BR 78 DRG | Gauge H0 - Article No. 37073

Tank Locomotive.

Prototype: German State Railroad Company (DRG) class 78. Version for "Ruhr Express Service".

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Tank Locomotive.
Tank Locomotive.

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Article No.37073
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
EraII
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  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive comes with a digital decoder and controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 3 axles powered. 2 traction tires. Many separately applied details. Separately applied signboard on the smoke box. The headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally with the 6021 Control Unit. Length over the buffers 16.9 cm / 6-5/8".

  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2003 - Product programme 2003/2004 - Product programme 2005 - Product programme 2006
  • Prototype information

    The increase in the population in the Ruhr and Saal areas led to a demand for fast connections between cities as early as the provincial railroad period. Different studies were commissioned and carried out. The actual breakthrough did not occur until 1932 when the "Ruhr Express Service" was placed into service with a total of 32 trains between Essen and Dortmund. The train routes were continuously expanded and extended to Cologne, Mönchengladbach and Wuppertal-Vohwinkel. In addition to different powered rail cars, the 4-axle "English design" compartment cars turned out particularly well in this service. The attractive paint scheme became a trademark symbol for this regularly scheduled express passenger service. The dense sequence of stations, most of them only a 30 to 60 second stop, demanded locomotives that could accelerate quickly. The class 78 met this equirement as if it were child"s play. The additional sign mounted on the smoke box was another indication of the special use for these units.

Warning

ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years