Prototype: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) class 638 passenger locomotive. Former German P 8. Boiler with 3 domes and without smoke deflectors. Four-axle box-style tender, pilot truck with solid disc wheels.
Model: The locomotive has a digital decoder, controlled high-efficiency propulsion, and a sound effects generator. It has a powerful can motor with a bell-shaped armature, built into the boiler. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive is ready for installation of the 72270 smoke generator. The headlights are maintenance-free, warm white LED's. The headlights and the smoke generator contact will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. There is a close coupling between the locomotive and tender. The locomotive has a detailed engineer's cab. Brake hoses, prototypical couplers, and piston rod protector tubes can be installed on the locomotive. Length over the buffers 21.0 cm / 8-1/4".
The 43143 "Donnerbüchsen / Thunder Boxes" set is the right branch line train to go with the ÖBB class 638.