With Power and Ease to Berchtesgaden.
Few German electric locomotives were purchased only for a single route, yet road number E 44 507 placed into service in 1934 undoubtedly belongs to this group. It was initially designated as E 44 107. It roots can be found in the successful test runs done with the experimental E 44 101 starting in June of 1931 on the line from Freilassing to Berchtesgaden with its many curves and grades. Its superior performance was phenomenal: On the 4% ramp between Bad Reichenhall and Hallthurm, road number E 44 101 could haul 220 metric tons with no problem at 50 km/h / 31 mph instead of the old side rod electric locomotives with only 90 metric tons at 30 km/h / 19 mph.
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class E 44.5 electric passenger locomotive. Used mainly on the rail line between Freilassing and Berchtesgaden. Bottle green basic paint scheme. Version from the 2nd production series, with prototypical openings on the side sills. Locomotive road number E 44 507. The locomotive looks as it did around 1960.
|Gauge / Design type||H0 / 1:87|
Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, centrally mounted. 2 axles driven in each truck with cardan shafts. 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. The headlights at Locomotive End 2 and 1 can be turned off respectively and separately in digital operation. When the headlights are off at both ends of the locomotive, then the "Double A Light" function is on at both ends. The cab lighting can be controlled separately in digital operation. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are using for the lighting. Both double-arm pantographs can be raised and lowered as a digital function. The locomotive has separately applied grab irons. The cabs have interior details. The engine room has interior details in relief. Brake hoses, coupler hooks, and heating lines, which can be mounted on the locomotive, are included separately. Length over the buffers 16.4 cm / 6-1/2".
A passenger car set to go with this locomotive is also being offered in 2021 under item number 43144 exclusively only for Insider members.
This model can be found in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 22394 exclusively for Club members.
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The class E 44.5 electric locomotive is being produced in 2021 in a one-time series exclusively only for Insider members.
|Control Unit||Mobile Station||Mobile Station 2||Central Station 1/2||Central
Mobile Station 2**
|Electric locomotive op. sounds|
|Headlight(s): Cab2 End|
|Headlight(s): Cab1 End|
|Sound of squealing brakes off|
|Sound of Couplers Engaging|
|Whistle for switching maneuver|
|Engineer’s cab lighting|
|Engineer’s cab lighting|
|Letting off Air|
* 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