Gauge H0 - Article No. 39790

Class 78 Steam Locomotive

Every Class 78 Is Somewhat Different
Starting in 1912, the T 18 was one of the most successful German tank locomotives with its symmetrical design with three coupled wheel sets, two trucks, large fuel and water tanks, and a maximum speed of 100 km/h / 62.5 mph in both directions of travel. Road number 78 054 served as the Märklin prototype, and it was among the first deliveries of the T 18. As with almost all units, it was built in 1916 at the Stettin Vulcan Works and it kept its Prussian curved cab roof until it was retired. However, a new boiler with three boiler domes was included in a subsequent main overhaul, thus changing the original looks of road number 78 054 as with many of its sister locomotives. As road number T 18 8411 Erf, road number 78 054 took up its duties in the Erfurt District at Naumburg, where it remained until 1926/27. Then it went to the Hamburg District, initially to Hamburg-Altona and finally in 1936 to Hamburg Berl. It last change of district was in March of 1948 to Hannover. There this locomotive was in use at Hannover Hgbf until 1963, and then it was briefly assigned to Hildesheim. However, soon it was put into storage and shortly thereafter was retired on July 1, 1964.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 78 (former Prussian class T18) steam tank locomotive. Version with three boiler domes (D-D-S), and a rectangular sand dome. Dual headlights, cab with an arched roof, riveted water tanks, turbo dynamo on the left side, smoke box door without central locking and with the number board centrally located, coal bunker with raised construction. Road number 78 054. Based in Hannover. The locomotive looks as it did around 1956.

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Class 78 Steam Locomotive

Most Important Facts

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Article No. 39790
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
Kind Steam Locomotives
489,00 € RRP, incl. Tax
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  • Dual headlights.
  • Cab with an arched roof.
  • Turbo dynamo positioned on the left side.
  • Smoke box door without central locking, number board centrally located.
  • Coal bunker with raised construction.
  • Many separately applied details.
  • Cab lighting can be controlled digitally.
  • Marker lights can be controlled separately in digital operation
  • A 72270 smoke generator can be installed.
  • mfx+ digital decoder and a variety of operation and sound functions included.
  • Buffer height follows NEM.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive is constructed mostly of metal. A 72270 smoke generator can be installed in the locomotive. The dual headlights change over with the direction of travel. They and the smoke generator contact will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Dual red marker lights can be controlled separately in digital operation. The cab lighting can also be controlled in digital operation. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. The locomotive has numerous separately applied metal grab irons and piping. The minimum radius for operation is 360 mm / 14-3/16". Protective piston rod sleeves and brake hoses are included.
    Length over the buffers approximately 17 cm / 6-11/16".

    This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 22991. Passenger cars to go with this locomotive can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 42046.

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  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Smoke generator contact
    Steam locomotive op. sounds
    Locomotive whistle
    Direct control
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Front Headlights off
    Marker light(s)
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Sound of coal being shoveled
    Conductor's Whistle
    Letting off Steam
    Switching maneuver
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Air Pump
    Water Pump
    Safety Valve
    Tipping grate
    Generator Sounds
    Switching range + switching light
    Replenishing water
    Replenishing sand
    Replenishing coal

    * 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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