Electric locomotive BR 101 "Design & Bahn"

For the first time at Märklin with a center motor and drive on all 4 axles

The DB Museum in Nuremberg will host the special exhibition "Design & Railway" from 01 October 2021. For the first time, an exhibition in Germany is dedicated to the history of design in railroads. Until June 12, 2022, the development of railroad design in Germany will be presented in 20 episodes - starting in the period around 1900.

To draw attention to the exhibition, the DB Museum and the Märklin company have come up with something very special. Together with industrial designer Gudrun Geiblinger, a special locomotive was created from the 101 003-02 electric locomotive in prototype and model. Dynamically curved brush strokes in red, blue and green pick up on the colors of the exhibition in the DB Museum. Both sides of the locomotive are designed differently.

Foto: DB Museum/ Uwe Niklas

Role model

German Railroad (DB AG) class 101 express locomotive. The locomotive's operating condition is 2021. The elaborate livery was applied at the DB Regio plant in Dortmund. In its new livery, the 101 003-2 will be on German rail service for one year. After that, it will be restored to its original condition.

» Video: Insight foiling» Video: Artist Gudrun Geiblinger about the design concept» Video: Insight special exhibition "Design & Bahn"


This special version of the 101 003-2 is appearing in H0 for the first time at Märklin with a center motor and propulsion on all four axles. The model is also available in gauge Z.

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This model is also available for DC operation at Trix H0 (T25379) and in N gauge at Minitrix (T16087).

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