Gauge H0 - Article No. 37449

Class 146.5 Electric Locomotive

Train passengers had to wait a long time for new locomotives and cars in long-distance service, but on September 23, 2015, there was finally movement in the next generation IC trains. The bi-level ICs (IC2) from Bombardier were given preliminary authorization by the EBA. On these new locomotives and cars there was now shuttle train compositions, consisting of a class 146.5 (TRAXX P160 AC2) electric locomotive as well as five bi-level cars, type TWINDEXX 2010. The interior features of the cars sparkle with a modern level of equipment and comfort. The five-part bi-level set offers seating for 465, 70 of which are in 1st class. Twenty-seven trains were placed into service, which are run as units with the numbers 2850-2876. They are used chiefly on the IC Lines 35 (Norddeich – Emden – Münster – Düsseldorf – Cologne – Koblenz), 55 (Dresden – Leipzig – Hannover – Cologne), and 56 (Leipzig – Magdeburg – Hannover – Norddeich).

Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 146.5 electric locomotive for long-distance service. Dual system locomotive from the TRAXX type program (P 160 AC2). Light gray long-distance paint scheme with traffic red decorative striping, in the current IC design. Locomotive for the train route: IC 2045 from Cologne to Dresden Main Station. Locomotive road number 146 572-3. The locomotive looks as it did around 2020.

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Class 146.5 Electric Locomotive
Class 146.5 Electric Locomotive
Class 146.5 Electric Locomotive
Class 146.5 Electric Locomotive

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Article No. 37449
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era VI
Kind Electric Locomotives
369,00 € RRP, incl. Tax
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  • New prototypical train route: IC 2045 from Cologne to Dresden Main Station
  • Train Number 2873
  • Ideal locomotive for the IC2 bi-level cars to form correct 6-part train units
  • mfx+ World of Operation decoder and extensive operation and sound functions included
  • Multi-train announcements included for the next stop of the IC 2045 and IC 2046 when changing the direction of travel
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. Various station announcements change with the locomotive's direction of travel. The greeting to passengers just boarded and train announcements for the next stop also change with the locomotive's direction of travel. The locomotive has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered using cardan shafts. Traction tires. The cabs have interior details. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The headlights at Locomotive Ends 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. When the headlights are off at both ends, the double "A" light function is on at both ends. There is a lighted train destination display "IC 2045 Dresden Hbf" at the ends above the cabs. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. Length over the buffers approximately 21.7 cm / 8-1/2".

    The IC2 bi-level cars to go with this locomotive can also be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item numbers 43486, 43487, 43488, 43489, and 43490 to form a prototypical 6-part train unit.

    This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 25449.

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  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2022 - Product programme 2022/2023 - Product programme 2023/2024
  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Station Announcements
    Electric locomotive op. sounds
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Headlight(s): Cab2 End
    High Pitch Horn
    Headlight(s): Cab1 End
    Surrounding sounds
    Conductor's Whistle
    Doors Closing
    Train announcement
    Sound of Couplers Engaging
    Pantograph Sounds
    Blower motors
    Letting off Air
    Station Announcements
    Station Announcements
    Station Announcements

    * 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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