Class 210 Diesel Locomotive
Class 210 Diesel Locomotive
Class 210 Diesel Locomotive
Class 210 Diesel Locomotive

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Article No. 39188
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era IV
Kind Diesel Locomotives
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Highlights

  • Metal construction.
  • Typical gas turbine exhaust hoods included.
  • "World of Operation" mfx+ decoder with gas turbine sounds and other light and sound functions.
Class 210 Diesel Locomotive

Product

Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound and light functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts. Traction tires. 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...

Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound and light functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts. Traction tires. 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" lights are on at both ends. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons on the sides and ends. It also has a detailed buffer beam. Length over the buffers 18.9 cm / 7-7/16".

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One-time series.

Product info

The express train passenger car set to go with this locomotive for the express train D 360 can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 42918.

Publications

- New items brochure 2017 - Product programme 2017/2018

Prototype information

The Class 210 - Gas Turbine on the Allgäu Line. The DB considered an increase in power for the class V 160 locomotives for the heavy passenger service on the route from Munich to Lindau. At that time, this route was still not electrified and had many curves, and there was a need to increase the speed and efficiency of the operation between Munich and Zürich. The V 160 was planned for medium heavy service, and the decision was thus taken by the German Federal Railroad to purchase 8 class 210...

The Class 210 - Gas Turbine on the Allgäu Line. The DB considered an increase in power for the class V 160 locomotives for the heavy passenger service on the route from Munich to Lindau. At that time, this route was still not electrified and had many curves, and there was a need to increase the speed and efficiency of the operation between Munich and Zürich. The V 160 was planned for medium heavy service, and the decision was thus taken by the German Federal Railroad to purchase 8 class 210 diesel locomotives with supplemental gas turbine drive. The class 210 looked and was technically almost identical to the class 218. Since the maximum speed was set at 160 km/h / 100 mph, the brake system had to be reinforced. When more performance was required, the gas turbine built by Klöckner-Humboldt-Deutz was switched on with 19,250 rpm. The turbine was also diesel powered and the exhaust was routed outside through a stack on the roof. This stack was also the visually striking feature that set the class 210 apart from its close sibling the class 218. Due to the increase in performance achieved by the gas turbine, all 8 diesel locomotives, stationed in Kempten from 1970 on, were rated as the most powerful four-axle diesel locomotives in Germany. Previous experience gained with gas turbines allowed the German Federal Railroad to put the class 210 quickly into service, and these locomotives largely fulfilled the expectations set for them. In 1978, numerous accidents accumulated, and an examination after a fire involving a gas turbine revealed that turning the gas turbine on and off frequently affected its service life considerably. The railroad authorities then decided to remove the gas turbines and reduce the maximum speed to 140 km/h / 88 mph. The locomotives were now the same as the class 218; they were designated as the class 218.9 and were used in pairs as multiple unit motive power to pull trains.

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Features

) Metal frame and locomotive body.
c Digital locomotives with high-efficiency propulsion. Maximum speed and acceleration / delay are adjustable. Special motor with electronically enhanced load compensation or a compact bellshaped armature. Can be operated with Märklin transformers, in the Märklin Delta system or in the Märklin Digital system. One controllable auxiliary function (function), when the locomotive is being run in the Digital system.
# mfx+ digital decoder
§ DCC decoder
h Built-in sound effects circuit.
G Triple headlights front and rear.
N Triple headlights and two red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
T Märklin close couplers in standard pocket with pivot point.
4 Era 4
Y

Warning

ATTENTION: adults only

Digital Functions

Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
Mobile Station 2**
Headlight(s)
Operating Sounds 1
Diesel locomotive op. sounds
Low Pitch Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Headlight(s): Cab2 End
High Pitch Horn
Headlight(s): Cab1 End
Surrounding sounds
Station Announcements
Conductor's Whistle
Doors Closing
Greeting
Train announcement
Sanding
Letting off Air
Blower motors
Brake Compressor
Replenishing fuel

* 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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