BR 141 DBAG | Gauge H0 - Article No. 39411

Electric Locomotive.

Prototype: German Railroad Inc.(DB AG) class 141. B-B wheel arrangement. Locomotive as it looked in Era V with 3 lamps, Klatte cooling grills, and without a continuous rain gutter.

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Electric Locomotive.
Electric Locomotive.

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Article No. 39411
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era V
Kind Electric Locomotives
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Highlights

  • Highly detailed metal body correct for the era.
  • Headlights with warm white LEDs.
  • Softdrive Sine high-efficiency propulsion.
  • Realistic electric locomotive "firecracker" sound.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and comes from the factory with sound functions that can be turned on and off. It also has controlled Softdrive Sine high-efficiency propulsion and a compact design, maintenance-free motor. 4 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons. The engineer's cabs have interior details. There are separately applied roof walks. The triple headlights are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs and the dual red marker lights are maintenance-free LEDs. They change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The buffer beams are well detailed. The locomotive has NEM coupler pockets and a close coupler mechanism.
    Length over the buffers 18 cm / 7-1/16".

    The class 141 is the perfect push/pull locomotive to go with the "Silberlinge / Silver Coins" commuter cars that also came out in 2008 as new tooling.

    This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item no. 22141.

  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2008 - Product programme 2008/2009 - Product programme 2009/2010 - Product programme 2010/2011
  • Prototype information

    Class E 41 - The Firecracker of the German Federal Railroad. In 1950, the German Federal Railroad decided to go ahead with the urgent modernization of its motive power with the purchase of electric locomotives with predominantly standardized components and contracted with all of the important locomotive builders to come up with appropriate suggestions. The goal was a locomotive for freight service in order to relieve the E 94 and a general-purpose locomotive such as was known with the well proven E 44. Another requirement to the builders concerned the engineer's cabs: For the first time the engineer was to do his work seated, which meant an immense improvement for engineers. The result of this request for bids was five experimental locomotives for the class E 10.0. However, exhaustive tests soon revealed that two prototypes would not be suitable for the expected tasks. Officials at the German Federal Railroad therefore decided to have Siemens/Krauss Maffei develop an express locomotive and a freight locomotive, the classes E10 and E 40, AEG/Krupp to develop a heavy freight locomotive, the class E 50, and BBC/Henschel to develop a commuter locomotive, the class E 41. A total of 451 class E 41 locomotives were purchased between 1956 and 1971. For several decades they left their stamp on more than just the commuter service from the Bavarian Alps to the German coast. This successful design can be considered as a general-purpose locomotive, since it was used as motive power for practically every kind of train service during its long service life. It did not last long in the rigorous S-Bahn service, because it did not have electric brakes required for it. Its traditional task remained commuter service, in particular in push/pull operation with "Silberlinge / Silver Coins" commuter cars. Due to the required low axle load distributed over 2 two-axle trucks, the E 41 could be used with no problem on electrified branch lines. The 4 traction motors on the locomotive represented a further development of the ET 30, and the Siemens-Schuckert Plant / SSW was responsible for the drive gear. They equipped the E 41 like the other standard design locomotives with a rubber ring drive gear system. The oil-cooled transformer was equipped with a relay layout on the low voltage side, which was the source of a characteristic noise on the class E 41. This locomotive soon picked up its nicknames "Champagne Cork" or "Firecracker" on the German Federal Railroad. More than a few railroad passengers, upon hearing this sound, thought the locomotive was damaged and were more or less irritated about it. The maximum speed for this 15.62 meter / 51 foot 3 inch long locomotive was 120 km/h / 75 mph. When the German Federal Railroad raised the maximum speed for express trains at the end off the Fifties to 140 km/h / 88 mph, E 41 locomotives coming after that were only painted in green, since the elegant blue was reserved only for fast locomotives in long distance service. During its entire service life, the class E 41, from 1968 on the "141", had double-arm pantographs. Otherwise, it changed externally as the result of rebuilding and ran in Germany from the Alps to the North with three or five lights at each end, with or without rain gutters, with rounded or square cooling vents and in the color schemes that changed over time. The train safety systems were also adapted along the way and the "firecracker" was considered a proven, reliable design right up to the end of its service. At the start of the Nineties, the class 141 was being increasingly replaced by the class 143, and its roster decreased more due to the switch to powered rail cars for commuter service. The official farewell to the class 141 took place in February of 2006 in Braunschweig, but the last operating district for several locomotives was Frankfurt/Main, where they did not leave active service on the German Railroad, Inc. until the end of 2006. Several of these popular locomotives have remained preserved and you can still hear the "Firecracker" of the German Federal Railroad at least on museum runs.

  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Headlight(s)
    Headlight(s): Cab1 End
    Headlight(s): Cab2 End
    Electric locomotive op. sounds
    Direct control
    Locomotive whistle
    Sound of squealing brakes off

    * 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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