BR 230 DB | Gauge H0 - Article No. 39300

Diesel Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 230 large heavy diesel locomotive. V 300 general-purpose locomotive as it looked in the Seventies.

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Diesel Locomotive.
Diesel Locomotive.

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Article No. 39300
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era IV
Kind Diesel Locomotives
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  • Heavy metal construction.
  • Compact design Softdrive Sine high-efficiency propulsion.
  • mfx decoder with sound functions.
  • Highly detailed construction.
  • The marker lights and the engineer's cab lights can be controlled separately from each other.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder, controlled Softdrive Sine high-efficiency propulsion, and a sound generator. The locomotive has a compact design, powerful motor. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts from the centrally mounted motor. Traction tires. The headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The headlights are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs and the marker lights are LEDs. The locomotive has metal grab irons on the sides and ends. The locomotive has detailed buffer beams with separately applied brake hoses and one each flat and rounded buffer plates. The couplers can be replaced with end skirting and imitation prototype couplers.
    Length over the buffers 23.3 cm / 9-3/16".

    An express train to go with this locomotive can be made up with the cars, item nos. 43919 and 43928.

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  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2008 - Product programme 2008/2009 - Product programme 2009/2010
  • Prototype information

    The V 300 - A One-Off with 6 Axles. The firm Krauss-Maffei built three type ML 2200 6-axle locomotives based on the German Federal Railroad's successful V 200 for the Yugoslavian State Railroad. Perhaps in the hope of additional orders, a fourth, identical locomotive with the C-C wheel arrangement was built at Krauss-Maffei's own cost as a demonstrator unit. This locomotive was presented and offered in a striking builder's paint scheme to the German Federal Railroad among others. After several tests, the motor performance for this locomotive was increased and was designated internally at Krauss-Maffei as the type ML 3000 C'C'. It took long negotiations to move the German Federal Railroad to buy this one-off model and put it on its roster as the class V 300 001. It was painted in the elegant crimson / gray color scheme of its two-axle sibling and was used primarily in premium express train service. In 1968, it was given the computer number 230 001-0 and this impressive machine could be seen in its last years in service between Hamburg and Westerland on the Isle of Sylt, where it also pulled the popular auto trains between Niebüll and Westerland. In 1975, road no. 230 001-0 was put in storage, and the German Federal Railroad tried to sell it, unsuccessfully however, to Italy in 1977. In 1978, it came back to Germany and was finally scrapped two years later.

  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Marker light(s)
    Diesel locomotive op. sounds
    Locomotive whistle
    Direct control
    Letting off Air
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Engineer’s cab lighting

    * 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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