Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 44 heavy freight locomotive with a tender. Standard design locomotive in the early postwar version with large smoke deflectors.
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Model: The frame, locomotive body, and tender are constructed of metal with separately applied parts of high quality materials. The locomotive has a real steam boiler and propulsion with working cylinders. 5 axles powered through drive and side rods. The water boiler is fired with a burner fed with gas for cigarette lighters or camping stoves and has Piezo ignition. The gas tank in the locomotive can be refilled externally. The locomotive has a built-in safety valve and a manometer. It also has remote control for direction of travel and smooth, controllable speed. The locomotive receiver is built into the tender, and the sender is included with the locomotive. Eight and four regular batteries or rechargeable batteries (AA size, not included with the locomotive) are required to operate the sender and the receiver. These batteries also power the LED headlights on the locomotive and the tender. The engineer's cab has real equipment for the operation of the locomotive. The locomotive has many separately applied details.
Minimum radius for operation 1,020 mm / 40-3/16".
Length over the buffers 71.0 cm / 27-15/16".
Important Notes: This locomotive may only be operated outdoors. This locomotive may only be operated by adults. The locomotive boiler must never be fired up without a sufficient supply of water in it. Dirty track caused by residues of steam and oil cannot be avoided. Depending on the load, a full boiler of water allows you to run the locomotive from about 20 to 30 minutes. Cars with regular Märklin claw couplers can be coupled to the locomotive. This model can be used in most countries in Europe.
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