Ce 6/8 II SBB. | Gauge 1 - Article No. 55562

Electric Freight Locomotive.

Prototype: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) class Ce 6/8 II. Brown version as the prototype looked in Era II.

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Electric Freight Locomotive.
Electric Freight Locomotive.

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Article No. 55562
Gauge / Design type 1 /
Era II
Kind Electric Locomotives
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  • mfx decoder.
  • Controlled high-efficiency propulsion with 2 motors.
  • Multiple function sound effects circuit with 2 speakers.
  • Engineer"s cab interior details and lighting.
  • Swiss headlight / marker light changeover.
  • Special sound effects: station announcements in Swiss German, sounds of the locomotive coupling up to a train.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive comes with an mfx decoder with a multiple function sound generator. Controlled high-efficiency propulsion with 2 motors. 6 axles powered. This locomotive can be run with AC power, DC power, Märklin Digital, and Märklin Systems. The headlights / marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The engineer's cab lighting, electric locomotive operating sounds, horn, and the direct control (acceleration and braking delay) can be controlled with a Control Unit or Märklin Systems. The sounds of the locomotive being coupled to a train (buffers striking one another), compressed air leaking, station announcements in Swiss German, and the sound of brakes squealing can be controlled with Märklin Systems. Two additional sounds (blower motors and compressor) can be controlled with the Central Station. The locomotive has a three-part body with finely detailed running gear. The running gear has cast drive rods and side rods. There are two grab irons on each of the hoods as well as separately applied walkover plates. There are 4 doors that can be opened. The roofs have many separately applied details as well as 2 older design working pantographs. The buffer beams have the older design spring-loaded buffers. The reproduction prototype couplers installed at the factory can be replaced by 2 claw couplers included with the locomotive. Mininum radius for operation 1,020 mm / 40-3/16". Length over the buffers 60.6 cm / 23-7/8".

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  • Publications

    - Product programme 2006 - New items brochure 2006
  • Prototype information

    Famous for Steeply Graded Routes - In 1919 the Swiss Federal Railways had a suitable electric locomotive developed for the steeply graded Gotthard route. This locomotive impressed people from the outset with its appearance due to its extremely harmonious design for that time. A total of 51 units of this three-unit locomotive were built as the classes Ce 6/8 II (1919-22) and Ce 6/8 III (1926/27). A three-unit articulated design, with the centrally mounted locomotive body supported by the two long running gear frames, was selected for trouble-free operation on the narrow curves of the Gotthard route. Two traction motors per group of driving axles, working by means of a reduction gear through a common intermediate shaft, were selected for the propulsion system. Slotted side rods were used to transmit power to the 3 driving axles on each power truck. On the first production run, the Ce 6/8 II, the outer driving axles on each power truck were even powered by a separate "A" frame. The motion of this complicated design in conjunction with the external appearance of the articulated construction quickly led to the nickname "Crocodile", with which these locomotives advanced to the ranks of the most famous locomotives in the world. The many years of operation for these locomotives under difficult conditions well into the 1980s proves the extraordinary luck of the designers and demonstrates the high degree of care in the construction and maintenance of these locomotives.

  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Engineer’s cab lighting
    Electric locomotive op. sounds
    Locomotive whistle
    Direct control
    Surrounding Sounds 1
    Letting off steam / air
    Surrounding Sounds 2
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Blower motors
    Air pump / compressor

    * 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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