E 91 DB | Gauge 1 - Article No. 55171

Heavy Freight Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class E 91.

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Heavy Freight Locomotive.
Heavy Freight Locomotive.

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Article No. 55171
Gauge / Design type 1 /
Era III
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Highlights

  • Pantographs can be raised and lowered in digital operation. Digital high-efficiency propulsion. Built-in sound effects circuit. Metal body and frame.
  • Product description

    Model: 6 axles powered by means of 2 motors and side rods. 4 traction tires. Body and frame down to just a few separately applied parts are made of metal. Doors can be opened. Diaphragms made of real leather. Built-in digital highefficiency propulsion for operation with DC power, AC power, or Märklin Delta/Digital. Adjustable maximum speed and acceleration / braking delay. The pantographs can be raised and lowered in digital operation with the 6021 Control Unit. Built-in sound effects circuit for digital operation, with a locomotive whistle that can be turned on and off. Sound effects of the locomotive in operation can be turned on and off with the switch on the underside of the locomotive. The directiondependent triple headlights can be turned on and off in digital operation. They are on constantly in operation with DC power, AC power or with Märklin Delta. Their brightness depends on the amount of voltage present in the track. A figure of a locomotive engineer as well as exchange couplers are included. Minimum radius required for operation 1,020 mm / 40-5/32". Length over buffers 52.2 cm / 20-9/16".

    Information about this model: This model can be switched to catenary operation with a switch on the underside and can receive its power through the pantographs in conventional operation (DC or AC power). The pantographs can be raised and lowered with the pantograph motor mechanism only in digital operation when the power to the locomotive is supplied through the track. The pantographs can be moved manually in operation with DC power, AC power, or with Märklin Delta.

  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2003 - Product programme 2003/2004 - Product programme 2005
  • Prototype information

    The electric locomotives for freight train service on mountain routes in Prussia and Bavaria were initially delivered with the provincial railroad designation EG. Later they became the class E 91. From 1925 on 20 units of the EG5 (E9101 - 20) were delivered for the Bavarian network, and 14 locomotives for Silesia with about the same construction were delivered as EG 581 - 594 (E9181- 94). While the South German locomotives had walkovers at the ends of the unit, the Prussian versions were delivered with engineer's cabs with two-window engineer"s cabs closed at the ends. The E 91 did heavy work at the point of freight trains on steep grades, on the hump track in yards and in local service. Its maximum speed was low to be sure, but its high degree of adhesion weight gave it enormous tractive effort. Over the course of its working life the paint scheme of this locomotive class as well as many technical details were changed several times. For example, on the German Federal Railroad they were painted green.

Warning

ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years