BR 50 DRG | Gauge H0 - Article No. 37849

Steam Locomotive with a Tender.

Prototype: German State Railroad Company (DRG) class 50. Version with a box-style tender and Wagner smoke deflectors.

Steam Locomotive with a Tender.
Steam Locomotive with a Tender.

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Article No.37849
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
KindSteam Locomotives
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  • Motor and gear drive in the locomotive,
  • decoder in the tender.
  • Special articulated locomotive frame.
  • Telex coupler on the tender for remote controlled uncoupling of cars.
  • Realistic steam locomotive sounds.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive comes with an mfx digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, a Telex coupler on the tender, and a sound effects generator. The motor is in the boiler. 5 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive frame is articulated to enable the unit to negotiate sharp curves. The headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. A 7226 generator can be installed in the locomotive. The smoke generator contact, the Telex coupler, steam locomotive operating sounds, as well as the acceleration and braking delay can be controlled with a 6021 Control Unit or with Märklin Systems. Additional operating sounds can be controlled with Märklin Systems. The pilot truck has a close coupler in an NEM coupler pocket. There is an adjustable close coupling between the locomotive and the tender. Length over the buffers 26.3 cm / 26.5 cm / 10-3/8" / 10-7/16".

    The coal cars from the 46045 set make up an appropriate train for the former German State Railroad class 50.

    One-time series.

  • Publications

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

    When "Heinrich" / "Henry" was still smaller ... Coal is a bulk freight that has traditionally been conveyed by rail. In the Thirties it was domestic coal that had to be transported from the coalfields in Germany. To the extent that the areas of demand were not on the major main lines, the axle loads for transport on branch lines were limited. For that reason small, short freight cars were used for a long time - similar to in England - that spread the load over many axles. This meant that the black gold could be brought with trans-loading from the sidings for the coal mine to the industrial siding at the boiler house or to the siding for the fuel dealer. Typical for these cars were the car types "Schwerin" and "Nürnberg" with a load limit each of 15 metric tons. Around 40,000 of these cars were available for use on the DRG around 1930. The locomotives had to fulfill corresponding requirements for this work: powerful motive power with a low axle load. This was exactly the design of the class 50 as a lightweight freight locomotive. With an axle load of 15 metric tons and 5 powered axles, this locomotive reached a starting tractive effort of around 16 metric tons (160 kilonewtons). On flat terrain it could confidently master a typical heavy coal train with 30 cars and 700 metric tons. The track network had to be expanded first before the "Lange Heinrich" / "Long Henry" could grow to its full size: load capacity, block length, and safety equipment were not sufficient for a 4,000 metric ton train until the DB era.

  • Digital Functions

    Control UnitMobile StationMobile Station 2Central Station 1/2Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Smoke generator contact
    Telex coupler(s)
    Steam locomotive op. sounds
    Direct control
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Air Pump
    Sound of coal being shoveled
    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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