BR E 44 DB, grün | Gauge H0 - Article No. 34440

Electric Locomotive.

Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class E 44.

Electric Locomotive.
Article No.34440
GaugeH0
Design type1:87
EraIII
KindElectric Locomotives
Article not produced anymore.

Highlights

  • Completely new tooling.
  • All metal construction.
  • Sound effects circuit.
  • Prototypical frame.
  • Fine detailing.
  • Very high tractive effort.

Product description

Model: With Delta electronic circuit. Special motor with a flywheel. 4 axles powered. 2 traction tires. Buffer beams swing prototypically with the trucks. Headlights with maintenance-free LEDs. Length over buffers 17.5 cm / 6-7/8*.

Publications

This model is being offered for two-rail DC systems by Trix (T22701).

Publications

- Product programme 2000 / 2001 - Product programme 2001 / 2002 - Product programme 2002 / 2003 - Product programme 2003/2004

Prototype information

After an interruption due to the great economic crisis, the electrification of the German State Railroad's network was continued starting in 1930. New, powerful locomotives were needed for the new routes. In the meantime the German railroad industry had developed new concepts and prototypes for modern general purpose locomotives. This design from Siemens shows clear progress compared to the provincial railroad designs of before that had been merely developed further. This unit was designed as a general purpose locomotive and was built on a welded frame, mounted on trucks with integrated buffer beams and powered with axle-suspended motors. This gave this compact locomotive a total weight of 78 metric tons without the need for pilot trucks and still below the critical 20 metric ton limit for axle loads. The modern motors put out 2,200 kilowatts or 2,950 horsepower that was available directly to the axles without the need for an expensive mechanism. The maximum speed reached on level track was 90 km/h or 56 mph. The first unit was successfully tested and placed into service by the German State Railroad as early as 1930 as the E 44 001. Additional, regular production locomotives with a maximum speed of 80 km/h or 50 mph were ordered immediately, initially for the route from Stuttgart to Augsburg (with the Geislingen Grade). The German State Railroad purchased a total of 174 regular production locomotives, of which 45 remained in East Germany with most of the rest in the West. Seven more locomotives were built new for the German Federal Railroad and several were equipped with push/pull controls or resistance brakes. The indestructible E 44 was in regular use well into the 1980s - at the end as the 144 (DB) and 244 (DR).

Features

)Metal frame and locomotive body.
9Locomotive with built in decoder for the Märklin Delta and Märklin Digital System.
aUniversal locomotive with Delta electronic circuit. Can be operated with Märklin transformers, in the Märklin Delta system or in the Märklin Digital system (Motorola format).
NTriple headlights and two red marker lights that change over with the direction of travel.
UMärklin close couplers in standard pocket with guide mechanism.
3Era 3

Warning

ATTENTION: not for children under 3 years