New Item Gauge H0 - Article No. 39215

Class 218 Diesel Locomotive

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 218 diesel locomotive. Ocean blue / ivory basic paint scheme. Road number 218 401-8. The locomotive looks as it did starting in 1976.

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Class 218 Diesel Locomotive
Class 218 Diesel Locomotive
Class 218 Diesel Locomotive
Class 218 Diesel Locomotive
Class 218 Diesel Locomotive
Class 218 Diesel Locomotive

Most Important Facts

Article No. 39215
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era IV
Kind Diesel Locomotives
339,00 € RRP, incl. Tax
planned delivery: 3rd quarter 2024 Find Dealer


  • Another Märklin classic.
  • First time to include digitally controlled engine room lighting.
  • Locomotive frame and body constructed of metal.
  • Prototypical roof construction of the class 218.4 with large cooling vents.
  • Cab lighting can be controlled digitally.
  • Close couplers with guide mechanisms.
  • mfx+ digital decoder with extensive light and sound functions.
  • Buffer height conforms to the NEM.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled, high-efficiency propulsion. All four axles powered. Traction tires. Triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. Headlights at Locomotive Ends 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. There is a double A light function. Cab lighting changes over with the direction of travel. It and the engine room lighting can be controlled digitally. 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. The buffer height conforms to the NEM. There are close coupler with guide mechanisms. Brake lines and prototype couplers are included separately for installation on the locomotive.
    Length over the buffers 18.9 cm / 7-7/16".

    Passenger cars to go with this locomotive can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item numbers 43897, 43898, and 43899. This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 22431.

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  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2024
  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Diesel locomotive op. sounds
    Direct control
    Engine room lighting
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Headlights locomotive end 2 off
    Switching range + switching light
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Headlights locomotive end 1 off
    Blower motors
    Letting off Air
    Opening cab door
    Operating sounds
    Train control warning sound
    Replenishing diesel fuel
    Coupler sounds
    Conductor's Whistle
    Rail Joints

    * 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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