The freight train classic in the version with an oil tender: The German Federal Railroad equipped 40 units of the legendary class 41 with oil firing. This model is also highly detailed with full metal construction with all of the essential components such as the locomotive frame, superstructures, and boiler constructed of die-cast zinc. A visual delight and Era III pure and unadulterated.
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 41 steam locomotive with a new design high-efficiency boiler and a type 2´2´T34 oil tender as the locomotive and tender looked in Era III.
The locomotive industry developed the class 41 2-8-2 locomotive for fast freight trains as part of the DRG's standardized locomotive program. Schwartzkopff delivered the two prototype units in 1936. The running gear and frame was a new design. The boiler was the same as on the class 03, but on the class 41 it was designed for 20 bar / 290 pounds per square inch. The axle load could be set at 18 or 20 tons. The class 41 was the first time for a universally applicable general-purpose locomotive....
The locomotive industry developed the class 41 2-8-2 locomotive for fast freight trains as part of the DRG's standardized locomotive program. Schwartzkopff delivered the two prototype units in 1936. The running gear and frame was a new design. The boiler was the same as on the class 03, but on the class 41 it was designed for 20 bar / 290 pounds per square inch. The axle load could be set at 18 or 20 tons. The class 41 was the first time for a universally applicable general-purpose locomotive. The two prototype units were followed by 364 regular production locomotives that were improved slightly and that were delivered by almost all German locomotive builders by 1941. These locomotives could run at 90 km/h / 56 mph and produced around 1,900 horsepower. They were used in almost all areas. As with the classes 01.10, 03.10, and 45 the St47K boiler on the class 41 exhibited metal fatigue after a few years that led to cracks in weld joints in the area of the firebox and thereby to leaks. Chiefly the units built by Krauss-Maffei exhibited these defects, but locomotives from other builders were also affected. At the end of August 1941, the German State Railroad's central office (RZA) therefore lowered the boiler pressure from 20 to 16 bar / 290 pounds to 232 pounds per square inch. Of course the performance from these units decreased somewhat, but the boiler damage could be managed in this way over the next few years. In addition, between 1943 and 1944 replacement boilers made of St34 steel were installed on 40 locomotives. After World War II 216 locomotives remained on the DB and 116 on the East German DR. Since both state railroads could not do without the class 41, numerous units were equipped with new boilers. The DB developed an all-welded high-efficiency boiler with a combustion chamber as a replacement for the worn out St47K boiler. Compared to the previous long tube boiler, this boiler had a higher proportion of high quality radiant heating surface and could thereby sustain a higher load. Between 1957 and 1961, 102 class 41 locomotives were equipped with this new boiler at the maintenance facility (AW) in Braunschweig. This in conjunction with the discarded front skirting clearly changed the look of the class 41 units. Forty of these rebuilt locomotives also benefited from oil main firing. The units not rebuilt were retired for the most part in the Sixties. The rebuilt units fired with a grate followed by 1971. They had been reclassified as the class 041 starting in 1968. The oil-fired class 41 units (starting in 1968: 042) by contrast were in use and stationed at Rheine until the end of steam motive power on the DB in 1977. At least 13 oil-fired units remained preserved, but none of the coal-fired locomotives with or without a new design boiler. Currently road numbers 41 018 (Augsburg), 096 (Klein Mahner), and 360 (Oberhausen) are operational.more
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Mobile Station 2**
|Steam locomotive op. sounds|
|Telex coupler on the rear|
|Engineer’s cab lighting|
|Running gear lights|
|Whistle for switching maneuver|
|Sound of squealing brakes off|
|Letting off Steam|
** New features of the Mobile Station 2 (Part No. 60657/66955) with the Software Update 3.55