BR 288 DB AG | Gauge H0 - Article No. 37284

Heavy Diesel Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 288. Former class V 188.

Heavy Diesel Locomotive.
Heavy Diesel Locomotive.

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Article No.37284
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
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  • Double locomotive with 2 motors.
  • Weighs over 750 grams / 1 pound 10 ounces.
  • Realistic diesel locomotive sounds.
  • Product description

    Model: Locomotive comes with a digital decoder, controlled high
    efficiency propulsion and sound effects circuit. Both units have a motor. 4 axles powered. 4 traction tires. Headlights are maintenancefree LED's. Headlights and diesel motor sound effects work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Sound effects of a horn and a whistle as well as the acceleration and braking delay are controlled digitally with the 6021 Control Unit. Special close coupling with guide mechanism between the locomotives. Length over buffers 25.8 cm / 10-3/16*.

  • Publications

    - Product programme 2000 / 2001 - Product programme 2001 / 2002 - Product programme 2002 / 2003 - Product programme 2003/2004
  • Prototype information

    Diesel or Electric Locomotive? The German Federal Railroad's only diesel electric locomotives were the two double locomotives, V 188 001 and V 188 002, built in 1939 by Krupp in Essen and by Siemens. In the 1950s these two giants were thoroughly overhauled by Krauss-Maffei in Munich, with a preserved third pair serving as a source of parts. The old diesel motors, each with 940 horsepower, were replaced by new 12 cylinder units, each with 1,100 horsepower and developed by Maybach for the modern V 200 diesel locomotive. Their classification remained as the V 188 (from the earlier 1,880 horsepower rating). The brake equipment, the heating plant and other equipment were constantly adapted to changing requirements. The paint scheme was also adapted to the red scheme used for the newly built diesel locomotives of the time. Starting in 1968 the computer number 288 was the new class for both pairs of locomotives. The earlier designations "a" and "b" for the respective halves were retained and not changed to the pure number representation. The service performed by these two veterans in Franconia lasted another two or four years, In 1971 diesel electric traction on the DB finally came to an end for good.


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