55223 – DB Class E 94 Electric Locomotive In the first decades of the DB, the class E 94 "Crocodiles" formed the backbone of heavy freight service. Initially, these units could be found all over the entire (electrified) South German area. With increasing expansion of electrical operations, their use expanded to Frankfurt/Main. Starting in 1960, the Crocodiles reached out to the Saarland area and to the south, they went down to Basle. Naturally, part of their daily work was pusher service on the steep grades in the Frankenwald region, the Spessart region, and the Geislingen Grade. Additional electrification in Northern and Western Germany in the Sixties brought an expansion of train service to new regions, yet the E 94 units always remained true to their South German maintenance facilities.
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class E 94. Heavy freight locomotive with roof extensions, 3 DB style lanterns, and visible cooling pipes. Chrome oxide green basic paint scheme. Road number E 94 062, based at Regensberg.
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Model: This is a finely detailed model with a lot of pulling power. The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, and extensive sound functions. The locomotive can be operated with AC, DC, Märklin Digital, and DCC. It has two powerful motors with all of the axles powered. The double-arm pantographs can be raised and lowered by servomotors in digital operation. Warm white LEDs are used for the headlights. They will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. There is white LED lighting in the cabs. The LED approach lights ("Hella" lamps) work and can be controlled.
The locomotive has interior details, and Cab 1 has a figure of a locomotive engineer. The pantographs can be raised and lowered by servomotors in digital operation. The locomotive has claw couplers installed at the factory that can be replaced by 2 reproduction prototype couplers included with the locomotive. An extensive accessory package is included with buffer beam latches, steps, cross connectors between the rail clearance devices, and brake shafts.
Minimum radius for operation 1,020 mm / 40-3/16".
Length over the buffers 58.7 cm / 23-1/8".
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Mobile Station 2**
|Engineer’s cab lighting|
|Electric locomotive op. sounds|
|Sound of squealing brakes off|
|Light Function 2|
|Whistle for switching maneuver|
|Operating Sounds 1|
* 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