BR E 50 DB | Gauge H0 - Article No. 39500

Electric Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class E 50 heavy freight locomotive. The largest design of the standard design electric locomotives from the new construction program of the Fifties. Original version with double headlights and marker lights and rain gutters.

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Electric Locomotive.
Electric Locomotive.

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Article No. 39500
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Era III
Kind Electric Locomotives
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  • 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 centrally-mounted, compact-design, maintenance-free motor with a flywheel. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts. Traction tires. The headlights are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs, and the marker lights are maintenance-free LEDs. They will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons on the sides and ends. The engineer's cabs and the engine room have interior details in relief.
    Length over the buffers 22.4 cm / 8-13/16".

    This locomotive is being offered by Trix for 2-rail DC under item no. 22150.

  • Publications

    - Product programme 2007/2008 - New items brochure 2007 - Product programme 2008/2009 - Product programme 2009/2010 - Product programme 2010/2011
  • Prototype information

    50 Years of the E 50... The German Federal Railroad's new construction electric locomotive program at the beginning of the Fifties also envisioned a heavy freight locomotive in the E 50, which was intended as a replacement for the E 94. The E 50 was designed first for heavy freight service on steeply graded routes; hence, it was supposed to provide performance that exceeded all electric locomotives previously built in Germany. Embedded in the total program of development for the new standard design electric locomotives, the lead management for the E 50 was given to the consortium of Krupp/AEG. The nominal power at 80 km/h / 50 mph was 4,500 kilowatts / 6,035 horsepower; the continuous power at 70 km/h / 44 mph was 4,218 kilowatts / 5,656 horsepower. With a view to the future, the E 50 was already designed for a maximum speed of 100 km/h / 63 mph, which could not be used to advantage for a long time in freight service because of older freight cars not suitable for such speeds. The higher performance requirements could only be achieved with appropriately larger designs of the essential components compared to the components for the other standard design electric locomotives. The transformer and the blower motors in particular required more room in the E 50. Three-axle trucks (C-C wheel arrangement) had to be installed so the axle load of 21 metric tons was not exceeded. The long trucks meant that the frame for the body had to be longer, so that the E 50 was about 3 meters / approximately 10 feet longer than the E 10/E 40. The first units were placed into service beginning in April of 1957; the last E 50 locomotive was placed into service in July of 1973. A total of 194 locomotives were built. As with the other standard design electric locomotives, the E 50 (designated as the class 150 starting January 1, 1968) underwent numerous structural changes and improvements. The most noticeable changes externally were the removal of the rain gutters, the handrails on the ends with grate-style footrests, as well as the equipping of the locomotives with the "Klatte" design vent grills. The technical progress on the E 50/150 did not stop at the turn of the century with the class 152 and 185 electric locomotives being placed into service. In 2003, the last of the class 150 was taken out of service. Only two units remain preserved as museum locomotives for future generations.

  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Headlight(s)
    Horn
    Blower motors
    Direct control

    * 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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