Gauge 1 - Article No. 55074

Class 078 Steam Tank Locomotive

The Class 078 with Inductive Magnets
Conceived originally in 1911 for faster handling of passenger train service on the Isle of Rügen, the class T 18 (later class 78) in its symmetrical construction with three coupled wheel sets, two trucks, large fuel and water containers and a maximum speed of 100 km/h / 62.5 mph in both directions, was one of the most successful German tank locomotives. Realized in an impressive highly detailed series of the arguably most successful locomotive classes that ever ran in Germany. With its approximately 6.2 kilograms / 13 pounds 11 ounces, this locomotive is customarily a powerful runner and the detailed Heusinger valve gear switches as if set by the locomotive engineer, from the zero position to acceleration on the line - naturally in both directions.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 078 steam tank locomotive. The locomotive looks as it did around 1969. Road number 078 195-5. Based in Aalen, Stuttgart District.

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Class 078 Steam Tank Locomotive
Class 078 Steam Tank Locomotive
Class 078 Steam Tank Locomotive
Class 078 Steam Tank Locomotive
Class 078 Steam Tank Locomotive
Class 078 Steam Tank Locomotive

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Article No. 55074
Gauge / Design type 1 /
Era IV
Kind Steam Locomotives
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  • Completely new tooling.
  • Highly detailed full metal construction.
  • New mfx decoder generation with a current buffer and up to 32 functions
  • also in operation with AC power, DC power, Märklin Digital, and DCC.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive is completely new tooling. The frame and the locomotive body with boiler and cab are constructed of die-cast zinc. Other applied parts are constructed mostly of metal (brass). This is a highly detailed model with many separately applied details and a prototypically detailed cab. The locomotive has 2 round boiler attachments (steam dome and sand box) and a smoke box door without central locking that can be opened. The water tank hatches can be opened, the cab doors can be opened, and much more. The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder with 32 possible functions, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, and a sound generator with running sounds synchronized to the wheels as well as extensive sound functions. The locomotive can be operated with AC power, DC power, Märklin Digital, and DCC. The locomotive has a built-in current buffer. All driving axles powered. The locomotive has a built-in smoke generator with steam chuffing synchronized to the wheels, cylinder steam, and a steam whistle. There are triple headlights front and rear that change over with the direction of travel. The light color is correct for the era. The headlights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Maintenance-free, warm white LEDs are used for the lighting. Red marker lights can be controlled. The locomotive has sprung buffers, and cab and firebox lighting as well as running gear lights. The locomotive comes with a prototype coupler on the front and a remote controlled Telex coupler on the rear. Both couplers can be replaced by the other type. The valve gear switchover is in 3 steps (forward, reverse, continuous operation).
    An accessory package with one each reproduction prototype coupler and a Telex coupler, smoke fluid, and a figure of a locomotive engineer and a fireman is included with the locomotive. The locomotive is mounted on an aluminum base painted black for display case presentation. The minimum radius for operation of the train is 1,020 mm / 40-1/8". Length over the buffers 46.2 cm / 18-3/16". Weight approximately 6.2 kilograms / 13 pounds 11 ounces.

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  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2018 - Product programme 2018/2019 - Product programme 2019/2020 - Product programme 2020/2021
  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Smoke generator
    Steam locomotive op. sounds
    Locomotive whistle
    Telex coupler on the rear
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Running gear lights
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Sound of coal being shoveled
    Tipping grate
    Air Pump
    Water Pump
    Letting off Steam
    Marker light(s)
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Conductor's Whistle
    Rail Joints
    Cab chatter
    Cab chatter
    Safety Valve
    Station Announcements
    Generator Sounds
    Replenishing fuel
    Replenishing fuel
    Replenishing fuel
    Special sound function
    Telex coupler on the front

    * 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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