Gauge Z - Article No. 88579

Class 150 Electric Locomotive

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 150 heavy freight locomotive. Chrome oxide green version with high performance vents, without a rain gutter, and with rounded engine room windows. The locomotive looks as it did in Era IV.

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Class 150 Electric Locomotive
Class 150 Electric Locomotive

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Article No. 88579
Gauge / Design type Z / 1:220
Era IV
Kind Electric Locomotives
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  • Motor with a bell-shaped armature
  • Product description

    Model: This locomotive has been converted to the new motor generation. The selector screw for catenary operation is out of sight inside the locomotive. Both trucks are powered. There are triple headlights with warm white LEDs, which change over with the direction of travel. The locomotive has dark nickel-plated wheel treads.
    Length over the buffers 88 mm / 3-7/16".

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  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2022 - Product programme 2022/2023 - Product programme 2023/2024
  • Prototype information

    Class 150 Electric Locomotive In the DB type program of 1954, the six-axle E 50 was the largest, heaviest, and most powerful electric locomotive. Its task was to haul heavy freight trains and its maximum speed of 100 km/h / 63 mph was also supposed to make it usable in heavy express train service. Road numbers E 50 001 and 002 were the first units to be delivered in January of 1957. The first 25 units were still equipped with axle-suspended drive, but starting with road number E 50 026 rubber ring spring drive prevailed. By 1973, 194 units had been built, starting with sequence number 140 with the computer-generated class designation 150. These units turned in excellent results in heavy freight service, especially in hilly terrain. Starting in 1998, the class 150 units were largely replaced by delivery of the regular production new class 152. At the end of 2003, the last units were taken out of service and the first of the four standard design electric locomotive classes were completely gone from the DB roster.


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