Gauge 1 - Article No. 55285

D 311.01 A/B Diesel Locomotive

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) D 311.01 A/B double diesel locomotive, later the German State Railroad Company (DRG) class V 188 001 in an Era II "Bottle Green" paint scheme (the locomotive looks as it did around 1941). Original version without a roof addition with a MAN motor and corresponding exhaust opening. Eight sand boxes per side and locomotive half. Stationed in Essen.

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D 311.01 A/B Diesel Locomotive
D 311.01 A/B Diesel Locomotive
D 311.01 A/B Diesel Locomotive
D 311.01 A/B Diesel Locomotive

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Article No. 55285
Gauge / Design type 1 /
Era II
Kind Diesel Locomotives
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  • Double locomotive with 2 motors.
  • Completely new tooling, constructed of metal with separately applied brass parts.
  • Highly detailed model for advanced model railroaders.
  • Roof vents powered by servomotors.
  • Exhaust smoke from both stacks.
  • Full sound.
  • Engine room lighting can be controlled.
  • Cab lighting.
  • All axles powered.
  • Connecting drawbar with a guide mechanism between the locomotive halves.
  • Digital remote controlled Telex couplers front and rear.
  • Prototype couplers included.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive is completely new tooling. The frame and body are constructed of metal. The locomotive has many separately applied brass and metal parts such as grab irons, metal signs, and windshield wipers. It also has a DCC digital decoder and extensive sound functions such as running sounds, locomotive whistle, and much more. The locomotive can be operated with AC, DC, Märklin Digital, and mfx. Each locomotive half has a powerful motor with all driving axles powered. The white headlights with LEDs change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. There is white LED lighting in the cabs that changes over with the direction of travel. Vents in both locomotive halves are electrically powered. There is exhaust smoke from both stacks and it can be controlled electrically. The engine room lighting can be controlled. The engine room details and cab details are modelled. The cab doors can be opened and Cab 1 has a figure of a locomotive engineer. The buffer beams have sprung buffers and separately applied brake lines. The locomotive has factory-installed, electric working Telex couplers at the end of each locomotive half. The Telex couplers can be replaced by two reproduction prototype couplers included with the model. The two locomotive halves are connected by a separable drawbar with a guide mechanism.
    Minimum radius for operation 1,020 mm / 40-3/16".
    Length over the buffers 70.3 cm / 27-11/16".
    Weight approximately 8.2 kilograms / 18 pounds 1 ounce.

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  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2017 - Product programme 2017/2018 - 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**
    Diesel locomotive op. sounds
    Telex coupler on the front
    Telex coupler on the rear
    Smoke generator
    Smoke generator
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Interior lighting for the corridor
    Direct control
    Whistle for switching maneuver
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Blower motors
    Light Function1
    Brake Compressor
    Letting off Air
    Special sound 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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