The Märklin Telex coupler for remote-controlled coupling and uncoupling of model railroad cars to locomotives was patented as long as 40 years ago. This equipment has since turned out to be the ideal auxiliary function, particularly for switch engines. Since the introduction of the Digital System, the Telex coupler has been the easiest and most elegant solution for switching maneuvers. Modern digital locomotives with adjustable speed and acceleration and braking delay that can be turned off now enable precise and prototypical switching work.
The model of the DB V 60 switch engine has been a classic in the Märklin program for decades. This locomotive is now being given a newly tooled metal body with separately applied plastic parts as an addition to the frame that was redesigned recently. The detailing has been refined on this new model, particularly in the area of the end handrails, the windows, and the headlights.