Reihe K (K.W.St.E.) | Gauge H0 - Article No. 37055

Steam Locomotive.

Prototype: Royal Württemberg State Railways (K.W.St.E.) class K freight locomotive. Version in an all green paint scheme.

Steam Locomotive.
Steam Locomotive.

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Article No.37055
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
KindSteam Locomotives
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  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive comes with a digital decoder, controlled propulsion, and a sound effects generator. Powerful can motor with a bell-shaped armature, built into the boiler. Rigid frame with side play for the axles, enables the locomotive to negotiate sharp curves. 6 axles powered. 4 traction tires. Adjustable close coupling between the locomotive and the tender. Detailed engineer's cab, figures of a locomotive engineer and fireman are included. Free-standing headlight lanterns with integrated LED's. The locomotive is ready for installation of the 7226 smoke generator. The headlights and the smoke generator contact will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The steam locomotive operating sound effects, the whistle, as well as the acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally with a Control Unit or Märklin Systems. Additional sound effects functions can be controlled digitally with Märklin Systems. Brake hoses and prototype couplers can be installed on the buffer beam. Length over the buffers 23.5 cm / 9-1/4". The locomotive comes packaged in a decorative wooden case.

    One-time series for the anniversary 200 years of the Kingdom of Württemberg.

  • Publications

    - Product programme 2005 - New items brochure 2005 - Product programme 2006
  • Prototype information

    The Royal Württemberg State Railways had two routes with steep grades in the notorious Geislingen Grade and the rail line Bretten-Ulm. They demanded everything locomotives had to give. As train loads continuously increased in the early years of the 20th century, the state railroads required more powerful locomotives that had to have a maximum axle load of 16 metric tons. For that reason, in 1917 the designers boldly went a step further with the class K with its 6 coupled driving axles. In order to ensure good running characteristics on curves, the first and sixth axles had side play. The Esslingen Machinery Company reduced the wheel flange by 15 mm / 9/16" on the third and fourth driving axles. The two outer cylinders were connected to the fourth set of driving wheels, the two inner cylinders were connected to the third set of driving wheels. Test runs demonstrated that the locomotives offered unusually good performance on grades. On level ground, however, they were underutilized and were consequently not economical. Their service life was spent pretty much on their home routes in Württemberg. In the World War II some of these locomotives operated as far as Austria, Hungary, and Yugoslavia. In 1953, the German Federal Railway took the last class K (designated as the class 59.0 starting in 1925) locomotive out of service. In Austria these locomotives were in service until 1957 as the class 659.

  • Digital Functions

    Control UnitMobile StationMobile Station 2Central Station 1/2Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Smoke generator contact
    Steam locomotive op. sounds
    Locomotive whistle
    Direct control
    Sound of coal being shoveled
    Air pump / compressor
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Operating sounds
    Letting off steam / air
    Grate Shaken

    * 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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