BR 41 | Gauge H0 - Article No. 37923

Steam Freight Locomotive with a Tender

Prototype: Class 41 steam freight locomotive with a tender. Older version painted and lettered for the German Federal Railroad (DB), with Witte smoke deflectors, older design boiler, type 2´2´T34 standard design tender, DB Reflex glass lamps, inductive magnet on one side, and buffer plate warning stripes. Road number 41 178. The locomotive looks as it did around 1965.

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Steam Freight Locomotive with a Tender
Steam Freight Locomotive with a Tender

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Article No. 37923
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Kind Steam Locomotives
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  • New tooling for the class 41 in the version with the older design boiler.
  • Partially open bar frame and many separately applied details.
  • High-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, in the boiler.
  • A variety of operating and sound functions that can be controlled digitally.
  • Equipped with the new mfx+ digital decoder.
  • Operation possible in beginner, advanced, and expert modes.
  • Simulated operating supplies usage.
  • Realistic running characteristics such as constant speed.
  • Simulated engineer's cab in the Central Station 2 display.
  • Control of the model in the cab mode by means of the touchscreen on the Central Station 2.
  • These new functions are only available in conjunction with the Central Station 2 starting with firmware Version 3.0.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has the new mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, in the boiler. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. The 7226 smoke unit can be installed in the locomotive. The triple headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke unit that can be installed in the locomotive will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. There is an adjustable close coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender for different curves. There is a close coupler with an NEM pocket and guide mechanism on the front of the locomotive and the rear of the tender. Minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Protective sleeves for the piston rods and brake hoses are included as detail parts and can be mounted on the locomotive.
    Length over the buffers 27.5 cm / 10-13/16".

    This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 22375.

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  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2014 - Product programme 2014/2015 - Product programme 2015/2016 - Product programme 2016/2017
  • Prototype information

    The DB Class 41 with the Older Design Boiler The class 41 fast freight locomotive was part of the late developments in the German State Railroad's (DRG) standardized locomotive program. Different components were identical with the classes 06 and 45 developed at about the same time. A special design feature of the class 41 was also common to these other locomotives: Their wheel load could be set either at 18 or 20 metric tons in order to ensure wider use. The frame was a new development but the boiler was the same as on the class 03. The St47K had to be used as the material for the boiler due to the higher boiler pressure of 20 atmospheres or 290 pounds pressure per square inch. The Berlin Machinery Builder, Inc., formerly Louis Schwartzkopff, delivered the two sample units, road numbers 41 001 and 002, in 1936. These units were tested extensively. From 1938 on they were followed by 364 regular production locomotives that were improved somewhat and that were delivered by almost all of the German locomotive builders by 1941. Due to World War II, the DRG canceled another 70 locomotives already ordered and replaced them with the transition war designs and war design locomotives. As with other locomotives, the St47K boiler on the class 41 exhibited after a few years traces of metal fatigue since this boiler material was not resistant to aging and became susceptible to breakage at weld points. For that reason, the boiler pressure was initially reduced to 16 atmospheres or 232 pounds of pressure per square inch starting in the fall of 1941. Furthermore, the DRG purchased a total of 40 replacement boilers in 1943/44 that were made of the much more durable St34 boiler material. After World War II, there were 220 locomotives on the DB's roster and 124 on the GDR's German State Railroad (DR) roster. Since both government railroads could not do without the class 41, numerous units were equipped with new boilers. On the DB 102 units were rebuilt and equipped with welded, high-performance boiler with a combustion chamber. Moreover, 40 units were converted to oil firing. On the units not rebuilt boiler damage could be kept within limits by not exceeding the lowered boiler pressure. Improved welding techniques in the meantime took care of the problems for the most part. The class 41 units with the older design boiler were retired for the most part in the Sixties and only a few units lasted until the computer renumbering system change to the class 041 in 1968. Road numbers 041 253 and 334 were stored at the maintenance facility at Cologne-Eifeltor in September of 1970 and were retired on November 27, 1970.

  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Smoke generator contact
    Steam locomotive op. sounds
    Locomotive whistle
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Letting off Steam
    Air pump / compressor
    Sound of coal being shoveled
    Grate Shaken

    * 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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