Serie De 6/6 III SBB | Gauge H0 - Article No. 37521

Electric Locomotive.

Prototype: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB-CFF-FFS) class De 6/6, "Seetal Crocodile".

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Electric Locomotive.
Electric Locomotive.

Most Important Facts

Article No. 37521
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era IV
Kind Electric Locomotives
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Highlights

  • Completely new tooling.
  • Metal model.
  • All axles powered.
  • Detailling specific to this typeof locomotive.
  • Product description

    Model: Comes with a Digital decoder and controlled high-efficiency propulsion. Special motor with a flywheel. 6 axles powered. 4 traction tires. Articulated frame to enable locomotive to negotiate sharp
    curves. Headlights work in conventional operation and can also be controlled digitally. Marker lights as well as acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally with the 6021 Control Unit. Separately applied metal handrails. Length over buffers
    16.2 cm / 6-3/8*.

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  • Publications

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

    Seetal Crocodile The lines for the Swiss Seetal Railroad near Wildegg and Beromünster were electrified from 1910 to 1930 with 5.5 kilovolts / 25 Hertz current, a leftover from the private railroad era. When the railroads were nationalized in 1922, the SBB took the simultaneous decision to standardize the system of current for powering locomotives and to purchase a new locomotive. Hence, in 1926 three of the class De 6/6 were already equipped for the standard current of 15 kilovolts / 16 2/3 Hertz. The "Seetal Crocodile" lives up to its name: The design for its frame is quite similar to that of the famous SBB Crocodiles. Two groups of driving wheels (here without pilot trucks) support a three-part body. Since the Seetal locomotives had to be more maneuverable and lighter, suitable mechanical parts were used from the small class Ee 3/3 switch engine built at the same time. Each power truck frame is driven by a motor via a jackshaft and diagonal side rods, the whole putting out 850 kilowatts or 1,140 horsepower and enabling a top speed of 50 km/h or 31 mph. A characteristic feature of these units are the large air intakes on the appliance side of the locomotive for cooling the transformers, and the single pantograph. These three small Crocodiles were in use on the SBB until 1983, since the 1950s primarily as switch engines. The one locomotive still in existence, no. 15301, now belongs to the Oensingen-Balsthal Railroad and is awaiting financing for its restoration.

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