Gauge 1 - Article No. 55254

Class 151 Electric Locomotive

To be sure, the DB introduced the controversial Orient red paint scheme as early as 1987, and yet it took until March of 1990, before a class 151 unit appeared in this paint scheme. The first locomotive in Orient red with a light gray contrasting bib on the ends was then road number 151 021. As before, all of the class 151 units were based at Hagen and Nürnberg and they ran mostly in heavy freight train service but also occasionally pulling passenger trains.

Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 151 heavy freight locomotive. Orient red paint scheme. Road number 151 028-8. The locomotive looks as it did in Era V around 1994.

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Class 151 Electric Locomotive
Class 151 Electric Locomotive
Class 151 Electric Locomotive
Class 151 Electric Locomotive
Class 151 Electric Locomotive
Class 151 Electric Locomotive
Class 151 Electric Locomotive
Class 151 Electric Locomotive

Most Important Facts

Article No. 55254
Gauge / Design type 1 /
Era V
Kind Electric Locomotives
3.299,00 € RRP, incl. Tax
planned delivery: August 2024 Find Dealer


  • Complete highly detailed new tooling constructed of die-cast zinc and including separately applied parts of centrifugally cast brass.
  • Highly detailed advanced model.
  • Pantographs that can be raised and lowered with servomotors in digital operation.
  • Digital remote controlled Telex coupler front and rear included.
  • Extremely extensive sound features.
  • Engineer control desk lighting.
  • Current buffer.
  • Prototype couplers for front and rear included.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive is completely new tooling. The running gear with the main frame and locomotive body are constructed of die-cast zinc. The locomotive has many separately applied parts of centrifugally cast brass. It also has an mfx digital decoder with up to 32 functions, a built-in buffer capacitor with adjustable parameters, controlled high efficiency propulsion, and extensive sound functions such as running sounds, vent blowers, locomotive whistle, other announcements, and warnings. The locomotive can be operated with AC, DC, Märklin Digital, and DCC. It has powerful motors with propulsion to all axles. The current buffers have adjustable parameters. There are pantographs that can be raised and lowered with servomotors in digital operation. The white and red LED headlights / marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The engine room lighting can be controlled. There is white LED lighting in the cabs that changes over with the direction of travel as well as approaching train lamps, which change over with the direction of travel.
    The cab doors can be opened, there are interior details, and one cab has a figure of a locomotive engineer. There is also engineer control desk lighting. The locomotive has metal grab irons and many other separately applied parts such as signs, windshield wipers, whistle, and much more. The buffer beams have sprung buffers and separately applied brake lines. The locomotive has a factory-installed, remote controlled Telex coupler on the rear and a prototype coupler on the front. Each of the couplers can be replaced by the other type of coupler (included with the locomotive).
    Minimum radius for operation is 1,020 mm / 40-3/16".
    Length over the buffers 60.9 cm / 24".
    Weight approximately 6.9 kilograms / 15 pounds 3 ounces.

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  • Publications

    - Fall New Items 2022 - New items brochure 2023 - Product programme 2023/2024
  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Pantograph 1
    Electric locomotive op. sounds
    Locomotive whistle
    Pantograph 2
    Telex coupler on the rear
    Rear Headlights off
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Direct control
    Switching range + switching light
    "Switcher Double ""A"" Light"
    Blower motors
    Special light function
    Headlight(s): Cab1 End
    Letting off Air
    Headlight(s): Cab2 End
    Special sound function
    Windshield wiper sounds
    Special light function
    Special light function
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Special sound function
    Surrounding sounds
    SIFA warning sound
    Special sound function
    Special sound function
    Telex coupler on the front
    Special light function

    * 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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