Well-balanced running characteristics thanks to metal construction.
  • Numerous options for digital operation.
  • Built-in smoke unit contact, works in analog operation.
  • Very good pulling power.
  • Very good running characteristics.
  • Boiler, wheels, valve gear, frame, tender floor, and tender water tank constructed of metal.
  • Current-conducting close coupler on the tender.

The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. Dual headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The smoke unit contact will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The 72270 smoke unit can be installed in the locomotive. The flickering of the fire can be controlled digitally. In addition, the cab lighting can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. There is a current-conducting close coupler on the tender that can be controlled digitally. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16“. Protective piston rod sleeves, brake hoses, and prototype couplers are included. Length over the buffers 21.3 cm / 8-3/8”.


Download the BR 38 info sheet in four languages now.

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In German, English, French or Dutch:

Info sheet BR 38 DE Info sheet BR 38 EN Info sheet BR 38 FR Info sheet BR 38 NL

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