Electric Locomotive.
Electric Locomotive.

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Article No. 37322
Gauge H0
Design type 1:87
Era V
Kind Electric Locomotives
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Highlights

  • Heavy metal construction for the frame and body.
  • Extensive sound functions that can be controlled digitally.
Electric Locomotive.

Product

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The headlights change over with the direction of travel, have the Swiss headlight / marker light code (triple headlights / 1 white maker light), will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The lighting is maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons. The couplers...

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The headlights change over with the direction of travel, have the Swiss headlight / marker light code (triple headlights / 1 white maker light), will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The lighting is maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons. The couplers can be replaced by detailed end skirting. Minimum radius for operation 360 mm / 14-3/16". Total length over the buffers 22.2 cm / 8-3/4".

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Publications

- New items brochure 2011 - Product programme 2011/2012

Prototype information

Four prototypes of the Re 6/6 were initially built, of which two were equipped with divided locomotive bodies that move vertically thus adapting to conditions in an optimal manner. Test runs showed that this was not necessary for the regular production locomotive and all 85 regular units built from 1975 to 1980 were equipped with a one piece locomotive body. The engineer's cabs on the Re 6/6 borrowed heavily from the design for the Re 4/4 II as did the electrical equipment for the transformers,...

Four prototypes of the Re 6/6 were initially built, of which two were equipped with divided locomotive bodies that move vertically thus adapting to conditions in an optimal manner. Test runs showed that this was not necessary for the regular production locomotive and all 85 regular units built from 1975 to 1980 were equipped with a one piece locomotive body. The engineer's cabs on the Re 6/6 borrowed heavily from the design for the Re 4/4 II as did the electrical equipment for the transformers, of which the Re 6/6 has two. These locomotives are 19,310 mm / 63 feet 4-3/16 inches long, weigh 120 metric tons, and have a maximum speed of 140 km/h / 87 mph; their performance is 7,850 kilowatts / 10,527 horsepower. One particular technical feature is the locomotives' acceleration under optimal conditions: From 0 to 100 km/h / 63 mph in 5.8 seconds. The Re 6/6 locomotives have had to undergo several paint variations and overhauls. Thirty locomotives were equipped with remote radio control starting in 2000; these units are used with the designation Re 6/6 f. The UIC designation for the class Re 6/6 is the class 620, which can be seen with increasing frequency on the locomotives. The 88 units still in service all belong to the SBB Cargo business area and haul heavy freight trains to all corners of Switzerland, also over the Gotthard route with a Re 4/4 II or Re 4/4 III in tandem motive power consists. The class Re 6/6 locomotives were even an alternative to a Re 4/4 II double motive power combination in heavy passenger service. After the modern class 460 was mainly assigned to passenger service, the impressive Re 6/6 with its three trucks once again dominates freight service on the Gotthard.

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Features

) Metal frame and locomotive body.
c Digital locomotives with high-efficiency propulsion. Maximum speed and acceleration / delay are adjustable. Special motor with electronically enhanced load compensation or a compact bellshaped armature. Can be operated with Märklin transformers, in the Märklin Delta system or in the Märklin Digital system. One controllable auxiliary function (function), when the locomotive is being run in the Digital system.
e Digital decoder with up to 32 digitally controlled functions. The quantity depends on the controller being used.
h Built-in sound effects circuit.
H Triple headlights that change over with the direction of travel.
P Triple headlights and a white marker light that change over with the direction of travel.
i Power supply can be switched to operated from catenary.
T Märklin close couplers in standard pocket with pivot point.
5 Era 5

Warning

ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years

Digital Functions

Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
Headlight(s)
Long distance headlights
Electric locomotive op. sounds
Locomotive whistle
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Headlight(s): Cab2 End
Whistle for switching maneuver
Headlight(s): Cab1 End
Main Relay
Compressor

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