|Gauge / Design type||H0 / 1:87|
This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 22651. This locomotive goes well with the 43481, 43482, 43483, 43484, and 43485 IC2 bi-level cars.
For a long time, railroad passengers had to wait for new locomotives and rolling stock in long-distance service, but on September 23, 2015, movement finally came into the next generation of IC trains. The bi-level ICs from Bombardier were given provisional authorization by the EBA. As part of a press event several days later at the Potsdam station "Park Sanssouci", the DB AG presented the first bi-level, five-part Intercity to the public under the new slogan "IC 2". It was initially pulled by class 146.5 electric locomotives. Conceptually, the bi-level IC trains have been planned from the TWINDEXX series for the so-called edge network of long-distance service. These connections are certainly subject to weaker demand but they do represent important feeder services into the core network connecting metropolitan regions. A maximum speed of 160 km/h / 100 mph appeared sufficient since higher speeds cannot be run for long periods on many of the potential routes anyway. Starting with the annual schedule for 2019, the five-part, bi-level IC will also be running – handled moreover operationally as powered rail car trains – between Nürnberg and Munich, and Karlsruhe as well as between Stuttgart and Singen. Here the new class 147.5 TRAXX units will be serving as motive power. They are essentially the same as the class 147.0 (TRAXX P160 AC3) – naturally now with the long-distance service paint scheme. They are derived from the TRAXX 3 version from Bombardier first presented in 2011 and reworked further with extensive changes in particular to the trucks as well as an improved locomotive body. Road numbers 147 551-567 are also authorized for use in Switzerland and are available to the DB Long Distance Group for IC 2 service between Stuttgart and Singen.
|Control Unit||Mobile Station||Mobile Station 2||Central Station 1/2||Central
Mobile Station 2**
|Electric locomotive op. sounds|
|Sound of squealing brakes off|
|Headlight(s): Cab2 End|
|High Pitch Horn|
|Headlight(s): Cab1 End|
|Letting off Air|
** New features of the Mobile Station 2 (Part No. 60657/66955) with the Software Update 3.55