BR 81 | Gauge H0 - Article No. 29165

"My Start with Märklin", 230 Volts, Starter Set with an Oval of C Track and a Transformer.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 81 heavy switch engine. German Federal Railroad (DB) type El-u 061 gondola and type Kbs stake car, privately owned type Ichus-u 377 refrigerator car (used on the DB).

"My Start with Märklin", 230 Volts, Starter Set with an Oval of C Track and a Transformer.
Article No. 29165
Gauge H0
Design type 1:87
Kind Starter Sets
Article not produced anymore.


  • Locomotive constructed of metal.
  • New locomotive drive gear with hidden gear train.
  • Acceleration and braking delay can be controlled digitally.
  • Headlights that change over with the direction of travel.

Product description

Model: The locomotive comes with a digital decoder. 4 axles powered. 2 traction tires. Relex couplers in NEM pockets. The triple headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. 1 each gondola, stake car, and refrigerator car. All of the cars come with Relex couplers. Train length 48.8 cm / 19-3/16". Contents: 12 no. 24130 curved track, 2 no. 24172 straight track, 2 no. 24188 straight track, feeder wire set, 230 volt / 32 VA transformer with smooth speed control and connections for electric accessories. This set can be expanded with the C Track extension sets and the entire C Track program. C Track oval 112 x 76 cm / 45" x 30'.


Almost all of the current Era III cars from Central European railroad prototypes go well with this train set.


- Product programme 2006 - New items brochure 2006 - Product programme 2007/2008

Prototype information

My Start with Märklin. The classic steam powered train operations were still indispensable as motive power on the German Federal Railroad well into the Seventies. The heavy steam locomotives created an incomparable atmosphere with their impressive background of sounds, fascinating running gear movement, and immense clouds of smoke and steam. The "My Start with Märklin" steam freight train starter set provides a living impression in model form of this unforgettable era.


) Metal frame and locomotive body.
( Metal frame and mostly locomotive body.
d Digital decoder with additional, digitally controlled functions (f1, f2, f3 or f4) when operated with the 6021 Control Unit. The functions present depend on how the locomotive is equipped. Standard function (function) active during conventional operation.
H Triple headlights that change over with the direction of travel.
S Märklin close couplers with pivot point.
T Märklin close couplers in standard pocket with pivot point.
3 Era 3
b Digital locomotives or digital device for the Märklin Digital System (Motorola format).


ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years
Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2
Headlight(s) X X X X X
Direct control X X X X X