BR 210, DB | Gauge H0 - Article No. 39188

Class 210 Diesel Locomotive

With More Horsepower to Lindau
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.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 210 general-purpose diesel locomotive, used for premium passenger service on the Allgäu Line. Diesel hydraulic locomotive with a supplemental gas turbine and gas turbine exhaust hoods. Locomotive road number 210 003-0. The locomotive looks as it did around 1972.

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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
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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.
  • Product description

    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".

    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.

    One-time series.

  • 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 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.

  • Digital Functions

    Control UnitMobile StationMobile Station 2Central Station 1/2Central 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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