BR 245 | Gauge H0 - Article No. 36645

Diesel Locomotive

Underway the Modern Way
Märklin has never had this one: the class 245 multi-engine locomotive from the TRAXX family of locomotives. Abundantly equipped with sound functions, mfx, and LED lights, yet affordable. Together with the bi-level cars to go with it from the advanced model railroader's segment (item numbers 43570 and 43571) it will guaranteed that modern passenger train ambiance on any layout.

Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 245 diesel electric locomotive. Built by Bombardier as a production locomotive from the TRAXX family of locomotives.

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Diesel Locomotive
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Article No. 36645
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era VI
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  • First time for an edition of the class 245 "Multi-Engine" locomotive.
  • Locomotive includes an mfx decoder and a variety of sound functions.
  • Detailed, affordable beginner's model with extensive features.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has a special motor. 4 axles powered by means of cardan shafts. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. Length over the buffers 21.7 cm / 8-1/2".

    Cars to go with this locomotive to make up a train can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item numbers 43570 and 43571.

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  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2015 - Start up Catalog 2015 - Product programme 2015/2016 - Start up Catalog 2016 - Product programme 2016/2017
  • Prototype information

    DB AG Class 245 Diesel Locomotive The German Railroad began several years ago to search for a suitable replacement for the class 218 diesel locomotives that had been greatly burdened for almost four decades. The new locomotives had to be in a position to haul medium heavy regional passenger and freight trains without problem. The DB was finally successful with Bombardier, which was offering the class 246 single-motor diesel locomotive class developed from the Traxx family. This diesel electric unit had turned in excellent results for several years pulling Metronom bi-level trains between Hamburg and Cuxhaven. New exhaust regulations made it difficult to build any more of the class 246. Bombardier therefore hit upon another path. Instead of a large diesel motor, that still had to be modified for the exhaust regulations, the just 19 meter / 62 feet 4 inches long and 83 ton locomotives were equipped with four individual, smaller diesel motors that met the new EU exhaust regulations Stage III B. Another advantage is turning individual motors on or off depending on the performance required to enable at least theoretically a way to run the locomotive that saves fuel and that is environmentally friendly. Here the electronics decides without action on the part of the locomotive engineer when unneeded motor performance and which motor is shut off. The latter in order to achieve maintenance cycles for the motors that are as equal as possible. Convinced of the virtues of this variant, the DB now concluded a framework agreement with Bombardier for delivery of 200 of the new class 245 locomotives. After successful test runs with the prototype road number 245 001, the DB-Regio immediately ordered 20 units for the regional areas of Frankfurt/Main, Mühldorf, and Kempten. These locomotives can do 160 km/h / 100 mph and they are powered by four six-cylinder Caterpillar CAT C18 diesel motors with a total output of 2,252 kilowatts / 3,062 horsepower. They impress people with their acceleration. The DB long-distance passenger service group ordered seven additional 245 units on June 10, 2014 to replace the class 218 the Sylt shuttles, whereby a single 245 will replace two 218 units.

  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Sound of Couplers Engaging
    Diesel locomotive op. sounds
    Low Pitch Horn
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Headlight(s): Cab2 End
    High Pitch Horn
    Headlight(s): Cab1 End
    Conductor's Whistle
    Station Announcements
    Station Announcements
    Blower motors
    Rail Joints

    * New features of the Central Station 2 (Part No. 60213, 60214 or 60215) with the software update 4.2

    ** New features of the Mobile Station 2 (Part No. 60657/66955) with the Software Update 3.55


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