BR V 36 + V 36 DB | Gauge H0 - Article No. 37355

Diesel Locomotive in M.U. Operation.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class V 36. Road numbers 402 and 403 as permanently coupled units in M.U. operation. Used for light freight and passenger trains on branch lines.

Diesel Locomotive in M.U. Operation.
Diesel Locomotive in M.U. Operation.

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Article No.37355
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
KindDiesel Locomotives
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  • M.U. operation with one drive mechanism.
  • Authentic diesel locomotive sounds: motors, horn, brakes, and an oil pump.
  • Product description

    Model: One locomotive comes with an mfx digital decoder and controlled high-efficiency propulsion; the other locomotive (dummy unit) comes with a sound effects generator. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The headlights at the outer ends of the locomotive will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Diesel locomotive operating sounds and a horn as well as acceleration and braking delay can be controlled with a 6021 Control Unit or with Märklin Systems. The sounds of the oil pump and squealing brakes can be controlled with Märklin Systems. The locomotive has many separately applied details. Total length over the buffers 21.6 cm / 8-7/16".

    One-time series.

  • Publications

    - Product programme 2007/2008 - Fall New Items 2007
  • Prototype information

    The Tiny Twins. After the Second World War, the V 36 was practically the only mass-produced diesel locomotive available to the new DB and the East German DR. Around 120 of these units built from 1937 to 1944 were still in existence and the DB had another 30 locomotives built from the same designs. They were used in switching work and on transfer routes. These locomotives produced 360 horsepower and could be upgraded to the medium power class for road operation with light passenger or freight trains. A simple form of M.U. operation back to back was included in the design of the V 36. Both cabs were accessible by means of crossover doors, and direct communication between them was possible. At that time two-man operation was the rule anyway with this locomotive class; in operation as pairs the workplaces were separated by the buffer beams. The mechanical connection of the throttles for both locomotives and control from one cab was possible in a limited way. The novel by Erich Kästner in 1949 gave the double locomotive its nickname in German "Doppelte Lottchen" or "Double Lotte" (in English, an approximate equivalent is "Tiny Twins"). The option of m.u. operation was used again and again until finally the compact V 100 was available in sufficient quantities. Today, two museum locomotives sometimes meet to form a special attraction - the "Tiny Twins".

  • Digital Functions

    Control UnitMobile StationMobile Station 2Central Station 1/2Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Diesel locomotive op. sounds
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off

    * 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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